Albie Newton by Josh Funk

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 mess. Now everyone’s angry at Albie! Will his new invention delight ...

Details Albie Newton

TitleAlbie Newton
Release DateMay 1st, 2018
GenreChildrens, Picture Books, Science, Academic, School

Reviews Albie Newton

  • Laurie
    Interest Level: K-3Have 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. When he went to a new elementary school he wanted very badly to make some new friends so he came up with an idea. His plan is to make a very special invention for his cl...
  • Baby Bookworm
    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.Albie isn’t quite like other kids. When he learned his numbers, he cried because he couldn’t count to infinity. He likes to learn a new language every week: English, Span...
  • Caitlin Zonder
    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.
  • Michele Knott
    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.
  • Jillian Heise
    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 Albie and what he's working on, leading to a revelation at the end. This will be a fantastic picture book to read with kids to help build empathy and understanding of...
  • Aliza Werner
    Albie is quite the inventor, but he's not always one to notice the reactions of those around him.
  • Tonja Drecker
    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 kids aren't sure what to think of him. He hopes to win them over with an amazing creation, but ends up making them more upset without even realizing it. Luckily, one l...
  • Lilith Day
    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 day he wanted to create something. Albie kept on getting supplies. When the other children came to play, there was nothing left. Confused and all, they soon realized w...
  • Jennifer
    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 others).Well, after Albie dumps the garbage can and steals the wheel from the hamster cage, the class notices that he’s tearing up the room. “But Albie didn’...
  • Jana
    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 exceptional child. At first readers, and the other kids in this preschool class, have the impression that Albie has many social skills to learn: waiting his turn, asking o...
  • Julie Kirchner
    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 and encourages everyone to realize it was not ill willed on Albie’s part, and to celebrate his accomplishments instead.
  • James Bailey
    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 classmates are open-minded and talk to him before jumping to conclusions. Albie shows his classmates his latest invention and they see he has no bad intentions. A ...
  • Pam
    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 learned that though others are different, everyone can still be friends and work together.
  • Patricia Murphy
    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 your elementary classroom.
  • Kelly Carey
    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 illustrations. Read and enjoy!
  • Wendy Garland
    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' perspective might if they "see" him through new eyes.
  • Angela
    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.
  • Lori
    Cute story, with some great vocabulary. Bright and fun illustrations.
  • Beth
    Nobody is better at rhyming picture books than Josh Funk.
  • Carol Ekster
    Kids will love this fun rhyming story and the book gives classes and families the perfect opportunity to discuss friendship.
  • Liz Garden
    Definitely a fun read aloud about a boy genius preschooler and some of his struggles he encounters as he tries to make friends
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  • Kirsti Call
    Love this rhyming manuscript that evokes discussion about accepting people for who they are and befriending people who are different.
  • Kim
    Master Rhymer Josh Funk composes yet another masterpiece.
  • Viviane Elbee
    This amusing, rhyming book can be used to discuss how some people with good intentions do things that upset others. The kids liked Albie’s inventions and voted to give this story 5 stars.
  • Amber Webb
    Albie Newton is the story of a new boy in school who doesn't understand all the rules and social cues and often lives in his own little world. How many of us can relate to that or have had one of those kids in our classrooms? Albie could have easily been misunderstood and the kids in his class could have just turned away from him. But it only takes one to make a difference, to change the course. I loved that this classroom of children recognized ...