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!

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
TUESDAY SEPTEMBER 4th - Kid Lit Frenzy
WEDNESDAY SEPTEMBER 5th - Beach Bound Books
FRIDAY SEPTEMBER 7th - YA and Kids Books Central

MONDAY SEPTEMBER 10th - Christy's Cozy Corners
TUESDAY SEPTEMBER 11th - Chat with Vera
WEDNESDAY SEPTEMBER 12th - A Dream Within a Dream
FRIDAY SEPTEMBER 14th - Jean Book Nerd

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