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    9781524773076 9781984832887 Downloadable audio file 9781524773069 Electronic book text, Reflowable, , EPUB 9781524773052 Hardback, Library binding, , $25.99 CAD
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    Fountas & Pinnell Text Level Gradient: V Lexile measure: 740L
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    Distributor: Random House, Inc. Availability: On Sale Date: Mar 05, 2019 Carton Quantity: 12 $22.99 CAD
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We're Not from Here
By (author): Geoff Rodkey
9781524773045 Hardcover English Juvenile: Age (years) from 8 - 12, Grade (US) from 3 - 7 JUVENILE FICTION / Social Themes / Emigration & Immigration Mar 05, 2019
$22.99 CAD
Active 5.88 x 8.5 x 0.89 in 256 pages Random House Children's Books Crown Books for Young Readers
Imagine being forced to move to a new planet where YOU are the alien! From the creator of the Tapper Twins, New York Times bestselling author Geoff Rodkey delivers a topical, sci-fi middle-grade novel that proves friendship and laughter can transcend even a galaxy of differences.

The first time I heard about Planet Choom, we’d been on Mars for almost a year. But life on the Mars station was grim, and since Earth was no longer an option (we may have blown it up), it was time to find a new home.

That’s how we ended up on Choom with the Zhuri. They’re very smart. They also look like giant mosquitos. But that’s not why it’s so hard to live here. There’s a lot that the Zhuri don’t like: singing (just ask my sister, Ila), comedy (one joke got me sent to the principal’s office), or any kind of emotion. The biggest problem, though? The Zhuri don’t like us. And if humankind is going to survive, it’s up to my family to change their minds. No pressure.

Series Overview: One-off title in single book deal.

New York Times bestselling author - Geoff Rodkey is the accomplished creator of the Tapper Twins (over 65,000 books through Bookscan!). His experience as a successful author, speaker, and promoter also makes him a huge asset to this project.

Pre-empt deal!

Topical subject matter - This tongue-in-cheek middle-grade novel delivers a poignant message about the contemporary immigration debate

Story Pirates - Goeff Rodkey is a close collaborator with the Story Pirates, a nationwide organization that takes stories kids develop and has improv comedians act them out. Rodkey’s book series The Chronicles of Egg and his upcoming middle-grade project (part novel and part creative writing manual) are both results of Story Pirates collaborations.

Experienced school speaker - After years of visiting classrooms, working with Story Pirates, and performing author engagements, Rodkey is skilled at talking with children and sharing his passion for reading and writing

Geoff Rodkey is the author of the bestselling Tapper Twins comedy series; the Chronicles of Egg adventure trilogy; and The Story Pirates Present: Stuck in the Stone Age, a comic novel bundled with a how-to guide for kids who want to create stories of their own. He’s also the Emmy-nominated screenwriter of such films as Daddy Day Care and RV. Geoff grew up in Freeport, Illinois and began his writing career on his high school newspaper. He now lives in New York City with his wife, three sons, and an easily confused gerbil. Learn more at, and follow Geoff on Twitter at @GeoffRodkey.

Author Residence: New York, NY

Author Website:

Author Social Media: @GeoffRodkey

“A quirky sci-fi adventure with a surprising layer of political irony.”Kirkus Reviews, starred review

“Rodkey explores heady concepts such as immigration, tolerance, culture shock, and relative humor in this slapstick-laden allegory”Publishers Weekly, starred review

“An excellent title for discussion.” –The Bulletin 

“Whip-smart, wildly inventive, and truly important.” –Katherine Applegate, author of Newbery Medal winner The One and Only Ivan

”Who knew that giant talking mosquitos and brilliant marshmallow girls on a distant planet could provide such crucial insight into what is happening on our planet right now?" -Adam Gidwitz, author of Newbery Honor book The Inquisitor’s Tale

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