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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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Challenge Completed – Books and Bites Bingo

    12th December 2020 – Another reading challenge completed! I have ticked off five out of seven reading challenges with the completion of my Books and Bites Bingo challenge. I remember with the one category, a book that got bad reviews, someone got very upset that I’d chosen the book I did – but… Continue reading Challenge Completed – Books and Bites Bingo

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Book Bingo 2020 Twelve A Classic You’ve Never Read Before – Emma

December is here, along with my final book bingo post of the year with Theresa and Amanda. The only square left was that of a classic I had never read before, and I had a few options for this. But when I did a Jane Austen Pride and Prejudice versus Emma readathon with Theresa’s book… Continue reading Book Bingo 2020 Twelve A Classic You’ve Never Read Before – Emma

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Challenge Completed – THE MODERN MRS. DARCY

I participated in seven reading challenges this year and completed most of them successfully so far, at the time of writing in November. One that I completed successfully was the Modern Mrs Darcy Challenge.  For this challenge, I was lucky to be able to use many review books, or books I was reading at the… Continue reading Challenge Completed – THE MODERN MRS. DARCY

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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)