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Nick and Tesla’s Solar-Powered Showdown: A Mystery with Sun-Powered Gadgets You Can Build Yourself

I’m sure by now you know how much love I have for the Nick and Tesla series right? Nick and Tesla’s Solar-Powered Showdown: A Mystery with Sun-Powered Gadgets You Can Build Yourself is the latest in the series!

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Here’s a synopsis:

uper-smart kid inventors Nick and Tesla Holt have outsmarted crooks, spies, and kidnappers, but now it’s time to crack their biggest mystery yet: where the heck are their parents? With the help of their eccentric Uncle Newt, the twins trace the clues to their missing Mom and Dad, scientists working on solar-power research for a clandestine government project. They’ll need all their wits, along with an assortment of homemade gadgets, to outsmart the criminal mastermind who’s trying to turn solar power into a secret weapon. Featuring instructions for building and using five awesome solar-powered contraptions—a hot dog cooker, alarm bell, listening device, model car, and nighttime LED signal cannon

Twins Nikola Copernicus Holt and his sister Tesla Nightingale Holt have been on so many fun adventures I can’t wait to see kind of fun they get into next. This time, their parents are missing, woooot!! But you know what I love most of all about this series? Science projects every few chapters. So you’ll never be at a loss for something to do or for that dreaded science fair.

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It’s ELECTRIFYING!

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The Upshot: Summer Vacation Reading for Tweens

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Nick and Tesla’s Secret Agent Gadget Battle!

I LOVE the Nick and Tesla series!

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If you love ALL things science, then you’ll love the next installment: Nick and Tesla’s Secret Agent Gadget Battle! As we follow twins Nick and Tesla around Half Moon Bay, their lovable weird Uncle Newt constantly gets them into trouble. Uncle Newt is under surveillance (but who?? and why??) and it’s up to the twins to figure out why!

Along they way you’ll learn how to make all kinds of neat science experiments (WARNING: wear protective clothing and eyewear, I’m just saying) just like the kids do in the series.

Remember the science experiment I made trying to follow their recipe in High Voltage Danger Lab?  Here’s the link.

Quirk Books always brings the BEST stuff!

Grab your copy now, put on your white lab coat and get experimenting. OR, put on sunglasses and a fake mustache and try your hand at going undercover.

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Nick and Tesla’s High-Voltage Danger Lab

Inspired by Nick and Tesla’s High Voltage Danger Lab, I decided to conduct an experiment.  Nick and Tesla are twins and also amateur scientists.  As an amateur scientist myself, I was highly intrigued to read the book and follow along with the supplemental science experiments provided in the chapters.  What a fun way to read and get your science geek on!

Here’s my video review.  Hint, hold your noses.

 

I cannot express enough how much I love this book! Extra high fives for multicultural characters with a menacing little sister with cornrows who terrorizes her older brother.  Gotta love that!

Four paws for being blinded by science.

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Any science geeks out there? Did you celebrate Mole Day last month?