It’s a pretty normal day for Logan Applebaumuntil his inventor mother announces that she’s built him a new robot cousin. And Java may be really smart, but he’s also going to be a major handful. No one can know about his secret. This is going to be a long school year.
With the third grade science fair coming up, though, Logan thinks maybe a super computer cousin could come in handy and he’ll finally have a shot at beating the nosey Silverspoon twins who win at everything.
But when Sherry and Jerry steal Java as their partner, and then start suspecting something is up with the new kid, can Logan think fast before this crazy experiment becomes an epic disaster?
In Science No Fair! internationally bestselling author, Nancy Krulik and her incredibly talented daughter, Amanda Burwasser, team up to introduce a new comedic pair that combines the literalness of Amelia Bedelia with a wacky modern edge, making for hours of laughter.
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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.
Most Helpful Customer Reviews
Have you ever wanted a robot brother? In this chapter book, it actually happens! A boy named Logan gets a brother and he’s a robot! It’s actually a cousin but it seems like a brother to me. His name is Java. Logan’s mom is an inventor. She makes cool things. When Logan was in first grade, his mom made him a dancing teddy bear. The only problem is that most of her inventions don’t work as they should. The teddy bear ended up picking Logan’s teacher’s nose during show and tell. It makes Logan nervous about this new robot cousin/brother. Java the robot takes everything literally. Logan said he didn’t want to go to school because he caught a bug and Java thought he really caught an insect. That’s silly. Logan has to make excuses for Java’s weird behavior. At school, Logan has a problem. The Science fair is coming up and the Silver Spoon twins always win! Logan is desperate to win. How will he do it? Can he win? Can he keep Java’s robot secret? I give this book 5 stars because I could relate to this book. I’m about the same age as Logan, I have a brother and his name even starts with a J, just like Java. My brother and I are best friends but we don’t always get along. My brother loves robots, but he’s not actually one. This book reminded me how much I love my brother. It was a funny story that I would enjoy reading again. Review by Cameron H., Age 7