The Area 51 Files (Paperback)

The Area 51 Files By Julie Buxbaum, Lavanya Naidu (Illustrator) Cover Image
By Julie Buxbaum, Lavanya Naidu (Illustrator)
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This is book number 1 in the The Area 51 Files series.

About the Author

JULIE BUXBAUM is the New York Times bestselling author of the young adult novels Tell Me Three Things, What to Say Next, Hope and Other Punch Lines, and Admission. She also wrote the critically acclaimed The Opposite of Love and After You. She lives in Los Angeles with her husband and two children. She frequently has UFOs (Unidentified Food Objects) all over her shirt.

LAVANYA NAIDU is a children’s book illustrator and animator, born and raised in Kolkata. A graduate of the National Institute of Design, she has worked on numerous children’s books as well as animation projects. She currently lives in Melbourne and recently completed her role as the head of design on the animated kids series The Strange Chores (season 2) at 12field Animation. In her spare time, Lavanya enjoys collecting dinosaur models and befriending dogs.

Praise For…

A 2023 Edgar Award Nominee for Best Juvenile Novel!

"A chapter book and graphic novel hybrid, it’s bursting with fantastical extraterrestrial life-forms."—The New York Times

Epically fun! Overflowing with aliens, adventure, mystery, and adorable animal sidekicks!”—Max Brallier, #1 New York Times bestselling author of The Last Kids on Earth
The Area 51 Files has everything you could possibly want from a middle grade novel: inventive characters, witty banter, hilarious jokes, charming illustrations, amusing extraterrestrials, action, adventure, mystery—and a snarky hedgehog.  It’s funny, gripping, touching and all-around wonderful."—Stuart Gibbs, New York Times bestselling author of the Spy School series
“Filled with equal parts mystery and belly-laughs, The Area 51 Files delivers an alien invasion of out-of-this-world fun.”—Gordon Korman, #1 New York Times bestselling author of Restart

"Kids are going to love this unputdownable, extra-fun, extra-hilarious, extra-mysterious, extraterrestrial adventure."—Sarah Mlynowski, New York Times bestselling author of the Whatever After series and the Upside-Down Magic series

"Buxbaum’s middle-grade debut is a rip-roaring series opener complete with over-the-top characters and jokes galore. Naidu’s black-and-white cartoon illustrations extend the comedy with ongoing commentary that smartly interacts with the prose... Contagiously goofy and fun."—Kirkus Reviews

"Good-natured humor lands alongside imaginatively rendered extraterrestrials (including a living cubist representation), while quick pacing keeps things light. B&w illustrations by Naidu both illuminate and expand upon this tongue-in-cheek mystery adventure."—Publishers Weekly

Product Details
ISBN: 9780593429495
ISBN-10: 0593429494
Publisher: Yearling
Publication Date: April 16th, 2024
Pages: 320
Language: English
Series: The Area 51 Files