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Tuesday, October 1, 2019

(Win it!) The Explorer Academy from National Geographic Kids Books #ExplorerAcademy

If you follow regularly, you know that I am a big fan of National Geographic Kids books because they have published books that my son has read many times from cover-to-cover.  Now that he is almost in middle school, we've advanced to the Explorer Academy line of books.  In today's post, I'll tell you about this trendy series of books.

The Explorer Academy recently launched in fall 2019, so you'll be able to find these books on Amazon and at stores nationwide.  I think that these are going to be the "it" books for fall and even during the holiday season because they are exciting and engaging with high-tech adventures. Similar to other National Geographic Kids books, they are packed with educational facts. It's the perfect combination of fun and learning. Personally, these books were an introduction to the genre of code cracking and mysteries for my son. The books have engaged him and resulted in many requests such as, "May I stay up late to read my book? It's really good!"

Here is a quick overview of the Explorer Academy:
"In the Explorer Academy series, adventure, danger, and a thrilling global mission await 12-year-old Cruz Coronado as he joins an elite school for explorers. Cruz leaves his tranquil home in Hawaii to join 23 talented kids from around the globe to train at the Explorer Academy with the world's leading scientists to become the next generation of great explorers. But for Cruz, there's more at stake. No sooner has he arrived at the Academy than he discovers that his family has a mysterious past with the organization that could jeopardize his future. In the midst of codebreaking and cool classes, new friends and augmented reality expeditions, Cruz must tackle the biggest question of all: Who is out to get him, and why?"
The first book in the series is The Nebula Secret. This is a great book to start since it is the first in the series.  I don't want to spoil any surprises, but as I mentioned earlier, my son loves this book. I am glad that this was his first book that introduces him to mysteries because it's also packed with educational knowledge. It's a nice combination of fun while being educational. 

The Falcon’s Feather is the next book that we recommend. I highly recommend it because it's similarly wonderful to The Nebula Secret. (Plus, if you order from Amazon, it's nice to order a couple of books at once so that your order total is enough to qualify for free shipping!)  I should also mention that the ExplorerAcademy.com website provides the first chapter of The Nebula Secret AND The Falcon’s Feather in case you want to have your child read these chapters before deciding to order the books.  The website also offers the opportunities to play games, check out the “fact behind the fiction,” meet real life explorers, and much more. 

The Explorer Academy: Code-Breaking Activity Adventure is another great book. They invested a lot to make this a great book and you'll quickly notice that it paid off to have a diverse set of experts to create the books. The team included researchers, photographers, content experts, and educational specialists. It is one of my son's favorite books!

Finally, watch for the highly anticipated The Explorer Academy: Double Helix book. We haven't read this one yet, but it's on my son's wishlist.

I hope that you enjoyed this peek into our son's latest reading obsession.  Let me share some links in case you want to learn more:   Visit the Explorer Academy Author Trudi Trueit's website and follow on Facebook and Twitter. We also recommend following National Geographic Kids Books on Facebook and Twitter.

Win it!
Thanks to National Geographic Kids, one lucky reader will receive the three books featured in this post! Please enter using the Rafflecopter below. The winner must have a U.S. shipping address. No P.O. boxes. The winner will have 72 hours to respond to our email with their shipping address. Otherwise, we will select a different winner. Good luck!
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