Title: "The Secret Science Alliance and the Copycat Crook"
Author/Illustrator: Eleanor David
Location: Juv New Books jF D
If you love pictures more than words, or if you feel left out at school, or if you really like science, OR if you just like to read a funny book, this one is for you! The main character, Julian Calendar, is super duper ultra smart. I mean, the kind of smart that makes your brain ache to think about! He is 11 years old, but is so short he looks like he's 8. He hates his current school, and can never catch a break socially. Good news arrives when he learns that his family is moving and he'll have a chance to start over! Armed with books on how teenagers converse, he tries to be "normal" at his new school. Right when he thinks he's blown his chances on making friends for good, he gets a secret message and meets kids that are just like him! The trio has the best time together, and just when things seem too good to be true, a Creepy McCreeperson steals their inventions! You'll have to read the rest to see what happens next! You won't be able to put it down!