What’s The Eleven-Year-Old reading this week?

Animorphs: The Invasion by K. A. Applegate

What the book’s about:

When Jake, Rachel, Tobias, Cassie, and Marco find a downed alien spaceship and its dying pilot, they learn two things:

  1. The Earth is being invaded.
  2. No one else knows about it, so it’s up to them to stop it.

After their encounter with the space alien, the kids are given a spectacular super power — they can transform into any animal they touch.

Will their new powers be enough to save the Earth?

What The Eleven-Year-Old thinks about it:

“The cover is much scarier than the book. This book isn’t nearly as creepy as it sounds. The story itself is amazing.”

The Notebook of Doom: Rise of the Balloon Goons by Troy Cummings

What the book’s about:

Shortly after moving to his new town, Alexander finds a notebook filled with top-secret information about the town’s flock of balloon goons. Can Alexander use the information in the Notebook of Doom to defeat a monstrous gang of twisted, arm-waving balloon guys?

Part of Scholastic’s early chapter book line, The Notebook of Doom mingles black and white illustrations with funny, easy-to-read text to keep newly independent readers turning the page.

Who The Eleven-Year-Old thinks would like it:

“Hilarious! This is a good choice for sci-fi or fantasy lovers of all ages, who want a funny, well-written, and moderately easy read.”

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About Shala Howell

I spent two decades helping companies like Bell Labs, Juniper Networks, and a genetic testing company that was later acquired by CVS translate some of the world’s most complicated concepts into actionable, understandable English. Now I'm working on a much harder problem -- fostering children’s curiosity and engagement in the scientific, artistic, and linguistic world that surrounds them. The first book in my Caterpickles Parenting Series, What’s That, Mom?, focuses on how to use public art to nurture children’s curiosity in the world around them. My next book will focus on science, and how parents without a science degree can answer their curious child's questions without enrolling in a college level refresher course. In the meantime, you can find me blogging about life with a very curious Eleven-Year-Old at Caterpickles.com, chatting about books and the writing life at BostonWriters.blog, and tweeting about books, writing, science, & things that make me smile at @shalahowell.
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