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Jack and the Geniuses: At the Bottom of the World
Jack and the Geniuses: At the Bottom of the World | Bill Nye, Gregory Mone
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New York Times bestselling authors Bill Nye the Science Guy and Gregory Mone take middle-grade readers on a scientific adventure in the launch of an exciting new chapter book series, Jack and the Geniuses. The perfect combination to engage and entertain readers, the series features real-world science along with action and a mystery that will leave kids guessing until the end, making these books ideal for STEM education. In the series opener, Jack and the Geniuses: At The Bottom of The World, readers meet Jack and his foster siblings, Ava and Matt, who are orphans. But they re not your typical kind of orphans they re geniuses. Well, Ava and Matt are, which sometimes makes life difficult for 1twelve-year-old Jack. Ava speaks multiple languages and builds robots for fun, and Matt is into astronomy and a whiz at math. As for Jack, it s hard to stand out when he s surrounded by geniuses all the time. When the kids try to spy on Dr. Hank Witherspoon, one of the world s leading scientists, they end up working for him in his incredible laboratory. Soon, Hank and the kids travel to Antarctica for a prestigious science competition, but they find that all is not as it seems: A fellow scientist has gone missing, and so has any trace of her research. Could someone be trying to use her findings to win the contest? It s up to Jack, Ava, and Matt to find the missing scientist and discover who s behind it all before it s too late. Integrating real science facts with humor and suspense, and featuring an ensemble cast of loveable boy and girl characters, this uniquely engaging series is an irresistible chemical reaction for middle-grade readers. With easy-to-read language presented in a fun, motivating, and accessible way, this series opener is a great book for both inquisitive kids and reluctant readers. The book also includes information about the science discussed and used to solve the mystery, as well as a cool science project about density that kids can do at home or in the classroom. Bill Nye's brand new talk show series for Netflix, "Bill Nye Saves the World" is set to launch in Spring 2017."
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Plaidsticks
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Not a bad middle school read. So-So rating from me. Mor and even my 3-year-old twins loved. #mordecaireads

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youngreadrshelf
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Jack and fellow foster kids, Matt and Ava, sued to be able to be on their own. They begin working for Hank, a brilliant millionaire. (gladly, for the geniuses. Not so much for Jack who gets to do grunt work and none of them get paid.) They go to Antarctica while Hank judges a contest. They also have to solve the disappearance of one of Hank's friends.

Plenty of real-world science plus a good adventure for kids.

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LibrarianRyan
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While I haven't read this yet, Bill Nye has made me think since I was a child. #augustgrrl

Cinfhen He's the BEST❤️ 2y
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LibrarianRyan
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Today is one of those days when I don't like working at a library. When the upper levels tells you things need to be more cerebral or brain stimulating for our higher educated staff. Most public libraries know that patrons come to things that are fun, not because it's a brain work out. Uggghhhh. #publiclibrarianinaspecilitylibraryworld

ReadingEnvy Let the numbers speak! What do people show up for? 2y
LibrarianRyan @ReadingEnvy right now, nothing. Literally. 2y
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EchoLogical
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📖 + 🎶
Much needed because life is stressful...
Benjamin Francis Leftwich has the voice of angel so I'm low-key obsessed...

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EchoLogical
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Another one that I've been waiting for...

Can't help but wonder why stories with child protagonists rarely have parents around. I guess there'd be no story with a parent present to deter all the mischief and poor decision making. Lol

#kidlit #middlegradebooks #rainyday #art

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Melmar
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Got to meet #billnye really briefly. #bookcon #billnyethescienceguy

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mylittlecabbage
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Amazed to be here at a panel hearing Bill Nye talk about this book❤️❤️❤️❤️

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Paula3
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When Bill Nye co-writes a middle grade series... take my 💵. The 11 yr old gets to read it first (I'm pretending I bought it for him)

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MrBook
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And #BillNye the Science Guy will also be at #BookExpo's #BookCon 😱😱!!! If you couldn't tell, my Monday is superb 😁👍🏻!

Peddler410 Thanks, @MrBook for bringing this series to my attention! 3y
rabbitprincess Bill! Bill! Bill! Bill! 3y
MrBook @Peddler410 Anything for you 😎🙌🏻👍🏻! @rabbitprincess Bill Nye the Science Guy 😁👏🏻! 3y
LitsyGoesPostal 😊👍🏻 3y
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