Tween Tuesdays (17)

Tuesday November 9, 2010

Tween Tuesdays is a meme I first saw at Green Bean Teen Queen and really liked because she is also a librarian who deals with teens and tweens. So, since most of my blog is devoted to YA and teen books I figured that on Tuesdays I can do posts for all the tweeners out there!



Today we have a couple of books that will be a big hit with any of the scads of Diary of a Wimpy Kids fans....trust me, I can never keep those books on the shelves so anything I can use as a "Hey, those aren't in right now but try this one" book is a complete necessity as a middle school librarian!


NERDS: National Espionage, Rescue and Defense Society
by Michael Buckley
September 2009
Amulet
Goodreads Summary: Michael Buckley is at his comic best in this madcap new series sure to appeal to kids looking for a quick, exciting read.

Combining all the excitement of international espionage and all the awkwardness of elementary school, NERDS, featuring a group of unpopular students who run a spy network from inside their school, hits the mark. With the help of cutting-edge science, their nerdy qualities are enhanced and transformed into incredible abilities! They battle the Hyena, a former junior beauty pageant contestant turned assassin, and an array of James Bond–style villains, each with an evil plan more diabolical and more ridiculous than the last.







NERDS #2
M is For Mama's Boy
by Michael Buckley
September 2010
Amulet
Goodreads Summary: In this second outing for the 5th grade super spies, Duncan Dewey, codename "Gluestick", is the point of view character. This time the group must fight a very unlikely villain - he still lives with his Mum. In other words, it's the NERDS against a nerd.

Why I like them and think you will too...Two words: funny and clever. I found myself chuckling frequently through out these two reads at the often corny but hilarious hi-jinks. The books read like case files with a "high-tech" security system included, this and other cool spy gadgets will keep kids turning the pages. 

A fast paced read with Cartoon Network style illustrations that will be well worth your money. I'll admit that these books are probably a step above the Wimpy Kids books as far as reading levels go, but you don't have to tell them that!

Check out the cool NERDS dedicated website HERE



2 comments:

Alison said...

Comic books seem to be a theme for a lot of Tween Tuesday posts today. This looks very cute. I wonder if the cover looks a little too young to attract older boys in the tween range.

GreenBeanTeenQueen said...

The NERDS books looks so cute! Thanks for posting about them!