Buzz Beaker and the Speed Secret

Buzz Beaker and the Speed Secret

by Cari Meister, Bill McGuire
     
 

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Buzz enters a downhill ski race to test his latest invention. It is a paint that makes his skis go super fast! But when he sees the other skiers in their fancy gear, Buzz feels nervous. Will his speed secret be enough to bring him a win?

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Buzz enters a downhill ski race to test his latest invention. It is a paint that makes his skis go super fast! But when he sees the other skiers in their fancy gear, Buzz feels nervous. Will his speed secret be enough to bring him a win?

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School Library Journal
Gr 1–2—These two Level 3 "Reading Alone" beginning readers present Buzz Beaker, a young African-American inventor. Each story is introduced with a facsimile of Buzz's ebook-bound notebook that showcases the story's main characters, Buzz's drawings, and the featured invention. In Outer Space Trip, Buzz talks to his dog about problems he has experienced building a functioning spaceship. That night, Buzz and Raggs become stowaways on an alien spaceship and get a tour of the ship and the aliens' planet. In Speed Secret, Buzz invents a paint that enables him to win a downhill ski race, defeating the champion skier Vesa. Both books end with humorous plot twists that could be interesting discussion starters. Complemented by bold, cartoon-style illustrations, they include lists of important "story words" and tips for supporting beginning readers. Both stories will be fun for children learning to read.—Marilyn Ackerman, Brooklyn Public Library, NY

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781434227980
Publisher:
Capstone Press
Publication date:
08/28/2010
Series:
Buzz Beaker Bks.
Pages:
32
Sales rank:
538,744
Product dimensions:
5.70(w) x 8.80(h) x 0.20(d)
Lexile:
GN260L (what's this?)
Age Range:
7 - 9 Years

Meet the Author

Cari Meister has written more than a hundred books for children, including the "Tiny" series (Penguin) and the "Meet the Monsters" series (Stone Arch Books). She has received many awards for her books. Most recently, "Airplane Adventure" (Stone Arch Books), was named to "Parents" magazine Best Books for 2010. Cari has been fascinated by the night sky ever since she can remember. Her love of space and stars led her to Space Camp when she was growing up. Today, Cari lives in the mountains of Colorado, with her husband, four boys, two horses and one dog.

With a wide range of clients, including Nickelodeon and Disney World, Bill McGuire has been a professional illustrator for more than fifteen years. After earning a degree in illustration from Furman University, he started out making vinyl signs and corporate logos. Today, he specializes in comic art, animation, and his favorite, character development.

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