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“Robot Bees” Makes YAYOMG List of LOLs

billionbeesusaHow To Outsmart A Billion Robot Bees (Genius Factor Book Two) has been listed by YAYOMG.com as one of 7 Hilarious Reads That’ll Make You LOL for April Fools Day!

“[The Genius Factor] books are perfect for kids who love a fast-paced adventure, inventing, and of course – laughing! While reading these books you can always expect the unexpected and expect to see a ton of imaginative inventions you’ll want to recreate IRL. “

 

 

 

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THURSDAY: UK Book Release Day! How To Outsmart A Billion Robot Bees (Genius Factor Book 2)

billionbeesukToday in the United Kingdom and Ireland, the UK edition of How To Outsmart A Billion Robot Bees is making its debut from Bloomsbury! The UK edition is paperback, with delightful spot illustrations by the brilliant designer Katie Abey!

It’s Friday the 13th again, and for sixth grade genius Nate Bannister, that means doing three more not-so-smart things to keep life interesting. But he has bigger problems than his own experiments. His nemesis, the Red Death Tea Society, is threatening to unleash a swarm of angry bees on the city of Polt if Nate doesn’t join their ranks. But then a new group of people with murky intentions shows up — the League of Ostracized Fellows — and they want Nate as their own, too. To top it off, he’s convinced there’s a spy in his very own school.

Nate must once again team up with his new, resourceful, friend Delphine to save the day. They’ll need the help of Nate’s crazy gadgets, such as his talking car Betsy and super-powered pets Bosper the Scottish terrier and Sir William the gull, if they hope to see another Friday the 13th. Because they might be battling more than just sting-happy bees and villains with a penchant for tea this time around.

The hardcover US edition was released Tuesday, along with the US paperback edition of Genius Factor Book One: How To Capture An Invisible Cat.

 

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Now In Paperback! How To Capture An Invisible Cat (Genius Factor 1)

genius factor coverYesterday marked the book release of The Genius Factor book two: How To Outsmart A Billion Robot Bees. But in the hubbub I neglected to also announce the exciting fact that the US edition of book one, How To Capture An Invisible Cat, is now available in paperback!

 

 

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Book Release! How To Outsmart A Billion Robot Bees (Genius Factor 2)

billionbeesusaToday, March 7, marks the United States release of the second in my Genius Factor series of novels for middle readers: How To Outsmart A Billion Robot Bees!

It’s Friday the 13th again, and for sixth grade genius Nate Bannister, that means doing three more not-so-smart things to keep life interesting. But he has bigger problems than his own experiments. His nemesis, the Red Death Tea Society, is threatening to unleash a swarm of angry bees on the city of Polt if Nate doesn’t join their ranks. But then a new group of people with murky intentions shows up — the League of Ostracised Fellows — and they want Nate as their own, too. To top it off, he’s convinced there’s a spy in his very own school.

Nate must once again team up with his new, resourceful, friend Delphine Cooper to save the day. They’ll need the help of Nate’s crazy gadgets, such as his talking car Betsy and super-powered pets Bosper the Scottish terrier and Sir William the gull, if they hope to see another Friday the 13th. Because they might be battling more than just sting-happy bees and villains with a penchant for tea this time around.

“Aimed equally at boys and girls . . . This winning, consistently funny, smartly silly adventure could be one of Nate’s kooky gadgets, a middle-grade reading attractor.” –  Kirkus Reviews (for How To Capture An Invisible Cat)

The US edition is hardbound, with lush black & white illustrations by Thierry Lafontaine. From Bloomsbury Books!

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Buy from

Bloomsbury / Bloomsbury UK /

Bloomsbury AU / Bloomsbury INDIA

Local Bookstore

Amazon / Amazon UK

Powell’s

B&N

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TUESDAY: Book Release And Tour!

billionbeesusaMy new novel for middle readers,  How To Outsmart A Billion Robot Bees (Genius Factor Book Two) is coming to bookstores in the US on Tuesday, March 7 (March 9 in the U.K.)!

In support of this exciting event, I’ll be spending this week visiting schools in three cities, with the support of some terrific booksellers!

Tuesday March 7: Cincinnati, Ohio, sponsored by Blue Manatee Children’s Bookstore!

Wednesday, March 8: Wichita, Kansas, sponsored by Watermark Books & Cafe!

Thursday & Friday, March 9 & 10: Denver, Colorado, sponsored by Tattered Cover Book Store!

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NEXT WEEK! The Genius Factor: How To Outsmart A Billion Robot Bees

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US edition

Book two of my series of novels for middle readers, The Genius Factor: How To Outsmart A Billion Robot Bees will hit bookstore shelves in the US on Tuesday, March 7! And for readers in the UK: Thursday, March 9! The UK edition will be available in other markets around the world in the weeks to come!

It’s Friday the 13th again, and for sixth grade genius Nate Bannister, that means doing three more not-so-smart things to keep life interesting. But he has bigger problems than his own experiments. His nemesis, the Red Death Tea Society, is threatening to unleash a swarm of angry bees on the city of Polt if Nate doesn’t join their ranks. But then a new group of people with murky intentions shows up — the League of Ostracised Fellows — and they want Nate as their own, too. To top it off, he’s convinced there’s a spy in his very own school.

Nate must once again team up with his new, resourceful, friend Delphine Cooper to save the day. They’ll need the help of Nate’s crazy gadgets, such as his talking car Betsy and super-powered pets Bosper the Scottish terrier and Sir William the gull, if they hope to see another Friday the 13th. Because they might be battling more than just sting-happy bees and villains with a penchant for tea this time around.

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UK edition

As with the first book in the Genius Factor seriesHow To Outsmart A Billion Robot Bees features delightful illustrations by Thierry Lafontaine in the US edition; delicious drawings by Katie Abey in the UK edition.

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“Credit Paul Tobin for the story’s architecture and planning 10 steps ahead of the reader. It’s a story that is utterly impossible, yet has enough real world science terms to make you want to believe that it can happen. It’s also fun. Upper elementary school reader and higher will laugh out loud and look forward to the next installment of The Genius Factor series.” – Daddy Mojo on HOW TO OUTSMART A BILLION ROBOT BEES

“Fans of How to Capture an Invisible Cat will find an agreeable extension of its high jinks.” – Kirkus Review on HOW TO OUTSMART A BILLION ROBOT BEES

“This is a series that I will happily recommend to any fans of fantasy, science, or middle grade/middle school male-female dynamics. Highly recommended for any reader, age eight and up, and a must purchase for libraries everywhere.” –  Jen Robinson’s Book Page on HOW TO OUTSMART A BILLION ROBOT BEES

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Buy from

Bloomsbury / Bloomsbury UK /

Bloomsbury AU / Bloomsbury INDIA

Local Bookstore

Amazon / Amazon UK

Powell’s

B&N

 

 

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Thursday: Author Event at Powell’s Books at Cedar Hills Crossing (Beaverton, OR)

billionbeesusaPaul Tobin and novelist Jessica Day George will be joined for a conversation on middle grade books by Sara Gundell of Novel Novice! There will be early copies available of The Genius Factor: How To Outsmart A Billion Robot Bees, as well as the new paperback edition of the first novel in the series, How to Capture An Invisible Cat!

FREE!
Thursday, February 23 @ 7:00 PM
Powell’s Books at Cedar Hills Crossing
3415 SW Cedar Hills Blvd.
Beaverton, OR

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Early Book Review of The Genius Factor: How To Outsmart A Billion Robot Bees

billionbeesusaWith the release of the second novel in The Genius Factor series growing nigh, How To Outsmart A Billion Robot Bees already has advance reviews coming in. This one from Daddy Mojo is a treat!

Leave it to author Paul Tobin to up the ante. His second release in The Genius Factor series, How To Outsmart A Billion Robot Bees does that and more by going ‘Empire Strikes Back’ on readers in an impossibly entertaining and intelligent book for middle school and up. How To Capture An Invisible Cat was the first book the series and it was really good. The fact that it was a good book makes the fact that this second book is so much better even more amazing.

Read more: How To Outsmart A Billion Robot Bees review http://www.daddymojo.net/2017/02/how-to-outsmart-a-billion-robot-bees-review/

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Bandette Volume Three Makes YALSA’s Great Graphic Novels For Teens 2017!

51736122We’re very proud to announce that Bandette Volume Three: The House Of The Green Mask has been listed by the Young Adult Library Services Association for their 2017 list of Great Graphic Novels For Teens!

“The list of 104 titles, drawn from 145 official nominations, is presented annually at the ALA Midwinter Meeting. The books, recommended for those ages 12-18, meet the criteria of both good quality literature and appealing reading for teens.”

Libraries and librarians are essential partners in bring books to new readers, so we couldn’t be more pleased to make their list again this year!

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Plants Vs. Zombies: Boom Boom Mushroom TODAY

1576134_xlA new Plants Vs. Zombies book hits store shelves today! Plants Vs. Zombies: Boom Boom Mushroom, written by Paul Tobin with art by Jacob Chabot, is Volume 6 in the regular PvZ comics line from Dark Horse.

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