I received National Geographic Explorer Academy Kids Books to facilitate this post. As always, all opinions are my own.
For the most part, my kids love to read. However, that wasn’t always the case. When they first started learning, they would become frustrated and avoided reading if possible. But slowly and surely, we found ways to encourage a healthy reading habit. The first step to doing that is finding things that are of interest to them. Even if that comes in the form of kid’s magazines and graphic novels to start. Once they experience the world and adventures this way, they will quickly adapt to wanting to devour more. And a great option for kids who love exciting adventures are the new National Geographic Explorer Academy Kids Books.
National Geographic Explorer Academy Kids Books
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 and educational facts about the planet as well as 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.”
My kids first experienced Explorer Academy last Christmas when they received The Nebula Secret. And I’m thrilled to say they were immediately hooked! They LOVED this fast paced novel and were begging for more. So I was thrilled to be able to share with them that more books are now available!
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.
A Little More About 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, adventures start. He discovers his family has a mysterious past with the organization that could jeopardize his future. He soon finds himself in midst of codebreaking and cool classes. He’s meeting new friends. And joins augmented reality expeditions. But through it all, Cruz must tackle the biggest question of all: Who is out to get him, and why?
***The paperback edition of Book 1: The Nebula Secret comes out July 25, 2019 and can be pre-ordered here on Amazon.
***My kids are SOOOOOO excited for the highly anticipated release of Book 3: The Double Helix is September 3rd, 2019 — pre-order your copy here.
***For even more National Geographic Explorer Academy kids books fun, you can find games, free chapter reveals, cool technology, and more over here!
More Great National Geographic Titles For Kids
If you’re still looking for additional National Geographic books for kids, we’ve got more of our top picks for you!
Weird By True! USA
It’s weird. It’s true. And now, it’s red, white, and blue! Everyone get to explore the wonderfully wacky side of the United States of America Weird But True! style.
You’ll learn wacky wonders, fun facts, true stats, cool tidbits, and trivia about America’s 50 states and territories! Did you know that there is a floating post office in Michigan? Or that a library book checked out by George Washington was returned to a New York City library 221 years late? Maybe you’d be amazed to discover that the ink used to print U.S. paper money is magnetic? In this latest and greatest edition of Weird But True!, you’ll encounter all kinds of bizarre people, places, events, and things that make our country great.
Chock-full of puzzles, optical illusions, cranial challenges, and information on the latest research in neuroscience, this awesome Brain Games activity book helps you discover even more about your amazing brain! It’s kid-friendly fun, based on the National Geographic hit television show, Brain Games.
Train your brain with all kinds of amazing new challenges that will unleash your creativity and bring out the genius within. You’ll find crosswords, word searches, cryptograms, tough logic puzzles, memory tests, wacky riddles, and exercises to try with a friend. Time trials test your skills in each chapter. Write-in pages include puzzles and games as well as short explanations of the brain science at work. Tuning and proving your mental mettle has never been so much fun.
Make This!: Building Thinking, and Tinkering Projects for the Amazing Maker in You
For hands on ‘making’ fun, Make This! is the fun and instructive book you’ll want to grab. Chock-full of hands-on activities and cool experiments to get kids thinking and tinkering.
This book is designed to inspire the next generation of engineers and supports all kinds of kid creators: those who prefer guided instruction, those who prefer to dream up and design objects on their own, and everyone in between. With thoughtful text and bright illustrations, kids get the tools and the know-how to tackle all kinds of exciting projects: building a kaleidoscope, designing a fidget spinner, planting a rain forest, creating a musical instrument, and more.
1,000 Facts About Ancient Egypt
Mummies, pyramids, pharaohs, King Tut! Kids everywhere are fascinated by the wonders of ancient Egypt, and this colorful reference book is jam-packed with 1,000 fascinating facts about Ancient Egypt.
From the Great Pyramid and the Valley of the Kings to the Nile River and Cleopatra, discover all you have ever wanted to know about this ancient civilization. Unearth ancient hieroglyphs and their meanings; find out what was in King Tut’s tomb; and get insights about the science of mummification. Learn about ancient Egyptian gods and famous pharaohs, and follow Egypt’s battles for power in the world. After this deep dive into Egyptology, you’ll be able to dazzle your friends and family with your newfound knowledge.
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