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February 2021 Round-up

February’s reading leaped considerably to thirty books read that month for blogging and blog tours, and a couple that I read for myself. I’m yet to start back working as a quiz writer, but I also review for Scholastic, so several of these books were for that. Most were by Australian authors, and about 27… Continue reading February 2021 Round-up

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Bedtime is Boring by David Campbell and Daron Parton

Title: Bedtime is Boring Author: David Campbell and Daron Parton Genre: Fiction Publisher: Scholastic Australia Published: March 2021 Format: Hardcover Pages: 32 Price: $17.99 Synopsis: Second picture book, and hilarious sequel to Stupid Carrots, written by well-known TV presenter and performer, David Campbell! Billy Bunny REALLY doesn’t want to go to bed. He’s far too… Continue reading Bedtime is Boring by David Campbell and Daron Parton

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Coco and the Butterfly by Laura Bunting and Nicky Johnston

Title: Coco and the Butterfly Author: Laura Bunting and Nicky Johnston Genre: Fiction Publisher: Scholastic Australia Published: March 2021 Format: Hardback Pages: 48 Price: $19.99 Synopsis: Book #2 in delightful new series by Laura Bunting, in stunning large format hardback, embossedIrresistible and adorable illustrations by Nicky JohnsonDestined to be every little girl’s new favourite characterPerfect… Continue reading Coco and the Butterfly by Laura Bunting and Nicky Johnston

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The Plastic Throne by Amani Uduman and Kera Bruton

Title: The Plastic Throne Author: Amani Uduman and Kera Bruton Genre: Fiction Publisher: MidnightSun Publishing Published: 1st March 2021 Format: Hardcover Pages: 32 Price: $24.99 Synopsis: Denver flushes all kinds of things down the toilet but never stops to think about what happens to them once they are gone. One night, while he sleeps, the… Continue reading The Plastic Throne by Amani Uduman and Kera Bruton

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Let’s Count – One to Ten and Back Again: 10 Naughty Numbats by Grace Nolan and Nancy Bevington

Title: Let’s Count – One to Ten and Back Again: 10 Naughty Numbats Author: Grace Nolan and Nancy Bevington Genre: Education Publisher: Big Sky Publishing Published: February 2021 Format: Paperback Pages: 32 Price: $14.99 Synopsis: Fun and learning go together in this beautifully presented counting series One to Ten and Back Again. Packed with imaginative… Continue reading Let’s Count – One to Ten and Back Again: 10 Naughty Numbats by Grace Nolan and Nancy Bevington

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My Bird Bertie by Amelia McInerny and Shane McGowan

Title: My Bird Bertie Author: Amelia McInerny and Shane McGowan Genre: Fiction Publisher: Scholastic Australia Published: February 2021 Format: Hardback Pages: 24 Price: $17.99 Synopsis: 3+ ·  From exciting author Amelia McInerney·  Gorgeous retro illustrations from Shane McGowan·  A delight to read aloud·  Themes include companionship, friendship, silliness  and adapting Riding in the car with… Continue reading My Bird Bertie by Amelia McInerny and Shane McGowan

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Vernon the Penguin by Natashia Curtin

Title: Vernon the Penguin Author: Natashia Curtin Genre: Fiction Publisher: Scholastic Australia Published: February 2021 Format: Hardback Pages: 32 Price: $17.99 Synopsis: 3+ ·  Funny, engaging, and adorable, with a twist·  Excellent for encouraging visual literacy·  From exciting new author/illustrator Natashia Curtin·  Themes include perseverance, chasing dreams, learning to love limits and creative problem solving… Continue reading Vernon the Penguin by Natashia Curtin

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Joe and the Stars by Phil Cummings and Connah Brecon

Title: Joe and the Stars Author: Phil Cummings and Connah Brecon Genre: Fiction Picture Book Publisher: Scholastic Australia Published: February 2021 Format: Hardback Pages: 32 Price: $24.99 Synopsis: Ages 3+ New from award-winning author Phil Cummings and dynamic illustrator Connah BreconA tender tale of a country boy’s love of the stars, and how they help… Continue reading Joe and the Stars by Phil Cummings and Connah Brecon

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Gender Swapped Fairy Tales by Karrie Fransman and Jonathon Plackett

Title: Gender Swapped Fairy Tales Author: Karrie Fransman and Jonathon Plackett Genre: Fairy Tales, Literary Fiction Publisher: Faber/Allen and Unwin Published: 5th January 2021 Format: Hardcover Pages: 208 Price: $39.99 Synopsis: Imagine a world where kings prick their fingers as they sew, wolves wear heels, and princesses race to rescue sleeping princes... People have been… Continue reading Gender Swapped Fairy Tales by Karrie Fransman and Jonathon Plackett

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Australian Women Writers Challenge wrap up post

I participated in the Australian Women Writer’s Challenge again in 2020 – with a goal of 65 books, and I managed to read 141, with two of those being re-reads. As much of this year was spent in lockdown or under restrictions, I had lots of time to read. I read just over double my… Continue reading Australian Women Writers Challenge wrap up post