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Exciting Books Like Alex Rider

Welcome to an adrenaline-fueled world of espionage, action, and intrigue tailored for young readers aged 9-12! In this curated collection, we’ve brought together books like Alex Rider, perfect for fans of the series wondering what to read next. From daring missions to secret agents, these gripping tales are sure to captivate the imaginations of young readers, transporting them into a realm of danger, mystery, and suspense. Get ready to embark on thrilling adventures alongside brave protagonists and uncover the secrets that lie within the pages of these gripping reads!

S.T.E.A.L.T.H.: Access Denied

Written by Jason Rohan
9-12
They're in a race to save his dad ... and the world. When his dad disappears, Arun Lal is amazed to discover that he was secretly working on a classified project and has been kidnapped by people intent on stealing it. Along with his geeky best friend Sam and tough-talking…
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Running out of Time

Written by Simon Fox
9-12
A thrilling, unputdownable debut, with extraordinary twists and incredible action, from an incredible new voice in children's fiction. I can steal time. The most I can take at the moment is fifteen seconds, which is not a lot. Grandmother took almost three minutes once and she told me she's done…
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S.T.E.A.L.T.H.: Ice Breaker

Written by Jason Rohan
9-12
Full of thrilling high-octane action, this is the second in an explosive new action-adventure middle grade series. Perfect for fans of Alex Rider, CHERUB and Mission: Impossible. When an armoured train with a top secret cargo is hijacked by terrorists in the Austrian Alps, and an avalanche cuts off all…
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Sticky Pines: The Thing At Black Hole Lake

Written by Dashe Roberts
9-12
The sequel to The Bigwoof Conspiracy takes us back to Sticky Pines, a small US town where weird things happen. Milo, loyal to his double-crossing, business-mogul father, has taken a trip to Black Hole Lake, leaving Lucy to continue her search into alien life and the Truth that she knows…
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Deadlock

Written by Simon Fox
9-12
Perfect for fans of Alex Rider and Artemis Fowl, Simon Fox's latest action-packed thriller is ideal for readers too young for Jack Reacher or Line of Duty. Archie Blake thought his policeman father teaching him how to pick locks and open safes was just a bit of fun. But when…
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Escape Room

Written by Christopher Edge
9-12
The latest mind-blowing novel from award-winning author Christopher Edge, Escape Room is a thrilling adventure that challenges readers to think about what they've done to save the world today.   When twelve-year-old Ami arrives at The Escape, she thinks it's just a game - the ultimate escape room with puzzles…
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Adam-2

Written by Alastair Chisholm
9-12
With incredible twists and turns and an action-packed story, this is a thrilling, unputdownable adventure. The robot Adam-2 has been locked in the basement of a lost building for over two hundred years - until one day he is discovered by two children, and emerges into a world ruined by…
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The Consequence Girl

Written by Alastair Chisholm
9-12
A thrilling, unputdownable adventure, from the highly-acclaimed author of the Waterstones Children's Book Prize-shortlisted Orion Lost and the Blackwell's Children's Book of the Year, Adam-2. The world of Colony is in ruins. No one knows what caused society to begin tearing itself apart - but the secret may lie with…
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Friends and Traitors

Written by Helen Peters
9-12
Some secrets are just too dangerous to know... A gripping World War II story about how two girls foil an aristocratic plot to bring down the government and hand the country to the Nazis... When Sidney Dashworth's school is evacuated to a huge stately home in the countryside, she thinks…
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Sticky Pines: The Valley of the Strange

Written by Dashe Roberts
9-12
Things are FREAKY and about to get even FREAKIER in the sleepy American town of Sticky Pines. Weirdness mounts upon creepiness to create a riotously funny potion in The Valley of the Strange, the latest explosive instalment of the cult sci-fi series for children. Lucy Sladan has made the biggest,…
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