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The Great Big Boom
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The Great Big Boom
HiLo Series, Book 3
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"An action-packed page turner with heart!"—Dav Pilkey, author of DOG MAN
Dog Man
meets Big Nate in HILO-the hilarious New York Times Bestselling GRAPHIC NOVEL SERIES kids love! "A Total BLAST," says the Miami Herald!


Aah!!!! Everyone's favorite space boy is BACK! 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! 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?!
Here's what people (and robots!) are saying about 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
"My students are obsessed with this series. OBSESSED!"—Colby Sharp, teacher, blogger, and co-founder of Nerdy Bookclub
* "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
"Good clean laser-beams-coming-outta-your-hands fun for the whole family."—http://blogs.slj.com/afuse8production/
"A story that can be enjoyed by the entire family."—The New York Times
"An action-packed page turner with heart!"—Dav Pilkey, author of DOG MAN
Dog Man
meets Big Nate in HILO-the hilarious New York Times Bestselling GRAPHIC NOVEL SERIES kids love! "A Total BLAST," says the Miami Herald!


Aah!!!! Everyone's favorite space boy is BACK! 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! 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?!
Here's what people (and robots!) are saying about 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
"My students are obsessed with this series. OBSESSED!"—Colby Sharp, teacher, blogger, and co-founder of Nerdy Bookclub
* "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
"Good clean laser-beams-coming-outta-your-hands fun for the whole family."—http://blogs.slj.com/afuse8production/
"A story that can be enjoyed by the entire family."—The New York Times
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About the Author-
  • JUDD WINICK is the author of the New York Times bestselling, Children's Choice Book Award–winning graphic novel Hilo. Judd lives in San Francisco with his wife, their two kids, and their cat. Judd has scripted issues of bestselling comic series, including Batman, Green Lantern, Green Arrow, Justice League, and Star Wars. Judd also appeared as a cast member of MTV's The Real World: San Francisco and is the author of the highly acclaimed graphic novel Pedro and Me, about his Real World roommate and friend, AIDS activist Pedro Zamora. Visit Judd and Hilo online at .juddwinick.com, or find him on Twitter at @JuddWinick.
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  • Kirkus

    November 15, 2016
    The titular towheaded robot hero returns with his Asian-American best friend, D.J., on another whirlwind adventure--this time to save their African-American friend Gina and, possibly, another world.After thwarting a throng of villainous vegetables and banishing the wicked Razorwark, D.J. and Hilo must now figure out how to get their friend Gina back after she was pulled into another dimension. Drawing on Hilo's vast robot intelligence to find the correct portal that should take them to her, Hilo and D.J. find themselves in the world of their magically gifted feline friend, Polly. After locating Gina, the trio vows to help Polly and her fellow anthropomorphic mammals defeat the Scale Tail Clan--a ruthless group of reptiles and amphibians who came to power with the help of a magical orb. (The Furbacks speak a vaguely country English dialect, while the Scale Tails have a tendency to omit articles and verbs.) During their adventures, Hilo's memory continues to return, including recollections of a sister; but does she still exist? This rousing third volume hasn't lost an iota of the vibrancy, humor, and momentum that's propelled its predecessors. As the story evolves, Hilo's universe grows ever richer and more complex; readers are far from the humdrum world where a lonely D.J. sought to fit in, and the subsequent ride has been one of nonstop thrills and breathtaking imagination. Continually fabulous. (Graphic science fiction. 7-12)

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  • School Library Journal

    January 1, 2017

    Gr 3-5-Hilo the robot boy and his best friend DJ must team up to track down DJ's pal Gina, who was swallowed by a mysterious portal. In the process, Hilo and DJ are reunited with old friends, make new friends, and unearth more secrets from Hilo's past. This third installment in the series delivers humor and cartoony, over-the-top adventures that fans and new readers will delight in. The violence is minimal and more silly than scary. More sophisticated readers will find deeper meaning in Hilo's quest to discover who he is, as well as DJ's attempts to be a good friend and realize what it is he excels at. Full-color artwork on glossy pages completes this bright, cheerful, and just plain fun package. VERDICT This latest in a series that has proven to be a favorite of young readers continues the high standards of the previous volumes. For those who are familiar with the books and newcomers alike.-Elizabeth Nicolai, Anchorage Public Library, AK

    Copyright 2017 School Library Journal, LLC Used with permission.

  • DOGO Books cookie - this is amazing i love the hilo books
  • Neil Gaiman, bestselling author "More giant robotic ants and people going 'Aaaah!' than in the complete works of Jane Austen."
  • Gene Luen Yang, winner of the Printz and Eisner awards and National Ambassador for Young People's Literature "High energy and HILARIOUS!"
  • Jeffrey Brown, bestselling author of Jedi Academy "Fast paced, furiously funny, and will have kids waiting on the edge of their seats for more."
  • Brad Meltzer, bestselling author "I LOVE this book. Hilo is alive, action-packed . . . and amazing fun."
  • The New York Times "A story that can be enjoyed by the entire family."
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