Masters of Mischief (The Misadventures of Max Crumbly #3) Book + GIVEAWAY

By Shannon Gurnee
In Book Review
June 8, 2019

Today, on Redhead Mom, I’m sharing about the new book, Masters of Mischief (The Misadventures
of Max Crumbly #3), and a giveaway in partnership with Simon & Schuster.

boy holding book

Reading has always been something important to me as a child and also with my own children. I remember going to the library when I was a kid and signing up for the summer reading program. I loved checking out books and marking off my reading log, which I would turn in for some prizes and a brand new book. With kids of our own, I’m always on the lookout for new books and Anthropomorphic Animal Comics they can read and enjoy.

I was just introduced to the 3rd book in The Misadventures of Max Crumbly SeriesMasters of Mischief and I want to share about it with you.

Max Crumbly 3

About The Misadventures of Max Crumbly #3: Masters of Mischief

Max Crumbly is BACK! From #1 New York Times bestselling Dork Diaries author Rachel Renée Russell comes the third book in a series about Max Crumbly and his daily ups and downs in middle school. This book was published by Simon & Schuster and is recommended for ages 9-13. The first two book, Locker Hero and Middle School Mayhem, are in stores now as well!

When we last left our courageous hero, Max Crumbly, and his trusty sidekick Erin, they had just finished foiling the plans of some bumbling thieves. But Max and Erin were trapped in a smelly, dangerous dumpster of doom and about to be discovered by the last people they wanted to find them. Now in this latest installment of Max’s journals, Max and Erin face foes both new and old as their misadventures continue. Can the two friends avoid detection—and detention!—while keeping South Ridge Middle School safe from bullies and criminals? 

boy reading book

About the Series

Be the hero you’ve always admired! There’s a new DORK in town! New from #1 bestselling Dork Diaries author Rachel Renée Russell, The Misadventures of Max Crumbly series follows the adventures of undercover middle school hero, MaxCrumbly.

Set in the world of the mega-hit series Dork Diaries, The Misadventures of Max Crumbly stars Max Crumbly, friend to Nikki Maxwell of Dork Diaries, who goes to a different school and manages to get into a whole lot of trouble. The series is written in diary format with illustrations and doodles of Max’s mishaps.

In the beginning of the series, Max starts at a new middle school and faces the school bully who has begun a habit of stuffing Max into his locker. Max wants nothing more than to be like his comic superhero idols and though his ability to smell pizza from a block away isn’t exactly a superpower, he’s still going to try to be the hero his school needs!

While fans of Dork Diaries will be familiar with the format and enjoy new stories from the same world, this series featuring a male protagonist will also appeal to boy readers. As in Dork Diaries, the characters make up a wide range of diversity. And also like Dork Diaries, The Misadventures of Max Crumbly series is about embracing who you are and having a ton of fun along the way!

Rachel Renee Russell

About the Author

Rachel Renée Russell is an attorney who prefers writing tween books to legal briefs. (Mainly because books are a lot more fun and pajamas and bunny slippers aren’t allowed in court.) She is the #1 New York Times bestselling author of the block buster book series Dork Diaries and the exciting new series The Misadventures of MaxCrumbly. There are more than 25 million copies of her books in print worldwide, and they have been translated into thirty-four languages. She enjoys working with her two daughters, Erin and Nikki, who help write and illustrate her books. Rachel lives in Chantilly, Virginia.

For More Information

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Book, pencils and Target gift card


The Misadventures of Max Crumbly!

One (1) winner receives:

  • The Misadventures of Max Crumbly: Masters of Mischief,
  • a $50 Target gift card to stock up on summer essentials,
  • plus a Max Crumbly pencil, a Dork Diaries pencil, and a double-sided Max Crumbly/Dork Diaries locker poster!


Giveaway open to US addresses only. Prizing and samples provided by Simon & Schuster.


Who in your home would enjoy Max Crumbly?

About Has 2129 Posts

Shannon Gurnee is the author of Redhead Mom formerly "The Mommy-Files", a national blog with a loyal following. She has a Bachelor's Degree in Marriage, Family, and Human Development with a Minor in Business Management. Shannon and her husband, Frank, have a large family with 6 awesome kids and love living on the Central Coast near San Luis Obispo, California, as well as traveling around the world. A full-time Social Media and Professional Blogger, Shannon also serves as a National Brand Ambassador for many well-known companies. Her blog focuses on motherhood, family fun activities, traveling, fashion, beauty, technology, wedding ideas and recipes while providing professional opinions on products, performances, restaurants, and a variety of businesses.

67 Responses to “Masters of Mischief (The Misadventures of Max Crumbly #3) Book + GIVEAWAY”

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