Science No Fair! (Paperback)

Project Droid #1

By Nancy Krulik, Amanda Burwasser, Mike Moran (Illustrator)

Sky Pony, 9781510710283, 112pp.

Publication Date: September 6, 2016

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Hardcover (9/6/2016)

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Description

  • Hilarious story about a slightly crazy science and engineering experiment
  • Logan Applebaum tries to keep his new robot cousin, Java, a secret
  • Logan’s science fair rivals steal Java, and Logan worries they’ll discover Java’s true identity

If you thought your science fair experience was nerve-wracking, try being Logan Applebaum. One day, his inventor mother declares that she made a new robot cousin for Logan, Java. Java might be incredibly bright, but he’ll also be quite the handful. Logan had a picture of how the third grade would go. Java was not part of that picture. 

As the third grade science fair gets closer and the kids prepare for their experiments, Logan thinks Java will come in handy. He can at least help Logan beat the Silverspoon twins, who always win everything. Unfortunately for Logan, the twins Sherry and Jerry steal Java as their partner. Even worse, these kids become suspicious. Can Logan work quickly enough to keep a crazy experiment from becoming a crazier disaster? 

Join mother-daughter author duo Nancy Krulik and Amanda Burwasser as they introduce the comedic pair of Logan and Java. This first installment of their Project Droid #1 story reminds readers of Amelia Bedelia with a delightful modern edge. Science No Fair! is an excellent pre- bedtime book choice.


About the Author

Nancy Krulik is the author of more than two hundred books for children and young adults including three New York Times bestsellers and the popular Katie Kazoo, Switcheroo, George Brown, Class Clown, and Magic Bone series. She lives with her husband and crazy beagle mix in New York, New York.

Amanda Elizabeth Burwasser holds a BFA with honors in Creative Writing from Pratt Institute in New York City. Her senior thesis, a screenplay entitled Born to Me, earned her the coveted Pratt Circle Award upon graduation. This former native New Yorker is now a preschool teacher, residing in Forestville, California.

Mike Moran is a dad, husband and illustrator. He has worked for really fun clients and his illustrations can be seen in children's books, animation, magazines, games, World Series programs, and more. He often dreams of playing first base for the New York Mets, being a songwriter in Nashville or the 5th Beatle. He lives in Florham Park, New Jersey.


Praise For Science No Fair!: Project Droid #1

"This quirky new chapter book series is fast-paced and full of Amelia Bedelia–style gags. Moran’s black-and-white cartoon drawings add to the humor and appeal. Java is an endearingly naive and enthusiastic character, and Logan is believable as a frustrated kid trying to keep his cousin’s robot nature a secret. VERDICT This entertaining new series will appeal to fans of funny stories and robots." —School Library Journal

[F]unny enough to keep fledgling readers turning pages." —Kirkus Reviews

"This quirky new chapter book series is fast-paced and full of Amelia Bedelia–style gags. Moran’s black-and-white cartoon drawings add to the humor and appeal. Java is an endearingly naive and enthusiastic character, and Logan is believable as a frustrated kid trying to keep his cousin’s robot nature a secret. VERDICT This entertaining new series will appeal to fans of funny stories and robots." —School Library Journal

[F]unny enough to keep fledgling readers turning pages." —Kirkus Reviews