TOTAL MAYHEM!

“A high-octane caper”
– Publishers Weekly

“Delightfully chaotic”
– Kirkus Reviews

“Absolutely awful!”
– Mrs. Belch-Hick

Hilarious, action-filled, illustrated mystery stories that make kids laugh-out-loud.
The Total Mayhem adventures are written for 7-10 year-olds but appeal to the whole family.
They explore universal themes of friendship, courage and taking the initiative.


Total Mayhem is published in the US, Canada, UK & Australia by Scholastic.
For foreign rights queries, get in touch here.

Book 1 – Into the Cave of Thieves: August 2021 now out
Book 2 – The Curse of the Blue Spots: August 2021 now out
Book 3 – The Forest of Secrets: November 2021 now out
Book 4 – War of the Waterslides: February 2022
Book 5 – The Total Ice-Cream Meltdown: August 2022

A new unputdownable series from Ralph Lazar and Lisa Swerling, starring Dash, an ingenious problem-solver with fantastic friends and a bottomless backpack of brilliant gadgets.

We are on the third Dash Candoo book, it has us all in fits of laughter. My son is keen to have a designated book shelf just for his Dash Candoo book collection!
– M.D. (UK)

“I couldn’t stop reading it because it was as if I was in the book, not reading it, but in it.”
– A.W. (9 years old, US)

Thanks everyone for the FANTASTIC reviews!

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Check out the Almanac. It documents everything that appears in the books, and gives additional background information on: Vehicles, Equipment, Communications, Weapons, Scallywags, Activities, Food, Animals, Trees, Plants, Classmates, Teachers, Schools



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