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Super Zero
Super Zero
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Reviewed Titles Accelerated Reader
Graphic Sparks

Super Zero

by Donald Lemke
Illustrated by Douglas Holgate

Zack Allen loves comic books, but he's nothing like his favorite superheroes. He's always getting picked on by bullies at school. Then one day, Zack builds a high-tech robot suit. Now he must decide how to use his newfound powers. He has become Zinc Alloy, the world's newest superhero!

GenreFantasy & Science Fiction
Reading LevelGrades 1-3
Interest LevelGrades 2-5
Lexile LevelGN530L
ATOS Level2.4
AR Points0.5
AR Quiz #123903
PublisherStone Arch Books
BrandGraphic Sparks
Page Dimensions6" x 9"
Page Count40
BindingReinforced Library Binding
List Price: $24.65 School/Library Price



Library Media Connection - Audrey Irene Daigneault; West Side Middle School

"This colorful graphic story tells a predictable tale of the science student, who is bullied by his peers and loves comic books with superheroes. He builds himself a robotic suit that gives him numerous superpowers. The super robot stops a runaway train and scares the bullies into leaving his nerdy alter-ego alone. Cartoon style drawings enhance the text and help move the action along. Special features include a glossary, a history of comics, three discussion questions, three writing prompts, and the publisher’s web site with graphic adventures, a web history of comics’ timeline with a text that will be beyond the reading level of students who read this title, and a NASA robotics web site. This book will appeal especially to boys, and can be used as high interest low vocabulary material with students who have reading problems. I tried this with a small group of seventh grade boys who had various reading problems and received a favorable response from the group. Recommended." - Library Media Connection

June 1, 2009

San Diego Unified School District

"This action-packed comic-reader will entice even the most reluctant reader. Any child who’s ever been the victim of a “wet willy” or a “nuggy” will cheer out loud." - San Diego Unified School District

April 1, 2009

Donald Lemke

Donald Lemke

Donald Lemke works as a children’s book editor. He has written dozens of all-age comics and children's books for Capstone, HarperCollins, Running Press, and more. Donald lives in St. Paul, Minnesota with his brilliant wife, Amy, toddling toddler, Cleo, and a not-so-golden retriever named Paulie.

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