This third book in the Alien in My Pocket series is the zaniest yet! Zack and Amp create a massive mishap in this hilarious story. Plus the book comes with a do-it-yourself science experiment.Nothing's been easy since Amp crash-landed his spaceship through Zack McGee's bedroom window. Now Amp has built a quantum radio to alert his commanders to call off the invasion of Earth. Unfortunately, instead of contacting Erdian Central Command, Amp's radio accidentally broadcasts Amp's messages all over Zack's hometown. Now it's up to Zack and his best friend, Olivia, to save their alien friend from being discovered and to save the planet from panic.With illustrations throughout, a page-turning plot, and fun scientific facts, this is the perfect chapter book for young readers. Supports the Common Core State Standards.
This must-read Alien in My Pocket book is the fourth in the series by Nate Ball, the host of PBS's Design Squad and Design Squad Nation. In this hilarious new adventure, Zack and his alien friend, Amp, learn about friction, deceleration, and how to soften a crash-landing.When Zack McGee crashes his bike, he's stuck at home with his arm in a sling and his baseball season on the line. What's worse, his bike crashed because his four-inch-tall houseguest, Amp, experimented on the brakes! Now Zack is easy prey for his little brother, Taylor, who's determined to find out once and for all what mysteries Zack has hidden in his pocket.Like every book in the Alien in My Pocket series, On Impact! mixes Common Core-aligned science and safe, hands-on experiments with a hilarious story that young readers will love.Publishers Weekly said of Alien in My Pocket: Blast Off!: "With its screwball comedy and lively dialogue, the novel gives readers the opportunity to laugh as they learn."Supports the Common Core State Standards
Zack and Amp get a serious surprise in the fifth installment of this intergalactic chapter book series by Nate Ball, the host of PBS's Design Squad and Design Squad Nation. Zack and his alien friend, Amp, discover that leverage can be an Earth-saving thing when they build a rocket-launching atlatl!Zack McGee's life has been filled with trouble since Amp, a four-inch-tall alien scout, crash-landed into Zack's bedroom. But now it's Amp's turn to be in the hot seat. When his commander, Ohm, arrives to take Amp back home, the aliens feud. Amp has to get his cranky counterpart off Earth before they all end up in a world of trouble!Like every book in the Alien in My Pocket series, Ohm vs. Amp mixes Common Core-aligned science, and safe, hands-on experiments with a hilarious story that young readers will love.Publishers Weekly said of Alien in My Pocket: Blast Off!: "With its screwball comedy and lively dialogue, the novel gives readers the opportunity to laugh as they learn."Correlates to the Common Core State Standards in English Language Arts
Zack and Amp get a serious surprise in Forces of Nature, the sixth installment of this fun intergalactic chapter book series by Nate Ball, the host of PBS's Design Squad and Design Squad Nation.Ever since Amp crash-landed his spaceship through Zack McGee's window, Zack's life has gone in some unexpected directions. But when everything goes wrong on the McGee family camping trip, Zack's going to need Amp's alien scouting skills to navigate the great outdoors and find their way back to civilization!Like every book in the Alien in My Pocket series, Forces of Nature mixes Common Core-aligned science with safe, hands-on experiments that young readers will love. This installment includes a build-your-own compass experiment.Publishers Weekly said of Alien in My Pocket: Blast Off!: "With its screwball comedy and lively dialogue, the novel gives readers the opportunity to laugh as they learn."
It's Zack and Amp to the rescue in the seventh book in Nate Ball's beloved Alien in My Pocket series! With a tale that's sure to tickle the funny bone and a do-it-yourself hover-ship science experiment, it's an adventure readers are sure to enjoy.<P><P>Life has been no picnic since Amp crash-landed his spaceship through Zack McGee's window. But when Amp takes up stargazing, he makes a huge discovery that will take their zany adventures to the next level. It appears that the Erdian aliens are at it again! The alien invasion of Earth is in progress, and it's up to Zack, Amp, and Olivia to leap into action. But this time it'll take more than a little gadgetry and a few white lies to get Amp out of trouble and to save the world!Like every book in the Alien in My Pocket series, Telescope Troubles mixes Common Core-aligned science and safe, hands-on experiments with a hilarious story that young readers will love. Publishers Weekly said of Alien in My Pocket: Blast Off!: "With its screwball comedy and lively dialogue, the novel gives readers the opportunity to laugh as they learn."Correlates to the Common Core State Standards in the English Language Arts
It's the thrilling conclusion to the Alien in My Pocket series! With a page-turning plot, plenty of fun science facts, illustrations throughout, and a do-it-yourself, hands-on experiment at the end, this is an appealing chapter book series for young readers. And it's all from the amazing brain of MIT graduate Nate Ball, host of PBS's Emmy Award-winning Design Squad series.Zack has grown fond of his troublesome buddy, Amp, since the four-inch-tall alien crash-landed his spaceship through Zack's bedroom window. They've gotten into more than their fair share of trouble together, but they've always invented a way out of it. Until a fleet of ships from Amp's home planet filled the sky and started firing its weapons. Zack and Amp have to do the thing most kids only dare imagine--save the world!Correlates to the Common Core State Standards in English Language Arts
The adventure begins in this exciting new chapter book series, complete with a do-it-yourself science experiment! When a four-inch-tall alien crash-lands through Zack McGee's bedroom window, Zack is sure he's about to become the first victim in a new War of the Worlds. But when the alien turns out to have weapons that are more ticklish than terrifying, Zack realizes that rather than protect the world from the alien it's up to him to protect the alien in his pocket from the world.With illustrations on every spread, a how-to on launching a rocket, fun scientific facts, and the hilarious adventures of Zack and Amp, this book is the perfect gift for any young reader!Supports the Common Core State Standards
The must-read second book in the Alien in My Pocket series. Zack and Amp are back and up to even more trouble in this hilarious story, complete with a do-it-yourself science experiment!Ever since Amp crash-landed his spaceship through Zack McGee's bedroom window, Zack's life has gotten crazier and his grades have gone from bad to worse. Who has time for homework when there's an alien invasion to stop? But now Zack's up against his greatest challenge yet--the school science fair. If Zack doesn't get an A on his project, he's going to flunk the class. Luckily, Zack has Amp around to help, but when Zack's experiment turns out to be too good, he winds up in a whole different kind of trouble.Complete with many illustrations, a riveting plot, and fun scientific facts, this book is perfect for young readers!Supports the Common Core State Standards
Nancy, George, and Bess have been invited to an April Fool's Day party at their new schoolmate's house. It sounds like it's going to be a lot of fun -- each guest is bringing a gag to the party, and the best prank will win a special prize. When two of the guests' fancy new electronics go missing, Nancy knows something's up. Is this someone's idea of a joke? The Clue Crew certainly isn't laughing, and they're on the case to find the missing gadgets.
The Princess Mix-Up Mystery and Buggy Breakout have eight-year-old Nancy Drew solves cases with her friends in the Clue Crew!
This camp has gone to the dogs! Nancy and her classmates are entering a model-building contest to win the prize of a lifetime-a chance to spend a week in northern New Mexico! But before Nancy, Bess, and George can even enter their pueblo model, it's been destroyed! Plus Hannah's been acting very strange recently. Something sinister is definitely afoot. Have the girls angered the Taos Indian spirits by building the model, or is the threat something closer to home?
Nancy Drew and the Clue Crew are off to the beach--and sleuthing for ghosts!Nancy and her friends are headed for the shores of Cape Mermaid, New Jersey, where they are hoping to spend a fun-filled week. But as soon as they arrive at an old inn on the beach, strange things start to happen--spooky noises, a message for help, and a possible ghost sighting. Could the rumored ghost of Cape Mermaid actually exist? Or is there more to the story than meets the eye? It's up to the Clue Crew to solve the mystery!
Can Nancy solve this chilling mystery? Who wears a blue scarf and old rubber boots, and has broccoli for a nose? It's Sherlock -- Nancy, Bess, and George's snowman! The girls are thrilled to be on winter vacation and take part in all of the season's activities! Nancy's friend Deirdre has even transformed herself into Madame Chocolata, a fortune-teller who predicts the future by reading hot cocoa marshmallows! But the wintry days get a little too chilly after many of Deirdre's visions come true. Sherlock even goes missing -- just as predicted! Can the Clue Crew put a freeze on this mystery before it snowballs out of control?
Eight-year-old Nancy Drew solves cases with her friends in new Clue Crew adventures!
Chickens on the loose! Spring has sprung in River Heights! Nancy's class is hatching chickens to celebrate. Some of Nancy's classmates are excited, especially Tommy Maron. Tommy has even named all the eggs! But other classmates are less thrilled about the arrival of the little birds. Catherine Spangler is peeved because the chicks are due to arrive on HER birthday -- the nerve! But when the chicks vanish from the classroom, everyone is upset. Who would steal helpless chick eggs? Nancy knows she has a real egg of a mystery to crack this time!
Come one, come all! The circus is coming to River Heights! The flyers claim this circus will be the biggest and best show around, with the funniest clowns, the cutest animals, and the most daring acrobats. Nancy and the Clue Crew can't wait to see it! But when the performers are forced to go on without some very important props, Nancy begins to wonder, Is someone clowning around with this circus? She's not sure, but one thing is certain -- what Nancy and the Clue Crew discover proves that the circus really is the greatest show on Earth!
Nancy Drew and the Clue Crew need to discover who's tricking their taste buds!Nancy, Bess, and George are excited to be spending some of their summer at Kid Kuisine, a cooking camp where they are going to learn how to make delicious treats from Chef Giorgio. At the end of the camp, they will be cooking for their families--and someone will win Best Chef! But after a few days, it's clear that one of their fellow campers is not as excited as they are. From salty brownies to super-spicy pizza, things are not as yummy as they should be: Someone is sabotaging the food. Could it be the stuck-up Jeremy, who is intent on winning Best Chef? Or the chef's assistant, who might have hidden motives of her own? It's up to the Clue Crew to figure out who's ruining the recipes--and everyone's appetite!
This collection is perfect for anyone looking to try out three bestselling series that are fun, easy-to-read, loaded with humor and art, and just right for young independent readers. In includes:Roscoe Riley Rules #1: Never Glue Your Friends to Chairs: If the kids can't sit still for the class performance, Roscoe's teacher could be in big trouble. Fortunately Roscoe has a plan to save her--a super, mega, gonzo plan! What could go wrong?My Weird School #1: Miss Daisy Is Crazy!: In this first book in the outrageously funny series that has reached millions of readers around the world, second-grade teacher Miss Daisy is in over her head. She doesn't even know how to add or subtract! But the kids have other things on their minds. Principal Klutz has promised that if they read a million pages in books, they can turn the school into a video-game arcade for one whole night!Alien in My Pocket #1: Blast Off!: When a four-inch-tall alien crash-lands through Zack McGee's bedroom window, Zack is sure he's about to become the first victim in a new War of the Worlds. But when the alien turns out to have weapons that are more ticklish than terrifying, Zack realizes that rather than protect the world from the alien it's up to him to protect the alien in his pocket from the world.
Nancy Drew and the Clue Crew are out to find a cupcake culprit!Spring has sprung in River Heights, along with a brand-new cupcake café! The Lucky Ladybug, run by twin bakers and celebrities Gwendolyn and Carolyn Porter, is the talk of the town. Nancy, Bess, and George can't wait to taste some of the delicious cupcakes! But on the day of the opening, the ceremony--and the cupcakes--are ruined by hundreds of live ladybugs that invade the store. It's up to Nancy and the Clue Crew to get to the bottom of this cupcake disaster before the Lucky Lady Bug Cupcake Café has to close for good!
Dance fever has hit River Heights! The famous reality TV show Kids Can Dance is holding auditions at River Heights Elementary. Nancy and her friends are eager to try out--and meet the famous host, Bryce Brown. But when something goes wrong with every dancer's equipment, music, or routine, the question must be asked: Could someone be trying to ruin the River Heights tryouts? Nancy Drew and the Clue Crew are on the case!
Eight-year-old supersleuth Nancy Drew must solve a crime of fashion!Nancy Drew and her classmates have the chance to submit their own fashion designs to a big-time competition--and the chance to model their designs in a fashion show. On a team with her best friends George and Bess, Nancy comes up with some truly original clothing ideas and her team is chosen! But someone keeps sabotaging the contest along the way--stealing designs, hiding sample pieces, and tripping up the models. Can the Clue Crew find the culprit before the River Heights fashion show is canceled
A mystery for the history books! River Heights Elementary School has been waiting a generation for this day to come. All the kids in Mrs. Ramirez's class, including Nancy Drew and her friends Bess and George, have gathered to watch Principal Newman dig up the time capsule that was buried more than thirty years ago. But when it's unearthed, a very important vintage doll is missing from the capsule. How is that possible if the capsule has been buried the whole time? Did a classmate steal the doll before the dig? Nancy Drew and the Clue Crew are on the case!
Who rained on the parade? River Heights Elementary School is putting on an Earth Day parade, and Nancy's class has a special honor: They get to build the float! Nancy, Bess, George, and all the kids in Mrs. Ramirez's class have worked hard to make the "greenest" float they can, collecting recycled materials to use for decoration. But someone's spoiled all the fun and sabotaged the float days before the parade. Who could've done something like this -- and why? Sounds like another case for the Clue Crew!
Stanley Lambchop is an ordinary boy. At least he was, until the night his bulletin board fell off the wall and flattened him. At only half an inch thick, Stanley can slide under doors, mail himself across the country in an envelope, and fly like a kite! And that's only the start of Stanley's adventures. In these four tales, Stanley also becomes invisible and helps nab some bank robbers, journeys to outer space to rescue aliens, and, after being rounded out, turns flat--again! One thing is for sure: There's nothing Stanley Lambchop can't do!
When Stanley Lambchop wakes up one morning, his brother, Arthur, is yelling. A bulletin board fell on Stanley during the night, and now he is only half an inch thick! Amazing things begin happening to him. Stanley gets rolled up, mailed, and flown like a kite. He even gets to help catch two dangerous art thieves. He may be flat, but he's a hero!
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