CORPUS CHRISTI AND CROCKER HIGHLANDS PARENTS GGP IS BRINGING JUDD WINICK, THE AUTHOR OF HILO; THE BOY WHO CRASHED TO EARTH, TO MEET YOUR KIDS

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March 22, 2017 - 9:00am to 3:45pm

Hello Corpus Christi and Crocker Highlands parents!

A Great Good Place for Books is bringing  Judd Winick, author of Hilo: The Boy Who Crashed to Earth, on Wednesday, March 22nd.  If you'd like to purchase a copy to be signed to your child you purchase it online just follow the prompts below. We can't to introduce your child to the talented Judd Winick! Please put the name of your school, your child's name and teachers name in the message area of your order. 

Here's a description of the books:

Hilo: the Boy Who Crashed to Earth

Calvin and Hobbes meets Big Nate meets Bone in HILO-the hilarious, action-packed New York Times Bestselling GRAPHIC NOVEL SERIES kids AND critics love! "A Total BLAST," says the Miami Herald!

D.J. and his friend Gina are totally normal kids. But Hilo isn't! Hilo 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 robot ant).

Hilo Book 2: Saving the Whole Wide World 

DJ and Gina are TOTALLY ordinary kids. But Hilo . . . isn’t. HILO is just settling into life on earth (Bowling? Knock-knock jokes? OUTSTANDING!) when strange portals begin opening up all over town. And HOLY MACKEREL! Even STRANGER creatures are coming through them! But it will take more than a GIANT MUTANT CHICKEN, A VIKING HIPPO, A MAGICAL WARRIOR CAT, or even a few MILLION KILLER VEGETABLES to stop Team Hilo . . . er, WON’T IT? Can Hilo, DJ, and GINA figure out how to send these creatures back to their worlds before they DESTROY the earth? 

Hilo Book 3: The Great BIg Boom

Hilo may look like an ordinary kid, but he’s DEFINITELY not! When we last saw Hilo, DJ, and Gina, Gina had been sucked into a mysterious portal to who knows where! But friends don’t let friends disappear into NOWHERE! It’s up to D.J. and Hilo to follow her. Will there be danger? YES! Will there be amazing surprises? OF COURSE! Will Gina end up being the one to save them? DEFINITELY! The trio will have to battle bad guys and face disgusting food, an angry mom, powerful magic, and more! Will they survive . . . and make it back to Earth before the portal closes again?!


 Praise for 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

"Action-packed...and amazing fun!"—Brad Meltzer, bestselling author of the Ordinary People Change the World series 

"HILO is loads of slapstick fun with a touch of tenderness that kids will love."--Dan Santat, Caldecott Medal Winner

"High energy and HILARIOUS!"--Gene Luen Yang, National Ambassador for  Young People's Literature

"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

"Universally appealing. A wholeheartedly weird and wonderful tale of friendship, acceptance, and robots."—Kirkus Reviews, Starred Review

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

"The most enjoyable hero to hit the library shelves in years. Good clean laser-beams-coming-outta-your-hands fun for the whole family."—http://blogs.slj.com/afuse8production/ 

"A total blast."—The Miami Herald

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

Hilo Book 1: The Boy Who Crashed to Earth Cover Image
$13.99
ISBN: 9780385386173
Availability: Usually Ships in 1-5 Days
Published: Random House Books for Young Readers - September 1st, 2015

Hilo: Saving the Whole Wide World Cover Image
$13.99
ISBN: 9780385386234
Availability: Usually Ships in 1-5 Days
Published: Random House Books for Young Readers - May 17th, 2016

Hilo Book 3: The Great Big Boom Cover Image
$13.99
ISBN: 9780385386203
Availability: Usually Ships in 1-5 Days
Published: Random House Books for Young Readers - February 21st, 2017

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