Underdog Academy is a middle school book series concept developed by Deanna Kent & Neil Hooson
"What do you get when you take an eternal optimist, a fashion designer, a conspiracy theorist, a prankster, a gamer extraordinaire, and a Picasso (who could pass for a semi-truck), and throw them together in a middle school full of secrets, myths, and legends? Well, if you add in a rival school, plus an evil nemesis with an ongoing, villainous plot to sabotage EVERYTHING, you get some hilarious adventures and misadventures. Meet Zack and his mischievous buddies who are finally starting Grade 7. To stay together and prevent the demolition of their school, they’ll test themselves as individuals and also how they work as a dream team—all in the name of school spirit, sports, science, art, friendship, fashion, code classes, perseverance, cafeteria food improvements, and (very, very innovative) detention avoidance. "