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Below is a list of 39 the books by this author.

Book cover of SLUGFEST
SLUGFEST
By: gordon korman | Published: February 2024

Yash is the best athlete at Robinette Middle School. So good, in fact, that he's already been playing on the high school's JV sports teams. Imagine...

Yash is the best athlete at Robinette Middle School. So good, in fact, that he's already been playing on the high school's JV sports teams. Imagine his shock when he learns that his JV practices have kept him from earning a board-mandated credit for eighth-grade PE. To graduate, he has to take Physical Education Equivalency -- PEE -- which is also known as "Slugfest," in summer school. At Slugfest, Yash meets the other students. Kaden is an academic superstar who's physically hopeless. Twins Sarah and Stuart are too busy trying to kill each other to actually pay attention in class. Jesse is a notorious prankster. Arabella protests just about everything -- including mandatory PE. And Cleo is a natural athlete who has sworn off sports. Then there's their "coach," Mrs. Tamara Finnerty, a retired teacher whose idea of physical education seems to have frozen in preschool. But Yash doesn't care -- as long as he gets the credit. Too bad one of his fellow "slugs" is determined to blow the lid off a scandal that could make all their time in summer school a waste. And if that weren't bad enough, Yash is in danger of losing his star spot on the JV football team. So Yash recruits his fellow PE rejects to train with him. Spending the summer with the most hapless crew in school can really surprise a person. And their teacher might be hiding the biggest surprise yet . . .

  • ISBN
    9781039705647
  • Binding
    Hardcover Canadian
  • Category
    Junior Fiction
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Book cover of SUPERGIFTED
SUPERGIFTED
By: gordon korman | Published: April 2019

NYT bestselling author Gordon Korman's sequel to Ungifted cleverly sends up our preconceived ideas about intelligence, heroism, and...

NYT bestselling author Gordon Korman's sequel to Ungifted cleverly sends up our preconceived ideas about intelligence, heroism, and popularity! Donovan Curtis has never been what anyone would call "gifted." But his genius friend Noah Youkilis is actually supergifted, with one of the highest IQs around. After years at the Academy for Scholastic Distinction, all Noah dreams of is the opportunity to fail if he wants to. And he's landed in the perfect place to do it-Donovan's school. Almost immediately, Noah finds himself on the wrong side of cheerleading captain Megan Mercury and alpha jock Hash "Hashtag" Taggart. Sticking up for Noah lands Donovan in the middle of a huge feud with Hashtag. He's told to stay away from the sports star-or else. That should be the end of it, but when a freak incident suddenly makes Donovan a hero, he can't tell anyone about it since Hashtag is involved. So Noah steps in and becomes "Superkid." Now he's gone from nerd to titan at school. And it may have gone more than a little bit to his head.

Theme: Humour

  • ISBN
    9781443175234
  • Binding
    Paperback Canadian
  • Category
    Junior Fiction
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Book cover of SUPERTEACHER PROJECT
SUPERTEACHER PROJECT
By: gordon korman | Published: January 2024

It's The Unteachables meets I, Robot in another funny middle school tale from Gordon Korman! It's the start of a new school year and Oliver is...

It's The Unteachables meets I, Robot in another funny middle school tale from Gordon Korman! It's the start of a new school year and Oliver is looking forward to a seventh-grade year full of spitballs, jokes and pranks with his friend Nathan. And their new homeroom teacher, Mr. Aidact, looks like a prime target. He's an odd duck -- with a weird, stilted vocabulary, an unusual way of looking at things, and a strangely old student teacher constantly in tow. He also has a seemingly superhuman ability to detect and defuse almost every one of Oliver's schemes. But that's not all of it. Mr. Aidact seems to be teaching pretty much every subject. He's willing to take over jobs no other teacher will, like supervising detention and coaching the field hockey team. Oliver and Nathan are determined to find out what is up with this guy. What they uncover is out of this world! Mr. Aidact is, in fact, superhuman -- he's an android, a secret project of the Department of Education. And when the secret leaks out, the school and the PTA are in an uproar, and calls for his "deactivation" are loud and clear. Can Oliver and his friends turn this plan around and save the teacher they've grown to love and appreciate?

  • ISBN
    9781039706576
  • Binding
    Paperback Canadian
  • Category
    Junior Fiction
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Book cover of SUPERTEACHER PROJECT
SUPERTEACHER PROJECT
By: gordon korman | Published: February 2023

It's the start of a new school year and Oliver is looking forward to a seventh-grade year full of spitballs, jokes and pranks with his friend Nathan....

It's the start of a new school year and Oliver is looking forward to a seventh-grade year full of spitballs, jokes and pranks with his friend Nathan. And their new homeroom teacher, Mr. Aidact, looks like a prime target. He's an odd duck with a weird, stilted vocabulary, an unusual way of looking at things, and a strangely old student teacher constantly in tow. He also has a seemingly superhuman ability to detect and defuse almost every one of Oliver's schemes. But that's not all of it. Mr. Aidact seems to be teaching pretty much every subject. He's willing to take over jobs no other teacher will, like supervising detention and coaching the field hockey team. Oliver and Nathan are determined to find out what is up with this guy. What they uncover is out of this world! Mr. Aidact is, in fact, superhuman -- he's an android, a secret project of the Department of Education. And when the secret leaks out, the school and the PTA are in an uproar, and calls for his "deactivation" are loud and clear. Can Oliver and his friends turn this plan around and save the teacher they've grown to love and appreciate?

Theme: Humour

  • ISBN
    9781443198011
  • Binding
    Hardcover Canadian
  • Category
    Junior Fiction
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Book cover of SWINDLE 01
SWINDLE 01
By: gordon korman | Published: April 2009

Ocean's 11 . . . with 11-year-olds, in a super stand-alone heist caper from Gordon Korman! After a mean collector named Swindle cons him out of his...

Ocean's 11 . . . with 11-year-olds, in a super stand-alone heist caper from Gordon Korman! After a mean collector named Swindle cons him out of his valuable Babe Ruth baseball card, Griffin Bing must put together a band of misfits to break into Swindle's compound and recapture the card. There are many things standing in their way - a menacing guard dog, a high-tech security system, a very secret hiding place, and their general inability to drive - but Griffin and his team are going to get back what's rightfully his . . . This is Gordon Korman at his crowd-pleasing best, perfect for readers who like a hoot, a howl, and a heist.

Theme: Humour

  • ISBN
    9780439903455
  • Binding
    Paperback Canadian
  • Category
    Junior Fiction
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Book cover of SWINDLE 02 ZOOBREAK
SWINDLE 02 ZOOBREAK
By: gordon korman | Published: August 2010

The sequel to Gordon Korman's Swindle - the Man With A Plan is back! When Griffin Bing's class goes to a floating zoo, they don't expect to see...

The sequel to Gordon Korman's Swindle - the Man With A Plan is back! When Griffin Bing's class goes to a floating zoo, they don't expect to see animals being treated so badly. They don't expect to find Elvis, Dog Whisperer Savannah's pet monkey who's been missing for weeks. And they really don't expect to have to hide the animals once they've rescued them! Hilarity ensues as Griffin's team once more pulls off a heist... trying to break the animals back into a (better) zoo!

Theme: Humour

  • ISBN
    9780545125000
  • Binding
    Paperback Canadian
  • Category
    Junior Fiction
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Book cover of UNGIFTED
UNGIFTED
By: gordon korman | Published: February 2014

Donovan, whose real gift is getting into trouble, finds himself at an academy for gifted students! Donovan is definitely skilled . . . at getting...

Donovan, whose real gift is getting into trouble, finds himself at an academy for gifted students! Donovan is definitely skilled . . . at getting into trouble. And when one of his thoughtless pranks accidentally destroys the school gym during the Big Game, with the superintendent watching, he knows he's in for it. Suspension at best, maybe expulsion. Either way, a lawsuit and paying for damages. But through a strange chain of events, his name gets put on the list for the local school for gifted students: the Academy for Scholastic Distinction. Donovan knows he's not a genius, but he can't miss this chance to escape. Now, he has to figure out a way to stay at ASD - and fit in with the kids there. And who knows, maybe his real gift will come to light . . . A new story from the master of middle-grade and YA humour Gordon Korman, Ungifted is a funny exploration of the special (and often surprising) talents that make each of us gifted in our own way.

  • ISBN
    9781443133494
  • Binding
    Paperback Canadian
  • Category
    Junior Fiction
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Book cover of UNPLUGGED
UNPLUGGED
By: gordon korman | Published: February 2021

Jett Baranov is Silicon Valley's number one spoiled brat. The son of a billionaire tech genius, he has everything money can buy, which means he's in...

Jett Baranov is Silicon Valley's number one spoiled brat. The son of a billionaire tech genius, he has everything money can buy, which means he's in the habit of getting into a lot of trouble. When one of his stunts brings in the US Air Force, Jett's father sends him off to Oasis Mind and Body Wellness center where he'll be unplugged and disconnected from the outside world. Of course Jett hates it instantly and does his best to get himself kicked out. But it's not as easy as he thinks. When Grace Atwater rescues a defenseless lizard, Jett is drawn into caring for the little guy with the help of Grace, Tyrell Karrigan and Brooklyne Feldman. But things aren't as they seem at Oasis. There's something going on with the head meditation pathfinder, Ivory -- something dangerous that threatens the future of all the guests at Oasis. And Jett is the only one who can put a stop to it. Told in Gordon's now classic multi-voice style, Unplugged combines mystery, comedy, friendship . . . and don't forget about the crocodiles!

Theme: Technology, Mystery, Friendship

  • ISBN
    9781443187411
  • Binding
    Hardcover Canadian
  • Category
    Junior Fiction
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Book cover of UNPLUGGED
UNPLUGGED
By: gordon korman | Published: June 2022

Jett Baranov is Silicon Valley's number one spoiled brat. The son of a billionaire tech genius, he has everything money can buy, which means he's in...

Jett Baranov is Silicon Valley's number one spoiled brat. The son of a billionaire tech genius, he has everything money can buy, which means he's in the habit of getting into a lot of trouble. When one of his stunts brings in the US Air Force, Jett's father sends him off to Oasis Mind and Body Wellness center where he'll be unplugged and disconnected from the outside world. Of course Jett hates it instantly and does his best to get himself kicked out. But it's not as easy as he thinks. When Grace Atwater rescues a defenseless lizard, Jett is drawn into caring for the little guy with the help of Grace, Tyrell Karrigan and Brooklyne Feldman. But things aren't as they seem at Oasis. There's something going on with the head meditation pathfinder, Ivory -- something dangerous that threatens the future of all the guests at Oasis. And Jett is the only one who can put a stop to it. Told in Gordon's now classic multi-voice style, Unplugged combines mystery, comedy, friendship . . . and don't forget about the crocodiles!

  • ISBN
    9781443196079
  • Binding
    Paperback Canadian
  • Category
    Junior Fiction
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Book cover of UNTEACHABLES
UNTEACHABLES
By: gordon korman | Published: December 2019

Is this classroom of outcasts really incorrigible, or just misunderstood? In the multiple-narrator format that Gordon perfected in Ungifted and...

Is this classroom of outcasts really incorrigible, or just misunderstood? In the multiple-narrator format that Gordon perfected in Ungifted and Supergifted, this book tells the story the story of Greenwich Middle School's class SCS-8, a.k.a The Self-Contained Special Eighth Grade Class, a.ka. the Unteachables! The Unteachables are a medley of wayward characters: Parker the dyslexic farm boy; Aldo, in need of anger management classes; Elaine (rhymes with pain); Barnstorm the jock; Rahim the sleep-deprived artist and Mateo, lost in fantasy worlds. Plus Kiana, who is just in town visiting her dad and isn't even registered with the school. Not to mention their teacher, Mr. Kermit - a.k.a. Mr. Ribbit - who remains in disgrace after a 25-year-old cheating scandal and is just killing time, doing crossword puzzles and waiting to take early retirement at the end of the year. Are they really incorrigible, or is it possible they are just misunderstood? This unlikely group of heroes is about to find out for themselves.

  • ISBN
    9781443182010
  • Binding
    Paperback Canadian
  • Category
    Junior Fiction
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Book cover of WAR STORIES
WAR STORIES
By: gordon korman | Published: July 2020

From the #1 New York Times bestselling author of Restart, a story of telling truth from lies -- and finding out what being a hero really means. There...

From the #1 New York Times bestselling author of Restart, a story of telling truth from lies -- and finding out what being a hero really means. There are two things Trevor loves more than anything else: playing war-based video games and his great-grandfather Jacob, who is a true-blue, bona fide war hero. At the height of the war, Jacob helped liberate a small French village, and was given a hero's welcome upon his return to America. Now it's decades later, and Jacob wants to retrace the steps he took during the war -- from training to invasion to the village he is said to have saved. Trevor thinks this is the coolest idea ever. But as they get to the village, Trevor discovers there's more to the story than what he's heard his whole life, causing him to wonder about his great-grandfather's heroism, the truth about the battle he fought, and importance of genuine valor.

Theme: War/Children and War, Inter-Generational

  • ISBN
    9781338290202
  • Binding
    Hardcover Canadian
  • Category
    Junior Fiction
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WAR STORIES
By: gordon korman | Published: May 2021

A story of telling truth from lies -- and finding out what being a hero really means. There are two things Trevor loves more than anything else:...

A story of telling truth from lies -- and finding out what being a hero really means. There are two things Trevor loves more than anything else: playing war-based video games, and his great-grandfather Jacob, who is a true-blue, bona fide war hero. At the height of the war, Jacob helped liberate a small French village, and was given a hero's welcome upon his return to America. Now it's decades later, and Jacob wants to retrace the steps he took during the war - from training to invasion to the village he is said to have saved. Trevor thinks this is the coolest idea ever. But as they get to the village, Trevor discovers there's more to the story than what he's heard his whole life, causing him to wonder about his great-grandfather's heroism, the truth about the battle he fought, and importance of genuine valor.

  • ISBN
    9781338290226
  • Binding
    Paperback Canadian
  • Category
    Junior Fiction
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Book cover of WHATSHISFACE
WHATSHISFACE
By: gordon korman | Published: May 2018

Twelve-year-old Cooper Vega and his military family has moved so often that he is used to new schoolmates not knowing his name, but at the moment he...

Twelve-year-old Cooper Vega and his military family has moved so often that he is used to new schoolmates not knowing his name, but at the moment he has a bigger problem--his new phone is haunted by the ghost of Roderick Northrop, a boy from the sixteenth-century, who needs his help to finish a quest, which is somehow tied up in the Stratford Middle School production of Romeo and Juliet.

  • ISBN
    9781338200164
  • Binding
    Hardcover Canadian
  • Category
    Junior Fiction
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WHATSHISFACE
By: gordon korman | Published: April 2019

A fun, funny ghost story about a nobody kid who becomes a somebody while helping a ghost right a wrong from the past.

  • ISBN
    9781338200188
  • Binding
    Paperback Canadian
  • Category
    Junior Fiction
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