Alien in My Pocket #2: The Science UnFair [NOOK Book]

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The must-read second book in the Alien in My Pocket series. Zack and Amp are back and up to even more trouble in this hilarious story, complete with a do-it-yourself science experiment!

Ever since Amp crash-landed his spaceship through Zack McGee's bedroom window, Zack's life has gotten crazier and his grades have gone from bad to worse. Who has time for homework when there's an alien invasion to stop? But now Zack's up against his greatest challenge yet—the school science fair....

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Alien in My Pocket #2: The Science UnFair

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Overview

The must-read second book in the Alien in My Pocket series. Zack and Amp are back and up to even more trouble in this hilarious story, complete with a do-it-yourself science experiment!

Ever since Amp crash-landed his spaceship through Zack McGee's bedroom window, Zack's life has gotten crazier and his grades have gone from bad to worse. Who has time for homework when there's an alien invasion to stop? But now Zack's up against his greatest challenge yet—the school science fair. If Zack doesn't get an A on his project, he's going to flunk the class. Luckily, Zack has Amp around to help, but when Zack's experiment turns out to be too good, he winds up in a whole different kind of trouble.

Complete with many illustrations, a riveting plot, and fun scientific facts, this book is perfect for young readers!

Supports the Common Core State Standards

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Editorial Reviews

School Library Journal
02/01/2014
Gr 2–5—Another normal school year is about to start for fourth grader Zack McGee until a small blue alien crash lands in his bedroom. In Blast Off!, Amp the alien stows away in Zack's backpack and joins him at school while Zack tries to figure out a way to repair Amp's ship. This proves most difficult for Zack who, unlike his overachieving scientist family, would rather spend time on the baseball diamond. His neighbor and best friend, Olivia, helps explain the science behind the story. The chapters are short and delightful pencil drawings accompany the text. Ball integrates real science in a refreshing way. In the second installment, The Science UnFair, Zack faces failing science if he does not get an A on his science project. He must also prevent Amp's identity from being exposed. When the day of the science fair comes, Zack's experiment works almost a little too well and all but destroys the science fair finals. The first book includes step-by-step instructions for creating a bottle rocket, while the second book offer instructions for constructing electromagnets. The science is aligned to the Common Core standards as well. Both titles will likely have appeal to even the most reluctant reader.—Wayne R. Cherry, Jr., First Baptist Academy Library, Houston, TX
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780062216267
  • Publisher: HarperCollins Publishers
  • Publication date: 1/7/2014
  • Series: Alien in My Pocket, #2
  • Sold by: HARPERCOLLINS
  • Format: eBook
  • Pages: 144
  • Sales rank: 877,995
  • Age range: 6 - 10 Years
  • File size: 3 MB

Meet the Author

Nate Ball is the host of the Emmy and Peabody award-winning PBS reality shows Design Squad and Design Squad Nation. An MIT graduate with a Master's Degree in mechanical engineering, Nate is also the cofounder of Atlas Devices, a two-time All-American pole-vaulter, and a competitive beatboxer. He lives with his wife and son in Cambridge, Massachusetts.


Macky Pamintuan is an accomplished artist who lives in the Philippines with his wife, Aymone; their baby girl, Alison; and a West Highland white terrier named Winter.

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  • Posted December 3, 2014

    In the second installment of Alien in My Pocket, Zack has to com

    In the second installment of Alien in My Pocket, Zack has to compete in a science fair, but he has no idea what to do. With a little help from Olivia and Amp (the alien), he must come up with an experiment and ward off the increasingly snoopy investigations of his younger brother.

    My thoughts about the second book are pretty close to those of the first one. It's fun and fast paced. Kids that liked the first book will like this one too. The only thing I wish it had was more about the impending attack on earth by Amp's people. There was virtually nothing about that, even though the clock is winding down. Otherwise, it was a good read for kids that like science and aliens. There are instructions for making an electromagnet included in the back.

    Content: clean

    Source: I received a digital galley of this book in exchange for an honest review.

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    Posted June 29, 2014

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