Genius Camp

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The Smartest Kid in the Universe
Book Two: Genius Camp

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The Smartest Kid in the Universe goes to genius camp in book two of this action-packed series!

Jake McQuade is the smartest kid in the universe—and he’s back to defend his title! This time, he is heading off to a camp for geniuses sponsored by billionaire tech mogul (and brilliant inventor) Zane Zinkle.

But genius camp is not like regular camp. There are limo buses, robot polar bears, and high-tech cabins with high-tech toilets! And it isn’t all fun and brain games at camp, especially when Jake goes up against the artificially intelligent Virtuoso quantum computer—the smartest machine in the universe—which also happens to be Zinkle’s latest genius creation! It’s boy versus bot in this epic showdown packed with s’mores, puzzles, action, adventure, and hilarious, jelly bean-fueled fun. Bonus puzzle included!

 Ready for s’more genius level action, adventure, and fun? Read the first chapters for free!
 How’d you do with the Genius Camp bonus puzzle? Click here for the answer!

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Praise for Book One!

“Pure jelly-bean-enhanced entertainment and a perfect escape…throw in a mad scientist, a jewel thief and some spooky hidden caverns, and you’ve got yourself a rollicking good time.”
—The New York Times
“Grabenstein returns with another fact-filled, puzzle-packed, multigenre romp. High-paced humor… Clever, concise, and compelling.”
—Kirkus Reviews
“A novel that less gifted writers would have spun into two at least… A multistranded crowd-pleaser… packed with wacky hijinks, will appeal to [Grabenstein’s] legions of fans.”
—Booklist, starred review
“With this fast-paced romp, Grabenstein delivers a heartfelt, tongue-in-cheek tale packed with trivia…this amusing adventure also works as a humorous love letter to public education and dedicated teachers.”
—Publishers Weekly
“Grabenstein delivers once again to his target middle-grade audience with a book that will appeal to even the most reluctant readers. There’s something for everyone, from adventure to angst as well as puzzles and trivia. This introduction to a new series will leave readers ready for the next installment.”
—School Library Journal, starred review
“Chris Grabenstein just might the smartest writer for kids in the universe. No kid, and no adult, will be able to resist The Smartest Kid in the Universe.”
—James Patterson, #1 New York Times bestselling author
“Clever, fast-paced and incredibly funny—Chris Grabenstein has done it again.”
—Stuart Gibbs, New York Times Bestselling author of Spy School

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