Author: Nate Ball

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Space Invaders - Alien in My Pocket #8

Space Invaders
  • 4 Stars
  • Number: 9780062370914
  • Release: 2016-05-03
  • Author: Nate Ball
  • Genre: Mainstream
  • Tags: Kids: Children's
  • Publisher: HarperCollins
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It’s the thrilling conclusion to the Alien in My Pocket series! With a page-turning plot, plenty of fun science facts, illustrations throughout, and a do-it-yourself, hands-on experiment at the end, this is an appealing chapter book series for young readers. And it’s all from the amazing brain of MIT graduate Nate Ball, host of PBS’s Emmy Award–winning Design Squad series.

Zack has grown fond of his troublesome buddy, Amp, since the four-inch-tall alien crash-landed his spaceship through Zack’s bedroom window. They’ve gotten into more than their fair share of trouble together, but they’ve always invented a way out of it. Until a fleet of ships from Amp’s home planet filled the sky and started firing its weapons. Zack and Amp have to do the thing most kids only dare imagine—save the world!

Correlates to the Common Core State Standards in English Language Arts

Age Range: 6 - 10 years / Grade Level: 1 - 5


Forces of Nature - Alien in My Pocket #6

Forces of Nature
  • 4 Stars
  • Number: 9780062216335
  • Release: 2015-09-01
  • Author: Nate Ball
  • Genre: Mainstream
  • Tags: Kids: Children's
  • Publisher: HarperCollins
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Zack and Amp get a serious surprise in Forces of Nature, the sixth installment of this fun intergalactic chapter book series by Nate Ball, the host of PBS’s Design Squad and Design Squad Nation.

Ever since Amp crash-landed his spaceship through Zack McGee’s window, Zack’s life has gone in some unexpected directions. But when everything goes wrong on the McGee family camping trip, Zack’s going to need Amp’s alien scouting skills to navigate the great outdoors and find their way back to civilization!

Like every book in the Alien in My Pocket series, Forces of Nature mixes Common Core–aligned science with safe, hands-on experiments that young readers will love. This installment includes a build-your-own compass experiment.

Age Range: 6 - 10 years / Grade Level: 1 - 5