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May 11, 2010
| ISBN 9780440421870
| Middle Grade (8-12)
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Mar 10, 2009
| ISBN 9780375891922
| Middle Grade (8-12)
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May 11, 2010 | ISBN 9780440421870 | Middle Grade (8-12)
Mar 10, 2009 | ISBN 9780375891922 | Middle Grade (8-12)
Melonhead, the first book in author Katy Kelly’s laugh-out-loud chapter book series, is now in paperback! Adam Melon’s friend Lucy Rose gave him a nickname—Melonhead—and it caught on fast. Melonhead is a self-proclaimed inventor. All his life, which is ten years and counting, great ideas have been popping in and out of his melon head. And sometimes they work! This year Melonhead’s class is entering an inventing fair, so he and his friend Sam are dreaming up plans. And Capitol Hill has a ton of places to find invention parts. But they have to be sure they find what they need and get home on time with no excuses. That might be hard, because Melonhead and Sam have a way of forgetting. But their work will all pay off if they win first place—they’ll be headed to even bigger and better things!
Melonhead is my preferred name. Preferred by me, not my mom. She likes people to call me by my real name, Adam Melon. Luckily, it’s too late for that because when my friend, Lucy Rose, invented Melonhead, it caughton fast.Usually I am the one doing the inventing. All my life, which is 10 years, great ideas have been popping in and out of my melon head. Sometimes they work. This year they’d better, because our class is entering an inventing fair. My friend Sam and I are dreaming up plans. And Capitol Hill has a ton of places to find invention parts. We just have to make sure to get home on time, with no excuses. If we get first place at school, it will be Chantilly, Virginia Regionals, here we come!The first book in an all-new series by Katy Kelly is nonstop adventure—and trouble. Meet Melonhead!Katy Kelly lives and writes full-time in Washington, D.C. Melonhead is her fifth book for young readers.
What made you want to write?I come from a family of storytellers. My parents are both writers. Our dinner table has always been where the events of the day are reported with great hilarity or drama, sometimes both at once…. More about Katy Kelly
Starred Review, Publishers Weekly, February 23, 2009"Adam’s goofy sense of humor and his comic interactions with his parents, teachers and best friend Sam … are just right for the target audience."
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