Explorer Academy: The Double Helix (Book 3)
Juvenile: Age (years) from 8 - 12, Grade (US) from 3 - 7
JUVENILE FICTION / Action & Adventure / General
Sep 24, 2019
6.38 x 9.32 x 0.88 in
National Geographic Children's Books
Under the Stars
- Author Bio
The mystery deepens and the action intensifies for 12-year-old Cruz Coronado and friends in the exciting third book in the Explorer Academy series.
The adventure continues for Cruz, Emmett, Sailor, and Bryndis as they continue their studies at sea and travel to exotic locations around the world. A mysterious person alerts Cruz to impending danger while he and a few trusted pals explore ancient ruins in Petra, Jordan, and search for another piece of the puzzle his mother left behind. Worst of all, now his father has gone missing, which prompts Aunt Marisol, his number one protector, to leave the ship in search of him. Who is the new professor who takes her place? How does the new technology he introduces help or hurt Cruz’s quest? Why is Nebula determined to stop Cruz before he turns 13? The clock is ticking as his first teen birthday draws near…a milestone that will change his life forever, one way or another.
Series Overview: This is a seven-book series, publishing two per year under National Geographic’s new fiction imprint, Under the Stars.
NEW IMPRINT AND THIRD MAJOR FICTION TITLE for kids from National Geographic’s Under the Stars combines the lore, adventure, and rich history of the National Geographic Society with the latest science and expeditions from the field.
AWESOME REVIEWS FROM KIDS for book one confirm that enthusiasm for this series is through the roof!
FACT-BASED FICTION that’s action-packed and appeals to brand loyalists and middle graders as well as parents and educators.
STRONG STORYTELLING by an experienced author offers a great narrative with educational content.
SMART CONTENT excites kids around STEM subjects.
REAL SCIENCE/REAL EXPLORERS: Incorporates cutting-edge research by real National Geographic explorers.
DIVERSITY: Features a diverse, multicultural cast of characters and locations around the globe.
ROBUST EXTRAS: “Truth Behind the Fiction” section in the back links the story to the real world to encourage further study.
FULL-COLOR ILLUSTRATIONS from renowned graphic artist Scott Plumbe will enchant readers.
SECRET CODES AND CIPHERS are hidden throughout the book for an interactive experience.
CROSS-MEDIA PROMOTION: Book launches in conjunction with features in Nat Geo Kids magazine and on the website.
MAJOR MARKETING CAMPAIGN to include national publicity, events, and advertising.
JACKETED HARDCOVER format.
National Geographic Kids magazine
Kids online books community
SCHOOL AND LIBRARY
School Library Journal
ALA Annual featured book
Book Buzz events
Review mailing to 200+ top-tier librarians
Events: NY ComicCon, Intl Scout Jamboree, book festivals
Book and education trade media
National parenting and kids magazines
Regional parenting publications
Children’s book and literature reviewers
Middle grade bloggers
Toy Fair 2019 press outreach
Author tour and select events
“A thoroughly reader engaging and entertaining read from first page to last, “Explorer Academy: The Double Helix” is unreservedly recommended for elementary school, middle school, and community library Science Fiction collections for young readers ages 8-12.” — Midwest Book Review