The Alien Next Door: The New Kid

Publisher: Little Bee Books (Bonnier Publishing USA imprint)

Review

Zeke is the new kid at school. He worries that he won’t fit in, and wonders if he’ll make any friends. He’s also an alien.

Having to start all over again on a new planet is tough: his scientist parents constantly move to wherever their research takes them, which means Zeke has to keep going to new schools.

Harris – a keen fantasy and sci-fi fan – lives next door to Zeke and is convinced there’s something very different about him. But however hard he tries to make people understand, no one else seems to notice the extraordinary things Zeke can do except him. Will Harris be able to prove that Zeke is an alien?

The Alien Next Door: The New Kid is the first in a new series aimed at early readers. Filled with humour about the yucky stuff Zeke eats, and wonder at the feats he can perform, this inclusive story makes for a very entertaining tale, either for adults reading to younger children, or more confident readers to read for themselves.

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