Agent Asha: Mission Shark Bytes: eBook (Reflowable ePub)

By Sophie Deen

Illustrated by Anjan Sarkar

Computer code just got dangerous in this action-packed spy adventure series

Asha Joshi has the perfect excuse not to finish her homework. She's just been recruited to join the top-secret Children's Spy Agency. Her first mission: SAVE THE WORLD. Can she do it? Asha's a coder so she should be able to hack into the biggest tech company in the world, fight deadly sharks and figure out why the Internet has stopped working. All before bedtime. Easy, right? The story is a great way to engage young readers in coding, critical-thinking and STEM. It is mapped onto key National Curriculum Computing KS1 and KS2 concepts including algorithms, conditionals and debugging.

Categories: Ebooks

For readers aged: 8+

  • Publication details:
  • Format: Reflowable
  • ISBN: 9781406390384
  • Published: 02 Jul 2020
  • Price: £6.99
  • Pages: 240

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Customer reviews


'First in a new series blending science, technology, engineering and maths with deadly adventure.' The Bookseller

'A lot of kids use computers and do coding at school so I think most people will enjoy this book because it’s exciting, I would read more in the series.' Toppsta

'This is a great book because it is different to other mysteries! Asha uses the kind of coding we learn at school. I love doing coding and it’s really good to see it in a story … I think lots of kids will enjoy this book because it’s exciting and there are some fun, silly bits (like the farting selfie stick). I’m looking forward to the next book in the series!' Toppsta

'A fantastic class novel, with a strong Asian female character, all about coding and computers with a sprinkling of fart jokes - what could be better?' Toppsta

'I certainly feel Asha’s unique adventure, together with Tumble - her robo hamster sidekick, will be a hit with lower KS2.' Toppsta

'This rip-roaring secret agent caper for seven-plus is full of algorithms, debugging – broken down and engagingly explained – and fart jokes.' The Guardian

'Fun, fast paced and inclusive, we love this new series.' WRD

'It is mapped onto key stage 1 and 2 National Curriculum computing concepts such as algorithms and debugging, but with such a light touch that readers will absorb huge amount s of valuable information, for example about coding, internet safety, and fake news, without realising it. With masses of intriguing illustrations, plentiful humour, an interesting accompanying app, and a great protagonist (how fantastic to have a female Asian STEM hero), Mission Shark Bytes is a highly enjoyable novel that will help build the appeal of coding, STEM and critical thinking.' The School Librarian

'This book is a great example of excellent storytelling and wonderful characters. The tech elements are told in such a creative, inventive way. It’s important for girls of all backgrounds to be encouraged to take part in science.' Sharna Jackson. Shortlisted for The Royal Society Young People's Book Prize

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