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Penguin Bloom: Younger Reader’s Edition by Chris Kunz, based from the screenplay by Shaun Grant and Harry Cripps

Title: Penguin Bloom: Younger Reader’s Edition Author: Chris Kunz, based from the screenplay by Shaun Grant and Harry Cripps Genre: Non-Fiction Publisher: HarperCollins Australia Published: 21st January 2021 Format: Paperback Pages: 160 Price: $14.99 Synopsis: Inspired by the true story of an unlikely hero, and adapted from the major motion picture starring Naomi Watts, Andrew… Continue reading Penguin Bloom: Younger Reader’s Edition by Chris Kunz, based from the screenplay by Shaun Grant and Harry Cripps

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Lola Online: The Secret Upstairs Fan Club Party by Shannan and Taylor Stedman

Title: Lola Online: The Secret Upstairs Fan Club Party Author: Shannan and Taylor Stedman Genre: Fiction Publisher: Scholastic Australia Published: February 2021 Format: Paperback Pages: 208 Price: $15.99 Synopsis: A brand new exciting series for the Youtube generation ·  Funny, fresh fiction with characters that leap off the page·  Perfect for reluctant readers·  Themes include… Continue reading Lola Online: The Secret Upstairs Fan Club Party by Shannan and Taylor Stedman

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My Bird Bertie by Amelia McInerny and Shane McGowan

Title: My Bird Bertie Author: Amelia McInerny and Shane McGowan Genre: Fiction Publisher: Scholastic Australia Published: February 2021 Format: Hardback Pages: 24 Price: $17.99 Synopsis: 3+ ·  From exciting author Amelia McInerney·  Gorgeous retro illustrations from Shane McGowan·  A delight to read aloud·  Themes include companionship, friendship, silliness  and adapting Riding in the car with… Continue reading My Bird Bertie by Amelia McInerny and Shane McGowan

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Vernon the Penguin by Natashia Curtin

Title: Vernon the Penguin Author: Natashia Curtin Genre: Fiction Publisher: Scholastic Australia Published: February 2021 Format: Hardback Pages: 32 Price: $17.99 Synopsis: 3+ ·  Funny, engaging, and adorable, with a twist·  Excellent for encouraging visual literacy·  From exciting new author/illustrator Natashia Curtin·  Themes include perseverance, chasing dreams, learning to love limits and creative problem solving… Continue reading Vernon the Penguin by Natashia Curtin

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The Nerd Herd #1 by Nathan Luff and Chris Kennett (Illustrator)

Title: The Nerd Herd #1 Author: Nathan Luff and Chris Kennett (Illustrator) Genre: Humour Publisher: Scholastic Australia Published: February 2021 Format: Paperback Pages: 144 Price: $14.99 Synopsis: Brand new series for readers 7+ ·  Hilarious story about 3 misfits on a farm who want to move up the pecking order·  Filled with lots of funny… Continue reading The Nerd Herd #1 by Nathan Luff and Chris Kennett (Illustrator)

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Joe and the Stars by Phil Cummings and Connah Brecon

Title: Joe and the Stars Author: Phil Cummings and Connah Brecon Genre: Fiction Picture Book Publisher: Scholastic Australia Published: February 2021 Format: Hardback Pages: 32 Price: $24.99 Synopsis: Ages 3+ New from award-winning author Phil Cummings and dynamic illustrator Connah BreconA tender tale of a country boy’s love of the stars, and how they help… Continue reading Joe and the Stars by Phil Cummings and Connah Brecon

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January 2021 Wrap Up

In January 2021, I read fifteen books, and reviewed seventeen – two were read in 2020 but only due for publication in early January. Of these books, most were Australian authors, and one was by a male author, whilst another was a collaboration with a woman and a man. Many were kids’ books, as this… Continue reading January 2021 Wrap Up

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The Storm Keeper’s Island by Catherine Doyle

Title: The Storm Keeper’s Island Author: Catherine Doyle Genre: Fantasy Publisher: Bloomsbury Published: 1st August 2018 Format: Paperback Pages: 320 Price: $14.99 Synopsis: WINNER OF THE BAMB YOUNG READERS – MIDDLE GRADE AWARD 2018WINNER OF THE INDEPENDENT BOOKSHOP WEEK BOOK AWARD 2019'Magical in every way' - EOIN COLFERWhen Fionn Boyle sets foot on Arranmore Island, it begins… Continue reading The Storm Keeper’s Island by Catherine Doyle

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Loner by Georgina Young

Title: Loner Author: Georgina Young Genre: Literary Fiction Publisher: Text Publishing Published: 4th August 2020 Format: Paperback Pages: 256 Price: $24.99 Synopsis: Lona has dropped out of art school and no one is quite sure why, least of all Lona. It’s just that nothing in her life seems to make sense anymore, including art. She… Continue reading Loner by Georgina Young

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The Violet Veil Mysteries: A Case of Grave Danger by Sophie Cleverly

Title: The Violet Veil Mysteries: A Case of Grave Danger Author: Sophie Cleverly Genre: Historical Fiction, Crime Publisher: HarperCollins Australia Published: 3rd February 2021 Format: Paperback Pages: 336 Price: $16.99 Synopsis: A breakout new detective series, from the author of the spine-tingling SCARLET AND IVY series, beautifully illustrated by Hannah Peck. Violet Veil wants nothing… Continue reading The Violet Veil Mysteries: A Case of Grave Danger by Sophie Cleverly