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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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Blog Tour: The Lolly Shop by Lauren Hackney

Title: The Lolly Shop Author: Lauren Hackney Genre: Fiction Publisher: Self-published Published: 20th July 2021 Format: Paperback Pages: 140 Price: $20.00 Synopsis: Join in the magic with Bax and Ethan as they make sweetness and mayhem in their Lolly Shop. These lovable characters solve many problems with their special magic, loving and caring, working hard… Continue reading Blog Tour: The Lolly Shop by Lauren Hackney

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Fearless Frederic by Felice Arena

Title: Fearless Frederic Author: Felice Arena Genre: Historical Fiction Publisher: Puffin Published: 2nd April 2018 Format: Paperback Pages: 176 Price: $16.99 Synopsis: A story of friendship and heart-racing adventure – a perfect follow up to the acclaimed The Boy and the Spy. When the river rises and the city of Paris begins to disappear under water,… Continue reading Fearless Frederic by Felice Arena

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My Australian Story: Escape from Cockatoo Island by Yvette Poshoglian

Title: My Australian Story: Escape from Cockatoo Island Author: Yvette Poshoglian Genre: Historical Fiction Publisher: Omnibus/Scholastic Published: 2nd January 2021 Format: Paperback Pages: 185 Price: $17.99 Synopsis: It is 1879 and life in the Biloela Industrial School is tough for eleven-year-old orphan, Olivia Markham. Her windswept days are filled with sewing, washing, aimless roaming, avoiding… Continue reading My Australian Story: Escape from Cockatoo Island by Yvette Poshoglian

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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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Tasmanian Devil by Claire Saxby and Max Hamilton

Title: Tasmanian Devil Author: Claire Saxby and Max Hamilton Genre: Nature Storybook Publisher: Walker Books Australia Published: 1st June 2022 Format: Hardcover Pages: 32 Price: $26.99 Synopsis: An engaging addition to the Nature Storybooks series, Tasmanian Devil showcases different elements of the habitat, behaviours, and day to day life of one of Australia’s most famous marsupials. In Tasmanian… Continue reading Tasmanian Devil by Claire Saxby and Max Hamilton

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Zadie Ma and the Dog Who Chased the Moon by Gabrielle Wang

Title: Zadie Ma and the Dog Who Chased the Moon Author: Gabrielle Wang Genre: Historical Fiction Publisher: Penguin Random House/Puffin Published: 31st May 2022 Format: Paperback Pages: 272 Price: $16.99 Synopsis: Meet Zadie Ma, a girl who writes magical stories that sometimes come true. Can Zadie bring to life her most important story of all… Continue reading Zadie Ma and the Dog Who Chased the Moon by Gabrielle Wang

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Kensy and Max: Chasing Danger by Jacqueline Harvey

Title: Kensy and Max: Chasing Danger Author: Jacqueline Harvey Genre: Mystery Publisher: Puffin Published: 3rd May 2022 Format: Paperback Pages: 384 Price: $16.99 Synopsis: What do you do when ghosts rise from the past? When they reveal long-buried secrets that could turn your world upside down? When an earthquake causes a breach at a super-secret… Continue reading Kensy and Max: Chasing Danger by Jacqueline Harvey

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Ella at Eden: Eden Stars by Laura Sieveking

Title: Ella at Eden: Eden Stars Author: Laura Sieveking Genre: Fiction Publisher: Scholastic Australia Published: 1st May 2022 Format: Paperback Pages: 192 Price: $15.99 Synopsis: The Eden College girls can't believe it. The famous child-movie star, Ariel Anderson, is going to be starring in a new movie ... which is being filmed at their school!… Continue reading Ella at Eden: Eden Stars by Laura Sieveking