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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  • ness
    nessWednesday, March 19, 2014 at 4:39 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 9:49 pm
      This book is beyond awesome!
      • bestblader25
        bestblader25Friday, February 7, 2014 at 6:12 am
        this book is funny i like it
        • oz11
          oz11Tuesday, January 21, 2014 at 7:36 am
          sooooooooo fun
          • awesomeisme
            awesomeismeSaturday, November 16, 2013 at 8:47 am55 stars
            This is the best book ever. I bought and read every book! Personally I hate reading. It's the worst thing in the world, but this book actually made me want to sneak it on to my bed and read it with a flash light. Every friday I would want to go to Barnes and Nobles to buy the next book. At the end of book 5 I almost cried cause it was the LAST book in the series.
            • zo1018
              zo1018Monday, September 23, 2013 at 7:06 pm
              this is a grate grate book
              • yoyoyoyoyoyoyoThursday, February 21, 2013 at 2:01 pm
                i have read the whole series and the books just keep getting better and better! if you liked this book, you will love the series!
                • abercrombiegurl
                  abercrombiegurlThursday, February 21, 2013 at 9:02 am
                  i love this book!
                  • mustachelover1
                    mustachelover1Saturday, February 9, 2013 at 5:21 pm44 stars
                    I loved it!!!!
                    • yolo
                      yoloMonday, April 23, 2012 at 8:41 am
                      This book is awesome it was the best book ive never read and the dog part is funny ! ! !