Cover and Plot Reveal for FunJungle 8 (And the Cover Reveal for the Spy Camp Graphic Novel as well)

Two covers to debut today!  But first, let’s start with the big news you’ve been waiting for.  Here’s the cover of the new FunJungle:

As you may have deduced, this plot concerns a whale.  Here’s the details:

After an escaped kangaroo starts a fire that burns down his house, Teddy Fitzroy accepts an invitation to go to Malibu with his girlfriend, Summer, and her mother, Kandace. He’s hoping to spend some time relaxing on the beach, but wherever Teddy goes, trouble isn’t far behind.

First, a massive dead whale has washed up on the beach—and before anyone can determine what killed it, it explodes. Doc, the head vet from FunJungle, suspects something fishy is going on and ropes Teddy and Summer into helping him investigate.

Then, Teddy stumbles upon yet another mystery involving tons of stolen sand. And the paparazzi start spreading rumors about Summer dating a celebrity, leading Teddy to question their relationship.

Without Summer as his trusted partner, can Teddy navigate the rough waters of this glitzy world and uncover what’s going on?

The book is scheduled for release on February 21, 2023.  But if you want…

Click here to pre-order it!

Now, I suspect that a few of you may have questions, so here are the answers to two of them:

Why did I pick a whale?

Because lots of people asked for one.  I figure that, over the years, more people have asked me for a whale mystery than any other animal.

Why does this one not place at FunJungle?

Because the victim is a blue whale.  And no zoo, not even FunJungle, has a blue whale on exhibit.  It simply can’t be done.

And now, for all of you excited to see the cover for Spy Camp the Graphic Novel:

This book will be available on April 4, 2023.  But once again…

Click here to preorder it!

124 thoughts on “Cover and Plot Reveal for FunJungle 8 (And the Cover Reveal for the Spy Camp Graphic Novel as well)

  1. Kelly Bundy –

    I have not met Suzanne Collins, but she is very close friends with my friend and fellow author James Ponti (who used to be her writing partner on Disney TV shows).

  2. Are you going to continue to expand the spy school series even as Ben gets older?

  3. Max Jones –

    I plan to keep the series going for a while longer — although, as you may have noticed, Ben is aging in it, but not too quickly. I’m not going to have him suddenly be 17.

  4. Mr. Gibbs
    Just as a reminder, the CharlieThorne Boxed set is still in the Upcoming releases category.

  5. Hello Mr. Gibbs!!! I love your books so much and thank you so much for writing them! Im just wondering how many books you estimate are going to be in the spy school series. I’m guessing you probably don’t know yet (sorry if I guessed wrong). Thank you so so so much for writing, your books are some of the only books me and my brother both love.


  6. Mr. Gibbs,
    I was wondering, why hasn’t the actual park of FunJungle been included as the main plot in recent books? In the past two books, FunJungle is not visited much, or at all, other than verbally mentioned. It also seems like the upcoming edition is not going to be including FunJungle much either.

  7. A_Citizen –

    Moving the action away from FunJungle has allowed me to do stories that I couldn’t do at FunJungle, which makes the series more interesting, I think.

  8. in FJ book 6 is Jerk-ees a reference to Buc-ees, the huge gas station that’s popular down south

  9. Jake Tarnow –

    It is difficult to come up with a good mystery, but I don’t really have to solve them myself. Instead, I have to figure out how it would be committed and who would do it.

    If you look on my FAQ page, you will see some explanations about where my ideas come from.

  10. Hey Mr. Gibbs!
    I’m an 8th grader currently and I have been hooked on your books since the beginning of 7th grade, especially your FunJungle novels!
    I love how you come up with all the mysteries!
    I wanted to ask, its fine its its too early on, but are you planning to continue the FunJungle series, and if so for how long?

  11. Hey Mr. Gibbs,

    I love all your book series! It impresses me how you come up with such eye-catching and interesting storylines.
    I wanted to ask,
    Out of all the 8 (now) FJ books you’ve written, which was your favorite to write or to come up with the storyline for?

  12. SuperSmart5 🙂

    While there isn’t an FJ book that was more fun to write than the others, some of the FJ books have allowed me to do some pretty amazing research: Big Game, Panda-Monium and Tyrannosaurus Wrecks all led to some really awesome experiences.

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