Summer 2011 Kids' Next List
“Scrub's parents send him to stay with Grandma for the summer and help out at her backwoods bed-and-breakfast. What a surprise he gets when he meets her guests! Can Scrub keep the local sheriff (and his nice-but-nosy daughter) from discovering just where these strange tourists come from? I can't wait for the next book in this fun, new series!”
— Ellen Klein, Hooray for Books!, Alexandria, VA
Scrub isn't happy about having to spend the summer with his hippie grandmother in "Middle of Nowhere," Washington. When he arrives at her Intergalactic Bed & Breakfast, he's not surprised by its 1960s-meets-Star Wars decor, but he is surprised by the weird-looking guests. It turns out that each room in the inn is a portal and his grandma is the gate-keeper, allowing aliens to vacation on Earth. She desperately needs Scrub's help with disguising the tourists as humans. As if that weren't difficult enough, the town sheriff is already suspicious of Granny. One wrong move and Scrub could blow Grandma's cover, forcing the B&B to shut down forever. And when it comes to aliens, every move seems very wrong.... Full of cosmic chaos and mind-bending mayhem, Scrub's summer adventure will leave readers wanting to make a return trip. House Rules for a Successful Visit 1. Leave nothing behind 2. Take nothing with you 3. Dress appropriately 4. Two arms, two legs, one head 5. No harming the natives.