Nick’s family moves to Colorado Springs, into a new home. The attic is full of clutter and Nick decides to have a garage sale to make space for a bedroom. After he sells all the items, Nick learns they have strange powers and a sinister group of scientists wants them back. It’s up to Nick and his friends to get the stuff out of the wrong hands so they can figure out exactly what power this mismatched pile of junk holds.
Frank and his friend Watson are working in Frank’s grandfather’s workshop, trying to build a robot for their science experiment. They create two robots they name Klink and Klank. Klink can think, but Klank, not so much. Frank’s archenemy, T. Edison comes to the workshop to try to steal Frank’s ideas and plants a robotic bug to spy on Frank.
Lucy’s father is a ghostologist, but there’s not much call for that anymore. With the advent of electric lights (which ghosts hate,) the ghosts have died out or gone away. So he parked her at a prim boarding school and set off for the Pacific Northwest on a new venture. And soon, Lucy runs off to follow him. It turns out that the logging business is in a tailspin due to an epidemic called “rust” that is destroying the trees. When Lucy arrives in the town where her father should be, she finds that he’s missing.
Kevin, Warner, Tara, and TJ are at the best STEM summer camp in America, where they invent the Galactascope. As a team known as the Extraordinary Terrestrials, they point the Galactascope towards outer space hoping to make contact with aliens. It works!! Alien Mim arrives on planet Earth all cute with his purple fur, four eyes, four arms and two legs. He doesn’t stay cute for very long.
Ally has a secret: every time she lands in a new school she fools her teacher with disruptive behavior rather than reveal that she cannot read. She is repeatedly sent to the principal’s office due to outbursts and impertinence, and is labeled “slow” and “stupid.
You know you’re at the bottom of the middle school social ladder when you’re a troll…
Muchoki has been through a lot: Kenyon rioters destroyed his home, his church, and his town. His father died giving Muchoki, his mother and younger sister Jata a chance to escape the turmoil. Now Muchoki, Jata, and his mother are living in a relocation camp. His mother has malaria, so they are waiting for her to become strong enough to travel to her parents’ village. Then the unthinkable happens: his mother dies. Muchoki must figure out a way to get out of the camp, and find his way to his grandparents’ village with his sister.
Daisy is living with her single mom in a trailer park. Once a month, her Grandma takes her to the Federal prison (Club Fed) to see her father. Daisy really misses him, so she gets her geeky classmate Graham to help her plan a way to break The Chemist (her Dad) out of Club Fed, and they call it The Graham Cracker Plot.
Following the death of her father, Autumn, her brother, and her mother move down to Aventura, Florida, to help take care of her grandmother. Fortunately, on her first day of school Autumn becomes friends with a quirky group of kids who take her under their wing, and sparks also fly between her and school quarterback Sean. Unfortunately, at the same time she draws the wrath of one of the most popular girls in school, Reenzie, because Reenzie and Sean have been friends for years.
It’s Take Your Kid to Work Day, and Archie is finally allowed to tag along with his father. His dad had the night shift in his yellow taxi. Instead of picking up customers in the city, Archie discovers that his dad runs a space taxi. Archie is in charge of navigating the taxi from galaxy to galaxy, a skill he inherited from his grandfather. It seems that stellar navigation is a family gift. After getting their first fare from HQ, the local bagel shop, Archie and his father enter a new galaxy.