MY LIFE AS A BOOK
Summer’s finally here, and Derek Fallon is looking forward to pelting the UPS truck with water balloons, climbing onto the garage roof, and conducting silly investigations. But when his parents decide to send him to Learning Camp, Derek’s dreams of fun come to an end. Ever since he’s been labeled a “reluctant reader,” his mom has pushed him to read “real” books-something other than his beloved Calvin & Hobbes.
As Derek forges unexpected friendships and uncovers a family secret involving himself (in diapers! no less), he realizes that adventures and surprises are around the corner, complete with curve balls. My Life as a Book is a 2011 Bank Street – Best Children’s Book of the Year.
MY LIFE AS A GAMER
Derek Fallon lands his dream job as a professional video gamer testing out new games in Book 5 in the popular My Life series!
Derek Fallon gets the chance of a lifetime—to participate in a gaming company focus group and to test out a new video game called “Arctic Ninja.” Together with his friends Carly, Matt, and Umberto, Derek thinks his gaming talents will be showcased. But he soon realizes that everyone has got him beat, including whiz kid El Cid. On top of that, school reading tests have begun and Derek feels doubly off his game. Isn’t there anything he’s good at? Find out in this hilarious middle-grade novel with cartoon illustrations.
From Janet Tashjian, with illustrations by Jake Tashjian, comes another delightful standalone volume in the popular My Life series.
Praise for the My Life series:
“Another fun, emotionally resonant read for the Wimpy Kid set and beyond.” —Kirkus Reviews on My Life as a Stuntboy
“A fast-moving plot and relatable protagonist make this stand-alone sequel a good choice for boys who, like Derek, would rather reach for a TV remote or game controller than a book.” —School Library Journal on My Life as a Stuntboy
“This is a great package for kids, especially those like Derek who don’t think they like to read.” —Booklist on My Life as a Stuntboy
More in the My Life series:
My Life as a Book
My Life as a Stuntboy
My Life as a Cartoonist
My Life as a Joke
My Life as a Gamer
My Life as a Ninja
MY LIFE AS A NINJA
Derek becomes a ninja-in-training in Book 6 of the bestselling My Life series by Janet Tashjian
Derek Fallon has expanded his taste in cartoons to the world of manga and anime. Together with his friends Carly, Matt, and Umberto, Derek has fun learning about all the cool aspects of ninja culture.
When someone starts vandalizing their school with graffiti of a mischievous troll-like figure, these ninjas-in-training are convinced they’ll be able to crack the case. But it turns out that being a ninja is a lot more work than they thought, and this adventure brings about new opportunities for Derek to embarrass himself. For once, can he be the hero that saves the day?
Find out in the sixth illustrated installment of the beloved middle-grade series!
A Christy Ottaviano Book
Praise for the My Life series:
“Give this to kids who think they don’t like reading. It might change their minds.” —Booklist, starred review
“A kinder, gentler Wimpy Kid with all the fun and more plot.” —Kirkus Reviews, starred review
MY LIFE AS A YOUTUBER
My Life as a Youtuber is the seventh book in Janet Tashjian’s much-loved My Life series–illustrated by Jake Tashjian–featuring the irrepressible Derek Fallon starting his own Youtube web series!
Derek Fallon finally found something to get excited about at school—an extracurricular class on making videos! Together with his friends Carly, Matt, and Umberto, Derek can’t wait to create his own Youtube web series. But he soon realizes Youtube stardom is a lot of work. On top of that, it’s time for his foster monkey Frank to go to monkey college so Derek must scramble to find a reason for Frank to stay with his family—if only a little while longer. Can Derek solve both problems at once? What if Frank became a part of Derek’s Youtube videos?
Here’s another funny and thoughtful novel in the series that centers around most every tween today’s pastime—Youtube!
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