Giveaway: Awesome Achievers Prize Pack (US/Canada Only)

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Title of Books: Awesome Achievers in Technology and Awesome Achievers in Science

Written by: Alan Katz

Illustrated by: Chris Judge

Release Date: August 6, 2019

Publisher: Running Press Kids

 

About the Books:

Part of a super fun middle grade series, Awesome Achievers in Technology puts the spotlight on lesser-known heroes and their contributions in tech.

Everyone has heard the name Steve Jobs, but what about Nolan Bushnell--Jobs's boss before the invention of Apple, and the founder of the first major video game, Pong? Many of the most relevant figures in tech history have remained in the shadows, but not any longer! From Alan Katz's new Awesome Achievers series, Awesome Achievers in Technology gives kids a look behind the scenes at 12 lesser-known inventors whose contributions to tech are personally relevant to their lives today. Each figure is given a traditional biography but is also subject to Katz's unique brand of silliness, with humorous elements such as imagined poems, song lyrics, and diary entries by and about the not-so-famous figure accompanying each bio.

Spot illustrations throughout add to the lighthearted and appreciative humor each figure receives. Reluctant readers and budding tech enthusiasts alike will delight in this imaginative and engaging introduction to a new series of laugh out loud biographies.

 

Part of a super fun middle grade series, Awesome Achievers in Science puts the spotlight on lesser-known heroes and their contributions in major scientific fields.

Everyone has heard the names Neil Armstrong and Buzz Aldrin, but what about Michael Collins--the third brave Apollo 11 astronaut who didn't get to walk on the moon? Many of the most relevant figures in scientific history have remained in the shadows, but not any longer! From Alan Katz's new Awesome Achievers series, Awesome Achievers in Science gives kids a look behind the scenes at 12 lesser-known scientists whose contributions are personally relevant to their lives today. Each figure is given a traditional biography but is also subject to Katz's unique brand of silliness, with humorous elements such as imagined poems, song lyrics, and diary entries by or about the not-so-famous figure accompanying each bio.

Spot illustrations throughout add to the lighthearted and appreciative humor each figure receives. Reluctant readers and budding scientists alike will delight in this imaginative and engaging continuation of a new series of laugh-out-loud biographies.

 

About the Author:

Alan Katz is the author of many highly acclaimed children's books, including Take Me Out of the Bathtub and Other Silly Dilly Songs, Don't Say That Word! OOPS!, Poems I Wrote When No One Was Looking, and The Day the Mustache Took Over and its sequel, The Day the Mustache Came Back. Alan is also a six-time Emmy-nominated writer for TV series including The Rosie O'Donnell Show, animated series Taz-Mania, Disney's Raw Toonage and Goof Troop, the Grammy Awards and Tony Awards, and many network specials and game shows. He has also created comic books, trading card sets, web videos, TV commercials and hundreds of other special projects for kids and parents. He lives with his family in Fairfield County, Connecticut. 

 

About the Illustrator:

Chris Judge is the award-winning author/illustrator of The Lonely Beast and a number of other picture books for children. He also illustrates books for older kids, including the Danger is Everywhere series, Roddy Doyle's Brilliant, and the Create Your Own Adventures books with his brother Andrew. He lives in Dublin, Ireland with his wife Cliona and their two daughters. His favorite band is Guided By Voices, and he is allergic to carrots. 

 

 

Learn More:

Author Website | Author Twitter | Author Facebook

Goodreads (AA Technology) | Goodreads (AA Science)

 

 

Giveaway Details:

1 winner will receive a finished copy of both Awesome Achievers in Technology and Awesome Achievers in Science.

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Zachary Snyder on Wednesday, 07 August 2019 12:58

Love the cover! Need this book for my twins!

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Love the cover! Need this book for my twins!
John on Thursday, 08 August 2019 06:26

These look and sound like fun ways to learn about science and technology!

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These look and sound like fun ways to learn about science and technology!
Debra Branigan on Tuesday, 13 August 2019 19:12

This series is a great way to learn about science and technology. They will certainly attract your young nonfiction readers.

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This series is a great way to learn about science and technology. They will certainly attract your young nonfiction readers.
Danielle Hammelef on Saturday, 24 August 2019 16:19

The cover attracts me to this fun and educational book.

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The cover attracts me to this fun and educational book.
Becky Pennington on Monday, 26 August 2019 15:12

Awesome cover! I just love science and can't wait to read this one!

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Awesome cover! I just love science and can't wait to read this one!
Jill on Wednesday, 28 August 2019 06:43

I think the cover and summary would get some of my middle schoolers interested! And that's more difficult with nonfiction!

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I think the cover and summary would get some of my middle schoolers interested! And that's more difficult with nonfiction! :)
Penny Olson on Wednesday, 04 September 2019 23:47

The cover is really fun. This would get a lot of middle schoolers interested in science and history.

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The cover is really fun. This would get a lot of middle schoolers interested in science and history.

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