If you’re looking for fantastic heroes and heroines, look no further – here are five novels about five very different kids with five very different powers!
1 | THEODOSIA AND THE SERPENTS OF CHAOS BY ROBIN LAFEVERS :
Theodosia Throckmorton has an extraordinary job – defeating the curses plaguing the artefacts of her father’s museum. The museum’s latest addition (a gem, retrieved by her archaeologist mother) is the most dangerous item yet, which makes it all the more concerning when it’s stolen! Theo’s curse-breaking skills are put to the test as she vows to save England from a disastrous fate.
2 | COUNT BY MELVIN BURGESS :
When Brandon claims he can count to ten million, no one believes him – Brandon is in the habit of boasting, after all. But, once he begins counting and cannot seem to stop, people aren’t so sceptical! Before long, Brandon becomes a celebrity for his non-stop counting, counting in front of fan-filled stadium, and even in his sleep – and things only get stranger from there…
3 | MONSTER MAX AND THE BOBBLE HAT OF FORGETTING BY ROBIN BENNETT :
Max has an unusual power: the ability to turn into a huge, hairy monster when he burps, and then to turn back into a normal boy when he sneezes! Yes, really! Max, however, is determined to use his power for good. So, when another mysterious monster shows up to cause havoc in his suburb, it’s his mission to catch it – before his nemesis Peregrine with his POOP (Portable Operating Omni Prison) machine gets there first!
4 | A MOST IMPROPER MAGICK BY STEPHANIE BURGIS :
In Regency England, there is no greater scandal than using magic, but twelve-year-old Kat Stephenson won’t be told what to do! Having inherited her magical ability from her late mother, Kat defies her stepmother’s rules and goes on a mission to save her family. With her brother’s gambling debts, her sister’s suspicious new fiancé, and now a mysterious Order after Kat herself, that turns out to be easier said than done!
5 | OPIE JONES TALKS TO ANIMALS BY NAT LUURTSEMA :
The last thing Opie Jones expected was to be recruited into a team of superheroes. Her new powerful friends - "The Resistance" - are a team of mind-readers set on taking down a brainwashing supervillain. There’s just one small problem: Opie can’t read minds at all – human minds, anyway. Instead, Opie has the ability to read the thoughts of animals. And, while the rest of The Resistance are disappointed in her, Opie’s power might be the key to saving the world after all…
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