When my daughter asked me to get My Teacher is an Alien for her at the library, I mentally shrugged–not my thing, but if she was interested, why not? Bruce Coville’s “My Teacher” quartet, however, was both more fun and more interesting than I expected it to be. These books are accessible, entertaining, and thought-provoking, and while they STILL aren’t actually my thing, I’m glad I went through them on the treadmill while they were hanging around the house. If you’ve got a middle elementary school-er who likes sci-fi (or action!), this is a series worth getting.