About the Book
Izzy and her friends head to an outdoor education weekend where they discover that there is more than meets the eye when it comes to people--and places.
Book Synopsis The S.M.A.R.T. Squad is back to tackle more middle school mayhem with science, technology, engineering, math, and friendship!
In this third book in the S.M.A.R.T. Squad series, best friends Izzy Newton, Allie Einstein, Marie Curie, Charlie Darwin, and Gina Carver set out on a mystery-filled outdoor adventure.
Now that Izzy's finally found her voice in public speaking class and become an ice hockey star, she's determined to conquer her "dizzy-Izzy-ness" in new situations--including caring for her brand-new braces on an outdoor education overnight and her friends' good-natured teasing about her friend Trevor. But the forecast for fun turns cloudy when the girls discover their cabin chaperone is none other than Izzy's tough public-speaking teacher, Ms. Martinez, and their junior counselor is eighth grade mean girl, Maddie Sharpe.
When an innocent exchange of harmless pranks with Maddie takes a turn for the worse, the Squad turns to science to prove their innocence. That's nothing, though, compared with the terrifying swamp monster haunting their campsite, a catastrophe befalling Ms. Martinez, and a mysterious disaster threatening the future of camp itself. With their very survival on the line, will science be enough to save the day?
Complete your S.M.A.R.T. Squad collection with Izzy Newton and the S.M.A.R.T. Squad: Absolute Zero
and Izzy Newton and the S.M.A.R.T. Squad: Newton's Flaw.
Check out smartsquadbooks.com for more.
Praise for Izzy Newton and the S.M.A.R.T. Squad: Absolute Hero (Book 1):
This series opener highlights diverse, sympathetic characters using their smarts and their emotional intelligence to solve scientific and social challenges. Charlie has light-brown skin and speaks Spanish with her two moms, Allie presents white, Marie presents Asian, and new girl Gina Carver is black; Izzy is a winning black protagonist who steadily challenges herself and nurtures her friendships. Bowers' half- and full-page grayscale illustrations add personality to the characters. Backmatter offers further information on the characters' real-life inspirations and women scientists.
Wholesome entertainment for preteens, offering positivity without didacticism.--Kirkus
Written by girl-power expert Valerie Tripp---the author behind some of your favorite American Girl stories---the Izzy Newton and the S.M.A.R.T. Squad series features five brainy friends inspired by iconic scientists---Izzy Newton, Allie Einstein, Charlie Darwin, Marie Curie, and Gina Carver---as they go through the wild time that is middle school, with stories on friendship, growing up, and of course, solving mishaps with science and the scientific method. ... It's one thing to have children's books about scientists or podcasts or stories about strong women in STEM, but it's another world entirely when your children get to feel represented by the characters they're reading about. The characters in the Izzy Newton and the S.M.A.R.T. Squad series are diverse, smart, and sure of themselves the way all middle school girls are---through their dreams and newly acquired skills they're still getting used to.--Romper
About the Author
VALERIE TRIPP is the co-creator of the American Girl book series that includes titles featuring Felicity, Josefina, Kit, Maryellen, Molly, and Samantha. Tripp also wrote American Girl's WellieWishers titles, Hopscotch Hill School titles, numerous leveled readers, songs, stories, skills book pages, and plays for educational publishers. Tripp is writer and editorial director of the Boys Camp series, and a writer, editor, and art editor for Sterling Publishing Company. Tripp received a B.A. and honors as a member of the first co-educated class at Yale University and a master's of education degree from Harvard University.
Author's Hometown: Washington, D.C.
MILLIE LIU was born in sunny Pasadena, California, and has been drawing ever since she could hold a pencil. It did start with color pencils on walls but after some scolding, she decided paper was much better. She graduated from Otis College of Art and Design and went into the field of toy design shortly after, designing colorful toys for children the world over. Her favorite subject to draw is story-driven fantastical locations with a touch of magic. When not drawing, she loves to read, experiment with cooking, and keep up with her fierce, growing collection of house plants. She also makes a conscious effort to buy secondhand or used products, and tries to reduce her use of single-use plastic.