Video Behind-the-mic with Jon Scieszka & his funny FRANK EINSTEIN series

Using real science, funny man and beloved author, Jon Scieszka, has created a unique world of adventure and science fiction—an irresistible chemical reaction for middle-grade listeners. The first title in an exciting new series, FRANK EINSTEIN AND THE ANTIMATTER MOTOR is truly a one-of-a-kind audiobook, featuring Jon’s own hilarious narration and SUPER COOL robot sounds by the book’s illustrator, Brian Biggs!

WATCH this exclusive video to visit with Jon in the studio as he explains why audiobooks help his writing process, and how they can help kids become better readers. (Plus, hear a preview of those robot sounds!) And for more about Jon’s Guys Listen program, visit

by Jon Scieszka
read by Jon Scieszka & Brian Biggs
On sale August 26, 2014


Next up in the series:
Frank Einstein and the Electro-Finger on sale March 17, 2015

Available on CD and as an audiobook download from Listening Library.
Hardcover available from Amulet Books, an imprint of ABRAMS.

Hear what people are saying about FRANK EINSTEIN:
Jon Scieszka

“Listener alert! Author and narrator Jon Scieszka will have you laughing out loud…The duo of Scieszka and Brian Biggs narrates with aplomb. Characters pop with personality…Not only is the wordplay droll, but the robot voices are animated to perfection.” —AudioFile Earphones Award winner

“This buoyant, tongue-in-cheek celebration of the impulse to ‘keep asking questions and finding your own answers’ fires on all cylinders.”—Booklist, starred review

“Kids will love Frank Einstein because even though he is a new character he will be instantly recognizable to the readers…Jon Scieszka is one of the best writers around, and I can’t wait to see what he does with these fun and exciting characters.”—Eoin Colfer, Artemis Fowl series

“Jon Scieszka’s new series has the winning ingredients that link his clever brilliance in storytelling with his knowledge of real science, while at the same time the content combination of fiction and non fiction appeals to the full range of the market.”—Jack Gantos, Joey Pigza series

“Scieszka mixes science and silliness again to great effect.”—Kirkus Reviews

“This book is accessible and easy to read, making it an appealing choice for reluctant readers. A solid start to the series.”—School Library Journal

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