As my youngest son is highly interested in physics, anything to do with the mysteries of the universe are hot topics in our home. Thanks to our partnership with JIMMY Patterson Books, we are embarking on a new reading adventure to space with Sci-Fi Junior High. Read on for more information and a spectacular giveaway, too!
Sci-Fi Junior High by John Martin and Scott Seegert is currently available in bookstores February 21, 2017. The story follows Kevin Klosmo, a new student at Sci-Fi Junior High who embarks on a journey filled with laughter and surprises at every turn.
The series is designed for For Ages 8+, but my 14-year-old physicist-in-the-making enjoyed it immensely! It’s easy to love a great book filled with robots, aliens, science, funny moments and wonderfully illustrated comic art.
As a mom, I love finding books that peak my son’s interest and still allow him to simply be a kid while enjoying some of his favorite subjects. Sci-Fi Junior High is heartwarming, humorous and also contains some excellent positives messages about friendship and fitting in.
Author Scott Seegert hopes children will take away two important messages from the book:
- don’t worry about trying to impress everybody
- it’s okay to just be yourself
“People (or, in this case, six-eyed aliens and giant talking slugs) will still like you—at least the ones worth having as friends,” says Seegert. “Secondly, we hope kids just have a blast reading it. We try our best to have something exciting or ridiculous or weird to read or look at on pretty much every page. We want even the most reluctant reader to keep turning the page to see what absurdness comes next.”
About Sci-Fi Junior High
Presented by James Patterson’s new children’s imprint, this gleefully illustrated space adventure is a laugh on every page. That’s a lot of laughs!
Kelvin Klosmo isn’t just the new kid at school – he’s the new kid in the galaxy! Welcome to Sci-Fi Junior High: an inter-galactic space station with students of all shapes, sizes, smells, and… slime content. As the son of Earth’s two most famous geniuses, Kelvin isn’t just the smartest kid in the world….he’s the smartest kid in the UNIVERSE. At least, that’s what everybody at Sci-Fi Junior High thinks.
So, maybe Kelvin lied a little about being a genius to fit in. And maybe a mad scientist is about to take over the universe unless Kelvin can stop him. Maybe everyone is doomed.
Well, at least Kelvin won’t have to worry about math homework anymore.
Sci-Fi Junior High is an out-of-this-world story about friendship, accepting our differences, and the fight against evil… bunnies. Yes, evil bunnies – don’t ask.
About the Authors of Sci-Fi Junior High
Scott Seegert is the author of the Vordak the Incomprehensible series. He lives in Farmington, MI with his wife, Margie, and their three children.
John Martin is an illustrator, graphic artist, and website designer. He is the illustrator for the Vordak the Incomprehensible series. He lives in Farmington Hills, MI, with his wife, Mary, and their three children.
According to Seegert, this is the start of a series and we will see a Sci-Fi Junior High 2.
“All we can tell you right now,” says Seegert, “Is that it will involve aliens and robots and bullies and tentacles and spaceships and field trips to strange worlds and universe-threatening plushies and…dancing.
For more information Sci-Fi Junior High:
- Visit jimmypatterson.org
- Follow Jimmy Patterson on Twitter + Instagram + Facebook
- Follow John Martin on Twitter + Facebook
- Follow Scott Seegert on Twitter + Facebook
- Look for the Hashtag #SciFiJuniorHigh
Win a Sci-Fi Student Orientation!
Thanks to the fun folks at JIMMY Patterson Books, one (1) Rural Mom reader will win a Sci-Fi Student Orientation kit that includes:
- Copy of Sci-Fi Junior High
- Branded iron-on patch and pencil case
- Rocket ship pens!
Giveaway open to US addresses only.
Prizing and samples provided by JIMMY Patterson.
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Are your children interested in science topics or space travel? How do you encourage their exploration on topics of interest?