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The DATA Set Ten-Book Collection (Boxed Set)

March of the Mini Beasts; Don't Disturb the Dinosaurs; The Sky Is Falling; Robots Rule the School; A Case of the Clones; Invasion of the Insects; Out of Remote Control; Down the Brain Drain; S.O.S. from Outer Space; The Revenge of Dr. von Naysayer

by (author) Ada Hopper

illustrated by Sam Ricks, Graham Ross & Rafael Kirschner

Little Simon
Initial publish date
Nov 2023
General, Science Fiction, Chapter Books
Recommended Age
5 to 9
Recommended Grade
k to 4
Recommended Reading age
5 to 9
  • Paperback / softback

    Publish Date
    Nov 2023
    List Price

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Dive into the wacky adventures of a scientifically minded group of friends in the first ten books of The DATA Set chapter book series, now available in one paperback boxed set!

Danger! Action! Trouble! Adventure! All that and more await Newtonburg Elementary’s whiz kids Gabe, Laura, Cesar, and Olive when they discover their reclusive next-door neighbor, Dr. Bunsen, is a mad scientist. Lucky for him, the DATA Set are quick thinkers and willing to help out when his inventions and experiments go awry.

Together, they deal with animal toys brought to life, find themselves stuck in the prehistoric era, have an extraterrestrial encounter, and so much more in this ten book collection!

This zany paperback boxed set includes:
March of the Mini Beasts
Don’t Disturb the Dinosaurs
The Sky Is Falling
Robots Rule the School
A Case of the Clones
Invasion of the Insects
Out of Remote Control
Down the Brain Drain
S.O.S. from Outer Space
Revenge of Dr. von Naysayer

About the authors

Ada Hopper has been extremely inventive ever since she was little. There was nothing that a rubber band and some tweezers couldn’t fix, no question that couldn’t be answered by scouring the library, and no way she wasn’t escaping over that back yard fence! Ada loves reading and writing because of all the fantastical worlds a good book can bring you to. When not working, Ada enjoys karaoke, spending time with her family, and going on the occasional adventure or two.

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Sam Ricks grew up creating stories about toxic fruitcakes and peanut butter–snatching aliens. He is the illustrator of several books for young readers, including The DATA Set series. Sam earned his BA from Brigham Young University and his MA from the University of Baltimore. He is a founding member of Cotopaxi: Gear For Good. He, his wife, and their five children live in Salt Lake City, Utah. Visit Sam at

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Look! Look what I've done!! The words of an eight year old as he holds up the drawing of a vibrant red fire engine. Oh Graham, that's wonderful.

Really? Oh this is good. You draw a picture and you get a reaction. I could get into this! And so it began. The seed was planted, further watered by bedtime rituals of propping pillows up against his bedroom wall getting into bed to get lost in a family member's reading of The Wind in the Willows.

An unintended lesson learned through those readings that our intrepid illustrator still calls upon in his illustration work is that the viewer will take different things from the illustration and he will add elements to the illustration that may go over some heads, but others will catch them and smile. There's always something to look at.

A graduate of the illustration program at Sheridan College in Ontario, Graham thought he would stick around the big smoke and in addition to his work as a designer at Canadian publisher McClelland & Stewart, he would also cultivate his Flock of Seagulls hair style and work on his dance floor moves. But alas soon follicles started to recede and shoulder pads deflated, so Graham moved back to his hometown of Ottawa, Ontario to contemplate his next career move.

It was in Ottawa that Graham began his freelance illustration and graphic design career. A career that has spawned illustrations for such publishers as Orca Book Publishers, Scholastic Canada, and Meadowside Books of the United Kingdom, as well as numerous Canadian government agencies and private design firms.

He lives in Merrickville, Ontario with a circus star family: his juggling wife, a helldriver daughter, a canine cannonball, and a fire breathing cat.

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Rafael Kirschner's profile page

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