This week, Matt announced via Twitter that Katherine Tegen Books, an imprint of HarperCollins Children’s Books, will be publishing his next middle-grade novel THE SUPERVILLAIN’S GUIDE TO BEING A FAT KID in January, 2022!

Matt also released this amazing cover for the book, designed by Andrea Vandergrift and the HarperCollins art team. Kat Fajardo, the super talented artist behind the cover of Matt’s debut middle-grade novel, BUMP, has returned to offer up another amazing creation that perfectly encapsulates the spirit of the book.

More details about the world and story of SVG are forthcoming, but Matt describes the book as deeply personal and different from anything he’s ever done, equal parts fantastical and autobiographical, a story about body positivity, acceptance, and the temptations of radicalization facing so many kids at a young age today.

You can already preorder your copy of THE SUPERVILLAIN’S GUIDE TO BEING A FAT KID wherever you preorder your books online!

Stay tuned for more exciting details in the coming months!