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Everything We Keep by Di Walker

Title: Everything We Keep Author: Di Walker Genre: Contemporary Fiction Publisher: Omnibus/Scholastic Australia Published: 1st April 2021 Format: Paperback Pages: 304 Price: $18.99 Synopsis: Age 9+ ·  Emotive middle grade fiction ·  Explores issues of foster families, anxiety, hoarding ·  Intelligently written, exploring difficult topics in a gentle and compassionate way ·  A talented author… Continue reading Everything We Keep by Di Walker

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The Holocaust: A Chronicle of History and Hope by Hugh Dolan, illustrated by Adrian Barbu

Title: The Holocaust: A Chronicle of History and Hope Author: Hugh Dolan, illustrated by Adrian Barbu Genre: Historical Fiction Publisher: Scholastic Press Australia Published: 1st April 2021 Format: Paperback Pages: 80 Price: $19.99 Synopsis: Age 9+ ·  Powerful, moving, graphic novel ·  Personal stories against a broad historical context ·  Incorporates original images and documents… Continue reading The Holocaust: A Chronicle of History and Hope by Hugh Dolan, illustrated by Adrian Barbu

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Move that Mountain by Kate and Jol Temple, illustrated by Terri Rose Baynton

Title: Move that Mountain Author: Kate and Jol Temple, illustrated by Terri Rose Baynton Genre: Fiction Publisher: Scholastic Press Australia Published: 1st April 2021 Format: Hardcover Pages: 32 Price: $24.99 Synopsis: From the award-winning creators of Room on Our Rock Read this clever book front-to-back, then back-to-front to see both sides of the storyA beautiful… Continue reading Move that Mountain by Kate and Jol Temple, illustrated by Terri Rose Baynton

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Heroes of the Secret Underground by Susanne Gervay

Title: Heroes of the Secret Underground Author: Susanne Gervay Genre: Historical Fiction, time slip Publisher: HarperCollins Australia Published: 7th April 2021 Format: Paperback Pages: 240 Price: $16.99 Synopsis: A timely and powerful time-slip story inspired by the author's family in Budapest during the Holocaust Louie lives with her brothers, Bert and Teddy, in a hotel… Continue reading Heroes of the Secret Underground by Susanne Gervay

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Legends of the Lost Lilies by Jackie French

Title: Legends of the Lost Lilies Author: Jackie French Genre: Historical Fiction, Thriller, Espionage Publisher: HarperCollins Australia Published: 7th April 2021 Format: Paperback Pages: 448 Price: $32.99 Synopsis: The final and thrilling conclusion to the popular and bestselling Miss Lily series A mysterious telegram that says, 'Lily needs you' arrives just before a plane from… Continue reading Legends of the Lost Lilies by Jackie French

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The Vanishing at the Small Castle (The Butter O’Bryan Mysteries #2) by Jackie French

Title: The Vanishing at the Small Castle (The Butter O’Bryan Mysteries #2) Author: Jackie French Genre: Historical Fiction, Mystery Publisher: HarperCollins Australia Published: 7th April 2021 Format: Paperback Pages: 272 Price: $16.99 Synopsis: It's 1932, the height of the Depression, and Butter O'Bryan and his friends have another mystery to solve. The Very Small Castle… Continue reading The Vanishing at the Small Castle (The Butter O’Bryan Mysteries #2) by Jackie French

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PAWS by Kate Foster

Title: PAWS Author: Kate Foster Genre: Fiction, Contemporary Publisher: Walker Books Australia Published: 7th April 2021 Format: Paperback Pages: 240 Price: $16.99 Synopsis: At home, Alex’s best friend is Kevin the cockapoo, although what he wants most of all is a friend at school. But that is harder than he ever expected. A touching story… Continue reading PAWS by Kate Foster

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March 2021 Round Up

https://ashleighmeikle.com.au/2021/03/11/firewatcher-3-vigil-by-kelly-gardiner/ In March 2021, I managed to read 21 books, despite being away for the first ten days of the month for a wedding. Most were by Australian authors – 17 out of 21, and 14 were by Australian Women. I also completed my Aussie Author Challenge this month, and decided to extend to the… Continue reading March 2021 Round Up

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The Last Reunion by Kayte Nunn

Title: The Last Reunion Author: Kayte Nunn Genre: Historical Fiction Publisher: Hachette Australia Published: 31st March 2021 Format: Paperback Pages: 370 Price: $32.99 Synopsis: Five women come together at a New Year's Eve party after decades apart, in this thrilling story of desire, revenge and courage, based on a brave group of Australian and British… Continue reading The Last Reunion by Kayte Nunn

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The French Gift by Kirsty Manning

Title: The French Gift Author: Kirsty Manning Genre: Historical Fiction Publisher: Allen and Unwin Published: 30th March 2021 Format: Paperback Pages: 328 Price: $32.99 Synopsis: A World War II story of female friendship, longing and sacrifice through war and loss, bringing together the present and the past. 'Kirsty Manning has delivered yet again with this… Continue reading The French Gift by Kirsty Manning