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Blog Tour: Max Booth, Future Sleuth: Map Trap Cameron MacIntosh

Title: Max Booth, Future Sleuth: Map Trap Author: Cameron MacIntosh Genre: Science Fiction Publisher: Big Sky Publishing Published: 7th June 2021 Format: Paperback Pages: 128 Price: $12.99 Synopsis: There’s a new sleuth in town — he’s fun, funny, and very 2424! It’s 2424. Super Sleuth Max Booth is uncovering the secrets of 20th century gadgets… Continue reading Blog Tour: Max Booth, Future Sleuth: Map Trap Cameron MacIntosh

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May 2021 Round Up

Current stats: Modern Mrs Darcy – 13/14 Australian Authors Challenge – 24/24 (47) AWW2021 – 75/50 Dymocks Reading Challenge – 24/26 QBD Reading Challenge – 24/26 Overall goal – 122/170 In May, I managed to read 36 books, with a vast majority by Australian authors, and have almost finished my reading challenges – with a… Continue reading May 2021 Round Up

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The Right Way to Rock by Nat Amoore

Title: The Right Way to Rock Author: Nat Amoore Genre: Fiction Publisher: Puffin Published: 1st June 2021 Format: Paperback Pages: 352 Price: $14.99 Synopsis: The rockin' story of two new friends, one arts fiasco and a whole lot of music. Without music, the world is just blah. That’s my take on life, anyway. Mum says… Continue reading The Right Way to Rock by Nat Amoore

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The Nerd Herd: Raging Wool by Nathan Luff, illustrated by Chris Kennett

Title: The Nerd Herd: Raging Wool The Nerd Herd: Raging Wool by Nathan Luff and Chris Kennett Author: Nathan Luff, illustrated by Chris Kennett Genre: Fiction Publisher: Scholastic Australia Published: 1st June 2021 Format: Paperback Pages: 160 Price: $14.99 Synopsis: Individually they’re meek, mild and soft. But together, with their combined talents, they’re a herd.… Continue reading The Nerd Herd: Raging Wool by Nathan Luff, illustrated by Chris Kennett

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Macca the Backpacker by Matt Cosgrove

Title: Macca the Backpacker Macca the Backpacker by Matt Cosgrove Author: Matt Cosgrove Genre: Fiction Publisher: Scholastic Australia Published: 1st June 2021 Format: Hardcover Pages: 24 Price: $17.99 Synopsis: Macca the Alpaca dreams of exploring, so he packs his backpack and sets off on a mountain adventure. But when the going gets tough, how will… Continue reading Macca the Backpacker by Matt Cosgrove

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Pet Sitters: Glitter Jitters by Ella Shine

Title: Pet Sitters: Glitter Jitters Author: Ella Shine Genre: Fiction Publisher: Puddle Dog Press Published: November 2020 Format: Paperback Pages: 60 Price: $12.99 Synopsis: Two pet sitters. One talking cat. What could possibly go wrong? Cassie and Lina think Bella the bearded dragon is SO beautiful. Gus is not so sure, and he’s determined to… Continue reading Pet Sitters: Glitter Jitters by Ella Shine

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Pet Sitters: Purple Panic by Ella Shine

Title: Pet Sitters: Purple Panic Author: Ella Shine Genre: Contemporary Fiction Publisher: Puddle Dog Press Published: November 2020 Format: Paperback Pages: 60 Price: $12.99 Synopsis: Two pet sitters. One talking cat. What could possibly go wrong? Princess Gina’s owner is very fussy but Cassie and Lina think they’ll be able to care for her guinea… Continue reading Pet Sitters: Purple Panic by Ella Shine

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The Underdogs by Tracey West

Title: The Underdogs Author: Tracey West Genre: Humour Publisher: Scholastic Australia Published: 1st May 2021 Format: Paperback Pages: 160 Price: $14.99 Synopsis: Welcome to the town of Barksdale, where the canine residents strive for perfection. Every shopkeeper claims to be the ‘best groomer’ or sell the ‘best biscuits.’ And at Barksdale Academy, the pressure is… Continue reading The Underdogs by Tracey West

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Pet Sitters: Gus Makes a Fuss by Ella Shine

Title: Pet Sitters: Gus Makes a Fuss Author: Ella Shine Genre: Contemporary Fiction Publisher: Puddle Dog Press Published: November 2020 Format: Paperback Pages: 60 Price: $12.99 Synopsis: Two pet sitters. One talking cat. What could possibly go wrong? Best friends Cassie and Lina would love to take a pet to the Pet Parade but it's… Continue reading Pet Sitters: Gus Makes a Fuss by Ella Shine

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April 2021 Round Up

In April, I read 17 books, mostly Australian, across various genres and issues and styles, aimed at different age groups. I read a lot for kids, from picture books to middle grade books, young adult and adult. I also chipped away at more of my challenges, and have extended my Aussie Author Challenge beyond the… Continue reading April 2021 Round Up