This omnibus edition includes the first THREE books in Kell-the-alien series:
What they are saying:
- Publisher’s Weekly says, “amusing” and “engaging and accessible.
- School Library Journal says, “VERDICT: This fun chapter book series is out of this world.”
MEET KELL THE ALIEN
Shipwrecked on earth and desperate to make money, an alien family decides to make a living by opening Aliens, Inc., an intergalactic event-planning business master-minded by 9 year old alien boy, Kell Smith.
KELL, THE ALIEN (Book 1)
Shipwrecked. Befriended. Hunted.
MEET KELL’S BFF, BREE HENDRICKS
Kell discovers that his neighbor, Bree Hendricks, turns 9-years-old next month and she wants a party with an alien theme. That should be simple as flying from star to star. But things aren’t that easy: Earthling’s ideas about aliens are totally wrong.
MEET THE PRESIDENT OF THE SOCIETY OF ALIEN CHASERS (SAC)
Even worse, Principal Lynx is a UFO-Chaser and suspects aliens around every corner.
Will the Aliens totally blow the Aliens Party? Will Principal Lynx capture Kell and his family and them over to the government?
KELL AND THE HORSE APPLE PARADE (Book 2)
Fun and Humor: Super Heroes, Super Heroines, and a Parade!
For Kell, the Friends of Police Parade is a big deal, his first Earthling parade. With Bree’s help, he must figure out how to deal with City Hall, figure out fund-raising and find super heroes and super heroines to march in the parade. To make things worse, Principal Lynx believes someone in third grade in an alien, and she has a new Alien Catcher App on her smart phone. Survival on planet Earth just got harder for the Smiths, those friendly aliens from Bix. Will the Society of Alien Chasers catch Kell and his family? Or will they outsmart Mrs. Lynx again.
KELL AND THE GIANTS (Book 3)
Secrets, Giants and Alien-Chasing Dogs.
If you’re an alien on Earth, you have one giant secret to keep. After a while, even friends want to tell your secret. Kell and Bree plan a birthday party with giants—Big Foot, Cyclops, Goliath and the Jolly Green Giant—while they struggle with keeping their own giant secret. But they have an even bigger problem: Principal Lynx and the Society of Alien Chasers is back with a dog trained to sniff out an alien in a crowd. When Mom is stung by a bee, Kell must find a doctor who can keep a giant secret, too. Will Aliens, Inc. be able to pull off the Giant Party and keep everyone happy?
Kell and the Detectives (Book 4)
Book 4 is not included in the Box Set. Read more about Kell’s continuing adventures in Book 4.
About the Author
Growing up, author Darcy Pattison (www.darcypattison.com) wanted to be an astronaut. Instead, she writes about space in this chapter book. Published in nine languages, her middle grade novels include, SAUCY AND BUBBA: A Hansel and Gretel Tale , THE GIRL, THE GYPSY AND THE GARGOYLE, and VAGABONDS. Recent nature books for children include: ABAYOMI, THE BRAZILIAN PUMA: The True Story of an Orphaned Cub (Mims House), WISDOM, THE MIDWAY ALBATROSS (Mims House), a Starred Review in Publisher’s Weekly; DESERT BATHS (Sylvan Dell), an NSTA Outstanding Science Trade Book 2013; and, PRAIRIE STORMS (Sylvan Dell). Other ebooks for writers include Start Your Novel, How to Write a Children’s Picture Book, and The Book Trailer Manual. Darcy Pattison is the 2007 recipient of Arkansas Governor’s Arts Awards for her work in Children’s Literature.
About the Illustrator
Rich Davis, illustrator for the Aliens, Inc. series has wondered, “What could be better than getting to do black and white cartoon work for a sci-fi easy reader?” Working on this book has been one big fun-making experience. Rich has also illustrated 12 other children’s books, including beginning reader series, Tiny the Big Dog (Penguin). His joy is to help kids develop creatively and he has invented a simple drawing game (Pick and Draw.com) and an activities book as a fun tool that now have a following around the world. He frequently does programs at schools and libraries in order to draw with thousands of kids yearly. For him, it is a dream come true and he recognizes that the source is from God alone.
About the Narrator
Josiah Bildner has been performing in theatrical performances since he was 10 when he played Bob Cratchit’s son in Dickens A Christmas Carol. He starred as the Wizard in the Wizard of Oz and Geppetto in Pinnochio in high school and received a drama scholarship at the University of Northern Iowa. After graduation Josiah worked as a director and audio/visual engineer at the NBC affiliate KWWL channel 7 in Waterloo Iowa. Josiah is also a storyteller at a children’s Education Through Music camp and during the school year he is a speech language pathologist. Josiah currently uses all those talents in the wonderful world of voice over. He can be heard voicing many audiobooks, from children’s sci-fi to adult horror, biographies of musical celebrities like Emil Richards and George Harrison to spiritual journeys of Buddhism and Judaism. Josiah Bildner loves voice over because it is the best of all worlds!