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Scary Bird by Michael Streich

Title: Scary Bird Author: Michael Streich Genre: Fiction Publisher: Scholastic Australia Published: October 2020 Format: Hardcover Pages: 32 Price: $17.99 Synopsis: There’s a new bird in the aviary . . .and everyone’s in a flap!He’s strange and different . . . and SCARY!Will the scary bird ever feel at home with the others? A fresh… Continue reading Scary Bird by Michael Streich

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Pirate Stew by Neil Gaiman, and illustrated by Chris Riddell

Title: Pirate Stew Author: Neil Gaiman, and illustrated by Chris Riddell Genre: Fantasy Publisher: Bloomsbury Published: 1st October 2020 Format: Hardcover Pages: 48 Price: $22.99 Synopsis: Meet LONG JOHN McRON, SHIP'S COOK . . . and the most unusual babysitter you've ever seen.Long John has a whole crew of wild pirates in tow, and –… Continue reading Pirate Stew by Neil Gaiman, and illustrated by Chris Riddell

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Grump by Jonathon Bentley (also illustrator)

Title: Grump Author: Jonathon Bentley (also illustrator) Genre: Fiction, picture book Publisher: Scholastic Australia Published:  October 2020 Format: Hardcover Pages: 24 Price: $17.99 Synopsis: Hilarious story of a teddy bear tyrant . . . and the cat on his head who’s had enough! A great cautionary tale that demonstrates how bad behaviour is unacceptable and… Continue reading Grump by Jonathon Bentley (also illustrator)

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Bad Guys Episode 12: The One? by Aaron Blabey

Title: Bad Guys Episode 12: The One? Author: Aaron Blabey Genre: Humour Publisher: Scholastic Australia Published: 1st October 2020 Format: Paperback Pages: 192 Price: $15.99 Synopsis:  Seriously, what is going on with Snake? Terrifying powers! Evil allies! Interdimensional Doorways! What is his deal? And that’s not all! Why is Agent Fox suddenly so mysterious? Who… Continue reading Bad Guys Episode 12: The One? by Aaron Blabey

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Timmy the Ticked-Off Pony: Bite Me by Magda Szubanski

Title: Timmy the Ticked-Off Pony: Bite Me Author: Magda Szubanski Genre: Humour, Junior Fiction Publisher: Schoalstic Australia Published: 1st October 2020 Format: Paperback Pages: 240 Price: $16.99 Synopsis: The second hilarious book in the new series by award-winning author and comedian, Magda Szubanski. Timmy is really ticked-off. He has lost his fame and fortune, and… Continue reading Timmy the Ticked-Off Pony: Bite Me by Magda Szubanski

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October, October by Katya Balen

Title: October, October Author: Katya Balen Genre: Fiction Publisher: Bloomsbury Published:  29th September 2020 Format: Paperback Pages: 304 Price: $14.99 Synopsis: Katya Balen's October, October is a very special new addition to the shelf and deserves classic status - Times Children's Book of the WeekA classic in the making for anyone who ever longed to be WILD.October and her… Continue reading October, October by Katya Balen

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What Zola did on Wednesday by Melina Marchetta, illustrated by Deb Hudson

Title: What Zola did on Wednesday Author: Melina Marchetta, illustrated by Deb Hudson Genre: Fiction Publisher: Puffin Published: 29th September 2020 Format: Paperback Pages: 96 Price: $12.99 Synopsis: From the author of Looking for Alibrandi comes this gorgeous series to engage and entertain newly independent young readers. Zola loves living on Boomerang Street with her mum and… Continue reading What Zola did on Wednesday by Melina Marchetta, illustrated by Deb Hudson

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The Left-Handed Booksellers of London by Garth Nix

Title: The Left-Handed Booksellers of London Author: Garth Nix Genre: Fantasy Publisher: Allen and Unwin Published: 29th September 2020 Format: Paperback Pages: 384 Price: $24.99 Synopsis: From the bestselling author of Angel Mage, this new fantasy adventure set in 1980s London follows one girl's quest to find her father, leading her to a secret society of… Continue reading The Left-Handed Booksellers of London by Garth Nix

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John Williamson’s Old Man Emu

Author: John Williamson, illustrated by Simon McLean Genre: Poetry Publisher: Puffin Published: 29th September 2020 Format: Hardcover Pages: 32 Price: $19.99 Synopsis: A new picture book adaptation of John Williamson's first and now legendary hit song, 'Old Man Emu’, to celebrate John’s 50th year of performing and the song’s 50th anniversary in 2020. This iconic… Continue reading John Williamson’s Old Man Emu

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Kensy and Max: Full Speed by Jacqueline Harvey

Title: Kensy and Max: Full Speed Author: Jacqueline Harvey Genre: Spy fiction, mystery Publisher: Puffin Published: 29th September 2020 Format: Paperback Pages: 384 Price: $16.99 Synopsis: What do you do when your instincts and obligations pull you in opposite directions? When there are multiple leads, which one do you follow? After a school excursion goes… Continue reading Kensy and Max: Full Speed by Jacqueline Harvey