You guys, what a thrill! Bill Nye The Science Guy is coming to town and you can meet him! On Thursday September 14 at 7pm, Flintridge Bookstore & Coffeehouse is welcoming Bill Nye and co-author Gregory Mone for a presentation and signing of their book In the Deep Blue Sea, Book 2 in their New York Times bestselling Jack and the Geniuses series (for readers grades 3-7)
THIS IS A TICKETED EVENT. Your pre-ordered book purchase provides an entry ticket for one person. If you buy a book, $5 entry tickets are available to you for up to 4 additional people. Orders can be placed over the phone, but you must pick up your ticket by 3 PM on September 14th.
The Jack and the Geniuses series combines real-world science along with a mysterious adventure that will leave kids guessing until the end, making the books ideal for STEM education.
In the second installment, In the Deep Blue Sea, Jack, his genius siblings Ava and Matt, and inventor Dr. Hank Witherspoon travel to the Hawaiian island home of Ashley Hawking, a technology billionaire. Hawking and engineer Rosa Morris have built a revolutionary electricity plant that harvests energy from the deep ocean, but someone has been sabotaging the project.
In their search for the culprit, Jack and crew navigate an unusual world of characters and suspects, including Hawking and her obnoxiously intelligent son, Steven; a family of surfers who accuse the billionaire of trespassing on sacred land; an ex–Navy SEAL with a fondness for cat photos; and a cigar-chomping man who calls himself the Air-Conditioning King of Hawaii.
Readers will learn about the mysteries of the deep ocean, the scientific process, and the potential of green energy as Jack and his brilliant siblings use all their brainpower to survive. Integrating real science facts with humor and suspense and featuring a multiethnic cast of boy and girl characters, this engaging series is an irresistible combination for middle-grade readers.
With easy-to-read language presented in a fun and accessible way, these books are great for both inquisitive kids and reluctant readers. In the Deep Blue Sea: Jack and the Geniuses Book 2 includes information about the science discussed and used to solve the mystery, as well as a cool project that kids can do at home or in the classroom.
Bill Nye is a scientist and media personality best known for his television show Bill Nye the Science Guy. He has appeared on numerous television programs, including Larry King Live and Real Time with Bill Maher. Nye’s new talk show series for Netflix, Bill Nye Saves the World, premiered on April 21, 2017. He splits his time between New York and Los Angeles.
Gregory Mone is a novelist and science journalist who has written several books for children. He lives in Martha’s Vineyard, Massachusetts.
For more information, contact Gail Mishkin at (818) 790-0717. Flintridge Bookstore and Coffeehouse is located at 1010 Foothill Blvd., La Canada, CA 91011, at the intersection of Foothill Blvd. and the Angeles Crest Hwy. Take the Angeles Crest exit off the 210, turn south, make a right onto Foothill Blvd., and turn left onto Chevy Chase. Parking is in the rear of the store.