Nerds, Book 1

Nerds, Book 1

National Espionage, Rescue, and Defense Society

By Michael Buckley; Ethen Beavers (Illustrator)

Amulet Books, Paperback, 9780810989856, 306pp.

Publication Date: August 2010

"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.

About the Author
Michael Buckley isthe author of the New York Times bestselling series Sisters Grimm and NERDS. Before starting to write children's books, he worked as a stand-up comic, television writer, advertising copywriter, and a singer in a punk rock band. He lives in Brooklyn, New York. Visit his website at

Ethen Beaver is a professional comic book artist from Modesto, California. His best-known works for DC Comics include Justice League Unlimited and Legion of Superheroes in the 31st Century. He has also illustrated for other top publishers, including Marvel, Dark Horse, and Abrams.