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Friday September 6, 2013 MYT 12:00:00 AM
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by leong siok hui
This week, there is something for children as well as young adults and even the young at heart who might be One Direction fans.
Unbreakable (Unravelling #2)
Author: Elizabeth Norris
Publisher: Balzer + Bray, 479 pages, fiction
JANELLE loves Ben, and Ben loves Janelle. Problem is, he’s from another universe, and four months after he disappeared through a portal to return home, Janelle is still devastated and believes she will never see him again. But just as life regains some semblance of normalcy, Interverse Agent Taylor Barclay shows up.
Somebody from an alternate universe is running a human trafficking ring. People from different earths are being kidnapped and sold, and Ben is the prime suspect. Now his family has been thrown in jail and Ben will be executed if he doesn’t turn himself in over the next five days.
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Author: Chris Colfer
Publisher: Little, Brown, 517 pages, fiction
CHRIS Colfer is best known for his role as Kurt Hummel in television show Glee for those who aren’t fans already. It turns out that the Golden Globe-winning actor is also a talented writer. His modern-day fairytale The Land Of Stories: The Wishing Spell stayed on The New York Times bestseller list for five weeks. In that book, twins Alex and Conner Bailey fall from the real world into a world full of fairytales they had only ever read about before. Getting home becomes an arduous but amazing adventure what with run-ins with trolls, goblins, wolves, and witches.
In this second instalment, the twins find themselves in the Land of Stories when the infamous enchantress kidnaps their mother. Now, the twins will have to try to rescue their mother and save the fairy tale world from the greatest threat it’s ever faced.
Into The Goal!
Author: Caline Tan
Publisher: Bubbly Books, 123 pages, fiction
FOLLOW the adventures of Mabel and Robozonic, a mysterious talking pebble from the future.
When cockroaches invade Mabel’s school and wreak havoc, she’s sure Robozonic will have a brilliant solution – but Robozonic is missing! Mabel finds out that classmate Ming Cai has Robozonic and will only return the very special pebble if she faces him in a football competition. But Mable doesn’t play football! And she still has to study for her test. Will Mabel ever get Robozonic back?
One Direction: Where We Are, Our Band, Our Story, 100% Official
Author: One Direction
Publisher: HarperCollins, 287 pages, non-fiction
ATTENTION One Direction fans: This is the only bona fide book that charts the global stars’ journey over the last 18 months. Follow their Cinderella-story of being eliminated in the British version of TV talent show The X Factor as individual participants in 2010 to being brought together as a band by producer extraordinaire Simon Cowell to becoming a global phenomenon.
One Direction – Harry Styles, Liam Payne, Louis Tomlinson, Niall Horan, Zayn Malik – share their thoughts and feelings, hopes and dreams, and highs and lows throughout this incredible journey.
Ellie Belly: Puffy Panda
Author: Eliza Teoh
Publisher: Bubbly Books, 138 pages
“WOULDN’T it be fun if a homesick panda could meet a sad polar bear? They could become friends and cheer each other up,” mused author Eliza Teoh. This story was inspired by the arrival of two giant pandas at the Singapore Zoo and the death of a mummy polar bear who left behind her son, Inuka.
Join Ellie Belly and her classmates on an exciting field trip to see the giant pandas at the zoo. “But wait ... what’s that sound? First, I hear a GRR! Then I hear a cr-cre-creepy WAIL. The animals are getting agitated. My best friend Cammy and I have to find out what’s going on.” Beary fun facts from the book: did you know that the polar bear is the biggest bear in the world? And that the koala is, in fact, not a bear?
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