Auckland Libraries: Like CHERUB? Try these...

Like CHERUB? Try these...

He pai ki a koe a CHERUB? Tirohia ēnei…

Lots of tweens read the beginning of the CHERUB series by Robert Muchamore, then find that the books’ contents get a bit too mature for them. Here are some action/adventure stories that should keep them going until they’re ready for the later CHERUB books. Note: Some may still need parental checking first. 

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Assault

Brian Falkner

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It is 2030. The world is at war with an alien race. Recon Team Angel, made up of teenagers from around the world, has been training for years. They must slip behind enemy lines and uncover the truth. But what they discover will shock all of humanity.

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Tunnels

Roderick Gordon

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Fourteen-year-old Will has little in common with his family except for a passion for digging which he shares with his father. When his father suddenly disappears down an unknown tunnel, Will decides to investigate with his friend Chester.

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The ruins of Gorlan

John (John Anthony) Flanagan

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When fifteen-year-old Will is rejected by battleschool, he becomes the reluctant apprentice to the mysterious Ranger Halt, and winds up protecting the kingdom from danger.

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Jimmy Coates

Joe Craig

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An eleven-year-old boy discovers he has strange powers, and a future that holds mystery, adventure and death! Who are the mysterious men chasing him? What are his parents keeping from him? And how come he can now do all this really cool stuff?

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Masterminds

Gordon Korman

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"A group of kids discovers they were cloned from the DNA of some of the greatest criminal masterminds in history for a sociological experiment"--

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Arrival

Chris Morphew

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Luke is having a rough year. He has moved with his mum to Phoenix, in the middle of nowhere, built from the ground up by the enigmatic Shackleton Co-operative. There are no cars, no phone lines, and a private security force instead of police.

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Evil genius

Catherine Jinks

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The lead character in this thriller is Cadel Piggott, not your run of the mill boy! He becomes a computer genius at the age of seven and by his fourteenth birthday is studying for a world domination degree!

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Survival

Chris Ryan

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This thriller challenges five children to survive after they are marooned on a desert island. They must face killer komodo dragons, sharks and modern-day pirates. The ex-SAS author includes ten top tips for survival in tropical conditions.

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Higher Institute of Villainous Education

Mark Walden

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H.I.V.E. is a top secret school of applied villainy where children with a precocious talent for wrongdoing are sent to develop into criminal masterminds. One catch is that the children cannot leave until training is complete, six years later.

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Magyk

Angie Sage

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Evil necromancer DomDaniel has a plan. A member of the Heap family is a major obstacle to this plan...major obstacles don't tend to live for long...but then you haven't met the Heaps.

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Annie

LibrarianHelensville Library