The Homework Machine

The Homework Machine

Book - 2006
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Four fifth-grade students--a geek, a class clown, a teacher's pet, and a slacker--as well as their teacher and mothers, each relate events surrounding a computer programmed to complete homework assignments.
Publisher: New York :, Simon & Schuster Books for Young Readers,, 2006.
Edition: First edition.
ISBN: 9780689876783
Branch Call Number: J FIC GUT
Characteristics: 146 pages ; 22 cm

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Sep 15, 2020

The Homework machine is such a great book! It is so fun to re-read, and you will not get bored of it. It is perfect for some light reading. It is about 4 fourth graders who are very different from one another. One kid makes a homework machine, and all of a sudden these very different four kids are now best friends. But the homework machine is supposed to stay a secret. All of their grades are improving, and the teacher knows something is wrong, so she gives them a lot of attention. The last thing you want is attention when you’re carrying a big secret. And on top of that things start to get out of control when a stalker enters their life. The book formatting is so unique, and this book will definitely provide you with a good read.

Jul 20, 2020

Sam, Kelsey, Judy, and Brenton are four kids who couldn’t be more different, but now they have one thing in common. They have invented a homework machine, which they keep a secret and call Belch.

The group starts to spend more time together because of the machine and some people start to get suspicious. Little do they know, something even bigger is going on.

This book does a great job balancing the humor and suspense throughout the story.

Jul 24, 2018

I like how four different people became friends.

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!

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

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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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