Let bestselling author Nancy Krulik and her co-author and daughter Amanda Burwasser make STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering, and Math) fun for your boy or girl!
If you thought your science fair experience was nerve-wracking, try being Logan Applebaum. One day, his inventor mother declares that she made a new robot cousin for Logan, Java. Java might be incredibly bright, but he’ll also be quite the handful. Logan had a picture of how the third grade would go. Java was not part of that picture.
As the third-grade science fair gets closer and the kids prepare for their experiments, Logan thinks Java will come in handy. He can at least help Logan beat the Silverspoon twins, who always win everything. Unfortunately for Logan, the twins Sherry and Jerry steal Java as their partner. Even worse, these kids become suspicious. Can Logan work quickly enough to keep a crazy experiment from becoming a crazier disaster?
Join mother-daughter author duo Nancy Krulik and Amanda Burwasser as they introduce the comedic pair of Logan and Java. This first installment of their Project Droid #1 story reminds readers of Amelia Bedelia with a delightful modern edge. Science No Fair! is an excellent pre- bedtime book choice.
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