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Book Review/Giveaway: Alien In My Pocket 3. Ends Oct 13th

Alien in my pocket

Alien in My Pocket #3: Radio Active. Written by Nate Ball and Illustrated by Macky Pamintuna

About the Book: This third book in the Alien in My Pocket series is the zaniest yet! Zack and Amp create a massive mishap in this hilarious story. Plus the book comes with a do-it-yourself science experiment.

Nothing’s been easy since Amp crash-landed his spaceship through Zack McGee’s bedroom window. Now Amp has built a quantum radio to alert his commanders to call off the invasion of Earth. Unfortunately, instead of contacting Erdian Central Command, Amp’s radio accidentally broadcasts Amp’s messages all over Zack’s hometown. Now it’s up to Zack and his best friend, Olivia, to save their alien friend from being discovered and to save the planet from panic.

With illustrations throughout, a page-turning plot, and fun scientific facts, this is the perfect chapter book for young readers. Supports the Common Core State Standards.

Age: 6-10

Pages: 144

My Review: This is not only a funny book but educational as well. A book children will love to read. In book 3, Amp, a blue alien decides to build a quantum radio to contact his home planet but things did go as planned and its up to Zack and his friend Olivia to save the day. Included in the book, is a Do-It- Yourself instructions on how to build your own radio. Illustration by Macky Pamintuan helps tell the story.

FTC Disclosure: I received a review copy of this book HarperCollins Publishing in exchange for a fair and honest review. I was not monetarily compensated for my opinion in any way.

About the Author: Nate Ball is the host of the Emmy and Peabody award-winning PBS reality shows Design Squad and Design Squad Nation. An MIT graduate with a Master’s Degree in mechanical engineering, Nate is also the cofounder of Atlas Devices, a two-time All-American pole-vaulter, and a competitive beatboxer. He lives with his wife in Cambridge, Massachusetts.

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Giveaway Ends October 13th, 2014

Comments like these would be deleted – Great contest, please enter me, Love to win this! This is so cute!

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Winner is #2 – Brenda


September 18, 2014 - Posted by | Book Review, Free Giveaways, HarperCollins Book Review | , , , , , , , ,


  1. It amazes me sometimes that there aren’t more science fiction books available for this age group. It’s nice to here about one that I think kids would really enjoy. So thanks for sharing.

    Comment by hgrange9 | September 18, 2014 | Reply

  2. I think my 7 year old son would really enjoy reading this book. I really like that there’s a do-it-yourself science project related to the story, because he will have a science fair in a couple of years at school.

    Comment by Brenda | September 20, 2014 | Reply

  3. I love books that are both funny and educational and this sounds like a good one for young readers. Zack, Amp and Olivia seem like they will have a great adventure.

    Comment by Maryann | October 4, 2014 | Reply

  4. I love that the book is not only entertaining but educational as well. My child and his classmates could really benefit by learning to make a radio.

    Comment by Andrea | October 4, 2014 | Reply

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