Friday, September 14, 2018

Explorer Academy: The Nebula Secret by Trudi Trueit

Photo Content from Trudi Trueit

Trudi Trueit is a gifted storyteller for middle-grade audiences. She has written more than 100 books for young readers, both fiction and nonfiction, including The Sister Solution, Stealing Popular and the Secrets of a Lab Rat series. Trueit lives in Everett, Washington.

Age Range: 8 - 12 years
Grade Level: 3 - 7
Series: Explorer Academy
Hardcover: 208 pages
Publisher: Under the Stars; edition edition (March 19, 2019)
Language: English
ISBN-10: 1426333048
ISBN-13: 978-1426333040

You've Been the Explorer Academy!

Welcome to Day #10 of the Explorer Academy: The Nebula Secret Blog Tour!

To celebrate the release of Explorer Academy: The Nebula Secret by Trudi Trueit on September 4th, blogs across the web are featuring exclusive content from Trudi and the Explorer Academy team, as well as 10 chances to win a copy of Explorer Academy: The Nebula Secret and swag!

Book Two Sneak Peek: The Falcon's Feather by Trudi Trueit, author of the Explorer Academy series

Where is the most unlikely place on Earth to drop a surfer from Hawaii? How about the frigid coast of Iceland!

That’s the great thing about writing fiction. You get to decide these things.

The Falcon’s Feather picks up where The Nebula Secret leaves off, right as the students first set sail aboard their classroom ship, the Orion. Of course, they’ve got their assigned mission, but Cruz is also on his own quest to find the second piece of his mother’s cipher by decoding the mysterious clue she left him. This leads to exploring an important world landmark … and to a very dangerous situation for Cruz and his friends.

Another reason I took the crew to the North Atlantic, was to develop Cruz’s friendship with the character Bryndis, a fellow student in Team Cousteau who is from Iceland. Once on land, she is instrumental in helping Cruz navigate this new and challenging terrain. (Because of her, Cruz also has to navigate some tricky new tween-age emotional territory!) As you will see in book two, we raise the stakes, deepen the relationships, and keep up the fun!

Thanks for coming along on this behind-the-scenes look at my new fiction series and all the cool, real explorers, scientists, artists, code masters, inventors, and global locations that help bring it to life! We’re so excited that Explorer Academy: The Nebula Secret went on sale last week and is now available wherever books are sold. And here's a sneak peek at book two, The Falcon’s Feather, available next March. Enjoy!

SEPTEMBER 3rd — BookhoundsYA
SEPTEMBER 4th — Kid Lit Frenzy
SEPTEMBER 5th — Beach Bound Books
SEPTEMBER 6th — Java John Z's
SEPTEMBER 7th — YA and Kids Books Central
SEPTEMBER 10th — Christy's Cozy Corners
SEPTEMBER 11th — Chat with Vera
SEPTEMBER 12th — A Dream Within a Dream
SEPTEMBER 13th — Book Briefs
SEPTEMBER 14th — Jean Book Nerd

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?

Readers can get in on the excitement with puzzles and codes embedded throughout.


“A fun, exciting and action-packed ride that kids will love.” —J.J. Abrams, director of Star Trek, Star Wars: The Force Awakens, Lost and Alias

"Explorer Academy is sure to awaken readers’ inner adventurer and curiosity about the world around them." —LeVar Burton, host of “Reading Rainbow”and “LeVar Burton Reads”

You can purchase Explorer Academy: The Falcon's Feather at the following Retailers:

And now, The Giveaways.
Thank you TRUDI TRUEIT for making this giveaway possible.
One (1) winner will receive a copy of Explorer Academy: The Nebula Secret, 
plus an Explorer Academy tote, stickers, folder, poster and pin!
US/Canada only

One lucky family of four will embark on a spectacular ship-based adventure, just like the students at Explorer Academy. Experience the remarkable beauty of Alaska’s famed Inside Passage on this thrilling 8-day voyage, courtesy of National Geographic Expeditions. Get up close to icebergs and calving glaciers. See orcas and humpback whales, then listen to them with the ship's hydrophone. Visit Glacier Bay National Park, learn about Alaska’s rich Native American heritage, and pass islands teeming with wildlife, including brown bears, sea lions, sea otters, and perhaps the world's highest density of nesting bald eagles. Visit to see a detailed itinerary for Alaska's Inside Passage Cruise. Enter here!

Join Explorer Academy author Trudi Trueit and National Geographic explorer and venomous snake researcher Zoltan Takacs as they discuss the book series and answer questions from readers. Trudi will sign copies of the book as well.

Friday, September 21, 2018: Greenwich
Hosted by the Greenwich Public School District
184 Hamilton Ave.
Greenwich, CT 06830
6:30 p.m.

Saturday, September 22, 2018: New York Launch Event
18 West 18th Street
New York City, NY
1 p.m.

Sunday, September 23, 2018: Chicago
1301 East 57th Street
Chicago, IL
3 p.m.

Monday, September 24, 2018: Chicago
123 West Jefferson Avenue
Naperville, IL
7 p.m.

Wednesday, September 26, 2018: Atlanta
133 East Court Square
Decatur, GA
6 p.m.

Thursday, September 27, 2018: Los Angeles
160 S. Westlake Blvd.
Thousand Oaks, CA
7 p.m.

Friday, September 28, 2018: Los Angeles
Newport Beach Library, in Conjunction with Whale of a Tale Children’s Bookshoppe
1000 Avocado Ave
Newport Beach, CA
4 p.m.

*Saturday, October 13, 2018: Seattle
15311 Main Street
Mill Creek, WA
2 p.m.

*Friday, October 19, 2018: Seattle
6504 20th Ave. NE
Seattle, WA
7 p.m.
* Please note, Zoltan Takacs will not attend this event.

*JBN is not responsible for Lost or Damaged Books in your Nerdy Mail Box*
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