NERDS: A series for Reluctant Readers

Books for Boys Who Hate to Read

This is from FunKidsLive.  It looks like a great chapter book series for reluctant boy readers.  NERDS (which stands for National Espionage, Rescue and Defense Society) is a new book series by Michael Buckley.  I send this to my Mom Friend with a reluctant boy reader and she confirmed: yes, we own this and yes, we love this.

Then when I was at the Scholastic Book Fair Fundraiser at my elementary school, I noticed it there too.  Isn’t it funny that once you know about something, you start to see it everywhere?! The clincher for me was when my 5th grader, NOT a boy and NOT a reluctant reader, kept bugging me to get her this book.  So there you have it.  It’s a clever chapter book series with a hook.  Now that you know about it, try to avoid seeing it everywhere you go!


Combining the excitement of international espionage and the awkwardness of primary school, NERDS, is a terrific new series from best-selling author Michael Buckley.

The series features five unpopular students who run a spy network from inside their school. And, with the help of cutting-edge science, these characters are pretty unique! There is the paste-eater who can stick to walls, the asthmatic who can blow up like a puffer fish and loads more characters that you will absolutely love!

NERDS:  National Espionage, Rescue and Defense Society

Working as a team, these geeky yet special students become the latest members of an elite organization whose origins are shrouded in mystery and have included such members as Benjamin Franklin, Harriet Tubman and Bill Gates.

The latest incarnation of NERDS must battle an array of James Bond–style villains, each with an evil plan more diabolical than the last.

This September, NERDS is back with the second book, NERDS:  M is for Mama’s Boy,  in the series  with more sinister villains, crazier schemes and the nerdiest group of superheroes around!

In this second outing for the junior school super spies, Duncan Dewey, codename “Gluestick”, leads the adventures. 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!

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By Mia Wenjen, PragmaticMom

1 Comment

  1. Chaplain Donna

    I like this review. I know what to recommend to my friends with kids in this age group.

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