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Challenge Completed – Dymocks Reading Challenge

The idea with this challenge was to read one book every two weeks – I managed to knock most of the categories out within a few months, and when going over the lists for each one Dymocks had on their website, I found out I could finish them with stuff I had already read. So… Continue reading Challenge Completed – Dymocks Reading Challenge

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October Wrap Up 2020

As we head into the pointy end of the year, I’ve had to make the decision to change the way I tackle challenges, doubling up where I can, and even thinking about reducing the challenges I take on next year, due to the overly prescriptive nature of the reading challenges that are available, and at… Continue reading October Wrap Up 2020

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Pandemic by Jackie French and Bruce Whateley

Title: Pandemic Author: Jackie French and Bruce Whateley Genre: Historical Fiction Publisher: Scholastic Australia Published: 1st November 2020 Format: Hardback Pages: 24 Price: $24.99 Synopsis: Ages 4+ Incredible story based on true events – showing how kindness and quarantine can prevail in a pandemic Perfect, positive resource for discussions about the 2020 pandemic Exquisite illustrations… Continue reading Pandemic by Jackie French and Bruce Whateley

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Whitney and Britney: Chicken Detectives by Lucinda Gifford

Title: Whitney and Britney: Chicken Detectives Author: Lucinda Gifford Genre: Mystery Publisher: Scholastic Australia Published: 1st November 2020 Format: Hardback Pages: 32 Price:  $17.99 Synopsis: Sequel to bestselling Whitney and Britney: Chicken Divas featured in ALIA National Simultaneous Storytime 2020The Chicken Divas are back! And this time, they have a mystery to solve . .… Continue reading Whitney and Britney: Chicken Detectives by Lucinda Gifford

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We Are All Kind by P. Crumble, and Jonathon Bentley

Title: We Are All Kind Author: P. Crumble, and Jonathon Bentley Genre: Fiction Publisher: Scholastic Australia Published:  1st November 2020 Format: Hardback Pages: 24 Price: $19.99 Synopsis: A follow up title to the best-selling We Are All Equal.  Stunning illustrations by award-winning illustrator Jonathan Bentley Explores many simple, easy and rewarding ways of showing kindness,… Continue reading We Are All Kind by P. Crumble, and Jonathon Bentley

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Macca and Al, Super Pals by Matt Cosgrove

Title: Macca and Al, Super Pals Author: Matt Cosgrove Genre: Fiction Publisher: Scholastic Australia Published: 1st November 2020 Format: Hardcover Pages: 24 Price: $17.99 Synopsis: Macca and Al are here to save the day! When these best-pal alpacas decide to dress up as superheroes and do good deeds, things don’t go quite as planned.But with… Continue reading Macca and Al, Super Pals by Matt Cosgrove

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The Incredible Runaway Snot by Josh Pyke and Heath McKenzie

Title: The Incredible Runaway Snot Author: Josh Pyke and Heath McKenzie Genre: Humour Publisher: Scholastic Australia Published: 1st November 2020 Format: Hardback Pages: 24 Price: $17.99 Synopsis: Ages 3+ Hilariously cheeky new picture book from award- winning singer/songwriter, Josh Pyke Eric the snot just wants peace and quiet, but there’s a sudden boom in the… Continue reading The Incredible Runaway Snot by Josh Pyke and Heath McKenzie

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The Grinny, Granny Donkey by Craig Smith, Katz Cowley (illustrator)

Title: The Grinny, Granny Donkey Author: Craig Smith, Katz Cowley (illustrator) Genre: Humour Publisher: Scholastic Australia Published: 1st November 2020 Format: Hardcover Pages: 24 Price: $17.99 Synopsis: The Grinny Granny Donkey is the third book from Craig Smith and Katz Cowley, the creative team behind the Scottish Granny internet sensation, The Wonky Donkey! At a… Continue reading The Grinny, Granny Donkey by Craig Smith, Katz Cowley (illustrator)

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Disgusting McGrossface Goes on Holiday by Rove McManus

Title: Disgusting McGrossface Goes on Holiday Author: Rove McManus Genre: Humour Publisher: Scholastic Australia Published: 1st November 2020 Format: Hardcover Pages: 24 Price: $17.99 Synopsis: A NEW picture book written AND illustrated by Australian actor and TV Personality ROVE McMANUS! ·  Sequel to the popular picture book, Disgusting McGrossface.·  Laugh-out-loud rhyming text that will have… Continue reading Disgusting McGrossface Goes on Holiday by Rove McManus

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2020 CBCA Awards

Congrats to the winners! Such an achievement and great news for the local book industry.  Some great ideas for Christmas for the young readers in your lives! Announcement: The CBCA Awards for 2020 were announced today, and are as follows: CBCA Book of the Year 2020 winners announced 16 October 2020 The winners of the… Continue reading 2020 CBCA Awards