’80s kids can tell you how valuable their Garbage Pail Kids trading card collection was. Now fans can expect things to get even slimier. Goosebumps creator, R.L. Stine has teamed up with The Garbage Pail Kids to create the first-ever GPK illustrated middle-grade series. 

Garbage Pail Kids: Welcome to Smellville

The Garbage Pail Kids live in the town of Smellville in a big tumbledown house. People may think they are gross, but they are just Garbage Pail Kids living their best lives. This hilarious new series features all of your favorite kids, from Adam Bomb to Brainy Janie to Junkfood John to Nervous Rex. These middle schoolers get into mischief all while battling bullies and their archenemies, Penny and Parker Perfect. As an added bonus, the book comes with four exclusive GPK stickers.

Garbage Pail Kids R.L. Stein

“The Garbage Pail Kids are ghastly, loud, messy, out of control . . . out of their minds. In other words, MY kind of kids!” says Stine. “I’m hoping to create a book series that captures all the loopy slapstick fun of these uniquely awful characters, to get all middle-grade kids reading—and laughing.” 

Garbage Pail Kids: Welcome to Smellville publishes Oct. 6 and is available for preorder. 

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—Jennifer Swartvagher

Featured photo: Abrams Books

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