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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

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April 2022 Monthly Wrap Up Post

Aussie Author Reading Challenge: 75/24 End of Year Post: Dymocks Reading Challenge: 24/26 QBD Reading Challenge: 22/24 Goal: 102/150 Australian Women: 64 Australian Men: 13 Australian: 75 Non-Australian: 27 Men: 23 Women: 82 In April, I read 27 books – some quiz books, but mostly review books, and some reviews are still yet to go… Continue reading April 2022 Monthly Wrap Up Post

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The Way of Dog by Zana Fraillon

Title: The Way of Dog Author: Zana Fraillon Genre: Verse novel Publisher: University of Queensland Press Published: 3rd May 2022 Format: Paperback Pages: 272 Price: $16.99 Synopsis: A fiercely original verse novel from the ABIA and CBCA award-winning author of The Bone Sparrow. Be strong. Be fierce. Life is more than a concrete floor. Scruffity is… Continue reading The Way of Dog by Zana Fraillon

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The Love that Grew by Sarah Ayoub

Title: The Love that Grew Author: Sarah Ayoub Genre: Family stories Publisher: HarperCollins Australia Published: 16th March 2022 Format: Hardcover Pages: 24 Price: $19.99 Synopsis: The perfect book for growing families everywhere ... I thought I could not love another,not a sister, nor a brother.But just like magic, my love then grewwhen I was blessed… Continue reading The Love that Grew by Sarah Ayoub

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The Unfunny Bunny by Adrian Beck and James Hart

Title: The Unfunny Bunny Author: Adrian Beck and James Hart Genre: Easter stories Publisher: Penguin Random House/Puffin Published: 1st March 2022 Format: Hardcover Pages: 24 Price: $17.99 Synopsis: A most EGG-cellent Easter story by Adrian Beck and James Hart that will have the whole family laughing out loud. ’Twas the night before EASTERWhen I spotted… Continue reading The Unfunny Bunny by Adrian Beck and James Hart

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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

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Brainwaves by Ziggy Alberts

Title: Brainwaves Author: Ziggy Alberts Genre: poetry Publisher: Commonfolk Publishing Published: 3rd February 2021 Format: Paperback Pages: 96 Price: $24.95 Synopsis: A debut collection of poetry from platinum ARIA accredited artist Ziggy Alberts, 'brainwaves', explores life's experiences and emotions, inwards and out. Deeply personal, frank, insightful yet relatable, Alberts uncovers his introspective thoughts and lessons… Continue reading Brainwaves by Ziggy Alberts

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The Curse of the Vampire Robot by Graeme Base

Title: The Curse of the Vampire Robot Author: Graeme Base Genre: Fantasy, Poetry Publisher: HarperCollins Australia Published: 1st September 2021 Format: Hardcover Pages: 32 Price: $24.99 Synopsis: Classic vampire mythology meets nerdy computer-speak in a rhyming tale of adventure, bravery and compassion from master storyteller Graeme Base. Deep in the Scottish Highlands, Many years from… Continue reading The Curse of the Vampire Robot by Graeme Base

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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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Common Wealth by Gregg Dreise

Title: Common Wealth Author: Gregg Dreise Genre: Poetry Publisher: Scholastic Australia Published: 1st May 2021 Format: Hardcover Pages: 32 Price: $24.99 Synopsis: A picture book for mature readers From multi award-winning author and artist, Greg Dreise - a proud descendant of the Kamilaroi and Euahlayi peopleValuable resource for discussion about the importance of moving forward… Continue reading Common Wealth by Gregg Dreise