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The Boy, the Wolf and the Stars by Shivaun Plozza

Title: The Boy, the Wolf and the Stars Author: Shivaun Plozza Genre: Fantasy Publisher: Puffin Published: 20th October 2020 Format: Paperback Pages: 384 Price: $16.99 Synopsis: The Boy, the Wolf and the Stars is a sweeping, timeless adventure, an introduction to a brilliant new world with the feel of an instant classic. Every night Ulv is… Continue reading The Boy, the Wolf and the Stars by Shivaun Plozza

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2020 CBCA Awards

Congrats to the winners! Such an achievement and great news for the local book industry.  Some great ideas for Christmas for the young readers in your lives! Announcement: The CBCA Awards for 2020 were announced today, and are as follows: CBCA Book of the Year 2020 winners announced 16 October 2020 The winners of the… Continue reading 2020 CBCA Awards

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Stupid Carrots by David Campbell, illustrated by Daron Parton

Title: Stupid Carrots Author: David Campbell, illustrated by Daron Parton Genre: Picture Book, fiction Publisher: Scholastic Australia Published: October 2020 Format: Hardcover Pages: 32 Price: $17.99 Synopsis: First children’s book by well-known TV presenter and performing artist, David Campbell! Betty Bunny is HANGRY! But she really, really doesn’t want to eat carrots!A very funny and… Continue reading Stupid Carrots by David Campbell, illustrated by Daron Parton

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Scary Bird by Michael Streich

Title: Scary Bird Author: Michael Streich Genre: Fiction Publisher: Scholastic Australia Published: October 2020 Format: Hardcover Pages: 32 Price: $17.99 Synopsis: There’s a new bird in the aviary . . .and everyone’s in a flap!He’s strange and different . . . and SCARY!Will the scary bird ever feel at home with the others? A fresh… Continue reading Scary Bird by Michael Streich

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Grump by Jonathon Bentley (also illustrator)

Title: Grump Author: Jonathon Bentley (also illustrator) Genre: Fiction, picture book Publisher: Scholastic Australia Published:  October 2020 Format: Hardcover Pages: 24 Price: $17.99 Synopsis: Hilarious story of a teddy bear tyrant . . . and the cat on his head who’s had enough! A great cautionary tale that demonstrates how bad behaviour is unacceptable and… Continue reading Grump by Jonathon Bentley (also illustrator)

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Bad Guys Episode 12: The One? by Aaron Blabey

Title: Bad Guys Episode 12: The One? Author: Aaron Blabey Genre: Humour Publisher: Scholastic Australia Published: 1st October 2020 Format: Paperback Pages: 192 Price: $15.99 Synopsis:  Seriously, what is going on with Snake? Terrifying powers! Evil allies! Interdimensional Doorways! What is his deal? And that’s not all! Why is Agent Fox suddenly so mysterious? Who… Continue reading Bad Guys Episode 12: The One? by Aaron Blabey

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October, October by Katya Balen

Title: October, October Author: Katya Balen Genre: Fiction Publisher: Bloomsbury Published:  29th September 2020 Format: Paperback Pages: 304 Price: $14.99 Synopsis: Katya Balen's October, October is a very special new addition to the shelf and deserves classic status - Times Children's Book of the WeekA classic in the making for anyone who ever longed to be WILD.October and her… Continue reading October, October by Katya Balen

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What Zola did on Wednesday by Melina Marchetta, illustrated by Deb Hudson

Title: What Zola did on Wednesday Author: Melina Marchetta, illustrated by Deb Hudson Genre: Fiction Publisher: Puffin Published: 29th September 2020 Format: Paperback Pages: 96 Price: $12.99 Synopsis: From the author of Looking for Alibrandi comes this gorgeous series to engage and entertain newly independent young readers. Zola loves living on Boomerang Street with her mum and… Continue reading What Zola did on Wednesday by Melina Marchetta, illustrated by Deb Hudson

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John Williamson’s Old Man Emu

Author: John Williamson, illustrated by Simon McLean Genre: Poetry Publisher: Puffin Published: 29th September 2020 Format: Hardcover Pages: 32 Price: $19.99 Synopsis: A new picture book adaptation of John Williamson's first and now legendary hit song, 'Old Man Emu’, to celebrate John’s 50th year of performing and the song’s 50th anniversary in 2020. This iconic… Continue reading John Williamson’s Old Man Emu

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Hollowpox: The Hunt for Morrigan Crow (Nevermoor #3) by Jessica Townsend

Title: Hollowpox: The Hunt for Morrigan Crow (Nevermoor #3) Author: Jessica Townsend Genre: Fantasy Publisher: Lothian/Hachette Australia Published:  29th September 2020 Format: Paperback Pages: 522 Price: $17.99 Synopsis: Strange things are happening in Nevermoor... Morrigan Crow faces her most dangerous challenge yet in her latest Wundrous adventure. The highly anticipated third book in the award-winning… Continue reading Hollowpox: The Hunt for Morrigan Crow (Nevermoor #3) by Jessica Townsend