The Homework Machine

The Homework Machine

Paperback - 2007
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Doing homework becomes a thing of the past!

Meet the D Squad, a foursome of fifth graders at the Grand Canyon School made up of a geek, a class clown, a teacher's pet, and a slacker. They are bound together by one very big secret: the homework machine. Because the machine, code-named Belch, is doing their homework for them, they start spending a lot of time together, attracting a lot of attention. And attention is exactly what you don't want when you are keeping a secret.

Before long, things start to get out of control, and Belch becomes much more powerful than they ever imagined. Now the kids are in a race against their own creation, and the loser could end up in jail...or worse!
Publisher: New York : Aladdin, 2007
ISBN: 9780689876790


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May 06, 2017

This book is great. You get the perspectives of the story from all the characters. You can think about it from different points of view

Jul 06, 2015

A great book about four kids and a homework robot. I love this book so much👍🏻

Jun 28, 2014

Such a good title!!

Mar 01, 2014

Very interesting story about 5th graders and a homework machine. Rated 5/5! :D Cool book!

Jul 30, 2013

Four kids who are totally different from each other, suddenly join up in a group. They are secretly completing their homework in a way nobody could ever dream of. What's causing all this? The homework machine. Secret gets out, and problems start. When finally, things get much out of hand, the so called "D squad" decide to get rid of the machine that caused them so much problem. They threw it, in the Grand Canyon.
Great book, it was AMAZING! It was a creative way to show the story using interviews from the four kids. I can't wait to read "Return of the Homework Machine"! Must read.

Nov 07, 2011

I just finished this book it was epic! :) But the cover looked different. Still a great book!

KatyaP99 Aug 04, 2011

I thought this was a great book. I personally enjoyed the way it was written in interview form. I loved how Dan Gutman dug deeper into each character. This is still one of my favourite books.

May 18, 2011

My teacher is reading this to me, I'm gonna spoil the ending! : D

Fatima Almalki
Sep 01, 2010

great read, i read his book last year but it defenitly deserves a second time read

May 27, 2010

Interest Level: Middle Grades Type: Fiction
Book Level: 4.8
AR Pts: 4.0
Word Count: 26448


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Jun 02, 2017

blue_horse_2854 thinks this title is suitable for between the ages of 7 and 12

Jun 24, 2014

blue_cat_5323 thinks this title is suitable for between the ages of 8 and 14

lms Jun 01, 2008

lms thinks this title is suitable for 8 years and over


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Blue_Dolphin_988 Jun 30, 2015

This book is about 4 kids who invented a homework machine. They strugle not to get found. To make matters worse, the machine becomes extreamly powerfull. What will happen, and what will they get from the situation if they destroy it? Read this book to find out.

lms Jun 01, 2008

" Sam makes fun of Brenton but needs his help in playing chess with his dad, who is serving in Iraq. The children gradually begin to bond, especially after Sam's dad is killed in combat. Eventually, their secret causes conflict with the law." (Novelist Review)


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