March of the Mini Beasts

March of the Mini Beasts Danger Action Trouble Adventure Introducing The DATA Set a brand new chapter book series for young readers What would happen if your next door neighbor were a mad scientist Gabe Laura and Cesar liv

  • Title: March of the Mini Beasts
  • Author: Ada Hopper Sam Ricks
  • ISBN: 9781481457286
  • Page: 374
  • Format: Paperback
  • Danger Action Trouble Adventure Introducing The DATA Set, a brand new chapter book series for young readers.What would happen if your next door neighbor were a mad scientist Gabe, Laura, and Cesar live on a quiet cul de sac They are the whiz kids of Newtonburg Elementary and each specializes in their own subject In fact, everyone in town lovingly refers to them as thDanger Action Trouble Adventure Introducing The DATA Set, a brand new chapter book series for young readers.What would happen if your next door neighbor were a mad scientist Gabe, Laura, and Cesar live on a quiet cul de sac They are the whiz kids of Newtonburg Elementary and each specializes in their own subject In fact, everyone in town lovingly refers to them as the Data Set However, their quiet days of learning take a sudden turn for the exciting when they meet Dr Gustav Bunsen a mad scientist who throws the kids into a wild spiral of adventures.When Dr Bunsen s latest invention, a growth ray, hits several tiny animal toys, the mini beasts don t just grow, they come to life The DATA Set love their new tiny pets until they continue to grow Now there s an actual elephant in the room not to mention a chimp, a giraffe, and a dinosaur When the beasts wander off, it s up to the DATA Set to track them down But will they catch the mini beasts before they grow big enough to start trouble in town With easy to read language and illustrations on almost every page, The DATA Set chapter books are perfect for beginning readers

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    1. This is another Sunshine State Young Reader’s Award book this year. It was a quick read, but I did not find it as enticing as other books selected this year. The writing ok, but not great. The illustrations are wonderful. I would recommend this short chapter book for emerging readers.

    2. I mean for a primary book, I really liked it. It trucked along at a good pace, it was a mostly silly rather than science-y, but the characters were fun and the writing not too painfully dumb (as with many primary books). It was genuinely amusing and entertaining (for a primary book).-Kirsten

    3. I am super excited to read the second book in this set. The DATA set are three super smart kids who enjoy adventure. Super cute and super quick reads.

    4. amazingly cute book!! loved how easily it turns into the next book! the pictures were cute and loved the plot! great for kids!

    5. Since that was the latest technology it had to have been really cool but it made the animals come to life AND made them big.

    6. A simple starter chapter book about a group of three friends who love science and mini beasts that are accidently created in a neighbor's laboratory. fun and simple this book is fast paced and great for early readers.

    7. DATA Set stands for Danger! Action! Trouble! Adventure! and it just happens to be the mottow of the three protagonists in this book, Gabe, Cesar, and Laura. Along with the rather bumbling Dr. Bunsen they must figure out what to do when one of Dr. Bunsen's inventions zaps Gabe's animal action figures into real life animals that keep growing! With a dash of ingenuity and all of the science skills the group can muster they might just keep everything under wraps.

    8. This is a super fun series for kids who are starting to have the attention span for chapter books. The stories are funny and full of adventure, and there are pictures on almost every page. There's a goofy mad scientist that will remind you of Doc from Back to the Future. As a bonus, the main characters (the DATA Set themselves) are all Latino, and the girl is the engineer/inventor of the group. Nice work, Ada Hopper!

    9. I came across this one at the local Barnes and Noble. We are in desperate need of science fiction in our chapter book collection and I wasn’t disappointed with it in terms of story. It was a fun and funny book. As an adult I had to put aside how eager Dr. Bunsen was to work with a group of kids (is that creepy? or is he that much of an absent-minded scientist?) and the science was shaky at best. Still, kids will enjoy the story.In it, the DATA set, a group of friends, are trying to sell chocol [...]

    10. Sample quote: "A tall, thin man with a mop of shaggy brown hair and gigantic magnifying goggles rolled back from his lab table. This was Dr. Gustav Bunsen."

    11. Summary:Best friends Gabe, Laura, and Cesar, also known as the Data Set, love Science. They plan to raise money for their science club so they can go see the new neutron generator in Teslaville. As a final attempt to sell their remaining two boxes of chocolate bars, the Data Set visits the Victorian home of Dr.Bunson. While waiting for Dr.Bunson to retrieve his money, they wonder inside Dr.Bunson’s home and see a weird invention. Dr.Bunson claims this invention is a “growth ray.” After mak [...]

    12. I had high hopes for this early chapter book featuring a group of kids having STEM adventures. It might be that my expectations were too high or that I should have approached this as more of a fantasy/sci-fi adventure because I was immediately put-off by the depiction of the characters. This book has all of my pet peeves for STEM literature: the children are characterized as geniuses simply because they enjoy math and science; one kid has an eidetic memory (because no one could be good at histor [...]

    13. A good choice for emerging fantasy readers.The DATA set (Gabriel, Laura and Cesar) are selling chocolate door to door to earn money for their field trip. These are some of Newtonburg Elementary's "whiz kids": Laura, a budding mechanical engineer; Gabriel, the group's leader, fascinated by animals, especially dinosaurs; and Cesar, an historian with a photographic memory.When they knock on the door of the mysterious Dr. Bunsen, their adventure begins. Dr. Bunsen is ready to test his more recent in [...]

    14. This would be a good book for young readers who love science, adventure and mad scientists! I appreciated how the characters were introduced in the beginning of the book and how entertaining the illustrations provided were. I also appreciated the idea behind the book; that science is awesome and that you should persevere, even when something does not work at first. That being stated, while I realize that this is a young reader book, I must admit that I was disappointed at how disconnected parts [...]

    15. The three brainiac friends who form a club called DATA set are selling chocolate bars for their science club when they meet a real, live mad scientist. Not only does he buy their chocolate, he demonstrates his growth ray on their toys. But the ray has some unexpected side-effects that give the friends and Dr. Bunsen quite an adventure.Large font and frequent illustrations make this a very quick read for lower grade sci-fi fans. A great introduction to the genre that promises to introduce readers [...]

    16. The Data Set are three kids who enjoy science. When selling candy bars to raise money for a field trip they discover the home of Dr. Bunsen, a mad scientist living nearby. Dr. Bunsen has a special laboratory filled with things the Data Set finds exciting. And, when he offers to let them try his newest invention they are more than happy to give it a go. Naturally, chaos ensues and the Data Set must work to set things right.Good for Magic Treehouse fans.Good for ages 7 and up.

    17. Great new chapter book series for emerging readers. Going to use with my 2nd grade book club kids. Plenty of illustrations to support the text. Interesting, smart, realistic characters (Gabe Martinez, Laura Reyes, and Cesar Moreno) to whom kids can relate. Some humor, problem/solution, and an ending that leaves the reader wanting to read the next book. :)

    18. 3.5 starsPlenty of action, fun story, and solid characters. I liked the humor, the science, and the adventure. It's also great to see that the main characters aren't white, but their ethnicity is simply woven into the story rather than made a big deal of. I could see fans of Magic Tree House enjoying this series.

    19. Engaging early chapter book about 3 kids who love learning, and work together to save their town from a wacky mad scientist. The kids happen to have Hispanic sir names, and one's mom occasionally speaks in Spanish (a bonus!)

    20. Great for Magic Tree House readers. I'll definitely be recommending this series a lot. I love the diversity in personalities and interests. The adventures of the DATA set will definitely hook readers. Illustrations in every page.

    21. The first installment in a good transitional chapter book series with a STEM focus and three Latinx main characters (yay!) There's a good mix of science and engineering concepts along with some fantasy elements and bumbling adults so, you know, the kids'll love it :)

    22. One of the main character's has parents from Columbia and uses a few Spanish phrases. I look forward to reading book two. I hope it supports early science vocabulary and observation. Worth recommending.

    23. good kids adventure. 3 kids (1 x girl, 2 x boys) working together. I think the story introduces another girl in later books, which will be great.

    24. Great book for reluctant readers to enter into chapter books. Large font, pictures on every page, high interest, lots of action, predictable sorry line.

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