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Playing Beatie Bow by Ruth Park

Title: Playing Beatie Bow Author: Ruth Park Genre: Historical Fiction Publisher: Puffin Published: 31st January 1982 Format: Paperback Pages: 208 Price: $16.99 Synopsis:  A thrilling adventure story for children and young adults by Ruth Park, Playing Beatie Bow follows Abigail as she is swept back to the Sydney of a hundred years ago by a scary game.… Continue reading Playing Beatie Bow by Ruth Park

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Little Bird of Auschwitz: How My Mother Escaped Death and Found Our Family by Alina and Jacques Peretti

Title: Little Bird of Auschwitz: How My Mother Escaped Death and Found Our Family Author: Alina and Jacques Peretti Genre: Biography, History Publisher: Hachette/Hodder and Stoughton Published: 25th January 2022 Format: Paperback Pages: 300 Price: $32.99 Synopsis: The remarkable story of a woman's journey out of Auschwitz to find her family, told to her son… Continue reading Little Bird of Auschwitz: How My Mother Escaped Death and Found Our Family by Alina and Jacques Peretti

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You’re Doing It Wrong: A History of Bad and Bonkers Advice to Women by Kaz Cooke

Title: You’re Doing It Wrong: A History of Bad and Bonkers Advice to Women Author: Kaz Cooke Genre: Non-Fiction Publisher: Viking/Penguin Published: 2nd November 2021 Format: Paperback Pages: 352 Price: $34.99 Synopsis: You’re Doing it Wrong is an outrageous tour through the centuries of bonkers and bad advice handed down and foisted upon women, told as… Continue reading You’re Doing It Wrong: A History of Bad and Bonkers Advice to Women by Kaz Cooke

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Pages and Co: Tilly and the Map of Stories by Anna James

Title: Pages and Co: Tilly and the Map of Stories Author: Anna James Genre: Magical Realism Publisher: HarperCollins Australia Published: 8th October 2020 Format: Hardcover Pages: 448 Price: $19.99 Synopsis: Third in the modern-classic and bestselling bookwandering series that celebrates all that is best in life: books, adventure, friendship – and cake.Strange things are happening.… Continue reading Pages and Co: Tilly and the Map of Stories by Anna James

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Storm Boy and Other Stories by Colin Thiele

Title: Storm Boy and Other Stories Author: Colin Thiele Genre: Fiction Publisher: New Holland Publishers Published: 2018 Format: Paperback Pages: 178 Price: $16.99 Synopsis: When Storm Boy goes walking along the beach or over the sandhills, or in the sanctuary the birds are not afraid. They know he is a friend. He lives with his… Continue reading Storm Boy and Other Stories by Colin Thiele

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The Violet Veil Mysteries: A Case of Misfortune by Sophie Cleverly

Title: The Violet Veil Mysteries: A Case of Misfortune Author: Sophie Cleverly Genre: Crime, Historical Fiction Publisher: HarperCollins Australia Published: 19th January 2022 Format: Paperback Pages: 352 Price: $16.99 Synopsis: The second title in this breakout new detective series, from the author of the spine-tingling Scarlet and Ivy series.Violet Veil is ready for her next… Continue reading The Violet Veil Mysteries: A Case of Misfortune by Sophie Cleverly

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QBD Reading Challenge

Another challenge I am doing this year is the QBD Reading Challenge. Like the Dymocks Reading Challenge, it is broad enough that I should be able to fulfill most of the categories easily and hope to fill in as many as possible early on, so I can focus on the ones that might not be… Continue reading QBD Reading Challenge

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The Midsummer Garden by Kirsty Manning

Title: The Midsummer Garden Author: Kirsty Manning Genre: Historical Fiction Publisher: Allen and Unwin Published: 1st February 2018 Format: Paperback Pages: 432 Price: $19.99 Synopsis: From medieval France to contemporary Tasmania, two remarkable women discover their strengths, passions and loves. Travelling between lush gardens in France, windswept coastlines of Tasmania, to Tuscan hillsides and beyond, The… Continue reading The Midsummer Garden by Kirsty Manning

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Social Queue by Kay Kerr

Title: Social Queue Author: Kay Kerr Genre: Contemporary Publisher: Text Publishing Published: 28th September 2021 Format: Paperback Pages: 304 Price: $19.99 Synopsis: I thought I was nobody’s teen crush, but turns out I was just missing the signs. Zoe Kelly is starting a new phase of her life. High school was a mess of bullying… Continue reading Social Queue by Kay Kerr

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Marcie Gill and the Caravan Park Cat by Monica McInerny

Title: Marcie Gill and the Caravan Park Cat Author: Monica McInerny Genre: Contemporary, magical realism Publisher: Puffin Published: 2nd November 2021 Format: Hardcover Pages: 256 Price: $19.99 Synopsis: This heartwarming story by award-winning and bestselling author Monica McInerney will delight readers young and old. Marcie Gill hasn’t had a great start to the Christmas holidays.… Continue reading Marcie Gill and the Caravan Park Cat by Monica McInerny