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By Jarrett Lerner. 2020
Amelia Bedelia meets James Patterson&’s House of Robots series in the adventures of Geeger, a robot who goes to school…for the very first time, in the first story in a new, fun-to-read Aladdin QUIX chapter book series that&’s perfect for emerging readers!Geeger the Robot is going to school. But not robot school…a school with kids, the human kind! Geeger isn&’t used to human ways, and his zany misunderstandings and overly literal responses to instructions lead to quite a few mishaps. He&’s starting to wonder if he can even make it until snack time! Will a bot made of wires, nuts, and bolts fit in with a classroom of kids?
By Bruce Coville. 2020
Pleskit loses his grandfather&’s brain in this third book of the hilarious, fast-paced, and accessible Sixth-Grade Alien sci-fi series from…the bestselling author of Aliens Ate My Homework, Bruce Coville.Some kids lose their homework. Some kids lose their math book, or their sneakers, or their lunch. Pleskit Meenom, first alien kid to go to school on Earth, has a bigger problem: He&’s lost his grandfather&’s brain! Of course, that&’s not Pleskit&’s only problem. He&’s also feuding with his best friend, Tim. And someone is leaking stories about him to the press. Sixth grade is turning out to be an even bigger challenge than interplanetary navigation. But if Pleskit can&’t find that missing brain, none of those other problems will matter. Because how do you explain that you&’ve lost your grandfather? And Pleskit may not be the only one looking for him…
By Jarrett Lerner. 2021
Dan Gutman&’s My Weird School meets James Patterson&’s House of Robots in the adventures of Geeger, a robot who loses…his class pet, in the second story in a fun-to-read Aladdin QUIX chapter book series that&’s perfect for emerging readers!Geeger the Robot gets along great with the class pet, Fudge the Hamster—they both spend a lot of their time eating and share a love for mushy bananas. But when Fudge goes missing, some of the kids in Ms. Bork&’s class think Geeger might be to blame! Could Geeger have eaten Fudge?! He certainly wouldn&’t have done so on purpose. But Geeger has been known to eat things by accident before. With the help of his best friend Tillie, Geeger puts his strengths to use to find Fudge and clear his name!
By Bruce Coville. 2020
Pleskit and Tim swap lunches, leading to unforeseen consequences in this fourth book of the hilarious, fast-paced, and accessible sci-fi…series Sixth-Grade Alien from the bestselling author of Aliens Ate My Homework, Bruce Coville.When Tim has a peanut butter sandwich packed yet again, he and Pleskit decide to swap lunches. Tim is pleasantly surprised to find that while Pleskit&’s squambul smells terrible, it tastes like chicken. But Pleskit has an altogether different experience when he eats peanut butter for the first time. Turns out, he&’s allergic! And Pleskit&’s reaction can&’t be solved by a trip to the nurse&’s office—he is absolutely, hopelessly lovestruck! Not in his right mind, Pleskit quickly gets into trouble. If he doesn&’t find a way to fix things, he may have to find a new school—or a new planet!
By Bruce Coville. 2000
Pleskit and Tim&’s last-minute project for the science fair leads to disaster in this fifth book in the hilarious, fast-paced,…and accessible sci-fi series Sixth-Grade Alien from the bestselling author of Aliens Ate My Homework, Bruce Coville.It&’s science fair time again, and Tim Tomkins is in trouble. It&’s only two days until the big event, and he hasn&’t finished his project! In fact, he hasn&’t even started it. Given Tim&’s track record with homework, this is no big surprise. But this year Tim has a new resource—his alien best friend, Pleskit Meenom! Surely with his super science Pleskit can help Tim come up with a knockout project for the science fair. Pleskit makes his own science project out of helping Tim, but his solution turns out to have side effects that not even an alien could have expected! Soon Pleskit is left desperately trying to answer the question, &“What do you do when you&’ve just amputated your best friend&’s personality?&”
By Bruce Coville. 2021
Pleskit&’s alien pet causes widespread panic in this sixth book in the hilarious, fast-paced, and accessible sci-fi series Sixth-Grade Alien…from the bestselling author of Aliens Ate My Homework and My Teacher Is an Alien, Bruce Coville.Having a pet shapeshifter might be one of the coolest parts of being from a different planet. So when Jordan accuses Pleskit of lying about his Veeblax&’s abilities, Pleskit decides take his pet to class—without asking parental permission. Bringing the Veeblax to school turns out to be a bigger mistake than Pleskit ever thought possible when it frightens his classmate Misty, causing an intergalactic incident. As the situation spins out of control, it becomes clear that Pleskit may lose his pet, his teacher may lose her job, and Earth may lose the benefits of the alien connection. Running away may be the only way for Pleskit to save the his pet. But where can you hide when you&’re the only purple kid on the planet? Plus, escaping may not be the best idea, because someone—or something—is following him.
By Sandro Bassi. 2021
A wordless wonder of a picture book, reminiscent of David Wiesner and Chris Van Allsburg. An unforgettable subway ride in…an alien world filled with truths of our own. <i>Advisory: Bookshare has learned that this book offers only partial accessibility. We have kept it in the collection because it is useful for some of our members. Benetech is actively working on projects to improve accessibility issues such as these.</i>
By James Patterson. 2006
If you've already experienced MAXIMUM RIDE: THE ANGEL EXPERIMENT, stop right here - just turn the page, and hold on…tight! As for the rest of you - meet Max, Fang, Iggy, Gasman, Nudge and Angel; six unforgettable kids (and a dog). With some major problems. THEY'RE BEING HUNTED BY KILLERS. BUT WHO? AND THAT'S NOT ALL! Max is sure that a microchip's been inserted under her skin - bringing evil forces to ambush them at any moment. Oh yeah, and they're supposed to save the world. BUT FROM WHAT? WHEN? AND HOW?Max will stop at nothing to find answers. One thing she does know: it's got something to do with an astonishing ability they have. THEY CAN FLY. Max's heart-stopping quest to protect her 'family' and investigate the mind-blowing mystery of her destiny continues in the scariest, strangest, and funniest James Patterson thriller yet.
By Bruce Coville. 2021
Pleskit&’s alien friend comes to visit in this seventh book in the hilarious, fast-paced, and accessible sci-fi series Sixth-Grade Alien…from the bestselling author of Aliens Ate My Homework and My Teacher Is an Alien, Bruce Coville.Maktel Geebrit, Pleskit&’s best friend from back home on Hevi-Hevi, is finally going to visit him on Earth. Pleskit is excited, but a little nervous, too. How will Maktel get along with Pleskit&’s new friend, Tim? And just how do you cope with having two best friends on the same planet, anyway? As if that question weren&’t enough, Pleskit&’s Fatherly One has an off-world visitor, an elegant trader named Ellico vec Bur. But is Ellico really a friend, or is the trader also a traitor...the greatest menace that the mission to Earth has yet faced?
By Bruce Coville. 2021
Tim and Pleskit are abducted in this eighth book in the hilarious, fast-paced, and accessible sci-fi series Sixth Grade Alien…from the bestselling author of Aliens Ate My Homework and My Teacher Is an Alien, Bruce Coville.Tim Tompkins has always wanted to visit outer space—though he didn&’t plan to go as a captive of a mysterious alien! But that&’s just what Tim, Pleskit, Maktel, and Linnsy have become: captives in an interstellar struggle for control of the galaxy. Can four kids from two very different planets learn to work together? They&’re going to have to if they want to survive on the strange new world where they&’ve been trapped. But even if they can stay safe, how will the ever find their way back home?
By Elizabeth Dale. 2017
In this fun family story, Robbie the Robot is getting things very wrong. The Browns end up being soaked and…having ice cream EVERYWHERE! Can Robbie be fixed?Reading Champion offers independent reading books for children to practise and reinforce their developing reading skills.Fantastic, original stories are accompanied by engaging artwork and a reading activity. Each book has been carefully graded so that it can be matched to a child's reading ability, encouraging reading for pleasure.Independent Reading: Orange stories are perfect for children aged 5+ who are reading at book band 6 (Orange) in classroom reading lessons.
By Mack Reynolds. 2017
The booming muskets and the cracking rifles suddenly began to fall off in intensity and the camelmen and the hordes…of Tuareg women and naked children who had swarmed from the tents to greet them were falling silent. Here and there a hand pointed upward.Homer, Cliff and Isobel swung their own eyes up to the sky in dreaded anticipation. The hover-lorry was camouflaged to blend in with the sands and rock outcroppings of this area, but it was possible that an aircraft might have determined that this was El Hassan's base, possibly through some act of a traitor, in which case...
By Alexander Key. 1963
A pint-size robot with a big spirit goes on an interstellar adventureRunning low on metal, an assembly line spits out…something unusual: a peculiar little robot, no bigger than a boy. His name is Sprockets, and though he is small, he has the most powerful electronic brain on Earth. "Destroy him!" cries the foreman, but Sprockets escapes. He runs through the moonlit city, pushing his little body as hard as he can until rain starts to fall--and he begins to rust. But Sprockets is rescued just in time by Jim and his father, Dr. Bailey--a brilliant inventor who sometimes has trouble with fractions. Luckily for him, there is no finer tabulator than Sprockets. They adopt this little robot as their own, and soon set off for another world--where Sprockets will be charged with saving the universe and learning what it is to be alive.
By Alexander Key. 2015
Sprockets and his brother race across space to solve a martian mysteryLife for Sprockets, the little robot with the giant…brain, has been very exciting since he came off the assembly line. Backed up by Dr. Bailey and his son Jim, Sprockets has zipped across the stars, having fun all the way. Now it's time for his greatest adventure yet, and he has someone new to help him out: his little brother, Rivets, who's pretty handy in a pinch--even if he does have one or two screws loose. Dr. Bailey is working day and night to perfect an interplanetary radio, but Sprockets and Jim build one in a single night. When their new contraption picks up a signal coming from Mars, Dr. Bailey sends Sprockets and Rivets to investigate. Pursued by a mysterious gang of Mongolian researchers led by the fearsome Vladimir Katz, Rivets and Sprockets must escape the red planet with all their gears intact.
By Alexander Key. 1966
Captured by spies, a robot dog fights to return to his master The Consolidated Mechanical Men Corporation makes all sorts…of robots, but it has never produced a robot dog. When Bingo Brown, grandson of the famous navy inventor Commander Brown, sends in a request for just such a marvel, the engineers do their best, but no matter what they try, their standard brain just won't fit inside the pooch's head. Finally, they shave a bit off either side of the gray matter, and the result is Bolts: a scrappy little mutt with razor teeth, a razor wit, and a habit of speaking his utterly deranged mind. When a gang of Mongolian spies searching for Consolidated's new superbrain diverts Bingo Brown's shipment, the puppy puts up quite a fight. On the run from spies and desperate to find his owner, Bolts will prove that his bite is just as bad as his bark.
By Joe Craig. 2013
Deeper, darker, deadlier Jimmy Coates can trust only one person to keep the country from falling into chaos--the man he…was first sent to kill. But he is nowhere to be found. And the British government will stop at nothing to prevent the opposition from winning the upcoming election. With the help of his friend Eva, who is working deep undercover at NJ7, Jimmy must steer his country in the fight against the dictatorship.
Gladiator is the tale of Hugo Danner, a man endowed from birth with extraodinary strength and speed. But Danner is…no altruist. He spends his life trying to cope with his abilities, becoming a sports hero in college, later a sideshow act, a war hero, never truly finding peace with himself.
By Eve L. Ewing. 2021
From award-winning author Eve L. Ewing comes an illustrated middle grade novel about a forgotten homemade robot who comes to…life just when aspiring fifth-grade scientist Maya needs a friend -- and a science fair project. <p><p> Maya's nervous about fifth grade. She tries to keep calm by reminding herself she knows what to expect. But then she learns that this year won't be anything like the last. For the first time since kindergarten, her best friends Jada and MJ are placed in a different class without her, and introverted Maya has trouble making new friends. <p><p> She tries to put on a brave face since they are in fifth grade now, but Maya is nervous! Just when too much seems to be changing, she finds a robot named Ralph in the back of Mr. Mac's convenience store closet. Once she uses her science skills to get him up and running, a whole new world of connection opens up as Ralph becomes a member of her family and Maya begins to step into her power. In this touching novel, Eve L. Ewing melds together a story about community, adapting to change, and the magic of ingenuity that reminds young readers that they can always turn to their own curiosity when feeling lost.
By Hugh Walters. 1979
An expedition to Mars is decided on and Chris, Serge, Morrey and Tony are chosen to man it. Unlike their…expedition to Venus, this is not a desperate last-minute venture; it is a sober, carefully planned affair. Chris and his friends have no reason to expect anything beyond the normal risks of space travel - except for the experiences of the Dutchman Van der Veen. He is the only man who has ever penetrated beyond the Le Prince layer, which blots out radio communication with the earth - and he returned in a state of mental collapse. When he hears of the new expedition he has another breakdown, and when at last he is able to describe his experiences he speaks of strange and terrifying voices that assailed him in outer space.Will Chris and his friends also here these voices, and what will they find on Mars?
By C. J. Lyons. 2017
A teenage girl&’s humanity is at stake as the series praised as &“The Wizard of Oz meets Star Wars&” from…the New York Times–bestselling author continues (Hugh Howey). Despite overwhelming odds, Annie has done it! She&’s stolen the Delphi Key from the most powerful man in Unity, Comptroller Franco Albanese. But she lost the young dataminer who brought her to this strange new world. N-8 has been captured by Franco and taken to his Palace at Fort Knox. Together with her newfound allies—the cute but cocky street thief Killian, who just happens to be Franco&’s estranged son, making Annie mistrust him despite the fact that she&’s desperately attracted to him, mechanical genius Kymee Revv who hides her beauty behind Kuboki makeup and sarcasm, and Revv&’s father, Pierre Lafitte—Annie has retreated to the isolated desert oasis known as Mirage, a community built below the Mojave solar reservation and protected from Franco and his Chief Enforcer, Blake. As she tries to decipher the mysteries hidden in the Key and decide her next move, Annie learns that there&’s a larger conspiracy surrounding Delphi—one that goes back over a decade and involves Revv&’s lost mother, her father, and Franco himself. If Annie can&’t trust the people who have saved her life, who can she trust? And if she must choose between saving N-8 and the lives of the other dataminers and saving the world, how can she decide to sacrifice the boy who is so very like her own brother back home? Sacrificing her humanity might give Annie the strength she needs to save the world—or it could destroy it.