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  • Flashback Four #1: The Lincoln Project

    Dan Gutman

    Hardcover (HarperCollins, Feb. 23, 2016)
    “History can be hilarious, at least in the hands of author Dan Gutman.” —Washington PostIn New York Times bestselling author Dan Gutman's all-new series, which blends fascinating real history with an action-packed and hilarious adventure, four very different kids are picked by a mysterious billionaire to travel through time and photograph some of history's most important events. This time, the four friends are headed to 1863 to catch Abraham Lincoln delivering his famous Gettysburg Address. They'll have to work together to ask the right questions, meet the right people, and capture the right moment. And most important—not get caught! Back matter separating fact from fiction and real black-and-white photographs throughout make Flashback Four the perfect mix of true history and uproarious fun.
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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!
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  • The Million Dollar Shot

    Dan Gutman

    Paperback (Scholastic, Jan. 1, 2005)
    Eddie Ball has the chance of a lifetime: to win a million dollars by sinking a foul shot-during halftime at the NBA finals, no less! A million dollars would mean the end to his and his mother's problems. But someone really wants Eddie to shoot an air ball on the big day, and will do anything to sabotage the million dollar shot...
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  • The Million Dollar Goal

    Dan Gutman

    Paperback (Hyperion Book CH, Sept. 15, 2006)
    Dawn and Dusk cannot believe it when their father gets tickets to a professional hockey game, and when they learn that there will be a million dollar goal contest during the game, they become even more excited.
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  • The Genius Files #3: You Only Die Twice

    Dan Gutman

    Hardcover (HarperCollins, Jan. 22, 2013)
    The most exciting road trip in history continues! In this third book in the thrilling, New York Times bestselling adventure series, twelve-year-old twins Coke and Pepsi McDonald dodge nefarious villains all the way to Graceland.The genius twins Coke and Pepsi have narrowly escaped a vat of a Spam, a pit of boiling fry oil, and a score of crazed adults all bent on killing them. But just when they thought they were safe, their arch nemesis Dr. Herman Warsaw reappeared, engaged to their Aunt Judy! Whoa—didn't he die already?! Now, as the twins continue their family road trip from Washington D.C. through the South, it will take every bit of their genius abilities to outwit their wacky enemies. It doesn't help that their parents remain totally oblivious! When they finally get to Graceland, Elvis's home in Memphis, Tennessee, Coke and Pepsi come to an explosive conclusion you'll have to read to believe!With Dan Gutman’s laugh-out-loud humor and featuring photos and weird-but-true American tourist destinations like the National Jousting Hall of Fame, The Genius Files is a one-of-a-kind mix of geography and fun. Don't miss the next action-packed book, The Genius Files #4: From Texas with Love!
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  • The Genius Files #2: Never Say Genius

    Dan Gutman

    Hardcover (HarperCollins, Jan. 24, 2012)
    The most exciting road trip in history continues! In this second book in the thrilling, New York Times bestselling adventure series, twelve-year-old twins Coke and Pepsi McDonald see the Midwest like you’ve never seen it before.They never asked to be geniuses. They never asked to get lowered into a basket of boiling French fries, either. And they certainly never asked to be frozen in soft-serve ice cream, stampeded in a wild stadium riot, or kidnapped on a high-speed roller coaster. But that's what happens when a red-haired villain named Archie Clone is chasing you across America. This just might be the most dangerous road trip in history—and the most awesome!With Dan Gutman’s laugh-out-loud humor and featuring photos and weird-but-true American tourist destinations like the National Mustard Museum, The Genius Files is a one-of-a-kind mix of geography and fun. Don't miss the next action-packed book, The Genius Files #3: You Only Die Twice!
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  • The Homework Machine

    Dan Gutman

    Hardcover (Simon & Schuster Books for Young Readers, March 1, 2006)
    DOING HOMEWORK BECOMES A THING OF THE PAST The unlikely foursome made up of a geek, a class clown, a teacher's pet, and a slacker -- Brenton, Sam "Snick,", Judy and Kelsey, respectively, -- are bound together by one very big secret: the homework machine. Because the machine, code named Belch, is doing their homework for them, they start spending a lot of time together, attracting a lot of attention. And attention is exactly what you don't want when you are keeping a secret. Before long, members of the D Squad, as they are called at school are getting strange Instant Messages from a shady guy named Milner; their teacher, Miss Rasmussen, is calling private meetings with each of them and giving them pop tests that they are failing; and someone has leaked the possibility of a homework machine to the school newspaper. Just when the D Squad thinks things can't get any more out of control, Belch becomes much more powerful than they ever imagined. Soon the kids are in a race against their own creation, and the loser could end up in jail...or worse!
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  • Nightmare at the Book Fair

    Dan Gutman

    eBook (Simon & Schuster Books for Young Readers, July 29, 2008)
    Trip Dinkleman hates to read. Hates, hates, hates it. All he wants to do is play lacrosse. So when the president of the PTA asks Trip to help her out on his way to tryouts, he is not happy. He is even more not happy when a stack of books tumbles onto his head and knocks him out cold. And he is even more not happy when he wakes up and has absolutely no idea where he is. Now all he wants to do is get home. But after encountering a haunted house, aliens, talking animals, and much, much more, he realizes getting home might be just a little bit harder to do than he thought.
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  • The Christmas Genie

    Dan Gutman, Dan Santat

    Paperback (Simon & Schuster Books for Young Readers, Oct. 5, 2010)
    It’s the last day of school before Christmas vacation and Alex, Chase, and the rest of Mrs. Walter’s fifth-grade class couldn’t wish more for the final bell to ring. But the day takes a crazy turn when a mysterious meteorite crashes through the classroom window—and a genie pops out! Bob, as he’s called, is willing to grant only one wish for the class to share, and if they can’t agree on something before the bell rings in an hour, they’ll get nothing at all. What follows is a debate that is at turns thought-provoking and hilarious—and at all times irresistible.
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  • Recycle This Book: 100 Top Children's Book Authors Tell You How to Go Green

    Dan Gutman

    Paperback (Yearling, March 24, 2009)
    With essays from renowned children’s book authors such as Ann Brashares, Jeanne DuPrau, Caroline B. Cooney, Laurie Halse Anderson, Bruce Coville, Gennifer Choldenko, and over 100 others, each piece is an informative and inspiring call to kids of all ages to understand what’s happening to the environment, and to take action in saving our world.Helpful tips and facts are interspersed throughout. This book will be a great classroom tool to teach young readers how they can help to make the Earth a greener place.
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  • Baseball Card Adventures: 4-Book Grand Slam Collection: Honus & Me, Jackie & Me, Babe & Me, Shoeless Joe & Me

    Dan Gutman

    language (HarperCollins, Dec. 2, 2014)
    Twelve-year-old Joe Stoshack is an average kid with two amazing talents: getting his hands on rare baseball cards, and traveling through time to meet the famous players they depict. Sports buffs and fans of authors like Tim Green and Jon Scieszka will love this imaginative series.Together for the first time, this collection includes: Honus & Me, featuring Honus Wagner, the greatest shortstop ever, from the turn of the century. Honus Wagner’s baseball card is the rarest and most expensive of all; one specimen sold for $2.8 million in 2007. Jackie & Me, featuring Jackie Robinson, the first African-American player in Major League Baseball, six-time All-Star, and recipient of the Presidential Medal of Freedom and the Congressional Gold Medal. Babe & Me, featuring Babe Ruth, all-time great batter and seven-time World Series champion, who set records that still stand today. Shoeless Joe & Me, featuring Shoeless Joe Jackson, who was banned from baseball in the prime of his career and whose involvement in the Black Sox Scandal is still disputed.
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  • My Weird School #2: Mr. Klutz Is Nuts! by Gutman, Dan

    Dan Gutman

    Paperback (HarperCollins, June 29, 2004)
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