New February Books!
This month, we have strange islands, invisible animals and tantalising mysteries abound! Our February books are a wonderful mix of edge-of-your-seat thrilling, ethereally magical and code-crackingly adventurous. Here's a round-up of what's out this month!
Following one boy's journey in a dangerous jungle to save his mother, Big Game author Dan Smith has done it again with another novel which'll keep you on tenterhooks til the very end. This one is The Maze Runner meets Bear Grylls: a modern-day survival story packed with action and adventure.
Kidnapped and drugged, Ash wakes up on a remote tropical island. His mum – a genetic scientist – has been imprisoned and infected with a deadly virus. Where is he, and what’s he doing there? He sets out to cross the jungle to find out and rescue his mother. Soon he realizes he’s quicker and sharper than before. But there’s something else ... why are the animals watching him, and how can he use the jungle to his advantage?
Follow Dan on Twitter: @dansmithauthor
Alice Jones is absolutely the girl I wanted to be at 10 years older. Junior sleuth extraordinaire, Alice sets out to solve a mystery of a disappearing scientist - who just so happened to be working on an invisibility suit ... A fantastic quirky mystery for ages 10+!
Maths whizz Alice Jones has already solved a mystery or two. Persuaded by wannabe sidekick Sammy to investigate a scientist’s disappearance, she’s soon entangled in her trickiest case yet. Dr Learner is reputed to have invented an invisibility suit, but is wacky science really to blame for his vanishing?
Fearless Alice won’t stop till she knows the truth ...
Follow Sarah on Twitter: @sarahrubinbooks
Who didn't have an imaginary friend when they were younger? Barbara Laban's beautiful novel features a whole host of invisible (but not imaginary!) furry friends (my favourite being Rufus, the wise-cracking dog). Set in stunning Shanghai, Moon Princess is a perfect read over Chinese New Year.
Sienna is unhappy. Her mum has disappeared and Sienna feels alone in Shanghai. Rufus – an invisible dog – is her only friend. When her mean housekeeper starts acting suspiciously, Sienna decides to investigate. With the help of her new friend Feng, she follows a trail of clues thatleads her to a mysterious moonlit temple. Is her mother’s disappearance linked to a priceless statue of a princess? And can Sienna discover the dangerous truth?