Hilo. Book 1,The boy who crashed to Earth (Hilo, Book 1) by Winick, Judd (#0559CV9)


Hilo. Book 1,The boy who crashed to Earth (Hilo, Book 1)

by Winick, Judd
Hardcover Random House, 2015


From the Publisher
"An action-packed page turner with heart!"--Dav Pilkey, author of DOG MAN
Dog Man
meets Big Nate in HILO-the hilarious New York Times Bestselling GRAPHIC NOVEL SERIES kids love! "A Total BLAST," says the Miami Herald!

BOOM! CLANG! CRASH! D.J. and Gina are totally ordinary kids. But Hilo isn't! Hilo just fell out of the sky and doesn't know where he came from, or what he's doing on Earth. (Or why going to school in only your underwear is a BAD idea!) . . . But UH-OH, what if Hilo wasn't the only thing to fall to our planet? Can the trio unlock the secrets of Hilo's past? Can Hilo SURVIVE a day at school? Find out in HILO-a laugh-out-loud, epic story of friendship! Adventure! (And the occasionaly mutant space robot).

Here's what people (and robots!) are saying about Hilo!
* Children's Choice 5th-6th Grade Book of the Year!

* Nominated for multiple State Awards--including the Pennsylvania's Young Reader's Choice Award!

"More giant robotic ants and people going 'Aaaah!' than in the complete works of Jane Austen"--Neil Gaiman, bestselling author

"Every kid would love a pal like HILO, and every kid will love this book!" --Lincoln Peirce, bestselling author of the Big Nate series

"HILO is delightful, silly, tender, and most importantly: funny." --Jeff Smith, bestselling author of the Bone series

"Fast paced, furiously funny, and will have kids waiting on the edge of their seats for more."--Jeffrey Brown, bestselling author of Jedi Academy

"A perfect book for any kid who ever needed a friend and then had one with superpowers fall from space." --Seth Meyers, actor, comedian and writer

* "A wholeheartedly weird and wonderful tale of friendship, acceptance, and robots."--Kirkus Reviews, Starred Review

* "A must-have."--School Library Journal, Starred Review

"Good clean laser-beams-coming-outta-your-hands fun for the whole family."--http://blogs.slj.com/afuse8production/

"A story that can be enjoyed by the entire family."--The New York Times

"My students are obsessed with this series. OBSESSED!"--Colby Sharp, teacher, blogger, and co-founder of Nerdy Bookclub
Reviews & Awards
  • Booklist, 10/15/15
  • Bulletin of the Center for Children's Books starred, 11/01/15
  • Horn Book Guide, 04/01/16
  • Kirkus Reviews starred, 07/15/15
  • Publishers Weekly, 07/06/15
  • School Library Connection, 05/01/16
  • School Library Journal starred, 08/01/15
Product Details
  • Publisher: Random House
  • Publication Date: September 1, 2015
  • Format: Hardcover
  • Series: Hilo ; book 1
  • Edition: First edition.
  • Dewey: 741.5
  • Classifications: Nonfiction
  • Description: 191 pages : chiefly color illustrations ; 22 cm.
  • ISBN-10: 0-385-38617-6
  • ISBN-13: 978-0-385-38617-3
  • Follett Number: 0559CV9
  • Interest Level: 3-6
  • Reading Level: 2.3
  • ATOS Book Level: 2.3
  • AR Interest Level: MG
  • AR Points: 1
  • AR Quiz: 176196EN
  • Reading Counts Level: 3.5
  • Reading Counts Points: 4
  • Lexile: GN460L
  • Fountas & Pinnell: O