Book Blast Tour: Guest Post with Trudi Trueit (Explorer Academy: The Double Helix), Plus Giveaway! ~ (US Only)

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Welcome Back to the Explorer Academy!

Welcome to the Explorer Academy: The Double Helix Book Blast!

 

To celebrate the release of Explorer Academy: The Double Helix by Trudi Trueit on September 24th, blogs across the web are featuring special content from the world of the Explorer Academy, as well as 5 chances to win an Explorer Academy Prize Pack!


Fan Art: The Power of Imagination
  
Imagining and writing the Explorer Academy series has been an amazing journey for me. I get to write the kinds of stories that I loved to read as a kid--ones filled with adventure and fascinating facts and where characters discover how to be their own heroes. My hope is that not only will readers enjoy the books, but they’ll also be motivated to discover how they can make a difference in the world. And who knows? Maybe they’ll find their passion and become the next great National Geographic explorer!  
 


I also hope that Explorer Academy inspires kids’ creativity, to imagine the characters, inventions, and possibilities of this incredible near-future world. Since the series launched in September 2018, I have received some wonderful fan mail and art, so I thought it would be fun to share some of it as part of the celebration of the release of The Double Helix. Check out the pictures and grab some popcorn to view a fun video from loyal readers Cora and Colin B., who constructed an Explorer Academy Lego universe!
 
   
 
Want to get in on the fun? Send us your fan art! National Geographic Kids magazine invites readers to submit their original drawings of Explorer Academy characters for a chance to appear in a future issue of the magazine. Send by December 1st to: National Geographic Kids, Explorer Academy Art Zone, PO Box 98002, Washington, DC 20090-8002.  
 
Keep exploring!
Trudi Trueit 
Explorer Academy author    
 
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Blog Tour Schedule:
 
September 23rd - YA and Kids Books Central
September 24th - Java John Z's
September 25th - Always in the Middle
September 26th From the Mixed Up Files
September 27th - BookhoundsYA


 
“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”
 

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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.




About the Author: Author 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.
 
**GIVEAWAY**
 
  • One (1) winner will receive SIGNED copies of Explorer Academy books 1-3, Explorer Academy Codebreaking Activity Adventure, an ADVANCE copy of Explorer Academy Ultimate Activity Challenge (not otherwise available to the public until November!), an Explorer Academy pin, baseball cap, bag, digital watch, bookmark, and a $50 Visa Gift Card!
  • US/Canada Only
  • Ends 10/4 at midnight ET
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Explorer Academy Recruitment Day — October 10, 2019 
 

October 10th, 2019 is Explorer Academy Recruitment Day. From New York to Vancouver, Ohio to Texas, and all points in between, real-life National Geographic Explorers will be talking to thousands of kids across North America, sharing their experiences and revealing how the Explorers themselves inspired the coolest school on the planet: The Explorer Academy. Explorer Academy author Trudi Trueit will also be in her hometown of Seattle, talking to local schools (if only we could make more Trudi's to go around but, alas, she is one-of-a-kind). Thanks to the series' publication in a dozen countries, Explorer Academy Recruitment Day has turned into a GLOBAL phenomenon, with students all over the world participating in events similar to the ones happening in North America.

10/10, 6:30 - 7:30 pm
PUBLIC EVENT with Nat Geo Explorer Rae Wynn Grant
HOORAY FOR BOOKS
1555 KIng Street
Alexandria, VA 22314
Event details:  Presentation, Q&A, and signing of posters

10/10, 7:00 pm
PUBLIC EVENT with Nat Geo Explorer Jennifer W. Lopez
CHILDREN’S BOOK WORLD
17 Haverford Station Road
Haverford, PA  19041
Event details:  Presentation, Q&A, and signing of posters

10/12, 2:00 pm - 3:00 pm
PUBLIC EVENT with Explorer Academy author Trudi Trueit
BRICK & MORTAR BOOKS
7430 164th Ave NE
Redmond, WA 98052
Event details:  Presentation, Q&A, and signing

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Zachary Snyder on Monday, 23 September 2019 13:02

Awesome contest, I hope I win!

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Awesome contest, I hope I win!
Susan Smith on Friday, 27 September 2019 18:24

I'd love to explore Hawaii.

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I'd love to explore Hawaii.
Debra Branigan on Saturday, 28 September 2019 22:15

Oh, there are so many places I would like to explore. I hope to explore New Zealand one day.

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Oh, there are so many places I would like to explore. I hope to explore New Zealand one day.
Danielle Hammelef on Sunday, 29 September 2019 13:34

I'd explore Australia.

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I'd explore Australia.
Dan Denman on Wednesday, 02 October 2019 11:02

I would like to go explore the castles in England and Scotland.

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I would like to go explore the castles in England and Scotland.
Heidi on Thursday, 03 October 2019 13:48

I would like to explore Iceland.

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I would like to explore Iceland.
Krista Miller on Friday, 04 October 2019 16:18

I think the Brazilian Rainforest would be an incredibly magical place to explore with wildlife, insects & plant life that would be absolutely incredible to see & intriguing places within to discover!

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I think the Brazilian Rainforest would be an incredibly magical place to explore with wildlife, insects & plant life that would be absolutely incredible to see & intriguing places within to discover!

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