The Secret Science Project That Almost Ate the School

Illustrated by Stephen Gammell
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About The Book

Students, heed this little rhyme:
When it's science project time,
Do not make goop,
or glop,
or grime,
And never mess with
mutant slime

About The Author


Judy Sierra is the author of many award-winning books for children including the bestsellers Antarctic Antics, illustrated by Jose Aruego and Ariane Dewey; Wild About Books, illustrated by Marc Brown; and The Secret Science Project that Almost Ate the School, illustrated by Stephen Gammell. Sierra holds a PhD in folklore and mythology from the University of California, Los Angeles. She has received the Children’s Choice Award from the International Reading Association, two Aesop awards from the American Folklore Society, and the E.B. White Read Aloud Prize from the Association of Booksellers for Children. She lives with her husband in Eugene, Oregon. Visit her online at

Product Details

  • Publisher: Simon & Schuster/Paula Wiseman Books (October 2006)
  • Length: 32 pages
  • ISBN13: 9781416911753
  • Grades: 1 - 4
  • Ages: 6 - 9

Awards and Honors

  • ILA/CBC Children's Choices
  • South Carolina Book Award Nominee
  • Chicago Public Library's Best of the Best
  • Pennsylvania Young Reader's Choice Award Nominee
  • Child Magazine's Guide to Top Books, Videos and Software of the Year
  • Golden Sower Masterlist (NE)
  • Monarch Award Master List (IL)
  • Prairie Bud Award Nominee (SD)

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