Media Kit: Paul Aertker & Crime Travelers
Spy School Mystery & International Adventure Series
Paul Aertker (ETT Kerr) is a children’s book writer, teacher, and frequent speaker at elementary and middle schools. He began his teaching career in West Africa with the Peace Corps where he helped establish the town’s first public library. His first series, Crime Travelers, consistently ranks in the top spot on multiple Amazon categories. His newest book, Posthumous, is available in 2018.
More information at paulaertker.com
“This middle-grade series reads like the Bourne Identity, but for kids.” – M. Robichaux, Editor, NYC
Parents, teachers, and librarians will appreciate the worldwide geography and appropriate language for Ages 8 – 14 | Grades: 3 – 8 | #1 Amazon best-selling series in Children’s Travel | 300 Geographic References plus illustrative maps!
FUNNY. SMART. ACTION.
“I love how math helps Lucas and his team escape danger at every corner.”
– KG, middle school math teacher
AR Points from Renaissance Accelerated Reader® Parents, teachers, and librarians will appreciate the worldwide geography and appropriate language for Ages 8 – 14
#1 Amazon best-selling series in Children’s Travel | BRAINWASHED marks the explosive beginning of the Crime Travelers Spy School Mystery and International Adventure Series!
While sleeping on the roof of his father’s hotel-spy school, thirteen-year-old Lucas Benes finds a baby alone and learns that the Good Company has restarted its profitable brainwashing business. Brainwashed (Crime Travelers Spy Series Book #1) tracks the secret urban adventures of the New Resistance, a school of international teenage spies. Lucas leads a group of friends through the hotspots of Paris — from the catacombs to the Eiffel tower — in an all-out effort to sabotage a brainwashing ceremony that could potentially turn them all into “Good” kids.
“An unforgettable page-turner with thrilling plots, humor and wild journeys.” – The Denver Post
The exciting sequel to the CRIME TRAVELERS SPY SCHOOL MYSTERY & INTERNATIONAL ADVENTURE SERIES | Also available: BOOK 1: BRAINWASHED & Book 3: PRICELESS
After sabotaging a mass kidnapping in Paris, Lucas Benes faces a new and perilous threat from Siba Günerro and her anything-but-good Good Company. When a briefcase-toting kid from the Falkland Islands joins the New Resistance Spy School, 14- year-old Lucas learns the truth about his mother and becomes a boy on a mission.
Lucas and friends speed in and around Rome—from the Colosseum to the Vatican—until they stowaway on a cargo ship carrying diamonds that could unlock the secret to Lucas’s past and destroy the Good Company’s future.
In this action-packed second installment of the Crime Travelers mystery series, author Paul Aertker takes readers on a gripping world tour filled with adrenaline, humor, and pure excitement.
“What’s more valuable than priceless?” Find out here in book 3 in the Crime Travelers Series!
This third installment in the international action-packed Crime Travelers series from Amazon-best-selling author Paul Aertker is a mind-opening adventure for elementary and middle-grade readers of Gordon Korman, James Patterson, and John Grisham.
Lucas Benes faces his greatest challenge yet when he finds a secret message from his mother hidden inside a sunken cargo container. In a near-death scuba diving experience, Lucas and the New Resistance kids learn that Good Company CEO Siba Günerro—along with her newest and most beautiful Curukians—is planning a massive art heist. Lucas and friends scour the Spanish countryside looking for clues. But to unravel the mysteries of both the robbery and the cryptic message, Lucas must first discover the only thing that is worth more than priceless.
“If it’s opposite day, it could already be opposite of opposite, which would be confusing.” If you find this line puzzling, then you might understand why the kids of the New Resistance are able to rattle the Good Company yet again in Priceless.
This funny and exciting middle-grade series with short chapters is perfect for middle and elementary school reading lists, holiday gifts, and travel guides for children. Parents, teachers, and librarians will appreciate the action- adventure, the worldwide geography, and appropriate language for ages 9 – 14. Collect all three!