Reading Pays – Pass it On! With Neil Swaab

Neil Swaab’s illustrated novel, The Secrets to Ruling School (Without Even Trying), is the feature of Reading Pays—Pass It On! this fall.

Kids in Grades 3-6 can pick up a free copy of The Secrets to Ruling School (Without Even Trying) at any St. Louis Public Library, while supplies last.

Middle school life coach Max Corrigan can guide you to success in school. All Max needs is one week to transform your school experience from agony to ease: Win over every clique, from the Jocks to the Band Geeks! Ace every test! Destroy your enemies with the power of your mind! Middle school might be the worst place in the world, but Max is ready to help–maybe.

The Secrets to Ruling School: Class Election, the sequel to The Secrets to Ruling School (Without Even Trying) will be published in early September.

Neil Swaab is a freelance illustrator, art director and cartoonist. In addition to writing and illustrating books for kids, he is an adjunct professor in the Illustration Department of Parsons New School for Design.

Remember, Reading Pays—Pass It On! Read the book, then share it with a friend. Post comments about The Secrets to Ruling School (Without Even Trying) at

SAVE THE DATE: Meet author Neil Swaab at Buder Branch on October 10 at 6:30 p.m.

Support for Reading Pays—Pass It On! Is provided by the St. Louis Public Library Foundation.