I have a fun new children’s book to share with you today. The latest book from James Patterson’s new children’s publishing imprint, Sci-Fi Junior High was just released on February 21st and is out-of-this-world fun to read. It’s an entertaining read for kids (for ages 8+) about what happens when your family moves, and you have to start attending a new junior high school that happens to be in a whole new galaxy. Jimmy Patterson books sent me a copy of the book, along with an exciting giveaway opportunity for my readers. That’s YOU!
About Sci-Fi Junior High
Presented by James Patterson’s new children’s imprint, this gleefully illustrated space adventure is a laugh on every page. That’s a lot of laughs!
Kelvin Klosmo isn’t just the new kid at school – he’s the new kid in the galaxy! Welcome to Sci-Fi Junior High: an inter-galactic space station with students of all shapes, sizes, smells, and… slime content. As the son of Earth’s two most famous geniuses, Kelvin isn’t just the smartest kid in the world….he’s the smartest kid in the UNIVERSE. At least, that’s what everybody at Sci-Fi Junior High thinks.
So, maybe Kelvin lied a little about being a genius to fit in. And maybe a mad scientist is about to take over the universe unless Kelvin can stop him. Maybe everyone is doomed.
Well, at least Kelvin won’t have to worry about math homework anymore.
Sci-Fi Junior High is an out-of-this-world story about friendship, accepting our differences, and the fight against evil… bunnies. Yes, evil bunnies – don’t ask.
About the Authors
Scott Seegert is the author of the Vordak the Incomprehensible series. He lives in Farmington, MI with his wife, Margie, and their three children.
John Martin is an illustrator, graphic artist, and website designer. He is the illustrator for the Vordak the Incomprehensible series. He lives in Farmington Hills, MI, with his wife, Mary, and their three children.
From a recent interview, here’s what the authors hope children will take away from this story:
Scott: Two things: first, don’t worry about trying to impress everybody. It’s okay to just be yourself. People (or, in this case, six-eyed aliens and giant talking slugs) will still like you—at least the ones worth having as friends. Secondly, we hope kids just have a blast reading it. We try our best to have something exciting or ridiculous or weird to read or look at on pretty much every page. We want even the most reluctant reader to keep turning the page to see what absurdness comes next.
John: We also feel that James Patterson is a perfect partner for us. He is “dedicated to making kids readers for life.” Hopefully this crazy-zany story will be a big part in making that happen!
After spending a few days with this book, I think it’s safe to say they accomplished all of that and more. This is such a fun book. I read this book with my 8 year old little girl and she loved it, and particularly enjoyed the illustrations. They really made the book come to life for her. I’m sure we will be reading Sci-Fi Junior High again and again.
Growing up with Star Trek and Star Wars, I have to admit that as a kid I often thought about what living in outer space would be like. I dreamed up some interesting characters and modes of transportation. Through clever storytelling and extraterrestrial life forms that are brought to life in such a fun and imaginative way, Sci-Fi Junior High does a great job of capturing what so many kids dream of.
What would your family’s space adventure look like?
Enter to Win a Gleeful Space Adventure!
**This giveaway has ended. Congratulations to our winner Tabitha B.
One (1) winner receives:
Copy of Sci-Fi Junior High
$100 Visa gift card for an out-of-this-world family adventure!
Giveaway open to US addresses only.
Prizing and samples provided by JIMMY Patterson.
Sci-Fi Junior High Prize Pack Giveaway Entry Details:
1. Leave a comment below no later than March 9, 2017. Comments should be meaningful and a minimum of 5 words. Let’s have some fun with this! Tell about who you want to win this book for and describe what your family’s space adventure would look like.
2. Daily Comments on other non-giveaway blog posts as daily entries are allowed. Just leave a note here to me know where you commented.
3. Follow @aboutamom and @jimmy_books on Twitter.
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