Albie Newton

Albie Newton

Meet Albie Newton: child genius. He?s a whiz at inventing things. But is he inventive enough to figure out how to make friends? When precocious inventor Albie Newton enters a new preschool, he concocts the perfect plan for making friends. Unfortunately, it involves stealing the hamster?s wheel, snatching the wings off of Dave?s toy airplane, and generally making a giant m Meet Albie Newton: child genius. He?s a whiz at inventing things. But is he inventive enough to figure out how ...

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Title:Albie Newton
Author:Josh Funk
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Genres:Childrens
ISBN:1454922583
Edition Language:English
Format Type:Hardcover
Number of Pages:32 pages pages

Albie Newton Reviews

  • Jillian
    Nov 07, 2018
    Cute story. The meter of the rhyming text was a bit clunky in places, and I found myself having to re-read lines a few times to make it fit. I did very much like the idea that the "annoying kid" might not have bad intentions, and maybe it's best to see what they're actually doing befo...
  • Wendy Garland
    Jul 06, 2018
    Albie Newton, thinker and inventor extraordinaire has glorious, creative ideas. His ideas tend to come at the expense of others, however. Can he make things AND friends at the same time? I love that Albie is different from the other kids. He is not about to change, but the kids' perspe...
  • Laurie
    Apr 28, 2018
    Interest Level: K-3 Have you ever had that kid in your class who got on your nerves because they seemed self-centered and gave the impression that they didn't mind that they caused chaos in the classroom? Well that is Albie Newton! Albie is a child genius from the day he was born. W...
  • Alyson (Kid Lit Frenzy)
    Sep 08, 2018
    Understanding differences ...
  • Beth
    Apr 18, 2018
    Nobody is better at rhyming picture books than Josh Funk. ...
  • Carol Ekster
    Jun 01, 2018
    Kids will love this fun rhyming story and the book gives classes and families the perfect opportunity to discuss friendship. ...
  • Marcie
    Oct 29, 2018
    Might make a fun beginning of the school year read aloud. ...
  • Liz Garden
    May 06, 2018
    Definitely a fun read aloud about a boy genius preschooler and some of his struggles he encounters as he tries to make friends ...
  • Jana
    Apr 25, 2018
    Being in a new school can be difficult when it?s the middle of the year and most of the other kids have their established routines. But Albie doesn?t miss a beat. With rollicking, rhyming text and humorous digital illustrations, readers quickly come to know that Albie is an excepti...
  • Jillian Heise
    Jul 09, 2017
    A fabulous story in rhyming verse about Albie, a tinkerer and thinker, who is so focused on his inventions that he doesn't often notice what's happening with the other kids in his class or how his actions affect them. Luckily, one of the girls in his class pays attention and notices Al...
  • N.
    Apr 13, 2018
    4.5/5 ...
  • Lori
    Aug 14, 2018
    Cute story, with some great vocabulary. Bright and fun illustrations. ...
  • Jaime
    Sep 03, 2018
    Imagination is awesome. ...
  • Michele Knott
    May 01, 2018
    What a great book to share with young readers - I like that Albie is different from his peers and that doesn't change. This reflects what we see in classrooms and schools and although the kids perspective may not change, they can appreciate what Albie creates. ...
  • Pam
    May 15, 2018
    Funk shares all about being different and accepting differences. Albie is an extremely bright young boy who wants to make friends in kindergarten. His methods don't work well and his classmates get upset. One young girl stops them and suggests they see what he created. The class learne...
  • Angela
    Jun 29, 2018
    Kindergarten - the great socialization experiment. Albie is super smart but a little lacking in social graces, but he puts a plan in motion to make friends the only way he knows how. ...
  • Heydi Smith
    Nov 11, 2018
    This is cute. Would be a nice addition to a manners Storytime. ...
  • Tonja Drecker
    Apr 23, 2018
    Through whimsical rhyme, this is a fun tale about being different as well as accepting those who are different themselves. Albie Newton's extraordinary traits make him into quite the amazing kid. . .until he hits Kindergarten. His ideas and creations stick out so much that the other...
  • Caitlin Zonder
    Jan 22, 2018
    Loved this book about Albie! Albie is incredibly smart, at least book wise. He may need some help with his social skills though . This will be a great book to use to help kids become more empathetic. ...
  • Aliza Werner
    Jan 01, 2018
    Albie is quite the inventor, but he's not always one to notice the reactions of those around him. ...
  • Linda Gibbons
    Nov 12, 2018
    A fun story for younger readers. Albie has little, or no, regard for his classmates and their needs. This upsets them but in the end they see that Albie has created a wonderful spaceship/time machine. ...
  • Kelly Carey
    Apr 11, 2018
    Young inventors will love Albie's tinkering! But the kids in Albie's class aren't so sure -- he snatches up all the glue and even steals the hamster wheel. Lucky for Albie - Shirley uses her keen eye to help him out. This fun and frolicking rhyme is paired with bright and hilarious...
  • Jennifer
    May 21, 2018
    Albie Newton is a boy genius-inventor-classmate who is always thinking and creating, much to the dismay of his peers. When Albie moves to a new school in the middle of the year, he wants to make new friends, so he spends his time inventing something amazing (instead of playing with the...
  • Patricia McLaughlin
    Sep 30, 2018
    Boy genius demonstrates the importance of mental and emotional intelligence in his quest to make friends at his new school; easy-reading rhymes, page-turner plot, and colorful illustrations are marred by the final, unfortunate stretch of the rhyme scheme and the imagination. ...
  • James Bailey
    Apr 14, 2018
    I love everything that Josh Funk writes and this book is no exception. Albie Newton is a thinker and an inventor. He loves to take things apart and build new inventions. However, when he is inventing he doesn?t always notice the reactions from his classmates. Fortunately for him, his...
  • Julie Kirchner
    May 03, 2018
    I really enjoyed this new book by Josh Funk! Using his amazing knack for rhyme, Josh shares a story of Albie Newton, tinkerer extraordinaire, who is unaware that his creativity is negatively impacting those around him! Luckily, one of his peers sees the beauty in what he has created an...
  • Christina Carter
    Jul 25, 2018
    Albie Newton has the tough task of making friends at a brand new school and while his plan is sure to do the trick, it starts to go awry when he takes to dismantling the world around him for the sake of his invention. He causes quite the stir and his new classmates are angry with him u...
  • Lilith Day
    Jun 26, 2018
    Albie is a funny little boy. He has many interests. Before long, he was a very popular kid in class. He was so smart, everyone wanted to be his friend. He was also a very curious little boy. When he set his mind on something, all he could think about was accomplishing his goal. One...
  • Baby Bookworm
    May 01, 2018
    This review was originally written for The Baby Bookworm. Visit us for new picture books reviews daily! Hello, friends! Our book today is Albie Newton, written by Josh Funk and illustrated by Ester Garay, the story of a boy genius and his classmates learning how to be friends. ...
  • Patricia Murphy
    Apr 14, 2018
    PB to introduce kids to think of others. In clever & charming rhyming verse Josh Funk's Albie Newton book seeks to build empathy, compassion and positivity. Albie is just Adorable. Josh Funk blends what we want in our classrooms?tinkering and thinking. Another MUST HAVE book for ...