World’s Worst Time Machine

With over two million books sold, author Dustin Brady has mastered the art of hooking 8- to 12-year-olds on reading. His brand-new series keeps young readers turning the page with heart-pounding adventure, hilarious twists, and unforgettable characters.

Liam Chapman cannot believe his good fortune. He just bought a real, working time machine at a garage sale for $3. Sure, it’s labeled “World’s Worst Time Machine,” but how bad could it be?
The time machine, as it turns out, is so much worse than Liam could have imagined. First, it summons Thomas Edison, but not that Thomas Edison. This Thomas Edison is a 10-year-old aspiring gangster from 1933 who demands to be called “Tommy Twinkles” and is also very interested in robbing a bank of the future. Liam could use some help from his parents here, but unfortunately, the time machine has kidnapped them both.
To set things right, Liam and his friend Elsa must embark on an adventure full of sci-fi gadgets, real-life gangsters, and a whole lot of Cheetos.
Bestselling author Dustin Brady has made a career out of crafting fast-paced, hilarious, and wholesome adventures that parents can feel good about sharing with even the most reluctant readers. Short chapters provide a sense of accomplishment for struggling readers, while the propulsive action keeps them invested to the final page. This new series adds real-life history to the formula, making it a fun, fresh way to teach history.

About the Author

Dustin Brady writes books for kids who think they hate reading. His Trapped in a Video Game series has sold over one million copies because—as it turns out—there are a lot of kids who think they hate reading. Dustin loves Tetris, pinball, trick shot videos, and many other silly pastimes that he calls “book research” even though they very much don’t seem like book research. He lives in Cleveland, Ohio with his wife, three kids, and a small dog named Nugget. Dustin honestly can’t believe he gets to do this for a living.

Dave Bardin is a freelance illustrator and animator residing in Southern California. When Dave drew his very first comic book at the age of nine, he knew he had found what he wanted to do for the rest of his life. As a freelance artist for the last nine years, Dave has had the opportunity to work on a variety of creative projects with some of the biggest names in media. These projects include comic books, video games, board games, animation, commercials, music videos, and television. When Dave isn’t at the drawing board, he can be found riding his bike down by the beach, going on random driving adventures with his very cool wife, and spending time with his friends and family.


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