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The Dragon and her Boy by Penny Chrimes

Title: The Dragon and her Boy Author: Penny Chrimes Genre: Fantasy, Historical, Time slip Publisher: Hachette Australia/Orion Published: 23rd February 2021 Format: Paperback Pages: 320 Price: $15.99 Synopsis: A story of the very last living dragon, stuck living in a tunnel under London, and the boy who unintentionally finds himself as her protector, perfect for… Continue reading The Dragon and her Boy by Penny Chrimes

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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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Winterborne Home for Mayhem and Mystery by Ally Carter

Title: Winterborne Home for Mayhem and Mystery Author: Ally Carter Genre: Fiction Publisher: Lothian/Hachette Published: 23rd February 2021 Format: Paperback Pages: 350 Price: $14.99 Synopsis: April is one of five foster kids living at Winterborne Home, a sprawling mansion full of secrets. The biggest secret is that Gabriel Winterborne, their reclusive millionaire guardian, is actually The… Continue reading Winterborne Home for Mayhem and Mystery by Ally Carter

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The World Between Blinks by Amie Kaufman and Ryan Graudin

Title: The World Between Blinks Author: Amie Kaufman and Ryan Graudin Genre: Fantasy Publisher: HarperCollins Australia Published: 10th February 2021 Format: Paperback Pages: 336 Price: $16.99 Synopsis: Discover a magical world where lost things are found ... Whenever cousins Jake and Marisol get together, adventure follows. They have their late Nana to thank for that.… Continue reading The World Between Blinks by Amie Kaufman and Ryan Graudin

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Princess at Heart by Connie Glynn

Title: Princess at Heart Author: Connie Glynn Genre: Fiction Publisher: Penguin Published: 16th February 2021 Format: Paperback Pages: 336 Price: $24.99 Synopsis: Return to the magical world of The Rosewood Chronicles in the fourth book of this gorgeous series, for fans of The Princess Diaries and Harry Potter. Ellie is a rebellious princess hiding her real identity. Lottie is her… Continue reading Princess at Heart by Connie Glynn

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Kate Kelly: The True Story of Ned Kelly’s Little Sister by Rebecca Wilson

Title: Kate Kelly: The True Story of Ned Kelly’s Little Sister Author: Rebecca Wilson Genre: Biography, history Publisher: Allen and Unwin Published: 16th February 2021 Format: Paperback Pages: 408 Price: $32.99 Synopsis: Kate Kelly has always been overshadowed by her famous brother Ned, but the talented young woman was a popular public figure in her… Continue reading Kate Kelly: The True Story of Ned Kelly’s Little Sister by Rebecca Wilson

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What Zola did on Thursday by Melina Marchetta and Deb Hudson

Title: What Zola did on Thursday Author: Melina Marchetta and Deb Hudson Genre: Fiction Publisher: Puffin Published: 2nd February 2021 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. A wonderful children’s series celebrating community, sustainability, diversity and family from… Continue reading What Zola did on Thursday by Melina Marchetta and Deb Hudson

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The Lost Tide Warriors by Catherine Doyle

Title: The Lost Tide Warriors Author: Catherine Doyle Genre: Fantasy Publisher: Bloomsbury Australia Published: 3rd September 2019 Format: Paperback Pages: 336 Price: $14.99 Synopsis: In the brilliant sequel to The Storm Keeper's Island, winner of the Books are My Bag Readers Award, Fionn Boyle finds himself at the heart of the fight for the island's survival.Fionn… Continue reading The Lost Tide Warriors by Catherine Doyle

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The Paris Library by Janet Skeslien Charles

Title: The Paris Library Author: Janet Skeslien Charles Genre: Historical Fiction Publisher: Hachette Australia Published: 9th February 2021 Format: Paperback Pages: 430 Price: $32.99 Synopsis: Inspired by the true story of the librarians at the American Library in Paris who risked their lives during the Nazis' war on words: a story of courage, defiance and… Continue reading The Paris Library by Janet Skeslien Charles

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The Ghost Squad by Sophie Masson

Title: The Ghost Squad Author: Sophie Masson Genre: Science Fiction, dystopia Publisher: MidnightSun Publishing Published: February 2021 Format: Paperback Pages: 448 Price: $19.99 Synopsis: Imagine a world where all seems normal and yet nothing is — a world very much like our own, yet jarringly unlike. A world where two clandestine organisations, the Ghost Squad… Continue reading The Ghost Squad by Sophie Masson