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Heroes of the Secret Underground by Susanne Gervay

Title: Heroes of the Secret Underground Author: Susanne Gervay Genre: Historical Fiction, time slip Publisher: HarperCollins Australia Published: 7th April 2021 Format: Paperback Pages: 240 Price: $16.99 Synopsis: A timely and powerful time-slip story inspired by the author's family in Budapest during the Holocaust Louie lives with her brothers, Bert and Teddy, in a hotel… Continue reading Heroes of the Secret Underground by Susanne Gervay

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The Vanishing at the Small Castle (The Butter O’Bryan Mysteries #2) by Jackie French

Title: The Vanishing at the Small Castle (The Butter O’Bryan Mysteries #2) Author: Jackie French Genre: Historical Fiction, Mystery Publisher: HarperCollins Australia Published: 7th April 2021 Format: Paperback Pages: 272 Price: $16.99 Synopsis: It's 1932, the height of the Depression, and Butter O'Bryan and his friends have another mystery to solve. The Very Small Castle… Continue reading The Vanishing at the Small Castle (The Butter O’Bryan Mysteries #2) by Jackie French

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The Storm Keepers’ Battle by Catherine Doyle

Title: The Storm Keepers’ Battle Author: Catherine Doyle Genre: Fantasy Publisher: Bloomsbury Australia Published: 30th March 2021 Format: Paperback Pages: 352 Price: $14.99 Synopsis: Fionn Boyle, Storm Keeper of Arranmore, is facing the fight of his life. The terrifying all- powerful sorceress Morrigan has been raised from the dead and has sealed off the island… Continue reading The Storm Keepers’ Battle by Catherine Doyle

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Huda and Me by H. Hayek

Title: Huda and Me Author: H. Hayek Genre: Fiction Publisher: Allen and Unwin Published: 30th March 2021 Format: Paperback Pages: 208 Price: $14.99 Synopsis: A cheeky, fun and fast-moving tale of two Lebanese-Australian kids who decide to escape their horrible babysitter by running away…to the other side of the world. Huda's sitting in the airport… Continue reading Huda and Me by H. Hayek

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Space Detectives by Mark Powers and Dapo Adeola

Title: Space Detectives Author: Mark Powers and Dapo Adeola Genre: Science Fiction, Crime Publisher: Bloomsbury Australia Published: 2nd March 2021 Format: Paperback Pages:176 Price: $12.99 Synopsis: Connor and Ethan are spending their summer holidays aboard the world's first orbiting city, Starville (basically Beverley Hills in space!). The amazing space station is bursting with celebrities and… Continue reading Space Detectives by Mark Powers and Dapo Adeola

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Challenge Completed: Aussie Authors Challenge

When I started this challenge, I thought it would take me a little longer than three months, given I primarily read books by Australian women, and thought I’d be searching more for books by Australian men. However, I got lucky, and with so many releases, I managed to complete this challenge by March, well ahead… Continue reading Challenge Completed: Aussie Authors Challenge

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Carly Mills, Pioneer Girl: Superstar by Jane Smith

Title: Carly Mills, Pioneer Girl: Superstar Author: Jane Smith Genre: Historical Fiction, Time slip Publisher: Big Sky Publishing Published: 8th February 2021 Format: Paperback Pages: 140 Price: $12.50 Synopsis: When Carly Mills goes to Melbourne with the school choir, she gets more than she bargained for: a trip back in time and a chance meeting… Continue reading Carly Mills, Pioneer Girl: Superstar by Jane Smith

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Stunt Kid Seriously Stacks It by Jack Heath

Title: Stunt Kid Seriously Stacks It Author: Jack Heath Genre: Comedy Publisher: Scholastic Australia Published: 1st March 2021 Format: Paperback Pages: 336 Price: $17.99 Synopsis: Levi is pretty sick of starring in Dad’s stupid TV show, Kid Kablam. Because Levi is the kid who gets KABLAMMED. So far he’s been knocked down, blown up, and… Continue reading Stunt Kid Seriously Stacks It by Jack Heath

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Cuckoo’s Flight by Wendy Orr

Title: Cuckoo’s Flight Author: Wendy Orr Genre: Historical Fiction Publisher: Allen and Unwin Published: 2nd March 2021 Format: Paperback Pages: 288 Price: $16.99 Synopsis: When Clio's town in Bronze Age Crete is threatened by seafaring raiders, she faces the greatest sacrifice of all. Can Clio, her herd of horses and a new young friend find… Continue reading Cuckoo’s Flight by Wendy Orr

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Firewatcher #3: Vigil by Kelly Gardiner

Title: Firewatcher #3: Vigil Author: Kelly Gardiner Genre: Historical Fiction, Fantasy Publisher: Scholastic Australia Published: 1st January 2021 Format: Paperback Pages: 272 Price: $14.99 Synopsis: June 1944. The war is finally turning against Hitler, but he has one last secret weapon: flying bombs, sent to destroy the City of London. Among the bomb blasts, Christopher… Continue reading Firewatcher #3: Vigil by Kelly Gardiner