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  • The Funny Boy Adventures: Four Hilarious Books in One Volume

    Dan Gutman

    language (Open Road Media Young Readers, Nov. 18, 2013)
    A special four-in-one edition of Dan Gutman’s hilarious and delightful Funny Boy seriesIn Funny Boy Meets the Airsick Alien from Andromeda, Funny Boy—a smart-aleck from the planet Crouton with the galaxy’s best sense of humor—shoots his brother with a spitball, and his parents strap him into a spaceship and blast him to Earth. Things get strange right away. A planet-gobbling alien is about to attack his new home, and Funny Boy doesn’t have any weapons besides a talking dog and a razor-sharp wit.In Funny Boy Versus the Bubble-Brained Barbers from the Big Bang, Funny Boy, just like Superman, has mastered the powers he gained when he landed on Earth. He’s not super strong or super fast, but his super sense of humor lets him crack jokes faster than a speeding bullet. Now he must face the least hilarious thing in the universe: the first day of school. As he tries to fit in among his human peers, Funny Boy learns that three intergalactic barbers have come to steal every strand of hair on Earth. He’ll have to dust off his freshest material to stop them, because everybody knows there’s nothing funny about a bad haircut.In Funny Boy Takes on the Chit-Chatting Cheeses from Chattanooga, the nation’s cattle have gotten too smart for their own good. Tired of letting humans steal their milk, American cows have gone on strike. This is trouble for anybody who likes cheese. Funny Boy is mourning the cheese shortage when five giant cheeses fall on Wisconsin, and then begin to talk. The cheeses are aliens from the faraway planet Chattanooga, and they have come to stop the shortage. The country’s woe is ended, but something about the aliens’ story stinks worse than month-old Muenster. It will take Funny Boy and his galactic sense of humor to curdle these curds before America starts to spoil.And in Funny Boy Meets the Dumbbell Dentist from Deimos (with Dangerous Dental Decay), Funny Boy’s super-powered sense of humor has won him the love of his life: Tupper Camembert. But this riddle-flinging superhero’s work is far from over. When the president of the United States is summoned for a cleaning with Dr. Denny the dentist, he knows something is wrong—he doesn’t even have an appointment! This is a job for Funny Boy, who must once again use every joke in his arsenal to destroy the evil dentist villain and his hygienist henchmen.
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  • Flashback Four #3: The Pompeii Disaster

    Dan Gutman

    Hardcover (HarperCollins, April 3, 2018)
    In this explosive third installment of New York Times bestselling author Dan Gutman’s action-packed series, four thrill-seeking friends travel back in time to document one of the most devastating natural disasters the world has ever seen.Eccentric billionaire Miss Z is sending Luke, Julia, David, and Isabel on another mission back in time to capture one of history’s most important events.This time, the Flashback Four are headed to AD 79 to photograph the eruption of Mount Vesuvius! Can the Flashback Four get their photo and get back home before they become ancient history?With real photographs from Pompeii to help put young readers right in the action, plus back matter that separates fact from fiction, The Pompeii Disaster tells the story of one of the world’s most devastating natural disasters like you’ve never seen it before.
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  • The Million Dollar Putt

    Dan Gutman

    eBook (, Oct. 13, 2016)
    Blind golfing, anyone?Edward Bogard –Bogie for short– may be blind, but he can learn just about anything he sets his mind to: riding a bike, parasailing, or playing guitar. Still, when his classmates bring him to a driving range, he's stunned to find that he has the swing of a pro. But blind golfing is a team sport, and Bogie needs a coach.Enter Birdie, the kooky and mysterious girl next door. A bit of a loner, Birdie creates elaborate worlds in miniature in her basement, and has managed to make it to age thirteen without learning how to ride a bike.Then someone enters them in a golf tournament –with a million dollar prize. If these neighbors team up to conquer the greens of Hawaii, could Birdie be the unlikely key to Bogie's victory?
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  • Honus & Me

    Dan Gutman

    eBook (HarperCollins, Oct. 6, 2009)
    With more than 2 million books sold, the Baseball Card Adventures bring the greatest players in history to life!With historical photos and back matter to separate the facts from the fiction, New York Times bestselling author Dan Gutman takes readers on a page-turning trip through baseball’s past. Perfect for young readers who love time travel stories and dream about meeting history’s greatest baseball players!Joe Stoshack lives for baseball. He knows everything there is to know about the game—except how to play well. His specialty is striking out.Stosh feels like a real loser, and when he takes a low-paying job cleaning a bunch of junk out of his neighbor's attic, he feels even worse—until he comes across a little piece of cardboard that takes his breath away. His heart is racing. His brain is racing. He can hardly believe his eyes. Stosh has stumbled upon a T-206 Honus Wagner—the most valuable baseball card in the world!But he's about to find out that it's worth a lot more than money. Because it turns out Stosh has the incredible ability to travel through time using baseball cards—and now he’s headed back to 1909, when Honus Wagner played for the Pittsburgh Pirates in a World Series for the record books. But will the legendary Honus Wagner be able to teach Joe how to be a better baseball player?
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  • Jim & Me

    Dan Gutman

    eBook (HarperCollins, Oct. 6, 2009)
    He was the world's greatest athlete, and a hero—until his medals were taken away. Stosh is shocked when his enemy, Bobby Fuller, begs him for a favor. He wants Stosh to take him back in time to meet Native American Jim Thorpe—an Olympic champion who lost his medals in a scandal. Thorpe went on to play professional baseball and football, but he could never again achieve such fame. His name was disgraced. Join Stosh and Fuller on a quest to save Jim's reputation. You'll meet Christy Mathewson, John McGraw, and the rest of the New York Giants in this eighth exciting, action-packed baseball card adventure!
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  • The Million Dollar Goal

    Dan Gutman

    eBook (, Oct. 13, 2016)
    Twins Dawn and Dusk Rosenberg live for hockey and worship the Montreal Canadiens. But their dad hates the game, and their crotchety, foulmouthed grandmother thinks the twins should be doing homework and chores instead of wasting their time shooting pucks. When Dawn and Dusk's dad gets the family tickets to the next Canadiens game, they can't believe their luck. They're even more psyched when they hear about the million dollar goal contest. A randomly chosen fan will get the chance to shoot a goal to win one million dollars. One shot for a million bucks! Could this be the beginning of a dream come true for Dawn and Dusk–or the biggest humiliation of their lives?
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  • My Weird Reading Tips: Tips, Tricks & Secrets from the Author of My Weird School

    Dan Gutman

    Paperback (HarperCollins, May 7, 2019)
    With more than 23 million books sold, the My Weird School series really gets kids reading! The ability to read critically is an essential skill vital to success in school. For example, do you know what point of view means? Or how to “read” a picture? Can you tell fact from opinion? Well, whether you’re a kid who's just starting to read by yourself or a future librarian—or both!—this book of tips and activities to improve your reading comprehension skills is so much fun you’ll forget you’re learning! Filled with exercises to help young readers practice skills like identifying context clues and a story’s main idea, plus practical tips and tricks from bestselling author Dan Gutman, this book will help you become the best reader in the history of the world!
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  • The Kid Who Became President

    Dan Gutman

    eBook (Scholastic Paperbacks, June 1, 2012)
    "My fellow Americans, When I was running for President, I said you should vote for me because I didn't know anything about politics . . . or how to raise taxes . . . or how to ruin the economy. I didn't know how to get us into a war. I said you should vote for me because I didn't know anything. Well, that was two months ago, and I'm very proud to say that . . . I still don't know anything. Let's face it: I'm a kid. I'm going to need a lot of help. Here's the deal I offer America: I'll help all of you if you all help me!"
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  • Back in Time with Thomas Edison:Qwerty Stevens Adventures

    Dan Gutman

    Paperback (Simon & Schuster Books for Young Readers, Dec. 1, 2002)
    Robert Edwards Stevens, nicknamed "Qwerty," likes digging in his backyard when he's in a bad mood. He doesn't dig for anything special -- he just digs to get his mind off things. One day, when he's really angry and has a lot on his mind, he starts digging...and THUNK! He hits something, a wooden box with a famous signature: Thomas A. Edison Is this a phonograph created by the famous inventor himself? Or is it something even more incredible -- something that could take Qwerty right to Thomas Edison's doorstep? Get ready for one remarkable time-travel adventure!
  • The Shortstop Who Knew Too Much

    Dan Gutman

    eBook (, Oct. 13, 2016)
    A wild pitch transforms eleven-year-old Jake from an ordinary shortstop into the most valuable player on the team. Suddenly, Jake can read minds!With his special power to help them, the Martinizers can't lose. Only a few people know about Jake's ESP. Unfortunately, one of them thinks Jake knows too much.
  • The Million Dollar Kick

    Dan Gutman

    Paperback (Disney-Hyperion, June 2, 2003)
    Whisper Nelson hates sports--all sports--with a passion! So when by a fluke she wins a chance to kick a goal past a professional soccer star for a million-dollar prize, she is torn. Should she try it and risk humiliation, or just forget the whole thing and save what dignity she has left? But the Million Dollar Kick might be Whisper's big chance not only to win a million dollars, but to regain confidence in herself.
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  • Flashback Four #4: The Hamilton-Burr Duel

    Dan Gutman

    eBook (HarperCollins, April 16, 2019)
    In this jaw-dropping final installment of New York Times bestselling author Dan Gutman’s action-packed series, four risk-taking friends travel back in time to record the most infamous duel in American history.Billionaire Miss Z might be out of the picture, but a top-secret agency wants to send Luke, Julia, David, and Isabel on one final mission. This time, the Flashback Four are headed to Weehawken, New Jersey—in 1804—to videotape the fateful duel between Alexander Hamilton and Aaron Burr.But once they arrive, the team faces a question of historic proportions: Should they capture the tragic details of the duel or try to change them?With real photographs to help put young readers right in the action, plus back matter that separates fact from fiction, The Hamilton-Burr Duel tells the story of one of history’s fiercest rivalries from a fun and fresh new angle.
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