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Shortlisted for the 2011 Costa Children's Book Award. Waking up as someone he’s never even met is the strangest experience of Flip’s life. Suddenly he’s Philip – or Flip – and nothing and no-one is familiar any more; the house, his ‘mother’, even his own face have all changed and no one can tell him why. Then there’s school, friends – a whole world to be navigated but without any help! How Alex works his way through the extraordinary situation is a gripping and questioning psychological thriller. Titles shortlisted for the 2011 Costa Children's Book Award: Flip - Martyn Bedford The Unforgotten Coat - Frank Cottrell Boyce Small Change for Stuart - Lissa Evans Blood Red Road - Moira Young
Shortlisted for the Independent Booksellers Book Award 2011 This spectacular time travel series from the pen of Alex Scarrow just gets better and better. The first two were brilliant; this is the third and it's even better. All-action adventure time travel that will take you back to Sherwood Forest where the three Time Riders must unravel a cryptic code before someone else gets their hands on it. With a fast-moving plot it's the sort of book that will get reluctant readers away from their electronic devices and into a book. Click here to visit the Time Riders website.
Astrosaurs Series - No. 18. This series goes from strength to strength. This is the 18th title and it comes complete with free collector cards for kids to play with and to swap with friends. Captain Teggs is no ordinary dinosaur - he's an astrosaur! On the incredible spaceship DSS Sauropod, along with his faithful crew, Gypsy, Arx and Iggy, Teggs rights wrongs, fights evil and eats a lot of grass. The reappearance of a dino spaceship lost for 300 years and full of savage sabre-tooths spells danger for Teggs and his crew. Steve Cole is also the author of a number of other bestselling series’ including Astrosaurs Academy, Cows in Action and Slime Squad. To view them all go to Steve’s author page here on Lovereading4kids - click here. The Astrosaurs Academy series is a spin-off from Astrosaurs which began in 2008. The series focuses on Teggs Stegosaur while he’s at Astrosaurs Academy before he becomes an Astrosaur.
A gripping science-fiction adventure pits a group of kids with super powers against a mysterious Russian billionaire. Infected by an extraordinary virus from a meteor storm, Sarah, Robert and the younger children in their charge are now at risk from those who want to exploit their super skills. All set to escape from Australia to a new life far away from danger is halted when Nikolai Makarov suddenly enters their world. His plan is deadly. Can the children stop him? Danger and daring are closely interwoven in this thrilling story.
Here's what Hugh (14), one of our teenage reviewers think of Hunger: Hunger, like it’s prequel Gone, was unputdownable. It's an excellent follow-up to an original idea. More children are developing powers and the world inside the FAYZ is spinning out of control. New leaders emerge and the tensions rise. As the name ‘Hunger’ might suggest, the book it mainly about the fights that occur when the food is running out. Everyone is hungry, and not just the children. A strange creature is stirring in the dark, which is infiltrating and enslaving the minds of the children. New characters are introduced, and the struggle between the two brothers, Sam and Caine continues. But how many lives will be lost before one comes out on top? Hunger has a gripping plot and the reader can easily relate to all the well-developed characters. A brilliant read. The complete list of books in this epic series is.... 1 Gone 2 Hunger 3 Lies 4 Plague 5 Fear 6 Light
Against all odds, Katniss Everdeen has survived the Hunger Games twice. But now that she's made it out of the bloody arena alive, she's still not safe. The Capitol is angry. The Capitol wants revenge...This thrilling final instalment of this ground-breaking trilogy promises to be one of the most talked-about and read books of the year. The Times newspaper went so far as to say, 'it's quite possibly the best SF novel for teenagers since Huxley's Brave New World. A Piece of Passion from Hilary Murray Hill, Managing Director, Scholastic Children’s Books: “The Hunger Games is a remarkable series which has captured the imagination of teenagers and adults alike since the first book, The Hunger Games, was published in January 2009. Katniss Everdeen, the girl who catches fire, is a heroine like no other, and we all felt we were there beside her as she battled her way through the dreadful Games, not once but twice. August 25th brings the waiting to an end with the publication of The Hunger Games: Mockingjay in the UK. We will all be ready with bated breath to stand alongside Katniss once more as the rebellion comes to a climax. Will Katniss escape the growing threat of President Snow, and will it be Peeta or Gale at her side throughout this heart-stopping finale?” Twilight author Stephenie Meyer: “ It’s not only lived up to my high expectations, it surpassed them. Suzanne takes the story places I wasn’t expecting, and she’s never afraid to take it to very hard places. Stunning. You won’t sleep when you’re reading this one. I suggest beginning in the early morning and clearing your calendar.” MORE NEWS: Hunger Games publisher Scholastic have created a fabulous free newpaper for teens featuring a variety of their fantastic teen titles. Click here to have a read. Or visit the Facebook fan page
This is a debut novel that won’t disappoint. Set in a world where the rising oceans have taken over continents and there are humans living on the small tracts of land that remain whilst others have moved under the sea to the ocean floor. But criminals in the underworld are determined to take over the ocean floor and Ty finds himself fighting to save the only home he’s ever known. Joining forces with Gemma, a topsider who is searching for her mysteriously missing brother. Can they together, defeat the evil incomers that threaten to destroy everything Ty and Gemma hold dear?
A World Book Day 'Recommended Read' for 2011. Lovers of time travelling adventure will be mesmerised by this second title in the Time Riders series. Three children from different times – Liam, who should have died at sea in 1912, Maddy whose life was to have ended in a plane crash in 2010 and Sal thought to have been burnt to death in a fire – have all been given a second chance by an agency designed to prevent time travel from changing history. Their new lives are put in danger when Maddy misguidedly opens a time window that leads back sixty-five million years to a world full of deadly dinosaurs. Will they stay safe and will they also be able to stop the past from being changed? This is the second in the Time Riders series; the first is Time Riders. Click here to visit the Time Riders website
A brilliantly told and exciting doggy story with a Christmassy theme, this latest adventure for the friendly and kind Jake tells how he sets out to rescue his friends. Jake loves looking forward to Christmas but this year everything is spoilt when his friends are kidnapped. Jake may be a bit unruly and is sometimes badly behaved but he is very kind and very brave and he soon sets to work to get everyone safely home just in time to celebrate Christmas! Annette and Nick Butterworth have always kept dogs and the inspiration for Jake is from two dogs in particular, the real life Jake, who played a major role in the creation of Percy the Park Keeper, and Sheppy. Click here to see other stories featuring Jake.
Book two in a thrilling new adventure series for boys. Billy Joe Ford is just 11 years old when his father is shot dead in front of him. His future looks bleak until he hooks up with a gang of boys – orphans like himself. Jess, Pete, Shane and Andyare used to watching out for each other and they welcome Billy Joe into the team. Soon, he knows that when danger comes calling, he can trust them with his life. He just might need to when a range war breaks up and he’s stuck in the middle of it.
Astrosaurs Series - No. 17. Captain Teggs is no ordinary dinosaur - he's an astrosaur. On the incredible spaceship DSS Sauropod, along with his faithful crew, Gypsy, Arx and Iggy, Teggs rights wrongs, fights evil and eats a lot of grass. When the astrosaurs are attacked by some baby carnivores, they're in for a shock.
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