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The Crimson Five | Book 1

Spin the Golden Light Bulb

By Jackie Yeager

Release Date: 1/9/2018 (hardcover) | 8/20/2019 (paperback)

  • Hardcover ISBN: 9781944995447

  • Paperback ISBN: 9781948705349

  • eBook ISBN: 9781944995461

Think More. Work Hard. Dream Big.

It’s the year 2071, and eleven-year-old inventor Kia Krumpet is determined to follow in her Grandma Kitty’s footsteps and earn a spot at the Piedmont Inventor’s Prep School. In a world full of floating playgrounds, switching bunk beds, and robotic monkey assistants, there’s more at stake than anyone expected, and there is only one team with the courage to figure out what that is. Can Kia and her four very different classmates work together to win a place at PIPS?

A 2019 NSTA Outstanding Science Trade Book


[The] plot lines make space for the audience to solve problems alongside the characters, teaching useful lessons about teamwork, family, and forgiveness.
— Foreword Reviews
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About Jackie Yeager

Jackie Yeager is the author of the Crimson Five series, including Spin the Golden Light Bulb, Flip the Silver Switch, and Pop the Bronze Balloon. She holds a Master’s degree in Education and spent several years coaching Odyssey of the Mind, where her team once-upon-a-time competed at the World Finals. She lives in Rochester, NY with her real life prince charming and two royally amazing teens. When she’s not writing imaginative middle grade fiction or living in her own fairly-tale world, she can be found conducting creative problem solving/writing workshops for kids and blogging at www.swirlandspark.com.