IMPORTANT: Please read these Official Rules before entering the LAST KIDS ON EARTH: COSMIC BEYOND PRE-ORDER Sweepstakes and Giveaway (the “Sweepstakes”), presented by Penguin Young Readers Group, a division of Penguin Random House LLC (“Sponsor”). By entering the Sweepstakes, you agree to the terms of these Official Rules.  These Official Rules shall govern in the event of any inconsistency with other Sweepstakes-related materials.


ELIGIBILITY:  The Sweepstakes is open to residents of the forty-eight (48) contiguous United States (excluding Alaska and Hawaii) and the District of Columbia, who are at least 18 years of age or older at time of entry. All federal, state, and local regulations apply. LIMIT ONE ENTRY PER PERSON. VOID WHERE PROHIBITED OR RESTRICTED. Employees of Sponsor, its parents, subsidiaries, affiliates, suppliers and agencies, and their immediate family members and persons living in their household are not eligible to enter the Sweepstakes.

ENTRY PERIOD: The Sweepstakes begins at 12:01 AM Eastern Time on April 6, 2018 and ends at 11:59 PM Eastern Time on September 17, 2018.

HOW TO ENTER:  If you have preordered a copy of The Last Kids on Earth and the Cosmic Beyond by Max Brallier and Douglas Holgate (the “Authors”), enter your name, your child’s name, your mailing address and your email address in the entry form, upload a preorder receipt image (screenshot or scan of receipt) at and submit your entry.  You can also enter without preordering by sending a postcard with your name, your child’s name, your mailing address, your email address, and a note that this is for the Last Kids on Earth: Cosmic Beyond Pre-order Sweepstakes and Giveaway to Felicity Vallence Penguin Young Readers Group, Attn: Last Kids on Earth: Cosmic Beyond Pre-order Sweepstakes and Giveaway, 345 Hudson St., New York, NY 10014. Postcards must be posted by September 7, 2018 and received by September 14, 2018.

In the event of a dispute, entries will be deemed made by the authorized account holder of the email address used for entry. Automated entries are prohibited, and any use of automated devices will result in disqualification. Sponsor is not responsible for incorrect or inaccurate entry of information by entrants; lost or late entries or transmissions; interrupted or unavailable network, server, or other connections; scrambled transmissions or other errors or problems of any kind whether mechanical, human, or electronic, technical malfunctions of any computer hardware, software, or any combinations thereof; or problems associated with any virus or any other damage caused to entrants’ systems. Incomplete or illegible entries will be voided. All entries become the property of Sponsor and will not be returned. If for any reason the Sweepstakes is not capable of being conducted as described in these rules, Sponsor shall have the right to cancel, terminate, modify or suspend the Sweepstakes.

PRIVACY POLICY: All information submitted in connection with entry to this Sweepstakes shall be governed by Sponsor’s privacy policy at By entering this Sweepstakes, you acknowledge that you have read and agree to this privacy policy.


All eligible entries received will receive one (1) Last Kids on Earth branded headlamp and one (1) signed bookplate from author Max Brallier (Approximate Retail Value, $3.50 each).

One (1) Grand Prize Winner will also be chosen in a random drawing on or about September 18, 2018 from all eligible entries to receive:

(Grand Prize Approximate Retail Value: $2,000).

Travel must occur between October 5, 2018 through October 7, 2018. If Winner is unable to travel on those dates, an alternate winner may be selected.

Winner is responsible for any expenses not expressly included in the prize description, such as transportation to and from his/her local airport; personal expenses; travel and health insurance; meals; beverages; gratuities and any additional hotel expenses such as telephone calls, incidentals and upgrades or other charges that may arise.

Hotel accommodation is subject to capacity controls, availability, blackout dates and certain other restrictions, all of which are subject to change. Once travel arrangements have been confirmed, no changes will be allowed except by Sponsor or its designee. An unclaimed and/or unused prize travel package will remain the property of Sponsor or its designee.

No transfer or cash or other substitution of all or part of a prize is permitted, except by Sponsor, which reserves the right, in its sole discretion, to substitute the prize or prize component with another of comparable or greater value. Any and all taxes on the prize will be the responsibility of the winners. Sponsor shall not be responsible for any delays, damage in the delivery of the prize, and/or loss of any prize in connection with delivery of the prize via mail.  In the event that there is an insufficient number of eligible entries, Sponsor reserves the right not to award the prizes.

WINNER SELECTION:  One (1) Grand Prize Winner will be selected in a random drawing on or about September 19, 2018 from all eligible entries received by the entry deadline. The odds of winning depend on how many eligible entries have been received. Winners will be notified via email and must respond to email notification within forty-eight (48) hours of receipt. Winner may also be required to complete, execute and return an Affidavit of Eligibility and Release. Winner’s travel companion must also sign a travel companion release prior to commencement of travel. Noncompliance with these conditions may result in forfeiture of the Prize, and Sponsor reserves the right to select alternate winners (in random drawing from other eligible entries received before the deadline) in such circumstance. If winner notification of the Prize is returned as undeliverable, Sponsor may, at its discretion, select an alternate winner.

DISCLAIMERS:  By competing in this Sweepstakes and/or accepting the prize, entrants agree that Sponsor, and its respective parent companies, assigns, subsidiaries and affiliates, and advertising, promotion and fulfillment agencies and all of their respective employees, officers and directors will have no liability whatsoever, and will be held harmless by entrants for any liability for any injuries, losses, or damages of any kind to person and property resulting in whole or in part, directly or indirectly, from the acceptance, possession, misuse, or use of the prizes, or participation in this Sweepstakes. By accepting a prize, each Winner consents to the use of his/her name for publicity and promotional purposes on behalf of Sponsor with no additional compensation or further permission (except where prohibited by law). 

Any dispute arising from this Sweepstakes will be determined according to the laws of the State of New York, without reference to its conflict of law principles, and by entering the entrants consent to the personal jurisdiction of the state and federal courts located in New York County and agree that such courts have exclusive jurisdiction over all such disputes.

WINNERS LIST:  For a list of the winners, send a stamped, self-addressed envelope by March 18, 2019 to Felicity Vallence, Penguin Young Readers Group, Attn: The Last Kids on Earth: Cosmic Beyond Pre-Order Sweepstakes and Giveaway, 345 Hudson St., New York, NY 10014.

SPONSOR:  Penguin Young Readers Group, a division of Penguin Random House LLC, 345 Hudson Street, New York, New York 10014.