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Mar 13 2018

D-Bot Squad series by Mac Park

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Allen and Unwin, 2018.
Mega hatch by Mac Park. ISBN 9781760296032
Dino corp by Mac Park. ISBN 9781760296049
(Age: 6+) Recommended. Themes: Dinosaurs. Robots. Adventure Stories. Susannah McFarlane and Louise Park authors of the popular series Zac Power have written an exciting new series perfect for young readers. D-Bot Squad takes place in a world filled with dinosaurs, high-tech gadgets and young riders who rescue and teleport these creatures back to safety.
In Mega hatch (no 7) Hunter Marks and his team must muster all their defences to outwit the dinosaurs running rampart across the world. And just when you think that problem is enough to keep them focussed, another appears on the horizon.
Dino corp (no 8) continues Hunter's story, as the most powerful dinosaur of them all, T-Rex continues to wreak havoc on earth. Teamwork is needed to capture this dinosaur and teleport this animal to safety.
Easy to read text, short paragraphs, engaging font styles and sizes are interspersed with a combination of graphic novel spreads to engage and encourage the development of reading and visual literacy. These D-Bot Squad novels will appeal to reluctant readers and children beginning to read chapter books. After sharing these easy to read stories, younger students can research the dinosaurs included, a task that will excite them even further, then design and create their own dinobots.
And those who read these two will seek out the others in the series, so have them ready.
Fran Knight

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