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The Forest of Moon and Sword by Amy Raphael

Title: The Forest of Moon and Sword Author: Amy Raphael Genre: Historical fiction, Adventure Publisher: Lothian/Hachette Australia Published: 12th January 2021 Format: Paperback Pages: 300 Price: $15.99 Synopsis: When Art's mother is accused of witchcraft and captured, she is determined to get her back - at any cost. A lyrical adventure with folklore at its… Continue reading The Forest of Moon and Sword by Amy Raphael

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The Good Hawk by Joseph Elliott

Title: The Good Hawk Author: Joseph Elliott Genre: Fantasy Publisher: Walker Books Australia Published: 1st February 2020 Format: Paperback Pages: 368 Price: $16.99 Synopsis: A rich fantasy adventure trilogy, full of warring clans, deadly shadows and devastating plagues... If everything was taken from you, what would you do to get it back? Agatha patrols the sea… Continue reading The Good Hawk by Joseph Elliott

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Friday Barnes: The Plot Thickens by R.A. Spratt

Title: Friday Barnes: The Plot Thickens Author: R.A. Spratt Genre: Crime/Mystery Publisher: Puffin/Penguin Random House Published: 7th January 2020 Format: Paperback Pages: 256 Price: $15.99 Synopsis: Friday Barnes is being attacked on all fronts! Friday Barnes is being attacked on all fronts! When Friday Barnes gets involved in her frenemy Ian Wainscott’s family dispute, it… Continue reading Friday Barnes: The Plot Thickens by R.A. Spratt

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Nelson: Broccoli and Spies by Andrew Levins

Title: Nelson: Broccoli and Spies Author: Andrew Levins Genre: Fiction Publisher: Puffin Published: 5th January 2021 Format: Paperback Pages:  176 Price: $12.99 Synopsis: The second book in the totally outrageous adventures of Nelson Hunter – the boy who hates vegetables. Featuring a serious spy mystery and an epic broccoli-fuelled battle! Nelson is a hilarious illustrated… Continue reading Nelson: Broccoli and Spies by Andrew Levins

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Monty’s Island: Elvis Eager and the Golden Egg by Emily Rodda, Lucinda Gifford

Title: Monty’s Island: Elvis Eager and the Golden Egg Author: Emily Rodda, Lucinda Gifford Genre: Fantasy Publisher: Allen and Unwin Published: 5th January 2021 Format: Paperback Pages: 176 Price: $14.99 Synopsis: Monty lives on a perfect island in the middle of a magical sea. Sometimes the sea throws up something interesting … and Monty goes… Continue reading Monty’s Island: Elvis Eager and the Golden Egg by Emily Rodda, Lucinda Gifford

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The Nerd Daily 2020 Challenge – completed, sort of

One of the challenges I took part in this year was The Nerd Daily Challenge with 52 prompts – one for each week of the year. As with some of my other challenges, I did use the same book a couple of times, especially towards the end of the year when I knew I wasn’t… Continue reading The Nerd Daily 2020 Challenge – completed, sort of

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  Isolation Publicity Wrap Up

This year, the world was turned upside down as a pandemic hurtled across borders. Very quickly, Australia shut down, and many events and festivals were cancelled, hitting the arts industry hard. All sectors of the arts were hit, with some finding new and innovative ways to keep going, and others finding ways to reschedule things.… Continue reading   Isolation Publicity Wrap Up

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A Christmas in Time by Sally Nicholls

Title: A Christmas in Time Author: Sally Nicholls Genre: Historical Fiction, Fantasy Publisher: Allen and Unwin/Nosy Crow Published: 1st December 2020 Format: Paperback Pages: Price: $14.99 Synopsis: The second in a brilliant time-slip adventure series by the award-winning author of Things a Bright Girl Can Do. Fun-filled, action-packed adventures in time from best-selling, award-winning author,… Continue reading A Christmas in Time by Sally Nicholls

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Father Christmas and Me by Matt Haig

Title: Father Christmas and Me Author: Matt Haig Genre: Fantasy, Christmas Publisher: Allen and Unwin/Canongate Published: October 2017 Format: Paperback Pages: 288 Price: $19.99 Synopsis: The third magical book in the festive series, which began with A Boy Called Christmas and continued with The Girl Who Saved Christmas, from number one bestselling author Matt Haig, and featuring enchanting illustrations… Continue reading Father Christmas and Me by Matt Haig

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Serpentine by Philip Pullman

Title: Serpentine Author: Philip Pullman Genre: Fantasy Publisher: Penguin Random House Published: 23rd November 2020 Format: Hardcover Pages: 80 Price: $16.99 Synopsis: A story in the Arctic from the world of His Dark Materials and The Book of Dust by master storyteller, Philip Pullman. 'Lyra Silvertongue, you're very welcome . . . Yes, I know your new name. Serafina… Continue reading Serpentine by Philip Pullman