M is for Mama's Boy (NERDS Book Two)

Book 2 of 5 in the NERDS Series
Interest LevelReading LevelReading A-ZATOSWord Count
Grades 4 - 8Grades 3 - 6n/a5.347707

NERDS combines all the excitement of international espionage with all the awkwardness of elementary school, and the results are hilarious. A group of unpopular fifth graders run a spy network from inside their school. With the help of cutting-edge science, they transform their nerdy qualities into incredible abilities! Their enemies? An array of James Bond–style villains, each with an evil plan more diabolical and more ridiculous than the last. Publishers Weekly raved: “Buckley has a flair for exaggerated humor.” School Library Journal said: “Funny, clever, and thoroughly entertaining.”

Praise for NERDS: M is for Mama's Boy

"Fans of the first novel will find even more laughs here." –Booklist

"Peppered with lessons on cracking codes, ciphers and invisible ink, the second adventure in Buckley’s silly spy-kids spoof is as frenetically goofy as the first….a terrific package for reluctant readers or book lovers out for thrills, gadgets and larfs." –Kirkus Reviews
Hardcover, 288 pages
Published on September 1, 2010 by Harry N. Abrams
ISBN-10: 0810989867
ISBN-13: 9780810989863
13 Book Reviews
  • sjsj
    sjsjMonday, May 18, 2020 at 3:01 pm22 stars
    This book was not all that great, but it was okay. Once again, the NERDS have to face off their former teammate, Heathcliff Hodges. But it seems that the villain has an ally! Albert and "Mama" are assisting him, as well as his goon, and this might be too much for the NERDS to handle. Duncan Dewey, a member of NERDS (and NOT a traitor) might be the only hope left.
    • RODRIGEZTuesday, January 29, 2019 at 6:36 pm
      this book is great
      • violet264
        violet264Friday, December 15, 2017 at 6:21 pm
        I decided to chose this book in the library because it looked like it was in my favorite genres and my interests.
        • BENWednesday, November 2, 2016 at 5:01 am
          I thought this book was so good that now I am doing it for my book talk
          • bookreader
            bookreaderMonday, December 15, 2014 at 3:28 pm55 stars
            AWESOME BOOK
            • ness
              nessWednesday, March 19, 2014 at 4:40 pm55 stars
              It is one of my favorite books, I definataly recommend it and I would totally rate 5 out of 5 stars. P.S. sorry about the bad spelling.
              • gloriastar
                gloriastarSunday, March 9, 2014 at 9:51 pm
                I ❤️ this book! It's funny, scientific, and awesome!
                • oz11
                  oz11Tuesday, January 21, 2014 at 7:38 am
                  that is cool yes
                  • oz11
                    oz11Tuesday, January 21, 2014 at 7:37 am
                    im reading it now and im liking it so cool
                    • cutehermi
                      cutehermiMonday, January 21, 2013 at 4:59 pm22 stars
                      It's not actually good for the first one... i've read this book over from yesterday, and it's not good... for the first one i bet? bet it's okay.