Friday 56 & #BookBeginnings: Nick and Tesla's High-Voltage Danger Lab

For Book Beginnings:
Someone climbed into Joe Devlin's cab, and he put down his newspaper and looked in the rearview mirror and started to say "Where to?"
He froze.
- p. 1
For Friday 56:
"Don't freak out, Tesla grumbled. She took a quick test-sniff of her hair and grimaced. "It's not going fast enough to go as far as ... oh."
- p. 56
This is my first read for 2014 ... and it's so much fun! What a nice way to start the reading year. If you have middle grade kids, this is a series you may want to look into.
Nick and Tesla are bright 11-year-old siblings with a knack for science, electronics, and getting into trouble. When their parents mysteriously vanish, they’re sent to live with their Uncle Newt, a brilliant inventor who engineers top-secret gadgets for a classified government agency. It’s not long before Nick and Tesla are embarking on adventures of their own—engineering all kinds of outrageous MacGyverish contraptions to save their skin: 9-volt burglar alarms, electromagnets, mobile tracking devices, and more. Readers are invited to join in the fun as each story contains instructions and blueprints for five different projects.
In Nick and Tesla’s High-Voltage Danger Lab, we meet the characters and learn how to make everything from rocket launchers to soda-powered vehicles. Learning about science has never been so dangerous—or so much fun!

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  1. I "LOVE" the title!!!

    I would definitely pick it up!

    Here is my post

    1. Fun all around! This is the first in a series, so don't be surprised if more of these books pop up.

  2. I love the two quotes. Just seeing the cover makes me want to read the book.

    Click here to go to Mixed Book Bag

    1. Looks even better inside -- the diagrams are awesome!

  3. This sounds like a book my granddaughter will enjoy in a few years. Learning while being entertained -- always a good idea.
    Here's the link to my Friday post: BETWEEN LONESOME AND TEXAS.

  4. Where to? Sounds like the person saying that wasn't who the other person thought he/she was. :)

    THANKS for sharing. ENJOY your reading.

    Silver's Reviews
    My Book Beginnings

  5. This sounds like lots of fun!
    Happy weekend!
    (I added you to the Linky)


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