The Worst-Case Scenario
Survive-o-pedia Junior Edition
By David Borgenicht, Molly Smith, Brandan Walsh, and Robin Epstein
Illustrated by Chuck Gonzales

It's the best of the worst! This brand new full-color, hardcover, deluxe format in the popular series serves up a wild ride through mudslides, volcanoes, shark-infested oceans, menacing mountains, and more! Readers will be armed with the knowledge and skills needed to survive anything—and live to tell about it!

ISBN 9780811876902
PRICE $16.99 HC
Ages 8 and up

The Worst-Case Scenario Survival Handbook: Gross Junior Edition

It's nearly impossible to steer clear of grossness at home, at school, on your body, and outdoors. This is the ultimate guide to help you tackle all things slippery, slimey, and stinky. Funny and totally real tips on how to avoid:

•Nightmare Boogers
•Barf Emergencies
•Skunk Encounters
•Nasty School Bathrooms

ISBN 9780811875707
Retail Price $10.99

The Worst-Case Scenario Survival Handbook: Junior Edition

Braces. Bullies. Chores. It's no secret: The road to adulthood can be full of perils. But never fear…this book comes to the rescue. It's everything you'll need to help you:

•Deal with being grounded
•Survive a school dance
•Increase a skimpy allowance
•Fix up a messy room in a snap
•Give an oral report without passing out!

ISBN 9780811860659
Retail Price $9.95

The Worst-Case Scenario Survival Handbook: Middle School

Middle school is its own unique world—and this book has the secrets and tips you'll need to power through the rough stuff and come out on top. Super funny, but also useful instructions on how to:

•Keep track of a busy schedule
•Scale a mountain of homework
•Survive not being athletic
•Stop a rumor in its tracks
•Survive a crush without getting crushed

ISBN 9780811868648
Retail Price $10.99

The Worst-Case Scenario Survival Handbook: Extreme Junior Edition

Venturing into the great outdoors is like running the world's largest obstacle course. Don't leave home without reading this book, your guide to surviving in every climate and situation. You'll learn to:

•Cross piranha-infested waters
•Deal with a charging moose
•Treat a jellyfish sting
•Get along with tarantulas
•Go to the bathroom in the woods

ISBN 9780811865685
Retail Price $9.99

The Worst-Case Scenario Survival Handbook: Junior Edition Boxed Set

Boxed set includes:

•The Original Junior Edition
•Extreme Junior Edition
•Weird Junior Edition

ISBN 9780811877145
Retail Price $19.99

The Worst-Case Scenario Survival Handbook: Weird Junior Edition

You never know when you might encounter something magical, mythical, out-of-this-world, or just plain freaky, so make sure you're prepared to get through the strangest situations. Learn how to handle:

•Vampires and zombies
•Time travel
•Alien abduction
•Black holes
•Ghost encounters

ISBN 9780811874380
Retail Price $10.99


Download a poster and a bookmark of the Field Guide to Boogers and Snot from The Worst-Case Scenario Survival Handbook: Gross Junior Edition.

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Email with "Worst-Case Scenario" in the subject line and submit your best survival tip for home, school, friends, travel, and life. Five winners will get their tip posted on our website and will win free copies of all three books!

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About the Creator

Author David Borgenicht is a writer, editor, publisher, and the coauthor of all the books in the Worst-Case Scenario Survival Handbook series. He has survived many traumatic childhood experiences, and is happy to have survived middle school gym class, despite being designated the primary target in every dodgeball game. David lives a stable adult life in Philadelphia.

Read a "Weird" interview with David HERE (PDF).

Read about David's middle school years HERE.

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2009 marked the 10th Anniversary of the Worst-Case Scenario series! Watch creator David Borgenicht talk about his experience and pose questions to people on the street in this short video.