#AussieAuthor2021, Australian literature, Australian women writers, Book Industry, Books, Children's Literature, historical fiction, Jackie French, Junior Fiction, literary fiction, Picture Books, Reading, Reviews

Christmas Always Comes by Jackie French, Bruce Whateley

Title: Christmas Always Comes Author: Jackie French Genre: Historical Fiction Publisher: HarperCollins Australia Published: 13th October 2021 Format: Hardcover Pages: 32 Price: $24.99 Synopsis: From the author and illustrator of many beloved classic picture books comes a story about an Australian Christmas. Beautiful and heartwarming, this is a book that is destined to become a… Continue reading Christmas Always Comes by Jackie French, Bruce Whateley

#AussieAuthor2021, #LoveOZMG, #loveozya, adventure, animals, Australian literature, Australian women writers, biography, Blog Tour, Book Industry, Books, challenges, check in post, Children's Literature, Crime/Mystery, Events, Fables, Fairytales, Fantasy, historical fiction, history, humour, Jacqueline Harvey, Junior Fiction, literary fiction, LJM Owen, memoir, middle grade, mythology, non-fiction, Phryne Fisher, Picture Books, poetry, Publishers, quiz books, Reading, Real Pigeons, Reviews, Scholastic, series, short stories, spies, Young Adult

September 2021 Round Up

In September, I read 21 books, and most of those were again Australian authors, with two quiz books and 19 review books. To date on the day of writing this, I have read 217 books, and September saw me reach 215 books for 2021. I completed my Dymocks Reading Challenge, leaving only my QBD Challenge… Continue reading September 2021 Round Up

#AussieAuthor2021, #LoveOZMG, #loveozya, animals, Australian literature, Australian women writers, Awards, biography, Book Industry, Books, CBCA, challenges, Children's Literature, classics, Crime/Mystery, Emily Rodda, Fables, Fairytales, Fantasy, historical fiction, history, humour, Junior Fiction, literary fiction, middle grade, Monty's Island, mythology, non-fiction, Picture Books, Publishers, R.A. Spratt, Reading, Real Pigeons, Reviews, Scholastic, series, Young Adult

Dymocks Reading Challenge – CHALLENGE COMPLETED

One of the reading challenges I undertook this year was the Dymocks Reading Challenge, which I like because the categories are fairly open, yet still challenging – sometimes it can be hard to find the book you want without doubling up, and for some, there are lots of books that work here. I started in… Continue reading Dymocks Reading Challenge – CHALLENGE COMPLETED

animals, Australian literature, Book Industry, Books, Children's Literature, Fables, Fairytales, Fantasy, humour, Junior Fiction, literary fiction, Picture Books, Publishers, Reading, Reviews

Rosie the Rhinoceros by Jimmy Barnes

Title: Rosie the Rhinoceros Author: Jimmy Barnes Genre: Fiction Publisher: Harper Collins Published: 29th September 2021 Format: Hardcover Pages: 32 Price: $19.99 Synopsis: From the award-winning author and rock legend Jimmy Barnes and critically acclaimed illustrator Matt Shanks comes a book about the joy of being yourself. Who is Rosie? Is she a fun-loving rhinoceros… Continue reading Rosie the Rhinoceros by Jimmy Barnes

Australian literature, Australian women writers, Book Industry, Books, Children's Literature, humour, Junior Fiction, Picture Books, Publishers, Reading, Reviews, series

What Zola did on Sunday by Melina Marchetta and illustrated by Deb Hudson

Title: What Zola did on Sunday Author: Melina Marchetta Genre: Contemporary Publisher: Puffin Published: 28th September 2021 Format: Paperback Pages: 96 Price: $12.99 Synopsis: From the author of Looking for Alibrandi comes this gorgeous series to engage and entertain newly independent young readers. A wonderful children’s series celebrating community, friendship and kindness from the bestselling author of Looking… Continue reading What Zola did on Sunday by Melina Marchetta and illustrated by Deb Hudson

#AussieAuthor2021, Australian literature, Australian women writers, Book Industry, Books, Children's Literature, Junior Fiction, literary fiction, Picture Books, Publishers, Reading, Reviews, series

What Zola did on Friday by Author: Melina Marchetta, illustrated by Deb Hudson

Title: What Zola did on Friday Author: Melina Marchetta, illustrated by Deb Hudson Genre: Contemporary Publisher: Puffin Published: 30th March 2021 Format: Paperback Pages: 96 Price: $12.99 Synopsis: From the author of Looking for Alibrandi comes this gorgeous series to engage and entertain newly independent young readers. A wonderful children’s series celebrating community, friendship and kindness from… Continue reading What Zola did on Friday by Author: Melina Marchetta, illustrated by Deb Hudson

Book Industry, Books, Children's Literature, Fairytales, humour, Junior Fiction, Picture Books, Publishers, Reading, Reviews

Dulcinea in the Forbidden Forest by Ole Könnecke (translated by Shelley Tanaka

Title: Dulcinea in the Forbidden Forest Author: Ole Könnecke (translated by Shelley Tanaka Genre: Fairy tale Publisher: Walker Books/Gecko Press Published: 8th September 2021 Format: Hardcover Pages: 64 Price: $24.99 Synopsis: A funny illustrated fairy tale for early readers about the brave and capable Dulcinea, who must save her father from the witch’s spell and… Continue reading Dulcinea in the Forbidden Forest by Ole Könnecke (translated by Shelley Tanaka

#AussieAuthor2021, animals, Australian literature, Australian women writers, Book Industry, Books, Children's Literature, historical fiction, history, Junior Fiction, literary fiction, non-fiction, Picture Books, Publishers, Reading, Reviews

Drover by Neridah McMullin, illustrated by Sarah Anthony

Title: Drover Author: Neridah McMullin, illustrated by Sarah Anthony Genre: History Publisher: Walker Books Australia Published: 8th September 2021 Format: Hardcover Pages: 32 Price: $26.99 Synopsis: The true story of an important pioneering woman in Australian history. Courageous, clever and daring, Drover is one of a kind. Travelling through the heart of the outback, Drover… Continue reading Drover by Neridah McMullin, illustrated by Sarah Anthony

#AussieAuthor2021, adventure, animals, Australian women writers, Author interviews, Book Industry, Books, Children's Literature, humour, Junior Fiction, Picture Books, Publishers, Reading, Reviews, series

Monkey’s Big Adventures: Afloat in Venice by Tina Wilson

Title: Monkey’s Big Adventures: Afloat in Venice Author: Tina Wilson Genre: Travel, Friendship, Adventure Publisher: One Tentacle Publishing Published: 1st September 2021 Format: Hardcover and Audio Pages: 40 Price: $27.95 Synopsis: ABOUT THE SERIES Imaginative, nostalgic and quirky, the Monkey’s Great Adventures series, with bespoke hand-knitted toys, is beautifully photographed in locations around the world… Continue reading Monkey’s Big Adventures: Afloat in Venice by Tina Wilson

#AussieAuthor2021, animals, Australian literature, Australian women writers, Book Industry, Books, Children's Literature, Junior Fiction, literary fiction, Picture Books, Publishers, Reading, Reviews, Scholastic, series

Coco and the Bee by Laura Bunting, illustrated by Nicky Johnston

Title: Coco and the Bee Author: Laura Bunting, illustrated by Nicky Johnston Genre: Fiction Publisher: Scholastic Australia Published: 1st September 2021 Format: Hardcover Pages: 48 Price: $19.99 Synopsis: Book three in a delightful new series by Laura Bunting, in stunning large format hardback, embossed. Irresistible and adorable illustrations by Nicky Johnston. Destined to be every… Continue reading Coco and the Bee by Laura Bunting, illustrated by Nicky Johnston