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A Glasshouse of Stars by Shirley Marr

Title: A Glasshouse of Stars Author: Shirley Marr Genre: Contemporary Fiction Publisher: Puffin Published: 4th May 2021 Format: Paperback Pages: 288 Price: $16.99 Synopsis: An exquisite, heartbreakingly beautiful gem of a novel for anyone who loved Wonder, Lenny's Book of Everything, A Monster Calls or When You Reach Me. 'Heart-twisting and hopeful, bursting with big feelings and gentle magic. This… Continue reading A Glasshouse of Stars by Shirley Marr

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Drum Roll Please…it’s Stevie Louise! by Tanya Hennessy

Title: Drum Roll Please…it’s Stevie Louise! Author: Tanya Hennessy Genre: Comedy Publisher: Allen and Unwin/Albert Street Books Published: 4th May 2021 Format: Paperback Pages: 184 Price: $14.99 Synopsis: A delightfully funny and deeply relatable junior fiction story from one of Australia's most loved multi-media stars. Meet Stevie Louise. She is an entrepreneur (that's like a… Continue reading Drum Roll Please…it’s Stevie Louise! by Tanya Hennessy

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I Really Want a Pet by Jackie Hosking

Title: I Really Want a Pet Author: Jackie Hosking Genre: Fiction Publisher: Scholastic Australia Published: 1st May 2021 Format: Hardback Pages: 24 Price: $17.99 Synopsis: A sweet and funny picture book about how to get the pet you want. ·  Playful rhyming verses with fun illustrations by Shane McGowan.·  This little girl wants a pet.… Continue reading I Really Want a Pet by Jackie Hosking

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Feelings #3: The Worried Elephant by Phillip Gwynne

Title: Feelings #3: The Worried Elephant Author: Phillip Gwynne Genre: Fiction Publisher: Scholastic Australia Published: 1st May 2021 Format: Paperback Pages: 24 Price: $15.99 Synopsis: There is so much bad news in the world. Elephant is worried. So worried that he can’t do any of the activities he loves anymore. Can Elephant learn to manage… Continue reading Feelings #3: The Worried Elephant by Phillip Gwynne

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Winner, Winner Bin Chicken Dinner by Kate and Jol Temple

Title: Winner, Winner Bin Chicken Dinner Author: Kate and Jol Temple Genre: Fiction Publisher: Scholastic Australia Published: 1st May 2021 Format: Hardcover Pages: 24 Price: $32.99 Synopsis: Hilarious sequel to the popular picture book, BIN CHICKEN, by Kate and Jol Temple, award-winning authors of Room on Our Rock A very fun rhyming adventure about the… Continue reading Winner, Winner Bin Chicken Dinner by Kate and Jol Temple

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Common Wealth by Gregg Dreise

Title: Common Wealth Author: Gregg Dreise Genre: Poetry Publisher: Scholastic Australia Published: 1st May 2021 Format: Hardcover Pages: 32 Price: $24.99 Synopsis: A picture book for mature readers From multi award-winning author and artist, Greg Dreise - a proud descendant of the Kamilaroi and Euahlayi peopleValuable resource for discussion about the importance of moving forward… Continue reading Common Wealth by Gregg Dreise

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The Warsaw Orphan by Kelly Rimmer

Title: The Warsaw Orphan Author: Kelly Rimmer Genre: Historical Fiction Publisher: Hachette Australia Published: 28th April 2021 Format: Paperback Pages: 400 Price: $32.99 Synopsis: Inspired by the real-life heroine who smuggled thousands of Jewish children to safety during WWII, the powerful new novel by the New York Times bestselling author In the spring of 1942, young Elzbieta Rabinek is… Continue reading The Warsaw Orphan by Kelly Rimmer

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Wednesday Weeks and the Tower of Shadows by Denis Knight and Cristy Burne

Title: Wednesday Weeks and the Tower of Shadows Author: Denis Knight and Cristy Burne Genre: Fantasy Publisher: Hachette/Lothian Children’s Books Published: 27th April 2021 Format: Paperback Pages: 250 Price: $16.99 Synopsis:  A seriously smart and funny new series about a reluctant sorcerer's apprentice who would rather study science than magic, which asks the question: In… Continue reading Wednesday Weeks and the Tower of Shadows by Denis Knight and Cristy Burne

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The Dark Lady by Akala

Title: The Dark Lady Author: Akala Genre: Magical Realism, Historical Fiction Publisher: Hodder/Hachette Australia Published: 27th April 2021 Format: Paperback Pages: 336 Price: $19.99 Synopsis: A natural storyteller with a vision of his own, The Dark Lady, Akala's debut novel for teens will enthuse and entertain teenagers and young adults, showing that reading is a true… Continue reading The Dark Lady by Akala

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Reading Australian Books – The Importance of Reading, Hearing and Seeing Australia Represented.

One of the great joys of reading is learning, and seeing ourselves represented on the page. In recent years, diverse voices are gaining traction, in particular in #LoveOzMG – Love Australian Middle Grade, which is the quieter sister of #LoveOzYA. These middle grade books have been showcasing the diversity of Australia, its people, and across… Continue reading Reading Australian Books – The Importance of Reading, Hearing and Seeing Australia Represented.