New books

400 Minutes Of Danger
10 deadly situations. 10 brave kids. 40 minutes to escape.

400 Minutes Of Danger is the action-packed sequel to the bestselling 300 Minutes of Danger. With killer robots, sinking ships, gigantic mosquitoes, deadly glaciers and more, these ten linked stories – 40 minutes each! – make up a non-stop thrill ride that kids will love. (Published by Scholastic, suitable for kids aged 8+, RRP $12.99 AUD).

Praise for 300 Minutes of Danger:
“This makes great reading for young people, including boys, who aren’t used to sustained reading but want to read something worthwhile. Each chapter is a thrilling 30-minute episode in the life of a young person who must survive insurmountable odds. The writing is crisp and clear – and you could even set a challenge of trying to read each chapter in 30 minutes, real time!”
-Lynda Dickson, Books Direct

The Fail Safe
Can Fero prevent a nuclear war?

The Fail Safe is the keenly awaited conclusion to the multi-award-nominated novel, The Cut Out. This time teen spy Fero Dremovich will have to evade soldiers, assassins and revolutionaries in his desperate attempt to prevent a nuclear war. (Published by Allen & Unwin, suitable for kids aged 10+, RRP $16.99 AUD).

Praise for The Cut Out:
“A breath-taking, heart-pounding thrill ride of twists and turns where nothing is as it seems, allegiances are tested, secrets unravel and there are blindsides and double-crosses galore.”
-Lily Oz, All The Written Worlds

“Learn this kid’s name, read his books.”
-Michael Grant, internationally bestselling author of GONE