Once you start reading you won't be able to put this book down! This futuristic thriller is recommended for more confident readers and is available to borrow in the library now.
'For the millions who log in every day, Warcross isn’t just a game—it’s a way of life. The obsession started ten years ago and its fan base now spans the globe, some eager to escape from reality and others hoping to make a profit. Struggling to make ends meet, teenage hacker Emika Chen works as a bounty hunter, tracking down players who bet on the game illegally. But the bounty hunting world is a competitive one, and survival has not been easy. Needing to make some quick cash, Emika takes a risk and hacks into the opening game of the international Warcross Championships—only to accidentally glitch herself into the action and become an overnight sensation.
Convinced she’s going to be arrested, Emika is shocked when instead she gets a call from the game’s creator, the elusive young billionaire Hideo Tanaka, with an irresistible offer. He needs a spy on the inside of this year’s tournament in order to uncover a security problem . . . and he wants Emika for the job. With no time to lose, Emika’s whisked off to Tokyo and thrust into a world of fame and fortune that she’s only dreamed of. But soon her investigation uncovers a sinister plot, with major consequences for the entire Warcross empire.'
The Peski Kids: The Mystery of the Squashed Cockroach
Perfect for junior readers! Adventure, suspense and mystery...
'Life is hard enough without having to spend time with your siblings. But there is no other way for Joe, Fin and April Peski to solve the mystery of the cockroach catastrophes that is rocking their new home town of Currawong. Along with Loretta, their stunningly beautiful yet sociopathic next-door neighbour, and Pumpkin, the world's worst trained dog, they set out to catch the culprit.'
Bab Sharkey and the Animal Mummies: The Weird Beard
A hilarious adventure for junior readers, brimming with magic and mayhem!
'A Pharaoh's beard with strange powers. A lost city of Animal Mummies brought magically to life. And an undead sorceress who shoots fireballs...from her nostrils.'
A brilliant book for students of all ages. Family, love, illness, heartbreak and grief play into making this book one of the best this year has to offer.
'Lenny, small and sharp, has a younger brother Davey who won't stop growing - at seven, he is as tall as a man. Raised by their mother, they have a roof over their heads, but not much else.
The bright spot every week is the arrival of the latest issue of the Burrell's Build-It-At-Home Encyclopedia. Through the encyclopedia, Lenny and Davey experience the wonders of the world - beetles, birds, quasars and quartz - and dream about a life of freedom and adventure. But as Davey's health deteriorates, Lenny realises that some wonders can't be named.'
A magical read for junior students, especially those less confident readers! This fantasy book is the first in a series of two so far.
'Do you believe in magic? Carter doesn't. He knows magic tricks are just that - tricks. And as a street magician, he's pretty good at them. But when Carter runs away from his con-man uncle, he finds himself alone and in danger from a dastardly carnival ringleader. He could really use some magic - and some friends - right about now...'
Come into the Library and borrow it today!