Skip to Main Content

Field Trip


Illustrated by Serge Seidlitz


Buy from Other Retailers

About The Book

Amelia Bedelia meets James Patterson’s House of Robots series in the adventures of Geeger in the sixth and final story in a fun-to-read Aladdin QUIX chapter book series that’s perfect for emerging readers!

Geeger the Robot and his class go on a field trip to the Amblerville History Museum, and he’s surprised to see all the other incredible inventions that came before robots. But not every museumgoer thinks robots are amazing. Can Geeger change their minds?


Chapter 1: A Hero! 1 A Hero!
Geeger is a robot. A very, very hungry robot.

Geeger was built by a team of scientists, then sent to work in a town called Amblerville.

Geeger is good at his job. Really, really, really, really, REALLY good.

That’s because Geeger’s job is to EAT—and eating might be the thing that Geeger is best at.

But Geeger doesn’t eat just anything. No, no, no. Geeger eats all the food that the people of Amblerville don’t want to eat themselves.

Like slices of bread that are so moldy, they’re more green than bread-colored.

Like hunks of cheese so old and stinky, even flies won’t get anywhere near them.

Like pieces of fruit so rotten, it’s hard to tell what they even are. An apple? An orange? An avocado? A pear? Who knows! Geeger doesn’t. But you’d better believe it’s going in his belly!

And once it’s in there—once Geeger’s stomach is packed full of slimy, smelly, expired food—the robot plugs himself into his DIGEST-O-TRON 5000. The machine takes all the yucky stuff in Geeger’s guts and—vrroOoOM! Bzzt! WHOOSH!—turns it into electricity.

LOTS of electricity.

One time, a storm knocked out the power in all of Amblerville. But Geeger was able to plug himself in and provide electricity to the whole entire town until a repair crew could fix the problem. He was a hero! Even the town newspaper, the Amblerville Observer, said so. They wrote a front-page article all about what Geeger did!

But Geeger isn’t only good at his job. He’s good at plenty of other things too. Like being a student.

That’s right: Geeger goes to school! He attends Amblerville Elementary School, where he’s in Ms. Bork’s class.

Geeger LOVES school. Every day, he wakes up eager to get there. He just can’t wait to start learning and playing with his friends. There’s Tillie, Geeger’s best friend, plus a bunch of other fun and wonderful kids. Like Arjun and Olivia and Mac and Sidney and Suzie and Gabe and Roxy and Raul. And Fudge! That’s Ms. Bork’s class pet. A fuzzy, snuggly, adorable hamster.

But even though Geeger is excited to go to school every day, today he’s more excited than ever. Because today, Geeger isn’t even going to school. He and Ms. Bork and all his classmates—but not Fudge, unfortunately—are going on a…


Instead of walking to school, like Geeger normally does, a school bus is going to come pick him up. And on that school bus will be all Geeger’s classmates. They’ll drive from one end of Amblerville to the other, all the way to the Amblerville History Museum. There, Geeger and his friends will learn all about their town, pausing only to do the thing that Geeger might be best at: EAT! EAT! EAT! EAT! EAT!

Except the cafeteria at the Amblerville History Museum doesn’t serve moldy, stale, expired, or rotten food. And so, before the bus shows up at his house, Geeger needs to pack himself a lunch.

Get to it, Geeger!

About The Author


Jarrett Lerner is the award-winning creator of more than a dozen books for kids, including the EngiNerds series of middle grade novels, the Geeger the Robot series of early chapter books, the Hunger Heroes series of graphic novel chapter books, two activity books, the illustrated novel in verse A Work in Progress, and the Nat the Cat series of early readers. You can find him online at and on X (previously known as Twitter) and Instagram at @Jarrett_Lerner. He lives with his wife and daughters in Massachusetts.

About The Illustrator

Serge Seidlitz, an English/German hybrid born in Kenya, grew up traveling between the UK and Asia. A steady diet of MTV and Mad magazine fueled his desire to become an illustrator. He combines elements from popular culture with diverse influences to create work that forms an iconic and graphic language. Following his studies in graphic design at Camberwell College of Arts, Serge worked as an in-house designer at Cartoon Network before leaving to focus on illustration.

Product Details

  • Publisher: Aladdin (September 5, 2023)
  • Length: 96 pages
  • ISBN13: 9781665910927
  • Grades: K - 3
  • Ages: 5 - 8

Browse Related Books

Resources and Downloads

High Resolution Images

More books from this author: Jarrett Lerner

More books from this illustrator: Serge Seidlitz

More books in this series: Geeger the Robot