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Cool Brains! Inprint Readings for Young People

Inprint Cool Brains! Chris Grabenstein Live Stream Event

Please note that this live stream event will be viewable directly on the Inprint website. The link to view the reading will be provided to those that order a free ticket in the ticket receipt from Eventbrite,

Inprint invites you a free live virtual event featuring bestselling children’s author Chris Grabenstein. Chris will make a lively presentation about his new novel, The Smartest Kid in the Universe, followed by and respond to video messages/questions submitted by Houston kids.

Hey kids, send in a short video message for Chris Grabenstein to be included in the live event! The first 20 kids to send in a video will receive a free copy of The Smartest Kid in the Universe
Videos should be no longer than 30-seconds
Videos can include a question for Chris Grabenstein about his new novel The Smartest Kid in the Universe, about his life as a writer, or a general message about what his books have meant to you
Begin the video with your name and what grade you are in
Send videos via email to info@inprinthouston.org by 12 pm noon, Thursday, December 3, 2020
Select videos will be part of the live event for Chris to see and respond to

Chris Grabenstein is the author of more than 50 books for children and young adults, including the New York Times bestselling Lemoncello series, the Wonderland series, the award-winning Haunted Mystery series, and The Island of Dr. Libris. He is also the co-author (with James Patterson) of the #1 Bestsellers I Funny, House of Robots, Treasure Hunters, Jacky Ha-Ha, Word of Mouse, Pottymouth and Stoopid, and many others.

Winner of the Agatha Award and the Anthony Award, Grabenstein’s writing is at once fast-paced, page-turning, warm and incredibly funny. His books have been praised for “celebrating teamwork, perseverance and clever wits,” “delivering the sound message of the power and delight of the written word” and reminding readers that “kindness pays.” His new book, The Smartest Kid in the Universe (due out December 1), begins a brand new series – “a humorous love letter to public education and dedicated teachers” (Publishers Weekly), “packed with wacky high jinks” (Booklist).  When 12-year-old Jake McQuade accidentally ingests some magic genius jellybeans, he becomes the smartest kid in the universe, with government officials and mega-corporations hot on his trail. Can he figure out how to use his smarts in time to save his middle school? Can he navigate all the ins and outs of newfound geniusdom—not to mention the ins and outs of 7th grade? As James Patterson says, “Chris Grabenstein just might be the smartest writer for kids in the universe,” but this is a book that reminds readers: even the smartest kids have a lot to learn.

In addition to his work as an author, Grabenstein is also a playwright and screenwriter, a former advertising executive and an improvisational comedian. He is a graduate of the University of  Tennessee. He and his wife, J.J. Grabenstein, live in New York City with their cats Luigi and Phoebe Squeak and “lots and lots of ideas.”