National Espionage, Rescue, and Defense Society (NERDS Book One)

Book 1 of 5 in the NERDS Series
Interest LevelReading LevelReading A-ZATOSWord Count
Grades 4 - 8Grades 3 - 8V5.355625
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

Hardcover, 224 pages
Published on September 1, 2009 by Harry N. Abrams
ISBN-10: 0810943247
ISBN-13: 9780810943247
21 Book Reviews
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  • sjsj
    sjsjFriday, May 15, 2020 at 12:32 pm44 stars
    Nerds is a team of spies. When it comes to the word, "spies". you would imagine a bunch of highly trained adults, right? Well, this is a team consisting of KID spies. Jackson Jones, the newest recruit, has to go through a bunch of training sessions and observations to become one of the crew. But the only problem is that the kids already on the team do not like Jackson. How is he going to be a part of a team that does not accept him?
    • notexposed
      notexposedTuesday, December 8, 2015 at 7:31 pm55 stars
      AMAZING!!!!!! ✨✨✨😛😛👍💯✔
      • nasby
        nasbyTuesday, October 6, 2015 at 12:22 pm
        Its so funny because a boy is having a bad time in a accent.
        • sora66
          sora66Friday, February 20, 2015 at 3:42 pm33 stars
          If your a nerd this book will show you how cool nerds can be what cool things nerd can do.
          • slythrnsweetie
            slythrnsweetieMonday, December 15, 2014 at 6:15 pm
            This book is super funny. I would consider myself a nerd, and its very relateable and humorous. It had me laughing out loud several times. It had a few "interactive" parts and illustrations, which kept me interested and entertained. It also contains some pretty sweet action scenes,
            • bookreader
              bookreaderMonday, December 15, 2014 at 3:28 pm55 stars
              AWESOME BOOK!
              • seanx2000
                seanx2000Tuesday, October 28, 2014 at 3:28 pm44 stars
                pretty cool old scool quirky fun
                • akarroum1
                  akarroum1Tuesday, September 23, 2014 at 11:07 am
                  I really love this book and wanna read the next 4 more books. Its really awesome.
                  • hiSunday, May 18, 2014 at 1:15 pm
                    Best book ever
                    • 3ac
                      3acTuesday, April 1, 2014 at 1:29 pm55 stars
                      Kicks off the series in a great way with the most popular kid in the school joining a group of nerds after getting braces. If you love technology, read NERDS!