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House of Robots

By James Patterson, Chris Grabenstein (Audiobook, 2014)
In this new highly-illustrated series from James Patterson, an extraordinary robot signs up for an ordinary fifth grade class... and elementary school will never be the same!

It was never easy for Sammy Hayes-Rodriguez to fit in, so he's dreading the day when his genius mom insists he bring her newest invention to school: a walking, talking robot he calls E--for "Error". Sammy's no stranger to robots--his house is full of a colorful cast of them. But this one not only thinks it's Sammy's brother... it's actually even nerdier than Sammy. Will E be Sammy's one-way ticket to Loserville? Or will he prove to the world that it's cool to be square? It's a roller-coaster ride for Sammy to discover the amazing secret E holds that could change family forever... if all goes well on the trial run!
  • Hachette Audio
    • Format: Audiobook

    • Price: $18.00 US/$20.00 CAN

    • ISBN-13: 9781478955856

    • On Sale Date: 11/24/2014

    • Publisher: Hachette Audio

    • Imprint: James Patterson -Young Readers

    Formats Available: Paper Over Board, Electronic Book, Audiobook, Audiobook

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In this new highly-illustrated series from James Patterson, an extraordinary robot signs up for an ordinary fifth grade class... and elementary school will never be the same!

It was never easy for Sammy Hayes-Rodriguez to fit in, so he's dreading the day when his genius mom insists he bring her newest invention to school: a walking, talking robot he calls E--for "Error". Sammy's no stranger to robots--his house is full of a colorful cast of them. But this one not only thinks it's Sammy's brother... it's actually even nerdier than Sammy. Will E be Sammy's one-way ticket to Loserville? Or will he prove to the world that it's cool to be square? It's a roller-coaster ride for Sammy to discover the amazing secret E holds that could change family forever... if all goes well on the trial run!

James Patterson was selected by kids across America as the Children's Choice Book Awards Author of the Year in 2010. He is the internationally bestselling author of the Middle School series, Treasure Hunters, and the I Funny, Confessions, Maximum Ride, the Witch & Wizard, Daniel X, and Alex Cross series. His books have sold more than 275 million copies worldwide, making him one of the bestselling authors of all time. He lives in Florida.

Chris Grabenstein is a New York Times bestselling author who has also collaborated with James Patterson on the I Funny series and Daniel X: Armageddon. He lives in New York City.

Juliana Neufeld is an award winning illustrator whose drawings can be found in books, on album covers and in nooks and crannies throughout the internet. She lives in Toronto.
  • Praise for Middle School, The Worst Years of My Life:

    A #1 New York Times Bestseller
    A #1 Indiebound Bestseller
    A 2012 Top Ten Quick Picks for Reluctant Young Readers

  • * "Patterson artfully weaves a deeper and more thought-provoking tale of childhood coping mechanisms and everyday school and family realities." ( School Library Journal, starred review ).

  • "Cleverly delves into the events that make middle school so awkward.... Hopefully this isn't the last we hear from Rafe Khatchadorian." ( The Associated Press ).

  • "Rafe is the bad boy with a heart of gold." ( New York Times ).

  • "A keen appreciation of kids' insecurities and an even more astute understanding of what might propel boy readers through a book.... a perfectly pitched novel." ( Los Angeles Times ).

  • "The book's... dynamic artwork and message that 'normal is boring' should go a long way toward assuring kids who don't fit the mold that there's a place for them, too." ( Publishers Weekly ).

  • Praise for Middle School: Get Me out of Here!:

    A #1 New York Times Bestseller
    An Indiebound Bestseller

  • "Will be enjoyed by middle-grade boys, particularly reluctant readers." ( VOYA ).

  • "Short chapters and a partially graphic format are sure to appeal." ( Booklist ).

  • "Patterson and Tebbetts have created strong characters and relationships throughout the novel. Rafe has his triumphs and failures, but he's a realistic kid whom readers would want as a friend and coconspirator." ( School Library Journal ).

  • Praise for I Funny:

    A #1 New York Times bestseller

    "....Poignant.... Readers learn about [Jamie's] devastating loss and recovery from a tragic event....The affecting ending, which reveals a more vulnerable Jamie behind the guise of his humor, celebrates Jamie's resilient spirit."
    ( Kirkus Reviews ).

  • "The broad humor that runs throughout this heavily illustrated story... masks personal pain, demonstrating resiliency in the face of tragedy." ( Publishers Weekly ).

  • "A brimming bucket of bada-bing!" ( Booklist ).

  • Praise for Treasure Hunters:
    A New York Times Bestseller

  • "This new series promises it all: ruthless pirates, CIA spies, terrorists, stolen works of art and priceless treasure. More important, it delivers. A high-seas adventure that will entice even the most confirmed of landlubbers." ( Kirkus Reviews ).

  • "A frenetic sense of excitement and adventure permeates this nautical escapade... There's little time to breath as the Kidds pinball from one spot of trouble to the next, making for a fun and fast-paced ride."  ( Publishers Weekly ).

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Product Details

House of Robots
  • Publisher: Hachette Audio
  • Price: $18.00 US/$20.00 CAN
  • Audio Run Time: 300
  • ISBN-13: 9781478955856
  • On Sale Date: 11/24/2014
House of Robots