Waylon!: One Awesome Thing

by Sara Pennypacker (Author) Marla Frazee (Illustrator)

Waylon!: One Awesome Thing
Reading Level: 2nd − 3rd Grade
Series: Waylon!
From the creators of the New York Times bestselling series Clementine comes another chapter book collection that will keep readers engaged and laughing until the very last page.

Waylon has lots of ideas for making life more awesome through science, like teleportation, human gills, and attracting cupcakes by controlling gravity. But it's impossible for him to concentrate on his inventions when he's experiencing his own personal Big Bang.

Arlo Brody is dividing the fourth grade boys into two groups. Waylon would rather be friends with everyone. Well, everyone except the scary new kid, Baxter Boylen.

Waylon's older sister, Neon, is shooting away from the family. He wishes everything would go back to the way it was before she started wearing all black and saying "What's the point?" all the time.

Just when it looks as though Waylon's universe is exploding, something happens to bring it all together again, and it is, without a doubt, One Awesome Thing.
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This Clementine series spin-off features another likable kid with lots of heart. Give this to readers who enjoy realistic school stories with a tinge of scientific inquiry.

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Sara Pennypacker
Sara Pennypacker is a bestselling author whose title include the Clementine series (Clementine, The Talented Clementine, and Clementine's Letter), the Stuart series (Stuart's Cape and Stuart Goes to School), and the picture books Pierre in Love and Sparrow Girl. Sara lives on Cape Cod, in Massachusetts.
Martin Matje illustrated many books for children, including Harry and Lulu, Wallace Hoskins, The Boy Who Grew Down, Celeste: A Day in the Park, The Ink Drinker, and Do You Believe in Ghosts.
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Guided Reading Level
Little, Brown Books for Young Readers
Publication date
April 20, 2017
BISAC categories
JUV036000 - Juvenile Fiction | Science & Technology
JUV035000 - Juvenile Fiction | School & Education
JUV039000 - Juvenile Fiction | Social Themes | General
JUV013070 - Juvenile Fiction | Family | Siblings
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