Space Invaders is a great new story for children aged 8 to 11 and is one of four books in the Mallenford Mysteries series by Kathy Lee. Each book in the series focuses on the residents of Mallenford and the series can be read in any order, with each book featuring different main characters. Here's a taste of Space Invaders: I could see a dark shape, a sort of black hole in the starlit sky. An oval kind of shape, like a frisbee coming towards me in slow motion. A curved edge of darkness slid forwards, blanking out the stars. I saw the lights again and then saw the size of the thing – enormous. To me, it looked wider than the wingspan of a jumbo jet. Wider than the entire house. It wasn’t like any plane, helicopter or hang-glider that I had ever seen. It was more like a… flying saucer? Paul’s life is going wrong. His mum has left and his dad is marrying someone with three children of her own. This means they’ll all have to live together. But when Paul and his annoying, space-obsessed step-brother see a UFO, Paul can think of nothing else. Will they discover the origins of the alien slime on the moors, and will Paul fight off his own Space Invaders?