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 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
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.

M is For Mama's Boy
by Michael Buckley
September 2010
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


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!