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October Wrap Up 2020

As we head into the pointy end of the year, I’ve had to make the decision to change the way I tackle challenges, doubling up where I can, and even thinking about reducing the challenges I take on next year, due to the overly prescriptive nature of the reading challenges that are available, and at… Continue reading October Wrap Up 2020

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Pandemic by Jackie French and Bruce Whateley

Title: Pandemic Author: Jackie French and Bruce Whateley Genre: Historical Fiction Publisher: Scholastic Australia Published: 1st November 2020 Format: Hardback Pages: 24 Price: $24.99 Synopsis: Ages 4+ Incredible story based on true events – showing how kindness and quarantine can prevail in a pandemic Perfect, positive resource for discussions about the 2020 pandemic Exquisite illustrations… Continue reading Pandemic by Jackie French and Bruce Whateley

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The Fire Wombat by Jackie French, illustrated by Danny Snell

Title: The Fire Wombat Author: Jackie French, illustrated by Danny Snell Genre: Survival stories, adventure Publisher: HarperCollins Australia Published: 29th October 2020 Format: Hardcover Pages: 24 Price: $19.99 Synopsis: As the bushfire swallowed up the world they knew, a wombat shared her burrow with other animals. As the flames of the bushfire approach, one small… Continue reading The Fire Wombat by Jackie French, illustrated by Danny Snell

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July 2020 Wrap Up

In July, I read twenty-two books, and have managed to complete my Australian Women Writer’s Challenge – which I am still going with, and my Book Bingo Challenge. All those posts are written and scheduled, as are several others for reviews and my isolation publicity series, which ends on the twenty-first of this month. I’ve… Continue reading July 2020 Wrap Up

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The Schoolmaster’s Daughter by Jackie French

Title: The Schoolmaster’s Daughter Author: Jackie French Genre: Historical Fiction Publisher: HarperCollins Australia Published: 18th May 2020 Format: Paperback Pages: 384 Price: $17.99 Synopsis: Drawing on her own family history, this is a story from Jackie French about education in Colonial Australia - and how women once had to fight for their right to it.… Continue reading The Schoolmaster’s Daughter by Jackie French

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June 2020 Wrap Up

  The Modern Mrs Darcy 11/12 AWW2020 – 67/25 Book Bingo – 12/12 The Nerd Daily Challenge 45/52 Dymocks Reading Challenge 23/25 Books and Bites Bingo 15/25 STFU Reading Challenge: 9/12 General Goal –110/165   In June, I managed to read eighteen books in total, fourteen by Australian authors, and all but one of those… Continue reading June 2020 Wrap Up

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Lilies, Lies and Love (Miss Lily #4) by Jackie French

Title: Lilies, Lies and Love (Miss Lily #4) Author: Jackie French Genre: Historical Fiction Publisher: HarperCollins Australia Published: 23rd March 2020 Format: Paperback Pages: 336 Price: $29.99 Synopsis: As the King of England wavers between duty and love, Sophie knows that she must choose duty. The year is 1936 and the new King Edward VIII… Continue reading Lilies, Lies and Love (Miss Lily #4) by Jackie French

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March 2020 Round Up

March was a strange month – it started out as normal as could be, though we knew about the coronavirus, and then a few weeks into March, everything changed, and by the end of it, they had changed again with strict social distancing rules. Despite this, I got a lot of reading done. My stats… Continue reading March 2020 Round Up

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Christmas in Paris (Miss Lily #3.5) by Jackie French

Title: Christmas in Paris (Miss Lily #3.5) Author: Jackie French Genre: Historical Fiction Publisher: HarperCollins Published: 18th November 2019 Format: eBook Pages: 104 Price: $14.99 Synopsis: Paris, Christmas Eve, 1933 For once it was an accident. Violette did not mean to kill St Nicholas. But there he was, with blood on the cobblestones, and a… Continue reading Christmas in Paris (Miss Lily #3.5) by Jackie French

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CBCA Notables 2020

Every year, the Children’s Book Council of Australia chooses to award children’s books in the category a variety of honours and awards, including the Notable Books, Honour Books, and Book of the Year. Celebrating children’s books in Australia since 1946, the CBCA is a good award that gives attention to books for younger readers that… Continue reading CBCA Notables 2020