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Skandar and the Unicorn Thief by A.F.Steadman

Title: Skandar and the Unicorn Thief Author: A.F.Steadman Genre: Fantasy Publisher: Simon and Schuster Published: 28th April 2022 Format: Hardcover Pages: 400 Price: $19.99 Synopsis: The first book in the hotly anticipated new fantasy adventure series for readers age 9+, from A. F. Steadman. If you like Harry Potter, Percy Jackson, Eragon or His Dark… Continue reading Skandar and the Unicorn Thief by A.F.Steadman

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Wonderful Wishes by Kelly Louise Jarris, Rosy Sale

Title: Wonderful Wishes Author: Kelly Louise Jarris, Rosy Sale Genre: Fiction Publisher: InHouse Publishing Published: March 2022 Format: Paperback Pages: 24 Price: $14.99 Synopsis: From rubber cars to cake eating dinosaurs this delightful tale is designed to take little imaginations on an entertaining journey before bedtime. I cannot thank the illustrator Rosy Sale enough for her creative… Continue reading Wonderful Wishes by Kelly Louise Jarris, Rosy Sale

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May 2022 Reading Round-Up

In May, I managed to read 26 books. All were review books, and most were Australian, and twenty-three were  by women. I have almost completed all my chosen challenges – with one category in the Dymocks Reading Challenge and one in the QBD Reading Challenge left. Some reviews are scheduled for June and July as… Continue reading May 2022 Reading Round-Up

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Rise of the School of Good and Evil by Soman Chainani

Title: Rise of the School of Good and Evil Author: Soman Chainani Genre: Fantasy Publisher: HarperCollins Australia Published: 1st June 2022 Format: Paperback Pages: 368 Price: $17.99 Synopsis: The battle between Good and Evil begins. Two brothers. One Good. One Evil. Together they watch over the Endless Woods. Together they choose the students for the… Continue reading Rise of the School of Good and Evil by Soman Chainani

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Miss Mary-Kate’s Guide to Monsters: The Wrath of the Woolington Wyrm by Karen Foxlee

Title: Miss Mary-Kate’s Guide to Monsters: The Wrath of the Woolington Wyrm Author: Karen Foxlee Genre: Adventure/Mystery Publisher: Allen and Unwin Published: 31st May 2022 Format: Paperback Pages: 288 Price: $14.99 Synopsis: Miss Mary-Kate Martin might be anxious, but she's not scared of monsters. Travelling the globe with her famous archaeologist mother, Mary-Kate helps solve… Continue reading Miss Mary-Kate’s Guide to Monsters: The Wrath of the Woolington Wyrm by Karen Foxlee

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Luma and the Pet Dragon by Leah Mohammed, illustrated by Loretta Schauer

Title: Luma and the Pet Dragon Author: Leah Mohammed, illustrated by Loretta Schauer Genre: Magical realism Publisher: Welbeck/Allen and Unwin Published: 3rd May 2022 Format: Paperback Pages: 192 Price: $12.99 Synopsis: Two warm and funny stories - with a touch of magic - about Luma and her cheeky pet dragon. When Luma Dewan wakes up… Continue reading Luma and the Pet Dragon by Leah Mohammed, illustrated by Loretta Schauer

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The Secret Animal Society by Luke Gamble

Title: The Secret Animal Society Author: Luke Gamble Genre: Fantasy, Magical Realism Publisher: Scholastic Australia Published: 1st April 2022 Format: Paperback Pages: 400 Price: $18.99 Synopsis: A thrilling magical adventure, perfect for animal lovers! The debut novel from real-life vet Luke Gamble, as seen on Sky TV.‘ An irresistible, magical adventure’ Vashti Hardy, author of Wildspark When… Continue reading The Secret Animal Society by Luke Gamble

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Mertales 4: The Mysterious Rainbow Thief by Rebecca Timmis

Title: Mertales 4: The Mysterious Rainbow Thi Author: Rebecca Timmis Genre: Fantasy Publisher: Allen and Unwin Published: 3rd May 2022 Format: Paperback Pages: 152 Price: $14.99 Synopsis: Jiggling jellyfish! It's Book 4 in the fin-tastic MerTales series, packed with mer-magical adventure. The colours are disappearing from Cockleshell Cove! The bright coral reef is grey and… Continue reading Mertales 4: The Mysterious Rainbow Thief by Rebecca Timmis

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Bravely by Maggie Stiefvater

Title: Bravely Author: Maggie Stiefvater Genre: Fantasy/Historical Fiction Publisher: Scholastic Australia Published: 1st April 2022 Format: Paperback Pages: 384 Price: $19.99 Synopsis: Merida goes on an all-new, life-changing adventure in this original YA novel set several years after the close of Brave! What if you had one year to save everything you loved? One Princess.… Continue reading Bravely by Maggie Stiefvater

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April 2022 Monthly Wrap Up Post

Aussie Author Reading Challenge: 75/24 End of Year Post: Dymocks Reading Challenge: 24/26 QBD Reading Challenge: 22/24 Goal: 102/150 Australian Women: 64 Australian Men: 13 Australian: 75 Non-Australian: 27 Men: 23 Women: 82 In April, I read 27 books – some quiz books, but mostly review books, and some reviews are still yet to go… Continue reading April 2022 Monthly Wrap Up Post