The Time Warp Trio (Fred, Sam and Joe) travel into the twenty-first century and find that the future is definitely worth waiting for.
Class Acts is your hall pass to great kids' books! In this sampler, New York Times bestselling authors Tim Green (Football Genius), Dan Gutman (The Genius Files), Gordon Korman (Ungifted), Adam Rex (The Cold Cereal Saga), and Jon Scieszka (Guys Read) are teaming up with other stellar middle-grade authors: Bryan Chick (The Secret Zoo), Adam Jay Epstein and Andrew Jacobson (The Familiars), Christopher Healy (The Hero's Guide to Saving Your Kingdom), Nils Johnson-Shelton (Otherworld Chronicles), Jeramey Kraatz (The Cloak Society), Christopher Krovatin (Gravediggers), and Maryrose Wood (The Incorrigible Children of Ashton Place). Preview twelve awesome books, get hooked on favorite series, and decide for yourself which author is "best in class."
Peanut butter and jelly. George and Martha. Frog and Toad. Cowboy and... Octopus? Yes, that's right. Meet Cowboy and Octopus - the next great pair to become a household name. Cowboy likes beans 'n' bacon and bacon 'n' beans. Octopus eats raw seafood. Octopus prefers knock-knock jokes, but Cowboy doesn't get them. How will these two ever be friends?
Did you know that Leonardo da Vinci also invented an early version of a helicopter and a tank, and that he planned to execute the Time Warp Trio for spying on his inventions? Now it's going to take more bright ideas to get the guys safely back home...
After the frog turns into a prince, he and the princess do not live happily ever after and the Prince decides to look for a witch to help him remedy the situation.
The Time Warp Trio travels back to the old west. The third book in the series.
Long before Artemis Fowl appeared in Eoin Colfer's hit series, he was born in the form of Eoin's younger brother Donal--the "young criminal mastermind" of the family. And on one particular spring day, he concocts his most sinister plot yet. A short story from the collection Guys read: funny business, edited by Jon Scieszka.
Ernest is annoying. Ernest is awkward. Ernest is...Ernest. And Dean wants nothing to do with him, until Ernest wins the most spectacular trip in the history of America - and is allowed to bring one friend. A short story from the acclaimed collection Guys Read: Funny Business, edited by Jon Scieszka.
Jack isn't like the Pagoda brothers. He knows the difference between fun and stupid. Launching yourself across the backyard in a makeshift Roman catapult? Fun. Smoking an entire pack of cigarettes as fast as possible? Stupid. But when it comes to emergency self-surgery...Jack still has something to learn. A short story from the acclaimed collection Guys Read: Funny Business, edited by Jon Scieszka.
A Short Story From Guys Read: Funny Business
It's here: Volume One of the official Guys Read Library. Jon Scieszka's Guys Read initiative was founded on a simple premise: that young guys enjoy reading most when they have reading they can enjoy. And out of this comes a series that aims to give them just that. Ten books, arranged by theme, featuring the best of the best where writing for kids is concerned. Each book is a collection of original short stories, but these aren't your typical anthologies-each book is edgy, inventive, visual, and one-of-a-kind, featuring a different theme for guys to get excited about. Funny Business is based around the theme of-what else?-humor, and if you're familiar with Jon and Guys Read, you already know what you're in store for: ten hilarious stories from some of the funniest writers around. Before you're through, you'll meet a teenage mummy; a kid desperate to take a dip in the world's largest pool of chocolate milk; a homicidal turkey; parents who hand over their son's room to a biker; the only kid in his middle school who hasn't turned into a vampire, wizard, or superhero; and more. And the contributor list includes bestselling author, award winners, and fresh new talent alike: Mac Barnett, Eoin Colfer, Christopher Paul Curtis, Kate DiCamillo (writing with Jon Scieszka), Paul Feig, Jack Gantos, Jeff Kinney, David Lubar, Adam Rex, and David Yoo. Guys Read is all about turning young readers into lifelong ones-and with this book, and each subsequent installment in the series, we aim to leave no guy unturned.
The whole school is getting in on the action when a contest is announced: The student who creates the best project on New Cairo's history will win a trip to the cool new water park in town. Charlie has a plan that can't lose--as long as he doesn't lose his life in the process. A short story from the acclaimed collection Guys Read: Funny Business, edited by Jon Scieszka.
This all started when Steve wouldn't take out the trash. A short story from the acclaimed collection Guys Read: Funny Business, edited by Jon Scieszka.
Other Worlds, the fourth volume in Jon Scieszkas Guys Read anthology series for tween boys, features ten thrilling new tales of science fiction and fantasy from some of the biggest names in childrens literature. Prepare yourself for ten trips into the unknown, as ten of your favorite writers--Rick Riordan, who has written an all-new and exclusive Percy Jackson tale, Tom Angleberger of Origami Yoda fame, Newbery medalist Rebecca Stead, Shannon Hale, D. J. MacHale, Eric Nylund, Kenneth Oppel, Neal Shusterman, Shaun Tan, and none other than the late Ray Bradbury--spin tales of fantasy and science fiction the likes of which you have never imagined. Compiled by National Ambassador for Childrens Literature (and Secret Ambassador for the Intergalactic Alliance) Jon Scieszka, Guys Read: Other Worlds is sure to boldly take you where no reader has gone before.
A lineman with something to prove A vendetta against a baseball legend The rise of a real-life NHL all-star The luckiest grapefruit in sports history Open up The Sports Pages, the third volume in the Guys Read Library of Great Reading, and you're in for all of this and more. From fiction to nonfiction, from baseball to mixed martial arts and everything in between, these are ten stories about the rush of victory and the crush of defeat on and off the field. Compiled by kid-lit all-star Jon Scieszka, Guys Read: The Sports Pages is a thrilling collection of brand-new short stories from some of your favorite authors and athletes.
A body on the tracks A teenage terrorist A mysterious wish-granting machine The world's worst private detective The second volume in the Guys Read Library of Great Reading is chock-full of mystery, intrigue, and nefarious activity. Featuring some of the best writers around, and compiled by certified guy Jon Scieszka, Guys Read: Thriller is a pulse-pounding collection of brand-new short stories, each one guaranteed to keep you riveted until the final page.
Jeff Kinney is pretty much the nicest guy you can hope to meet. Except when it comes to his brother, Patrick. The two of them have been locked in a battle for supremacy since they were young--a war that continues to this day. A short story from the acclaimed collection Guys Read: Funny Business, edited by Jon Scieszka.
But nobody has it worse than Papa Red did when he was a kid. And you better listen up when he talks. A short story from the acclaimed collection Guys Read: Funny Business, edited by Jon Scieszka.
When a supervillain takes over the school and all the kids with powers are gone, it's up to Will to try and save the day. A short story from the acclaimed collection Guys Read: Funny Business, edited by Jon Scieszka.
Joe's got a problem. He has to write to an author for a school assignment and get her to answer a bunch of questions. But the author he's chosen, Maureen O'Toople, just doesn't want to play along. Jon Scieszka and Kate DiCamillo collaborate on a hilarious and heartfelt short story from the acclaimed collection Guys Read: Funny Business, edited by Jon Scieszka.
This fast-paced, high-energy collection of 92 short works features today's most popular writers and illustrators writing about what it means to be a guy. Contributors include Chris Crutcher, Stephen King, Matt Groening, Daniel Pinkwater, Neil Gaiman, and many more. Includes an all-new foreword by Jon Scieszka and an excerpt from Knucklehead.
Thanks to their book, Fred, Sam and Joe inadvertently travel through time to 1877 New York City where they & their great-granddaughters have to find their way back to their own times.
Freddi, Jodie, and Samantha have warped back to the 1930s to visit the famous pilot Amelia Earhart. But can they hang onto The Book long enough to solve the mystery of her final flight?
From the book: Joe, Fred, and Sam are about to go on stage in their school play about Greek myths when Fred's lightning bolt accidentally knocks their script into The Book (the magic one, that is). Wouldn't you know it, they get warped back to Mount Olympus and land in the middle of a feud between the gods and goddesses and the monsters of ancient Greece. Even though Sam's snappy insults get them invited over for nectar and ambrosia, and Joe's magic tricks wow the crowd,, the boys know they'd better get home before their odyssey turns into a Greek tragedy...
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