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Book Review: Alien In My Pocket #6 Forces of Nature.


About the Book: Zack and Amp get a serious surprise in Forces of Nature, the sixth installment of this fun intergalactic chapter book series by Nate Ball, the host of PBS’s Design Squad and Design Squad Nation.

Ever since Amp crash-landed his spaceship through Zack McGee’s window, Zack’s life has gone in some unexpected directions. But when everything goes wrong on the McGee family camping trip, Zack’s going to need Amp’s alien scouting skills to navigate the great outdoors and find their way back to civilization!

Like every book in the Alien in My Pocket series, Forces of Nature mixes Common Core–aligned science with safe, hands-on experiments that young readers will love. This installment includes a build-your-own compass experiment.

Publishers Weekly said of Alien in My Pocket: Blast Off!: “With its screwball comedy and lively dialogue, the novel gives readers the opportunity to laugh as they learn.”


  • ISBN: 9780062314901
  • ISBN 10: 0062314904
  • Imprint: HarperCollins
  • On Sale: 09/01/2015
  • Pages: 144
  • List Price: 15.99 USD
  • Ages: 6 to 10
  • Cost: 4.99


My Review: The sixth installment of Alien in My Pocket, Zack’s parent are taking him on a camping trip. He has decided not to take Amp, a little blue alien who crashed his spaceship through Zack’s window. But Amp suddenly had a love of camping. He thinks it going to be an adventure. A chance to battle the elements, the opportunity to encounter wild animals and a daily struggle to find food, why would he pass that up? But Zack instructed him to stay at home and out of trouble. But Amp found a way to be a part of the camp adventure. With Zack’s friend Olivia tagging along, what type of adventure will they come across in the Crooked Forest and what role with Amp play? Check out the last few page about Do-It- Yourself Science Experiment.

As always, great illustration by Macky Pamintuan which helps tell the story.


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






November 17, 2015 - Posted by | Book Review, HarperCollins Book Review | , , , , , , , , ,

1 Comment »

  1. This sounds like a great series – I am going to recommend to my niece who is a middle school science teacher.

    Comment by tmy56 | November 18, 2015 | Reply

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