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Review: Explorer Academy Book 6 – The Dragon’s Blood

The Dragons Blood
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We received a free copy of the latest book in the Explorer Academy series by Trudi Trueit to read and review. Opinions are our own.

This Summer I read through the first five books in The Explorer Academy series. This is a series that is inspired by the National Geographic society and is published through National Geographic. It is a science fiction novel series where the science fiction is things not too far outside the realm of possibility. There are thins that may not even be a few years off as technology progresses. Then there are things within the series that seem way far outside of possibility. It is a fun series to read with tons of great puzzles and a pretty intricate plot with some big mysteries. I do not know how many books are planned for the series but the major mystery is nearing an end.

With the fallout from the gut wrenching events of Book Five hanging heavy on Cruz he has to put that aside and keep searching for the cipher because Nebula is closer than he knows. Our main character, Cruz Coronado is closing in on the last pieces of the cipher with the help of his friends on Team Cousteau. However, can Cruz trust everyone on his team or on the Orion, the amazing ship that the explorers are on as they cross the globe on their adventures? Reading this series makes me wish that this was real and that I could travel on one of these teams.

This book has the Explorers traveling to places like China and Tasmania. They are on the hunt for evidence of a species that was thought to be extinct. Meanwhile Cruz is coming to terms with the information that he learned in the previous book. Information about his mother’s formula and about him specifically.

It was a nice addition to the series but makes me really look forward to the seventh book because we are so close to finding the answers to so many questions. But, like any good series there are always more questions to ponder.

the book is filled with excellent illustrations as well as profiles on real like scientists and their own projects and how they relate to the content of the book. I love that these books add that information at the end of each book. I think the series can get kids thinking about all the possibilities out there and then seeing that real life scientists are working on so many projects that are similar to what they just read about is inspiring. You can pick up this book and the previous five books in the series through our Amazon.com affiliate link.

Review & Giveaway: National Geographic Kids Almanac 2022

Nat Geo Kids Almanac

My son Andy is a curious kid and he loves animals. Since he got out of school he has asked us about several animals and instead f just giving him the answer we have asked him to write 2 paragraphs on each of these animals. He creates a google doc and even includes a word art creation of each animal. One of the resources that he uses is his collection of National Geographic Kids Almanacs. We’ve been receiving complimentary copies of this great resource for the past few years for review purposes. We just received the 2022 release and we are lucky enough to be able to host a giveaway for our readers in the US.

The National Geographic Kids Almanac is always jam packed with great information and incredible photographs. Each article is bite sized for kids to learn a couple of amazing facts about so many topics. It is guaranteed to keep curious kids excited through the Summer months and beyond. You can learn more about the Almanac below but first in order to enter the giveaway you will use the Rafflecopter Widget and make sure that you leave a comment in order to qualify for the giveaway.

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