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The Boy, the Wolf and the Stars by Shivaun Plozza

Title: The Boy, the Wolf and the Stars Author: Shivaun Plozza Genre: Fantasy Publisher: Puffin Published: 20th October 2020 Format: Paperback Pages: 384 Price: $16.99 Synopsis: The Boy, the Wolf and the Stars is a sweeping, timeless adventure, an introduction to a brilliant new world with the feel of an instant classic. Every night Ulv is… Continue reading The Boy, the Wolf and the Stars by Shivaun Plozza

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2020 CBCA Awards

Congrats to the winners! Such an achievement and great news for the local book industry.  Some great ideas for Christmas for the young readers in your lives! Announcement: The CBCA Awards for 2020 were announced today, and are as follows: CBCA Book of the Year 2020 winners announced 16 October 2020 The winners of the… Continue reading 2020 CBCA Awards

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September 2020 Wrap up

In September, I read 23 books -ten were by Australian women, one checked off another box in Books and Bites Bingo and reviewed all books on this list. I’m slowly moving through my challenges, getting to some categories that are a bit more of a challenge, in finding the books to fit them. This month,… Continue reading September 2020 Wrap up

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Bad Guys Episode 12: The One? by Aaron Blabey

Title: Bad Guys Episode 12: The One? Author: Aaron Blabey Genre: Humour Publisher: Scholastic Australia Published: 1st October 2020 Format: Paperback Pages: 192 Price: $15.99 Synopsis:  Seriously, what is going on with Snake? Terrifying powers! Evil allies! Interdimensional Doorways! What is his deal? And that’s not all! Why is Agent Fox suddenly so mysterious? Who… Continue reading Bad Guys Episode 12: The One? by Aaron Blabey

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Timmy the Ticked-Off Pony: Bite Me by Magda Szubanski

Title: Timmy the Ticked-Off Pony: Bite Me Author: Magda Szubanski Genre: Humour, Junior Fiction Publisher: Schoalstic Australia Published: 1st October 2020 Format: Paperback Pages: 240 Price: $16.99 Synopsis: The second hilarious book in the new series by award-winning author and comedian, Magda Szubanski. Timmy is really ticked-off. He has lost his fame and fortune, and… Continue reading Timmy the Ticked-Off Pony: Bite Me by Magda Szubanski

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John Williamson’s Old Man Emu

Author: John Williamson, illustrated by Simon McLean Genre: Poetry Publisher: Puffin Published: 29th September 2020 Format: Hardcover Pages: 32 Price: $19.99 Synopsis: A new picture book adaptation of John Williamson's first and now legendary hit song, 'Old Man Emu’, to celebrate John’s 50th year of performing and the song’s 50th anniversary in 2020. This iconic… Continue reading John Williamson’s Old Man Emu

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Kensy and Max: Full Speed by Jacqueline Harvey

Title: Kensy and Max: Full Speed Author: Jacqueline Harvey Genre: Spy fiction, mystery Publisher: Puffin Published: 29th September 2020 Format: Paperback Pages: 384 Price: $16.99 Synopsis: What do you do when your instincts and obligations pull you in opposite directions? When there are multiple leads, which one do you follow? After a school excursion goes… Continue reading Kensy and Max: Full Speed by Jacqueline Harvey

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The Stolen Prince of Cloudburst (A Kingdoms and Empires Book #3) by Jaclyn Moriarty

Title: The Stolen Prince of Cloudburst (A Kingdoms and Empires Book #3) Author: Jaclyn Moriarty Genre: Fantasy Publisher: Allen and Unwin Published: 29th September 2020 Format: Hardcover Pages: 544 Price: $22.99 Synopsis: A magical tale of mystery and adventure that proves that sometimes even ordinary middle children can be heroes, from the bestselling author of The… Continue reading The Stolen Prince of Cloudburst (A Kingdoms and Empires Book #3) by Jaclyn Moriarty

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Hollowpox: The Hunt for Morrigan Crow (Nevermoor #3) by Jessica Townsend

Title: Hollowpox: The Hunt for Morrigan Crow (Nevermoor #3) Author: Jessica Townsend Genre: Fantasy Publisher: Lothian/Hachette Australia Published:  29th September 2020 Format: Paperback Pages: 522 Price: $17.99 Synopsis: Strange things are happening in Nevermoor... Morrigan Crow faces her most dangerous challenge yet in her latest Wundrous adventure. The highly anticipated third book in the award-winning… Continue reading Hollowpox: The Hunt for Morrigan Crow (Nevermoor #3) by Jessica Townsend

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Eighty Years of Puffin

In 1940, Allen Lane started the Puffin imprint of Penguin to create non-fiction books to help children understand what was going on around them during World War Two. Since then, giants, spies, Oompa Loompas, magic, and many other beloved characters have entranced generations of children and built their reading confidence. Puffin celebrates its 80th birthday… Continue reading Eighty Years of Puffin