Mad Science Academy: the Dinosaur Disaster
Fans of Ada Twist, Scientist, will want to enroll in Dr. Cosmic’s class of clever monsters at the Mad Scientist Academy as they solve the greatest challenges in science in this perfect blend of adventure and exploration.
Welcome to Mad Scientist Academy! The first day of school is always exciting, and Dr. Cosmic’s new students can’t wait to get started. After their teacher reveals that their school pet, Oscar, is a dinosaur, they quickly realize Dr. Cosmic has an unusual teaching style. To find Oscar, the class has to follow the clues through the realistic dinosaur exhibit Dr. Cosmic designed and built over the summer. But when a malfunction causes the robotic dinosaurs to come alive, this prehistoric exhibit feels a little too real!
“Dr. Cosmic is plainly a colleague of Ms. Frizzle, and the mix of pithy banter, tumultuous field-trip mishaps, and science fact is as familiar as it is winning. Fans of the Frizz will be dino-delighted. Mad fun.” —Kirkus Reviews, Starred
“Like Joanna Cole and Bruce Degen’s ‘Magic School Bus’ series (Scholastic), the use of a school setting, a quirky teacher, and wild hands-on learning situations provides an engaging blend of humor, adventure, and information.” —School Library Journal
“One of Summer’s Must-Read Children’s Books.” —Bookish.com
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From the Hardcover edition.
Mad Science Academy: Weather Disaster
Fans of Ada Twist, Scientist, will want to join Dr. Cosmic’s class of clever monsters as they face down snow, floods, and a dangerous thunderstorm when freak weather conditions threaten the school in the second book of the Mad Scientist Academy series.
Dr. Cosmic can’t wait to introduce the students to his latest invention, the CHAOS machine, designed to keep the school at the right temperature for learning. But when the machine starts to malfunction, causing extreme weather conditions, the students must use their upgraded handbooks to stop CHAOS before it destroys the entire school!
Join Dr. Cosmic’s clever class of monsters as they solve the greatest challenges in science, in this blend of adventure and exploration, perfect for Common Core and STEM.
“With outlandish situations rendering scientific concepts memorable, McElligott has concocted a winning formula for learning as entertainment.”–Kirkus Reviews
“Science fans and comics enthusiasts will dive right into this . . . There’s enough fun here for anyone.” —School Library Journal
“Engaging and educational.” —Booklist
“No need for MSA kids to take a field trip: what could be more interesting than school?” —The Bulletin
From the Hardcover edition.
Mad Scientist Academy: the Space Disaster
Fans of Ada Twist, Scientist, will want to join Dr. Cosmic’s class of clever monsters as they tackle gravity, comets, and many moons in the third book of the Mad Scientist Academy series.
When Dr. Cosmic’s class meets Commander Nova, the school astronomer, they know their next lesson will be out of this world!
With the help of Dr. Cosmic’s latest invention—a planetarium—the class must complete four challenges. Each time the planetarium shifts and the atmosphere changes, the students find themselves floating from planet to planet. They put their new magnetic antigravity belts and trusted handbooks to the test to figure out where in the solar system Dr. Cosmic’s invention has “sent” them—and how to land safely back on Earth.
Don’t Miss Mad Scientist Academy: The Ocean Disaster!
“Young readers can only hope for this much excitement on their real field trips.” —Kirkus Reviews
“[A] space adventure that young readers will pore over, learn from, and enjoy.” —School Library Journal