Jack And The Geniuses: At The Bottom Of The World by Bill NyeJack And The Geniuses: At The Bottom Of The World by Bill Nye

Jack And The Geniuses: At The Bottom Of The World

byBill Nye, Gregory MoneIllustratorNicholas Iluzada

Hardcover | April 4, 2017

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New York Times bestselling authors Bill Nye the Science Guy and Gregory Mone take middle-grade readers on a scientific adventure in the launch of an exciting new chapter book series, Jack and the Geniuses. The perfect combination to engage and entertain readers, the series features real-world science along with action and a mystery that will leave kids guessing until the end, making these books ideal for STEM education.
 
In the series opener, Jack and the Geniuses: At The Bottom of The World, readers meet Jack and his foster siblings, Ava and Matt, who are orphans. But they’re not your typical kind of orphans—they’re geniuses. Well, Ava and Matt are, which sometimes makes life difficult for 1twelve-year-old Jack. Ava speaks multiple languages and builds robots for fun, and Matt is into astronomy and a whiz at math. As for Jack, it’s hard to stand out when he’s surrounded by geniuses all the time.
 
When the kids try to spy on Dr. Hank Witherspoon, one of the world’s leading scientists, they end up working for him in his incredible laboratory. Soon, Hank and the kids travel to Antarctica for a prestigious science competition, but they find that all is not as it seems: A fellow scientist has gone missing, and so has any trace of her research. Could someone be trying to use her findings to win the contest? It’s up to Jack, Ava, and Matt to find the missing scientist and discover who’s behind it all—before it’s too late.
 
Integrating real science facts with humor and suspense, and featuring an ensemble cast of loveable boy and girl characters, this uniquely engaging series is an irresistible chemical reaction for middle-grade readers. With easy-to-read language presented in a fun, motivating, and accessible way, this series opener is a great book for both inquisitive kids and reluctant readers. The book also includes information about the science discussed and used to solve the mystery, as well as a cool science project about density that kids can do at home or in the classroom.

Bill Nye's brand new talk show series for Netflix, "Bill Nye Saves the World" is set to launch in Spring 2017.
Bill Nye is a science educator and media personality known for his children’s television show Bill Nye the Science Guy. He splits his time between New York and Los Angeles. Gregory Mone is a novelist, science journalist, and speaker who has written several books for children. He lives on Martha’s Vineyard, Massachusetts.
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Title:Jack And The Geniuses: At The Bottom Of The WorldFormat:HardcoverProduct dimensions:256 pages, 8 × 5.5 × 0.81 inShipping dimensions:8 × 5.5 × 0.81 inPublished:April 4, 2017Publisher:Amulet BooksLanguage:English

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10:1419723030

ISBN - 13:9781419723032

Appropriate for ages: 8

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Rated 5 out of 5 by from invention and exploration make a great team Wonderful adventure story packed with scientific facts. Parents will enjoy reading along with their kids while they learn together about Antarctica, the most southern continent. Jack, Matthew and Ava are three orphans who have formed their own family unit. While Matt and Ava are the brains, it's up to Jack to keep everyone on track and moving forward. When an opportunity presents itself for the three to work with a top notch scientist, they jump at it. When their association leads them to Antarctica, the children find that they may have met their match. I thoroughly enjoyed this story. Coming from Bill Nye, I expected it to be filled with science and I wasn't disappointed. The remote location of the story and the interesting plot should be enough to peak the curiosity of young readers. In a classroom setting, the book could form the basis for a unit on inventions as well as one on exploration. I was fascinated when visiting the Auckland War Memorial Museum in New Zealand that featured a replica of Ernest Shackleton's Antarctic hut. What I saw there is far removed from the amenities the children had on their trip, though the weather and isolation were the same.
Date published: 2017-05-11

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New York Times bestselling authors Bill Nye the Science Guy and Gregory Mone take middle-grade readers on a scientific adventure in the launch of an exciting new chapter book series, Jack and the Geniuses. The perfect combination to engage and entertain readers, the series features real-world science along with action and a mystery that will leave kids guessing until the end, making these books ideal for STEM education.   In the series opener, Jack and the Geniuses: At The Bottom of The World, readers meet Jack and his foster siblings, Ava and Matt, who are orphans. But they’re not your typical kind of orphans—they’re geniuses. Well, Ava and Matt are, which sometimes makes life difficult for 1twelve-year-old Jack. Ava speaks multiple languages and builds robots for fun, and Matt is into astronomy and a whiz at math. As for Jack, it’s hard to stand out when he’s surrounded by geniuses all the time.   When the kids try to spy on Dr. Hank Witherspoon, one of the world’s leading scientists, they end up working for him in his incredible laboratory. Soon, Hank and the kids travel to Antarctica for a prestigious science competition, but they find that all is not as it seems: A fellow scientist has gone missing, and so has any trace of her research. Could someone be trying to use her findings to win the contest? It’s up to Jack, Ava, and Matt to find the missing scientist and discover who’s behind it all—before it’s too late.   Integrating real science facts with humor and suspense, and featuring an ensemble cast of loveable boy and girl characters, this uniquely engaging series is an irresistible chemical reaction for middle-grade readers. With easy-to-read language presented in a fun, motivating, and accessible way, this series opener is a great book for both inquisitive kids and reluctant readers. The book also includes information about the science discussed and used to solve the mystery, as well as a cool science project about density that kids can do at home or in the classroom. Bill Nye's brand new talk show series for Netflix, "Bill Nye Saves the World" is set to launch in Spring 2017.

Editorial Reviews

"This is a fantastic start to a new series that includes STEM concepts, facts, and excitement about the scientific world."