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Toffle Towers: The Great River Race by Tim Harris, James Foley

Title: Toffle Towers: The Great River Race Author: Tim Harris, James Foley Genre: Fiction Publisher: Puffin Published: 7th January 2020 Format: Paperback Pages: 272 Price: $14.99 Synopsis: The second book in Tim Harris's ridiculously entertaining Toffle Towers series that will make kids laugh out loud – and get their imaginations soaring. Chegwin's adventures at Toffle… Continue reading Toffle Towers: The Great River Race by Tim Harris, James Foley

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Alexandra-Rose and Her Icy Cold Toes by Monique Mulligan

Title: Alexandra-Rose and Her Icy Cold Toes Author: Monique Mulligan Genre: Fiction Publisher: Serenity Press Published: May 2020 Format: Paperback Pages: 34 Price: $14.99 Synopsis: Alexandra Rose has ice-cold toes and she knows the best way to warm them up. But will her family like her foot-warming, wake-up-fast idea as much as she does? Fergus… Continue reading Alexandra-Rose and Her Icy Cold Toes by Monique Mulligan

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Shoestring: The Boy Who Walks on Air by Julie Hunt, Dale Newman

Title: Shoestring: The Boy Who Walks on Air Author: Julie Hunt, Dale Newman Genre: Fantasy, Magical Realism Publisher: Allen and Unwin Published: 2nd June 2020 Format: Hardcover Pages: 368 Price: $19.99 Synopsis: A gripping illustrated adventure about a travelling circus troupe, a future-telling macaw and a cursed pair of gloves that Shoestring must conquer once… Continue reading Shoestring: The Boy Who Walks on Air by Julie Hunt, Dale Newman

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Alice-Miranda at School (10th anniversary edition) by Jacqueline Harvey

Title: Alice-Miranda at School (10th anniversary edition) Author: Jacqueline Harvey Genre: Fiction, School Stories Publisher: Puffin Published: 4th February 2020 Format: Hardcover Pages: 288 Price: $19.99 Synopsis: A gorgeous hardback edition of Alice-Miranda at School to celebrate ten years since the pint-sized heroine bounced into our lives. From bestselling author Jacqueline Harvey comes this new edition of Alice-Miranda… Continue reading Alice-Miranda at School (10th anniversary edition) by Jacqueline Harvey

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Books and Bites Bingo Progress Report One – First Bingo

I should be doing this for each bingo line I hit – with the regular book bingo, it is being included in the relevant post. For this one with Monique, I am trying to update as I complete a line.   My first BINGO of the sheet is the top lime – which I actually… Continue reading Books and Bites Bingo Progress Report One – First Bingo

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Ribbit Rabbit Robot by Victoria MacKinlay and Sofya Karmazina (illustrator)

Title: Ribbit Rabbit Robot Author: Victoria MacKinlay and Sofya Karmazina (illustrator) Genre: Fantasy Publisher: Scholastic Australia Published: 1st April 2020 Format: Hardcover Picture Book Pages: 32 Price: $17.99 Synopsis: This lamp is enchanted and I am the genie. I will grant all your wishes, but don’t be a meanie... When a friendly frog, a greedy… Continue reading Ribbit Rabbit Robot by Victoria MacKinlay and Sofya Karmazina (illustrator)

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World Book Day 2020

Today, the 23rd of April, we celebrate World Book Day, and William Shakespeare’s birthday. It is the UNESCO World Book and Copyright Day, and the National Library of Australia notes that it also marks the deaths of William Shakespeare (I know, he died the same day he was born, about fifty-two years later), and Miguel… Continue reading World Book Day 2020

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Cover Reveal for Quidditch Through the Ages

As part of the new editions of the Harry Potter books, there is a new illustrated edition of Quidditch Through the Ages, with illustrations by Emily Gravett. The full press release and cover image from Bloomsbury is below. I love the colour in this cover - the teal background, the golden lettering and the colourful… Continue reading Cover Reveal for Quidditch Through the Ages

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2020 ABIAs

Every year, the Australian Book Industry Awards are presented to various books published the year before. In the past week, the long list has gone up, and I have taken the following list from the Readings blog. Some of these I have read, and some I am hoping to read. I will not be able… Continue reading 2020 ABIAs

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Pop Sugar Challenge Wrap Up 2019

In 2019 I also participated in the Pop Sugar Challenge. I missed out on completing this by one, mainly because time just ran out and I never got to it. Below is my list of categories that I completed. I am thinking of trying a different one this year, as I feel the categories are… Continue reading Pop Sugar Challenge Wrap Up 2019