For updates regarding our operations during the COVID-19 outbreak, please click here
The Dunderheads Behind Bars

Buy from Penguin Random House:

The Dunderheads Behind Bars
Written by Paul Fleischman
Format: Hardback
ISBN-13: 9780763645434
Our Price: $16.99

Buy from any of the following retailers:

Find a local retailer:


How to buy

view an inside spread


more titles by Paul Fleischman

more titles by David Roberts

Paul Fleischman’s bio

The Dunderheads Behind Bars

author: Paul Fleischman
illustrator: David Roberts

School is out for the summer, and the Dunderheads are finally rid of the awful Miss Breakbone. Or so they thought! Teen star Ashley Throbb-Hart is shooting a movie nearby, and who should show up as an extra but their formidable former teacher! She's not the only Breakbone on the scene, either; after a string of burglaries strikes town, Miss Breakbone steers her barrel-chested brother, Police Chief Breakbone, toward those meddling, good-for-nothing Dunderheads. And when Spider ends up in the wrong place at the wrong time, the blowhard chief has all the evidence he needs to lock him up. Can Einstein, Wheels, Nails, Spitball, Google-Eyes, Clips, Junkyard, Pencil, and Hollywood combine their talents to catch the real criminal before they join their friend behind bars? Newbery Medalist Paul Fleischman and illustrator David Roberts reunite for a delightfully triumphant sequel to The Dunderheads.

Everyone's favorite underdogs are back! Can they land work on a movie set and foil a cat burglar with their unusual and motley skills?
suggested retail price (U.S./CAN):
$16.99 / $19.00
0763645435 /  9780763645434
on sale date:
Picture Books / Hardback
age range:
6 yrs - 9 yrs
# of pages/size:
48 / 7 1/4" x 9 1/4"
grade range:
Grade 1 - Grade 4
Humorous Stories; Mysteries & Detective Stories; Social Themes;
author’s comments:
Paul Fleischman won the Newbery Medal for Joyful Noise: Poems for Two Voices and a Newbery Honor for Graven Images. Among his award-winning picture books are Sidewalk Circus and Weslandia, both illustrated by Kevin Hawkes; The Animal Hedge, illustrated by Bagram Ibatoulline; and The Dunderheads, for which he won the PEN Literary Award. Paul Fleischman lives in Aromas, California.
illustrator’s comments:
David Roberts is the author-illustrator of the Bertie Books and the illustrator of many books for children, including The Dumpster Diver by Janet S. Wong and The Dunderheads by Paul Fleischman, which was short-listed for the Kate Greenaway Medal. David Roberts lives in London.
browse by:

view options