Trudi Trueit's Off Topic Reads

September 16th, 2018

Trudi Trueit has written more than a hundred books for young readers, both fiction and nonfiction. Her love of writing began in fourth grade when she wrote, directed, and starred in her first play. She went on to become a TV news reporter and weather forecaster, but she knew her calling was in writing. Trueit is a gifted storyteller for middle-grade audiences, and her fiction novels include The Sister Solution, Stealing Popular, and the Secrets of a Lab Rat series. Her expertise in nonfiction for kids comes through in books on history, weather, wildlife, and Earth science. Born and raised in the Pacific Northwest, Trueit lives in Everett, Washington. Trudi Trueit will discuss Explorer Academy: The Nebula Secret on Sunday, September 23 at 3pm at 57th Street Books.

Holes, by Louis Sachar - I love how the author wove two exciting stories seamlessly together to create a gripping, suspenseful plot!

Tuck Everlasting, by Natalie Babbitt - A beautiful fairytale-like story intertwined with reality - my favorite!

Jennifer, Hecate, Macbeth, William McKinley, and Me, Elizabeth, by E.L. Konigsburg - As a shy child, this book of two unlikely friends that find each other in the midst of their own loneliness deeply touched me.

Charlotte’s Web, by E.B. White

Ramona the Pest, by Beverly Cleary

Maniac Magee, by Jerry Spinelli

The Complete Tales and Poems of Winnie the Pooh, by A.A. Milne - Diverse characters and friendship at its best!

Where the Red Fern Grows, by Wilson Rawls

I am Malala, by Malala Yousafzai - An inspirational true story of courage in the face of fierce oppression. A must-read for every young reader!

The Princess Bride, by William Goldman - Action, adventure, giant rodents, diabolical adversaries, and true love - what more could you want?

About Explorer Academy: Adventure, danger, and a thrilling global mission await 12-year-old Cruz Coronado as he joins an elite school for explorers.

Cruz leaves his tranquil home in Hawaii to join 23 talented kids from around the globe to train at the Explorer Academy with the world's leading scientists to become the next generation of great explorers. But for Cruz, there's more at stake. No sooner has he arrived at the Academy than he discovers that his family has a mysterious past with the organization that could jeopardize his future. In the midst of code breaking and cool classes, new friends and augmented reality expeditions, Cruz must tackle the biggest question of all: Who is out to get him, and why? 
Readers can get in on the excitement with puzzles and codes embedded throughout.
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