With action packed into every page, this new book series does the impossible: it gets 8-12 year old kids to put down the controller and pick up a book!
STEM for Kids
Each novel has a More to Explore section that teaches computer programming concepts through fun activities. From binary code to algorithms, each section provides an opportunity for kids to learn the basic functions behind their favorite video games.
Five books in one box! With nonstop action, huge plot twists, and tons of humor, this series will quickly have your 7- to 12-year-old video game fan begging for just one more chapter.
Getting sucked into a video game is not as much fun as you'd think. Sure, there are jetpacks, hover tanks, and infinite lives, but what happens when the game starts to turn on you? In this best-selling series, 12-year-old Jesse Rigsby finds out just how dangerous video games - and the people making those games - can be.
Book One: Trapped in a Video Game
Jesse hates video games - and for good reason. You see, a video game character is trying to kill him. After getting sucked into the new game Full Blast with his best friend, Eric, Jesse quickly discovers that he's being followed by a mysterious figure. If he doesn't figure out what's going on fast, he'll be trapped for good!
Book Two: The Invisible Invasion
Jesse's rescue mission has led him into the world of Go Wild, a Pokemon Go-style mobile game full of hidden danger and invisible monsters. Can Jesse stay alive long enough to sneak into the shady video game company and uncover what they're hiding?
Book Three: Robots Revolt
The robot villains from Super Bot World 3 have been released into the real world, and it's up to Jesse to get them back. This is Jesse's most dangerous mission yet, because this time, the video game is real. And in the real world, there are no extra lives.
Book Four: Return to Doom Island
In this retro adventure, Jesse will need to outsmart a superintelligent android, outlast a tireless drone, and outswim an eight-bit shark. If he can somehow pull all that off, Jesse will discover that he hasn't even gotten to the scary part yet.
Book Five: The Final Boss
Jesse and Eric have 10 minutes to save the world. In those 10 minutes, they're supposed to dive into a massive video game universe, track down an all-powerful madman, and stop his evil plan before it's too late. Sound impossible? It's super impossible. The clock is ticking.
Customer reviews for the series:
"My 9 (almost 10 year old) LOVES this book! He hasn't been much of a reader but this is the FIRST book he reads without prodding. He talks about it a lot and always tells me what happened. The chapters aren't too long or overwhelming for early chapter readers. An easy read. It's refreshing to find a fun, adventure book without a lot of 'dark' themes. A rare find!" - Summer Blue, parent
"Our night-time routine with our daughter and son (ages 7 and 5), is to read a book, watch a couple YouTube videos, talk about our day, and go to bed. This is the first book that had my kids begging to skip videos and talking time to just read a few more chapters." - Ian Fisher, parent
"My second-grader and I devoured the series this past school year! They were really funny and exciting for both of us, with great plot twists. They are awesome read-alouds! I highly recommend them for any kids that are interested in video games, 2nd-7th grade. Yes -- a kids book that I can enjoy as much as a 2nd grader? Those are so few and far between. I'm also a middle school teacher. I handed the first book to a really reluctant reader in my 7th grade class this year and he ended up asking me what the next book is called so he could ask his mom for it" - ErmarCar, middle school teacher
"This is one of the funnest sets of heroes I've encountered in some time, and this is one of the smartest [middle grade] action/adventure tales I've read, ever. It's entertaining but it also brings the reader into the fun of reading this kind of stuff, (without ever mocking the genre). The whole book has that kind of generous, knowing, upbeat, Boy's Own, vibe. ...The book delivered a ripping and amusing adventure in the company of some fine heroes. A nice find" - Pop Bop, Top-50 Amazon reviewer
Dustin Brady writes funny, action-packed books for kids. Although he regularly gets locked out of his own accounts for forgetting passwords, Dustin still remembers the Super Mario Bros. 3 Game Genie code for infinite lives. It’s SLXPLOVS. Dustin lives in Cleveland, Ohio, with his wife, kids, and a small dog named Nugget.