New books and upcoming releases on our reading list to get 2021 off to a great, bookish start!
1 | THE LAST BEAR BY HANNAH GOLD:
Nature-loving April is overjoyed when she is invited to join her dad on a scientific research project in the Arctic. However, their destination – Bear Island – has a disappointing lack of bears, due to melting ice caps. Then, one night April sees a large shape on the horizon… Bear is starving, lonely and a long way from home. Can April save him?
2 | POP BY MITCH JOHNSON:
A disastrous plane crash sees the recipe for the world’s most popular fizzy drink lost at sea and a multi-billion corporation desperately trying to track it down. Then it washes up at the feet of Queenie, a young girl from a small town, who suddenly finds herself at the centre of a manhunt with a 10-million-dollar bounty on her head. With her unlikely getaway buddy Todd by her side, the two race across a landscape littered by black ops helicopters, man eating alligators and lots and lots of empty plastic bottles…
3 | THE GRAVEYARD RIDDLE BY LISA THOMPSON:
In a creepy abandoned house in the corner of a graveyard hides a boy claiming to be a spy in training, using the house as a base for an undercover surveillance job! But Melody, Matthew and Jake are suspicious… surely this twelve-year-old boy hasn’t really been trusted to track down a criminal. In a bid to discover the truth, they turn the tables and begin to spy on him. Soon, secrets and mysteries begin to unravel…
4 | VI SPY: LICENCE TO CHILL BY MAZ EVANS :
Vi’s mum is an ex-secret service agent and her dad is a retired bad guy… so when their divorce leaves them distracted by each other, the real super villains of the world let loose! To save her family and the world from evil domination, Vi must become a spy herself!
5 | AMARI AND THE NIGHT BROTHERS BY B.B. ALSTON:
Amari’s big brother Quinton has gone missing and it is up to her to track him down. A ticking briefcase leads her to the secretive Bureau of Supernatural Affairs where her brother has enrolled her a trainee. To crack the mystery of his disappearance, she’ll have to get her head around a world where mermaids, dwarves, yetis and magicians are real and compete against wealthy kids who are already experts in all things supernatural!
6 | FRONT DESK BY KELLY YANG:
It’s tricky to fit in when you’re the new girl. Especially when you’re the new girl who has recently moved from China to America, when you live in a motel rather than a house and when you help out on the reception desk after class. Mia Tang and her parents will experience poverty, racism and bullying in their new country but with courage and kindness, will they be able to achieve their dreams?
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