soup of the day: the battle of the red hot pepper weenies by david lubar

Hot diggety dog!!

Have I got a book for you.

Put on your flame retardant jumpsuit and sombrero, then let out a big OLÉ, for the master of the macabre and undisputed King of the Weenies, David Lubar, on the official release today of The Battle of the Red Hot Pepper Weenies (Starscape, 2009)!!

       by David Lubar (Starscape, 2009),
       Ages 9-12, 192 pages.

Ay Carumba!!

Si, it’s time for a brand new collection of 35 short stories — strange, weirdo, bizarre little gems that’ll make you laugh and creep you out at the same time. There’s the girl who doesn’t have a date for the school dance, until her father makes her one in his lab. The family who’s enjoying a nice Thanksgiving dinner, until a torrent of turkeys seek revenge. A princess who must face a pea-brained suitor. And, *wait for it*, a scorching battle between two red hot pepper weenies that ends in flames!

    Call the fire department!

That David. He’ll do anything for a good story. Yes, this man has a rare, ointment-laced, demented mind. Case in point: three previous collections of wildly popular Weenie stories — In the Land of the Lawn Weenies, Invasion of the Road Weenies, and The Curse of the Campfire Weenies. These books were gobbled up by middle grade readers and left them begging for more. The Battle of the Red Hot Pepper Weenies, which includes a Reader’s Guide and David’s comments about what inspired the stories, looks like a sure-fire, made-to-order feast on a bun that will satisfy any craving.

Legions of Lubar fans waiting for him to cut the mustard.
(photo by KS Girl)

Hungry yet?

Sometimes we all need a little freaky fare, and David always delivers. So, grab your biggest spoon, slather yourself with hot sauce, and dive into this bowl of celebration soup (seasoned liberally with red pepper flakes), especially for our favorite book weenie. Come on, all together now: "Señor David, Congratulacion!!"

Today’s Special: Hot Tamale Tomato with a Side of Bourbon
(don’t worry about the fly — he won’t eat much).

To learn more about David and his books, including Hidden Talents (ALA Best Book for Young Adults), visit his website and Live Journal blog , Gadfly in the Ointment (bring your own swatter).

If you’d like the scoop on all the Weenies, click here for "A Guide for the Perplexed" (fully downloadable)!

The Battle of the Red Hot Pepper Weenies can be ordered through IndieBound or any of the usual suspects. Relish it

Shame on you! Don’t even go there!
(photo by grizzly_lightning)


28 thoughts on “soup of the day: the battle of the red hot pepper weenies by david lubar

  1. Re: don’t worry about the fly…

    Rumor has it, JD is Lubar’s beverage of choice. And since both you and Dylan are also in the same club, not a bad choice!


  2. Totally awesome and amazing. I am awed and thankful. (And, oddly enough, thirsty.) This is the best book-launch page I’ve ever seen. Please send me your address (send to davidlubar at gmail dot com), and I’ll send you a copy as a small token of my thanks.


  3. Oh, Jama, your post made me laugh out loud! It also made me run to my library site and put a copy of this on reserve. I’m sorry to say I’ve been unaware of the other weenie books, but this sounds like a great one to, um, bite into?


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