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About Mike Thaler
Known as America's Riddle King, Mike Thaler is the author of the popular Black Lagoon books and the Heaven and Mirth series. He lives in Portland, Oregon, and travels nationally, speaking in schools, libraries, and churches.
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Books By Mike Thaler
The Class Trip from the Black Lagoon (Black Lagoon Adventures #1) (Black Lagoon Adventures series) Jan 7, 2014
Oh, no! It's the class trip from the Black Lagoon. The kids have no idea where they're going but they imagine a day full of ferocious animals, maniacal monsters, and scary aerial acrobatics. And their teacher, mean Mrs. Green, is going to quiz them on everything! When the kids stop letting their imaginations run wild they soon realize that they're going to a very cool zoo. But that won't change the fact that there's never a dull moment in the Black Lagoon!
Two popular books from the bestselling Black Lagoon series--TEACHER and LIBRARIAN--are now reissued with fun new covers! Join Hubie once again as he faces his comically horrific fears during his first day of school and his first trip to the school library. Featuring a fire-breathing teacher and a library where all the books are bolted to the shelves, these stories are sure to amuse and quell fears of new experiences at the same time!
The Science Fair from the Black Lagoon (Black Lagoon Adventures #4) (Black Lagoon Adventures series) Jan 7, 2014
Mean Mrs. Green says that everyone has to invent something for the school science fair. But everyone would rather invent a way to get out of it! Hubie can't decide on what to invent and all of his friends have already started their projects! It comes down to a choice between cloning himself or building a laugh machine. Will his innovation be enough to earn a passing grade, or will mean Mrs. Green have the last laugh?
The Class Election from the Black Lagoon (Black Lagoon Adventures #3) (Black Lagoon Adventures series) Feb 25, 2014
Hubie is running for president against Doris. But he doesn't think he stands a chance against the free ice cream that she's giving away to voters. Plus, to stay in the race he has to do crazy stuff like shaking Coach Kong's paw and Mrs. Green's claw, and kissing a bunch of babies. Hubie's chances look slim. Will being the candidate who stands for something---not just who stands on top of something--be enough to win him the race in the end?
The Halloween Party From The Black Lagoon (Black Lagoon Adventures #5) (Black Lagoon Adventures series) Feb 25, 2014
Hubie is about to scream. He doesn't have a costume for the scariest Halloween costume party ever. Too bad he can't just go as the invisible man and stay at home. Plus, there's going to be a ton of monsters at the party. He better find a costume quick or become a tasty treat for all those cruel ghouls!
Join Hubie once again as he faces his comically horrific fears during his first day of music class. Featuring a Valkyrie/Viking teacher who comes armed with a pitchfork, a laser baton, and a prison called Sing-Sing, this story is sure to amuse and quell fears of new experiences at the same time!
The School Carnival from the Black Lagoon (Black Lagoon Adventures #7) (Black Lagoon Adventures series) Mar 25, 2014
Every class has to come up with an idea for a booth at the school carnival. Too bad Hubie's class has chosen a dunking booth. And they want him to be the one who gets dunked! Boy is he sunk because he can't even swim! And to top it all off, there might be sharks in at the bottom of the tank! Yikes!
The Snow Day from the Black Lagoon (Black Lagoon Adventures #11) (Black Lagoon Adventures series) Mar 25, 2014
When a blizzard hits, Hubie knowsd that doesn't mean a snow day, it means a "no day"--nothing moves, nothing happens. After spending all day zipping zippers, snapping snaps, and buckling buckles, he's finally ready to explore the winter wonderland. Can Hubie plow through his snow-venture or will he be left out in the cold?
The Talent Show from the Black Lagoon (Black Lagoon Adventures #2) (Black Lagoon Adventures series) Feb 25, 2014
The kids have to perform in the talent show just because mean Mrs. Green says so! Everyone will have to show a talent for exactly one minute -- in front of the whole school and their parents! Starring in the talent show from the Black Lagoon would give any kid stage fright - but with a little luck this performance might just turn out to be fun!
The Back-to-School Fright from the Black Lagoon (Black Lagoon Adventures #13) (Black Lagoon Adventures series) Apr 29, 2014
Summer vacation is over and that means one thing--back to school. For Hubie, getting ready to go back is worse than actually going to class. His mom picks out all the wrong clothes, he gets back-to-back shots from his doctor, and there are rumors of a new teacher worse than any other. Will Hubie fail before school even starts?
The Christmas Party from the Black Lagoon (Black Lagoon Adventures #9) (Black Lagoon Adventures series) Mar 25, 2014
At the class Christmas party, everyone has to exchange gifts. Doesn't sound too bad, right? Well Hubie has to get one for a girl! And he hasn't even saved up three dollars. What is he going to do? Time is ticking away. And remember, if you mess up, Santa Claws is coming to town--for you!
The Field Day from the Black Lagoon (Black Lagoon Adventures #6) (Black Lagoon Adventures series) Feb 25, 2014
The Field Day is one week away, and everyone has to go. But Hubie would rather go home! Crazy Coach Kong is making up all the events, like leaping over lions, hopping over hippos, skipping through snakes, and tiptoeing around tigers. Will it be a field day or dreams or a field day of screams?