Invasion of the Insects

The Data Set kids accidently shrink themselves. Now they are the size of a bug. When a dragonfly grabs Laura and flies her out the window, her friends come to the rescue. Now they’re lost in the backyard with a bunch of creepy crawlers. How will they ever make it back to Dr. Bunsen’s lab? Can the bug-sized kids work together to solve this problem?

When an argument breaks out between two of the kids, they soon learn the importance of working out their differences. The kid-appropriate message is clear: no argument should be allowed to end a friendship. The story includes a few fun insect facts and this bug knowledge helps the Data Set come up with a solution to their problem.

An entertaining book with a diverse cast of characters, Invasion of the Insects is a perfect book for beginning readers. The interesting, imperfect kids use their brainpower to solve problems. Invasion of the Insects has the right amount of action and conflict to keep readers engaged. With easy-to-read vocabulary, short sentences, and illustrations on almost every page, the story will build a reader’s confidence. The sixth installment of The Data Set series can be enjoyed without reading the previous books.

Sexual Content

  • None


  • A spider web traps the kids, and a spider almost eats them.

Drugs and Alcohol

  • None


  • None


  • Laura accidentally hits a machine in Dr. Bunsen’s lab. The machine zapped her, and “the room whirled around her. Everything in the lab was growing bigger and bigger!” Laura becomes the size of a bug. Later the other members of the Data Set also are shrunk.

Spiritual Content

  • None


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