Summer Reading With National Geographic Explorer Academy Adventure Novels

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Summer is here which means no more school work! Our son struggled to learn to read and with that struggle, he started loathing his reading time and books in general. We worked to build back his excitement for books and reading by putting as many books in his hands as possible to try and find his favorite genre. We quickly learned that he loved cartoon strip books or graphic novels. Some people might think that it was counter-productive to give him books with lots of pictures, but it sparked a renewed joy for reading. Soon we noticed him reading all kinds of books in his free time, even books without pictures! If you're looking for a novel that will inspire your child's passion for reading then the new Explorer Academy books from National Geographic are perfect for summer reading! I love that these novels feature a 12-year-old so kids can picture themselves in the story. Learn more about the two new books in this serious and enter for a chance to win a Summer Reading prize package below!

Explorer Academy, the blockbuster adventure series that James Cameron says “inspires the next generation of curious kids to go out into our world and discover something unexpected” is debuting two new books from author Trudi Trueit!

Explorer Academy launched in the Fall of 2019 with the release of the first book in the series, The Nebula Secret — a book Kirkus called “(a) fully packed high-tech adventure that offers both cool, educational facts about the planet and a diverse cast of fun characters” and Booklist said is “sure to appeal to kids who love code cracking and mysteries with cutting-edge technology.”

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?
Just in time for summer reading selections, the adventure continues at the coolest school on the planet with the release of Explorer Academy Book 2: The Falcon’s Feather AND the debut of Explorer Academy Code-Breaking Activity Adventure where kids can find clues, crack codes and get the inside scoop on the Academy.

Want more Explorer Academy fun?  Check out to read the first chapter of The Nebula Secret AND The Falcon’s Feather, play games, check out the “fact behind the fiction,” meet real-life explorers, and much more!

Giveaway Time!
One lucky entrant selected by the entry form will receive the Explorer Academy Summer Reading Prize Package! (ARV $47) Package includes: Hardcover copies of Book 1: The Nebula Secret and Book 2: The Falcon’s Feather and a copy of Explorer Academy:  Code-Breaking Activity Adventure
Open to entrants in the US, 18 years and older. Open for entry from 7/9-7/23/19 at 11:59 pm EST. The winner will have 24 hours to respond to the notification email to claim this prize or a new winner will be selected. The Mommy Island is not responsible for prize fulfillment.
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  1. I would love to go to Australia.

  2. I would love to visit Germany, the land of my ancestors.

  3. I would love to explore Australia with my grandson! Who is stationed over there in the Marines. I miss him 😍

  4. If she could go to any country, my 9 year old would go to Australia. —Kimberly & Trudi

  5. My 9 yo daughter is super excited about her purchase of Trudi’s latest book!

  6. I want to go to Antarctica ~ it's stark beauty is truly on my bucket list.

  7. I'd love to explore Iceland -- amazing nature


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