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Who Sleuthed It? Edited by Lindy Cameron

Title:  Who Sleuthed It? Author: Edited by Lindy Cameron Genre: Crime Publisher: Clan Destine Press Published: August 2021 Format: Paperback Pages: 340 Price: $29.95 Synopsis: Who Sleuthed It? is the book you want when you want a book about animals helping their animal friends – or their human sidekicks – solve a host of diabolical crimes… Continue reading Who Sleuthed It? Edited by Lindy Cameron

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Drover by Neridah McMullin, illustrated by Sarah Anthony

Title: Drover Author: Neridah McMullin, illustrated by Sarah Anthony Genre: History Publisher: Walker Books Australia Published: 8th September 2021 Format: Hardcover Pages: 32 Price: $26.99 Synopsis: The true story of an important pioneering woman in Australian history. Courageous, clever and daring, Drover is one of a kind. Travelling through the heart of the outback, Drover… Continue reading Drover by Neridah McMullin, illustrated by Sarah Anthony

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Modern Mrs Darcy Reading Challenge Completed

Another challenge completed! I completed this one a few weeks ago, and my original post about it is here. This was the build your own challenge from lists of prompts from previous iterations of this challenge and I have to say, it was a really good one as there was a lot less pressure to… Continue reading Modern Mrs Darcy Reading Challenge Completed

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Zoo Crew #1 by Author: Guy Edmonds and Matt Zeremes, illustrated by Peter William Popple

Title: Zoo Crew #1 Author: Guy Edmonds and Matt Zeremes, illustrated by Peter William Popple Genre: Humour Publisher: Scholastic Australia Published: 1st September 2021 Format: Paperback Pages: 192 Price: $15.99 Synopsis: Age 6 +. A zany, ALL-NEW junior fiction comedy series from Emmy Kids Award-winning TV writers Matt Zeremes and Guy Edmonds. Hilarious stories about… Continue reading Zoo Crew #1 by Author: Guy Edmonds and Matt Zeremes, illustrated by Peter William Popple

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Monkey’s Big Adventures: Afloat in Venice by Tina Wilson

Title: Monkey’s Big Adventures: Afloat in Venice Author: Tina Wilson Genre: Travel, Friendship, Adventure Publisher: One Tentacle Publishing Published: 1st September 2021 Format: Hardcover and Audio Pages: 40 Price: $27.95 Synopsis: ABOUT THE SERIES Imaginative, nostalgic and quirky, the Monkey’s Great Adventures series, with bespoke hand-knitted toys, is beautifully photographed in locations around the world… Continue reading Monkey’s Big Adventures: Afloat in Venice by Tina Wilson

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Coco and the Bee by Laura Bunting, illustrated by Nicky Johnston

Title: Coco and the Bee Author: Laura Bunting, illustrated by Nicky Johnston Genre: Fiction Publisher: Scholastic Australia Published: 1st September 2021 Format: Hardcover Pages: 48 Price: $19.99 Synopsis: Book three in a delightful new series by Laura Bunting, in stunning large format hardback, embossed. Irresistible and adorable illustrations by Nicky Johnston. Destined to be every… Continue reading Coco and the Bee by Laura Bunting, illustrated by Nicky Johnston

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August Round-Up 2021

August saw most of Australia back in lockdown due to the Delta variant of COVID, so it was a great month to get on top of my reading as much as I could. Between books for work and review, I read 29 books, and reviewed most of them. Again, most were by Australian authors, with… Continue reading August Round-Up 2021

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School of Fish: Frozen Fish by Louis Shea

Title: School of Fish: Frozen Fish Author: Louis Shea Genre: Graphic Novel Publisher: Scholastic Australia Published: 1st September 2021 Format: Paperback Pages: 128 Price: $15.99 Synopsis: Brand new graphic novel by Louis Shea. Bright, funny, full colour illustration. Graphic novel format for ages 6+. Hilarious illustrations by the illustrator of There Was an Old Lady… Continue reading School of Fish: Frozen Fish by Louis Shea

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The School for Talking Pets by Kelli Anne Hawkins

Title: The School for Talking Pets Author: Kelli Anne Hawkins Genre: Magical Realism Publisher: HarperCollins Australia Published: 1st September 2021 Format: Paperback Pages: 336 Price: $16.99 Synopsis: DOCTOR DOLITTLE MEETS WILLY WONKA IN THIS FUNNY AND THRILLING ADVENTURE FROM AN EXCITING NEW VOICE. Pets? Tick!TALKING pets? Double tick!Silly spies, secret plots and one shy kid… Continue reading The School for Talking Pets by Kelli Anne Hawkins

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The What on Earth Institute of Wonder by Lisa Nicol

Title: The What on Earth Institute of Wonder Author: Lisa Nicol Genre: Magical Realism Publisher: Puffin Published: 31st August 2021 Format: Paperback Pages: 288 Price: $16.99 Synopsis: A mind-boggling expedition into the secrets of the Animal Kingdom with only an invisible map of the human heart as a guide. (Unless, of course, you count the… Continue reading The What on Earth Institute of Wonder by Lisa Nicol