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Thursday 16 August 2012

Hot New Release Action Titles

Have some action lovers in your household? These fabulous new release titles will surely keep your astronauts, robots and time-travellers up to their ears in great reading.

Andy Roid: Camp Howl Crusaders by Felice Arena
(Penguin, $9.95)

Andy is starting to enjoy his new life. But is he the only one who's hiding a secret? And can the government really protect him from a single-minded bounty hunter?

Andy's parents think the safest place for him is school camp. They couldn't be more wrong!

As action-packed as Ben 10 or a James Bond movie, the Andy Roid books are the next big thing in series fiction for boys.

This is Book Three in a six book series.

Arkie Sparkle: Time Trap by Petra James

(Pan Macmillan, $12.99)

Eleven-year-old Arkie Sparkle's archaeologist parents have been kidnapped. With the help of her genius cousin TJ and basset hound Cleo, she must find seven treasures across the seven continents in seven days.

DAY 2: China
A mysterious scroll, daylight robbery, the Great Wall of China, the First Emperor. 

Posing as an Immortal to find the Book of Songs seemed like an excellent idea. But when Arkie and TJ meet the First Emperor of China, they realise they might be trapped in Ancient China – forever!

Hal Junior: The Missing Case by Simon Haynes

(Bowman Press, $12.95)

'I've heard of food going off, but this is ridiculous!'

Space Station Oberon is expecting an important visitor, and everyone is on their best behaviour. Even Hal Junior is doing his best to stay out of trouble!

From multi-coloured smoke bombs to exploding space rations, Hal Junior proves ... trouble is what he's best at!

Star Girl: Double Cross by Louise Park

(Pan Macmillan, $9.99)

Adelaide Banks is the newest student to join the SEAS Space Agent program. Does First Year Space Cadet Star Girl have what it takes to save space – one planet at a time?

Planet Savannator is losing its grasslands and the savasaurs are vanishing. When SC Star Girl is sent to investigate with three other cadets she knows they are in for a hairy ride.

Can the cadets work together as a team to find the missing savanasaurs and stop the destruction of this planet?

Omega Squad: Time Thieves by Charlie Carter
(Pan Macmillan, $12.99)

Thirteen-year-old Napoleon Augustus Smythe (Battle Boy 005) is now Battle Agent 005.

Along with BA004 (a super smart boy but a real smarty pants too), BA009 (a girl with attitude and no time for a smarty pants) and super soldier TEX, he is a member of the Omega Squad, an elite team of Time Troopers sent back into history for Operation Battle Book.

Professor Perdu, their mission controller, is worried. Someone is stealing the TIME and ENERGY bundles from the Battle Books. But who is behind these attacks? And why?

Omega Squad is sent on a series of Master Missions to investigate these clandestine forces who seek to use Operation Battle Book for evil ends.