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I have always been an avid reader, and it is nice to foster a love of reading in my kids. This past year has been tough as we have been home a lot and spending a lot of time on our computers. I have been encouraging my kids to read as much as possible, and not on the computer or other devices. We recently tried the Explorer Academy book series, which has been a welcome change.
This series is recommended for kids ages 8-12, which is a perfect time to get kids into reading. Explorer Academy is a National Geographic series that is fact-based fiction. The neat thing about the series is that the series is inspired by actual National Geographic explorers, and you can go online to learn more about the true science and adventures behind these books. Each book ends with a “Truth Behind the Fiction” section, so that readers can learn more about the real world applications behind the stories.
The adventures in the Explorer Academy series involves codebreaking challenges, complex situations, problem solving, mysteries, and more, and engages kids in things like STEM. There is plenty of educational content while also very entertaining.
Not only does this series have great educational value, but there are lots of other great messages and values in the books, like friendship, diversity, honor, different cultures, and more.
The Nebula Secret
My daughter enjoyed reading the Nebula Secret, which is about a 12-year-old named Cruz. The story starts with Cruz leaving his home to attend Explorer Academy with other kids from around the world. The book has a great sense of adventure and mystery, as we find that out Cruz has a a mysterious past.
There are some illustrations scattered throughout the book. Whether your child is a stronger reader or struggles with reading, the images add some great elements to the story.
The Nebula Secret really pulls kids in to the story, as they are drawn into the mystery, and there are challenges like codebreaking challenges. The great thing is that the stories integrate STEM learning and are inspired by true National Geographic Explorers.
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One winner will receive Explorer Academy books 1–5
The Nebula Secret, The Falcon’s Feather, The Double Helix, The Star Dunes, and The Tiger’s Nest
Wow! Thank you for all the effort in sharing these step by step blog.
I’m going to give these a try for my daughter. She’s really started to enjoy reading recently and I think these will be right up her street
National Geographic is the best! I love how educational and fascinating they are to my children!
These look like some amazing books for kids! I’ll have to enter the giveaway.
My boys love books from this place. These are books that they might enjoy
I totally have to get these for my girls. These are exactly the type of books they love.
These sound like really good books to help encourage children to read. I think my son would really enjoy them.
These books would be perfect for my family. I have to look in to getting them.
Wow, the illustrations look amazing! I think my nephew would love this series!
My nephew will definitely love these books. He’s such a bookworm .
My son is actually looking to find something new to read and I have never heard of this before! He’s in the right age group too and I reckon it’s right up his alley. Thanks for the review!
I have loved National Geographic since I was a child. I can imagine that this series is extra special
Explorer Academy books sound so fun and very exciting to read! My sons will love them.
Wow National geography even i love those kind of books.I guess this would be best gift for kids birthday.Thanks for sharing
These books look so good! My son would love this series!
I hadn’t heard of this series before. My younger children will love this!
These books are such wonderful gateways to loving reading and learning. I love that they made them so excited. They’ll really draw in the kids.
This definitely looks like such a great thing to get for the kids in your life! Thanks for sharing!
What a great set of books for kids. My son had sets of books that are similar to those when he was younger. -LYNNDEE
These books look amazing to encourage older kids to read something that is entertaining and somehow educational as wel
My youngest is 14 and loves her fiction tales! She is a little beyond the age for this series, but only by a little bit and I am sure she would like it regardless.
We have this series as well! It’s a wonderful series for kids. Lots of fun adventures.
I would like my son to try these out. He koves reading but he’s into comic-fun type of seriea. I want him to read learning stuff so these would be a great start.
My cousin have this too! I asked her how it was and she told me that she enjoyed reading the series! Good luck and congratulations in advance to the lucky winner!
These books are awesome. My little sister will love this.
These books sound really good! I’m always looking for new content for my children to read. Thank you for this!
Oh my goodness this looks like a great book series. My niece would read these in a heartbeat.
This look like wonderful books I’ll have to get them on my list for my kids.
These books sound great, and my kids are at just the right age!
These looks sound really great, I like this National geographic series. I need to check it out for kids.
Oh cool these books look so awesome!
This book series looks so good! They’re on my list to get Mila when she’s a little older!
Nnnniiicccceeeeee….I would love to get to know The Nebula Secret more!
wow! These books look amazing! I will definitely like to have in my collection!
This series sounds really exciting. I have a 7 and 10 year old. I am going to let them know about these books to see if they are interested. Thanks for sharing.
These books sound really interesting.
these books look awesome!
We love National Geographic. My mother-in-law got us the subscription to it.
I will buy this for my daughter when she grows up
Looks like a great book series! I think my daughter would enjoy reading these.
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