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.
“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
Praise for the Series…
“Inspired by the adventures and research of real-life National Geographic explorers, Explorer Academy is exciting and smart. Readers get to meet a diverse, capable, curious crew as well as their amazing instructors. A dangerous side mission adds to the thrills!” —Karen Bokram, Editor-in-Chief, Girls’ Life
“Explorer Academy is sure to awaken readers’ inner adventurer and curiosity about the world around them. But you don’t have to take my word for it, check out Cruz, Emmett, Sailor, and Lani’s adventures for yourself!” —LeVar Burton, host of Reading Rainbow and LeVar Burton Reads
"Inspires the next generation of curious kids to go out into our world and discover something unexpected.” —James Cameron, National Geographic Explorer-in-Residence and acclaimed film-maker
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