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Did you that that National Geographic Kids is the only major kids brand with a world-class scientific organization at its core?
As a mom and a science geek, I get pretty excited when I find a brand that promotes the type of education I want for my kids. So when I realized that National Geographic Kids has a book series, I jumped at the chance to review it on my blog.
About Explorer Academy: The Nebula Secret (Book 1)
The Explorer Academy series launched in 2018 with the first book of 5. The Nebula Secret follows 12 year old Cruz Coronado as he leaves his home in Hawaii to attend the prestigious Explorer Academy. He and 23 kids from around the world trail to become the next generation of great explorers. But this book isn’t all science. There is a layer of mystery too. Once Cruz arrives at the Explorer Academy he finds out that his family has a mysterious past that could jeopardize his future. On top of learning how to become an explorer, Cruz must also figure out who is out to get him and why.
I love a good book. I’m cool with sci-fi and fantasy and loved all the popular fantasy series that I read as a kid. While I’ll happily let me kids read those same books one day, I’m also always on the look out for fact-based fiction. Why not? I love that each book in the Explorers Academy series integrates STEAM. Plus kids are introduced to codebreaking challenges, new technologies and a storyline with deductive reasoning and problem solving.
The artwork in the books is absolutely beautiful. My kids are growing up fast, and my 7 year old no longer needs books with pictures in them, but he still loves it. I find it wonderful that these books include illustrations every few pages.
All 5 books in the Explorer Academy series are in publication!
I don’t know about you, but I love being able to read all the books in a series quickly. That’s why it delights me that the last book, The Tiger’s Nest, recently released on January 5, 2021.
Purchases help fund conservation
Here’s something to feel good about: book purchases help support the vital exploration, research, education, and conservation projects of the National Geographic Society.
National Geographic Kids is so sure kids will love Explorer Academy that they’re offering 50% off the first book, The Nebula Secret. Click here to use your special code 50OFFEA1 on Amazon. Offer valid through 3/19/21 or while supplies last.
Explorer Academy: The Nebula Secret typically retails for $16.99 (hardcover).
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