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Reading Round Up July 2021

July saw me head back to my job as a quiz writer, which I do from home. This means more reading, and like my reviewing, can see me reading books ahead of release as I work to get resources ready for the upcoming school term. This means more books will be read each month, but… Continue reading Reading Round Up July 2021

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Hello World by Lisa Shanahan

Title: Hello World Author: Lisa Shanahan Genre: Fiction Publisher: ABC Children’s Books Published: 28th July 2021 Format: Hardcover Pages: 24 Price: $19.99 Synopsis: See the world through the eyes of a toddler, with this perfect new picture book from much-loved pair Lisa Shanahan and Leila Rudge. The sun is up and so is one gorgeous… Continue reading Hello World by Lisa Shanahan

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Ham Helsing, Vampire Hunter by Rich Moyer

Title: Ham Helsing, Vampire Hunter Author: Rich Moyer Genre: Fantasy, Horror, Graphic Novel Publisher: Scholastic Australia Published: 1st July 2021 Format: Paperback Pages: 240 Price: $17.99 Synopsis: Pigs don’t fly . . . but they do hunt vampires! ·  The first in a rip-roaring new graphic novel adventure series from award-winning animator Rich Moyer. ·… Continue reading Ham Helsing, Vampire Hunter by Rich Moyer

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Clancy of the Overflow by Banjo Paterson

Title: Clancy of the Overflow Author: Banjo Paterson Genre: Poetry Publisher: Scholastic Australia Published: 1st July 2021 Format: Hardcover Pages: 32 Price: $24.99 Synopsis: Iconic Australian bush ballad ·  Written by Australia’s greatest bush poet, AB ‘Banjo’ Paterson ·  Stunning illustrations from award-winning illustrator, Andrew McLean As the stock are slowly stringing, Clancy rides behind… Continue reading Clancy of the Overflow by Banjo Paterson

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Get Back in Your Books by Rory H. Maher, illustrated by Shane McGowan

Title: Get Back in Your Books Author: Rory H. Maher, illustrated by Shane McGowan Genre: Fiction Publisher: Scholastic Australia Published: 1st July 2021 Format: Hardcover Pages: 24 Price: $17.99 Synopsis: My jaw dropped in the picture books, when something caught my eye: first a greedy little caterpillar . . . then three pigs went by!… Continue reading Get Back in Your Books by Rory H. Maher, illustrated by Shane McGowan

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June 2021 Reading Wrap Up

   In June 2021, I read 20 books, and have reviewed them all. My totals for my challenges have reached the following numbers: Modern Mrs Darcy – 13/14 Australian Authors Challenge – 24/24 (57) AWW2021 – 90/50 Dymocks Reading Challenge – 24/26 QBD Reading Challenge – 24/26 Overall goal – 147/170 Total Australian authors read:… Continue reading June 2021 Reading Wrap Up

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The Bark Book by Victoria McKinlay, illustrated by Beth Harvey

Title: The Bark Book Author: Victoria McKinlay, illustrated by Beth Harvey Genre: Fiction Publisher: ABC Books/HarperCollins Published: 7th July 2021 Format: Hardcover Pages: 32 Price: $19.99 Synopsis: A charming new picture book, full of barks and plenty of heart. Dog bark. Tree bark. Let's go see bark. The perfect picture book for animal-lovers and nature-lovers… Continue reading The Bark Book by Victoria McKinlay, illustrated by Beth Harvey

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Blog Tour: Rollo’s Wet Surprise by Penny Macoun

Title: Rollo’s Wet Surprise Author: Penny Macoun Genre: Fiction Publisher: Self-published Published: 15th June 2021 Format: Paperback Pages: 32 Price: $27.95 Synopsis: Rollo is a dog that loves to go to work with his owner, Jim, who is a builder. Jim and his team of builders have been working on a house that Rollo has… Continue reading Blog Tour: Rollo’s Wet Surprise by Penny Macoun

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Chatterpuss by Josh Pyke, illustrated by Daron Parton

Title: Chatterpuss Author: Josh Pyke, illustrated by Daron Parton Genre: Fiction Publisher: Scholastic Australia Published: 1st July 2021 Format: Hardcover Pages: 32 Price: $17.99 Synopsis: Ages 3+ An exciting new picture book from award-winning  singer/songwriter, Josh PykeMeet Chatterpuss—a cat who really loves to chat!Glenn the hen just wants peace and quiet. But when the big… Continue reading Chatterpuss by Josh Pyke, illustrated by Daron Parton

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A Perfect Pig by Katrin Dreiling

Title: A Perfect Pig Author: Katrin Dreiling Genre: Fiction Publisher: Scholastic Australia Published: 1st July 2021 Format: Hardback Pages: 32 Price: $17.99 Synopsis: Anton is a lovable new character who’s a bit of a perfectionist. But he soon learns that sometimes you have to let go of plans and just enjoy your time with your… Continue reading A Perfect Pig by Katrin Dreiling