NERDS National Espionage, Rescue, and Defense Society (Book One)
  • Imprint: Amulet Books
  • Publication Date: September 1, 2009
  • Price: $16.95
  • Trim Size: 5 12 x 8 14
  • ISBN: 0-8109-4324-7
  • EAN: 9780810943247
  • Page Count: 336
  • Illustrations: 20 black-and-white illustrations
  • Format: Hardcover
  • Rights: World/All
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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.

F&P level: V

Praise for NERDS
“An action-packed, tongue-in-cheek take on the world of superheroes and villains. The pacing is quick and the action is plentiful—kids will almost hear the sound effects as they read. NERDS brings a worthy message to the fore—that uncool kids can grow up to be anything but. Funny, clever, and thoroughly entertaining, this title should be popular.”
School Library Journal

"The unique format of this book, combined with the imaginative and playful storyline, will appeal to many readers."
Children's Literature


About the author

Michael Buckley is the author of the New York Times bestselling series and Today Show Al Roker Book Club pick The Sisters Grimm. He has also written and developed shows for Nickelodeon, Disney, MTV Animation, the Sci- Fi Channel, the Discovery Channel, and VH1. He lives in Brooklyn with his wife, Alison, and son, Finn.