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QBD Reading Challenge 2022

This year I participated in the QBD Reading Challenge again and managed to complete it all within six months. Some categories were easier to fill than others, but what I like about this challenge is that the categories are always open and not overly prescriptive, which means it is easier to find books. Challenges like… Continue reading QBD Reading Challenge 2022

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Votes for Women! The Story of Nellie, Rose, and Mary by Mark Wilson

Title: Votes for Women! The Story of Nellie, Rose, and Mary. Author: Mark Wilson Genre: History Publisher: Lothian/Hachette Australia Published: 29th June 2022 Format: Hardcover Pages: 32 Price: $26.99 Synopsis: From award-winning author and illustrator Mark Wilson, a stirring story of the women who first won the right to vote in Australia - inspired by… Continue reading Votes for Women! The Story of Nellie, Rose, and Mary by Mark Wilson

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Wonderful Wishes by Kelly Louise Jarris, Rosy Sale

Title: Wonderful Wishes Author: Kelly Louise Jarris, Rosy Sale Genre: Fiction Publisher: InHouse Publishing Published: March 2022 Format: Paperback Pages: 24 Price: $14.99 Synopsis: From rubber cars to cake eating dinosaurs this delightful tale is designed to take little imaginations on an entertaining journey before bedtime. I cannot thank the illustrator Rosy Sale enough for her creative… Continue reading Wonderful Wishes by Kelly Louise Jarris, Rosy Sale

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Song of the White Ibis by Phillip Gwynne and Liz Anelli

Title: Song of the White Ibis Author: Phillip Gwynne and Liz Anelli Genre: Fiction Publisher: Penguin/Puffin Published: 15th June 2022 Format: Hardcover Pages: $24.99 Price: 32 Synopsis: A beautiful and powerful story for 5+ to challenge the way we view one of our most infamous birds, and ourselves. Call me Bin ChickenCall me Tip TurkeyCall… Continue reading Song of the White Ibis by Phillip Gwynne and Liz Anelli

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My Tooth is Looth by David Campbell

Title: My Tooth is Looth Author: David Campbell Genre: Humour Publisher: Scholastic Australia Published: 1st June 2022 Format: Hardcover Pages: 32 Price: $17.99 Synopsis: Billy and Betty Bunny both have a wobbly tooth. But Billy doesn’t want his tooth to fall out! How will he eat? How will he brush his teeth?! Luckily, Betty is… Continue reading My Tooth is Looth by David Campbell

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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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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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Foolish and Fearless Convict Escapes: Get Me Out of Here by Pauline Deeves, illustrated by Brent Wilson

Title: Foolish and Fearless Convict Escapes: Get Me Out of Here Author: Pauline Deeves, illustrated by Brent Wilson Genre: History, Non-Fiction Publisher: Allen and Unwin Published: 31st May 2022 Format: Hardcover Pages: 64 Price: $29.99 Synopsis: Full of crims, crooks and rascally runaways, this fun and light-hearted non-fiction title is a colourful celebration of our… Continue reading Foolish and Fearless Convict Escapes: Get Me Out of Here by Pauline Deeves, illustrated by Brent Wilson

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Blog Tour: Joy’s Journey by Jacinta Farragher and Manka Kasha

Title: Joy’s Journey Author: Jacinta Farragher and Manka Kasha Genre: Fiction Publisher: Little Steps Publishing Published: 1st March 2022 Format: Paperback Pages: 32 Price: $14.99 Synopsis: When she hears about a magical paradise where wishes come true, Joy sets off to find it. She travels over land and sea, to see what she can see.… Continue reading Blog Tour: Joy’s Journey by Jacinta Farragher and Manka Kasha

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That Cat by Jacqueline Harvey

Title: That Cat Author: Jacqueline Harvey and Kate Isobel Scott Genre: Humour/Poetry Publisher: Puffin Published: 1st March 2022 Format: Hardcover Pages: 24 Price: $19.99 Synopsis: An utterly delightful rhyming book, purrfect for the whole family. Nothing is quite like a cat. There are brat cats and fat cats, rat cats and mat cats . .… Continue reading That Cat by Jacqueline Harvey