The virtual launch for Bear Bottom is May 12 at 7pm est / 4pm pst


Want to be one of the first people in the universe with a signed copy of Bear Bottom?

I’m about to release my fourth book of the pandemic, and since the past three have all just been me talking to the camera, I’m going to shake things up a bit. ย This time, the launch will still have to be virtual (sadly) but I will be joined by a friend.

Sarah Mlynowski, the very talented and funny author of over 40 books, will be chatting with me about writing, FunJungle and, of course, bears. ย As luck would have it, Sarah has just published her own vaguely bear-themed book, Good As Gold, the fifteenth book in the hilarious Whatever After series. ย (In this one, Abby and Jonah have messed up the story of Goldilocks.)

The event will be on Zoom at 7pm eastern time / 4pm pacific time on Wednesday, May 12.

So tune in — and order your signed copies of both of our books.

Just click here to get one!

(The same link will take you to the page with details for the event.)

399 thoughts on “The virtual launch for Bear Bottom is May 12 at 7pm est / 4pm pst

  1. Stu-

    A novel is usually consider a book with 40,000 words or more. Can any of your books be considered a novel?

  2. Or a book with more than 150 to 200 pages and Stuart Gibbs books are like 300 pages so yes.

  3. Aiden

    If you search up Bear Bottom’s ISBN (9781534479470) on google then it gives you the title: Bear Bottom : a Funjungle Novel so I’m pretty sure most of his books are novels

  4. Bear Bottom
    Novel by Stuart Gibbs
    that was a ctrl+c and ctrl+v just by searching up bear bottom on google
    i think it’s a novel

  5. Agent R –

    You are correct that technically, Mars would be different from the Moon — and yet, it still wouldn’t be so different as to solve my problems. Because the experience of being on another celestial body would still be almost exactly the same: My heroes would have to wear space suits, and the terrain still doesn’t vary that much.

    Thus, moving to Mars doesn’t solve the problems that led me to decide to end the series.

  6. Chandler Bing –

    I have not been to the NC Zoo, but I hear its great and really want to go some day.

  7. Aiden –

    Given that my books are much longer the 40,000 words, it seems like they would qualify as novels.

    Personally, I have never heard that word count distinction before.

  8. Stu-
    will there be a exclusive edition of ssas
    And i know your books are fiction but are there really ranches directly next to Yellowstone and is there a mine there as well

  9. Stu, How big is Sasquatch the bear? Also thanks for anwsering my question on the zoom last night, Bear Bottom is so good, my mom got it for me as a suprise. I was so excited!

  10. Stu-

    Oh okay. I didn’t know the word count.

    I just looked up the word count distinction.

    Honestly I read pretty fast so a long book to me is like War and Peace and that makes your book seem short to me. I know you put in a TON of effort and I thank for that, most books just seem short to me though.

  11. Oh btw 40,000 apparently is like the absolute minimum. Most novels are between like 50,000 and 100,000. Somewhere around there.

  12. Hi Stu,
    My friend’s older brother is in eighth grade, and he is thirteen-turning-fourteen this year. His birthday is also really, really close to Ben’s (it’s like June 12 or something.) Is Ben in eighth grade? This would also kinda explain the age differences between him and Jawa. Usually, thirteen-turning-fourteen is eighth grade (unless they skipped a grade or something.) If Ben was going to a normal school, would he go into high school next fictional year?

  13. Also, just finished Bear Bottom!!! My copy arrived this morning and I immediately read it cover to cover. Jeez, what an awesome book. I can’t believe the intricacy of the plot. Every single book you release I’m convinced that that’s the best book yet, but then four months (or six) go by and I’m amazed all over again!!! I’ll definitely be reading this over and over again until SSAS. I can’t wait:)

  14. Its Thursday, the book came out on Tuesday. I have been waiting 2 days and its still not here. ๐Ÿ™ ๐Ÿ™ ๐Ÿ™ ๐Ÿ™ ๐Ÿ™ ๐Ÿ™ ๐Ÿ™

  15. Mr. Gibbs,
    I just got Bear Bottom. I am so excited to read it, but I’m saving it for the weekend. I accidentally ordered two copies, so I’m going t give one to my friend, who is also a fan of your books. Thank you for writing these amazing books!

  16. So I am reading The Westing Game ๐Ÿ™‚ (which is pretty good so far but Stuart Gibbs is still better) and waiting for my Bear Bottom to arrive ๐Ÿ™

  17. OragamiFox –

    There might be an exclusive edition of SSAS. Stay tuned.

    There are ranches near Yellowstone. Whether or not any of them have abandoned gold mines, I don’t know. I invented the ranch in the book.

  18. Stu –

    Really? When I turn 14 I will be in 8th grade so I don’t understand why he would be in 9th grade.

    Everyone else –

    I finally got my Exclusive Edition! ๐Ÿ™‚ I have been waiting sooo long. ๐Ÿ™‚ ๐Ÿ™‚ ๐Ÿ™‚ ๐Ÿ™‚ ๐Ÿ™‚ :0

  19. Stu-

    When you visited places for your books, or like when you went to Yellowstone for example, did you see tourons, there? Is that where you go the idea from?

    – Guy

  20. Well last Spy School book left off at around 1200 hours on April 22nd and Ben’s birthday is June 16th I think so that leaves 55 fictional days till he turns 14 and by then school will probably be over and summer time will start, thus if Mr. Gibbs continues the SS series, till next fictional school year Ben will be in 9th grade and 14 years old.

  21. Spy School At Sea –

    Not everyone is the same age in every grade. There is a difference of a year or more in ages. I was 13 in ninth grade.

  22. Guy –

    I have been to Yellowstone many times and seen plenty of tourons. (Usually people feeding the animals or getting too close for photos.) But the idea is very well documented. Google touron and see what you find.

    it’s probably the best book I’ve ever read
    i don’t want to spoil it but I really like the ending

  24. When Ben was accepted to Spy School he was in 7th grade? Now I feel old because when the next book comes out and adding a few months and then the next year I will be months older than Ben.

    Also Bear Bottom was really good ๐Ÿ™‚

  25. spy school is so good! (the whole series is, but my favorite one is ss revolution)
    ~evangeline, stu gibbs superfan

  26. Why is it that Summer and Teddy ate technically dating but they barely show any affection? I know this is a kids book, but they are 13 and 14, i feel like more should have happened by nowโ€ฆ

  27. Giulia –

    Summer and Teddy barely show any affection because my books are written for children as young as 8.

  28. Erica Fitzroy –

    The space between FJ books is usually two years, but there was only one year between the last two because I had a lot of extra time to write during the pandemic.

  29. Just realized that Dash and Violet are a set of names that pop up a lot, FunJungle, Dash, and Violet Grace, and the Moon Series, (forgive me, I canโ€™t remember the name) Dash, and his younger sister Violet. Pretty cool!

  30. Giulia –

    No one is too old for my books.

    Although if you are looking for books with physical affection, then admittedly, that isn’t going to happen in any of mine.

  31. Happy early birthday Mr.Gibbs ik Iโ€™m 17 days early but I thought Iโ€™d wish you a early happy birthday

  32. Why do, in every Funjungle book, they’re actually at Funjungle less and less?

  33. NotInsultingJustAsking

    Moving the action away from FunJungle allows me to do different types of mysteries. I couldn’t possibly have told the story of Bear Bottom at FunJungle, but I thought it would be a good story.

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