Brains vs. Brawn

Jess and Jaylen
  • Interest Level: Grade 1 - Grade 4
  • Reading Level: Grade 2

Jess and Jaylen's friendship gets tested when they try to agree on summer activities they both enjoy.

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978-1-63143-572-0
$44.95
Interest Level Grade 1 - Grade 4
Reading Level Grade 2
Genre Chapter Books, Fiction
Copyright 2015
Publisher The Child's World, Inc.
Language English
Number of Pages 48
Publication Date 2014-08-01
BISACS JUV001000
Dewey F
Graphics Full-color illustrations
Dimensions 6 x 9
Lexile 490
Guided Reading Level M
ATOS Reading Level 3.5
ATOS Interest Level LG
Accelerated Reader® Quiz 169315
Accelerated Reader® Points 1.0
Features Activities for further learning, Author/Illustrator biography, Reviewed, Starred, and Table of contents
Author: Blake Hoena

Blake Hoena grew up in central Wisconsin. In his youth, he wrote stories about robots conquering the moon and trolls lumbering around the woods behind his parents' house. Later, he moved to Minnesota to pursue a master of fine arts degree in creative writing from Minnesota State University, Mankato. He now lives in Saint Paul with his wife, two kids, dog, and a couple of cats. Blake has written more than 60 books for children-- everything from ABC books about dogs to a series of graphic novels about two alien brothers bent on conquering Earth, chapter books about Batman and Superman, and retellings of classic stories such as Treasure Island and Peter Pan.

Illustrator: Dana Regan

Dana Regan is originally from Lake Nebagamon, Wisconsin, and has her bachelor of fine arts degree in illustration from Washington University in Saint Louis, Missouri. She has illustrated more than 75 books and written seven early reader books, which, collectively, have sold more than 1 million copies. She lives and works in Kansas City, Missouri, with her sons, Joe and Tommy, who are a constant source of inspiration and tech support.

Reviews

A noteworthy review of Jess and Jaylen from Booklist on December 1, 2014

Lifelong best pals and diametrical opposites Jess and Jaylen are the main characters in this sweet series entry about friendship and compromise. Each wants their best friend to try their own respective favorite activity during summer rec league. For bookish Jaylen, this means trying to… View →