Recently I’ve been reading a series of books from the library by Trudi Truett. The series is called Explorer Academy and it’s about a group of kids who travel around the world to be learning, but must also cope with evil villains and scary dangers.
Each book (I’ve only read some of them so far) has a VERY exciting plot. The characters are kids I care about and the sci-fi devices they use and seek are fascinating.
This series is published by National Geographic, and subtly teaches about environments, wildlife and ecology around the world without being at all teachy-preachy, since that information is important for the young explorers to know while avoiding dangers and trying to reach their goals.
I think every kid should read this series. Now I can’t wait to get back to the library and find the next one.