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The Underdogs by Tracey West

Title: The Underdogs Author: Tracey West Genre: Humour Publisher: Scholastic Australia Published: 1st May 2021 Format: Paperback Pages: 160 Price: $14.99 Synopsis: Welcome to the town of Barksdale, where the canine residents strive for perfection. Every shopkeeper claims to be the ‘best groomer’ or sell the ‘best biscuits.’ And at Barksdale Academy, the pressure is… Continue reading The Underdogs by Tracey West

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April 2021 Round Up

In April, I read 17 books, mostly Australian, across various genres and issues and styles, aimed at different age groups. I read a lot for kids, from picture books to middle grade books, young adult and adult. I also chipped away at more of my challenges, and have extended my Aussie Author Challenge beyond the… Continue reading April 2021 Round Up

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I Really Want a Pet by Jackie Hosking

Title: I Really Want a Pet Author: Jackie Hosking Genre: Fiction Publisher: Scholastic Australia Published: 1st May 2021 Format: Hardback Pages: 24 Price: $17.99 Synopsis: A sweet and funny picture book about how to get the pet you want. ·  Playful rhyming verses with fun illustrations by Shane McGowan.·  This little girl wants a pet.… Continue reading I Really Want a Pet by Jackie Hosking

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Feelings #3: The Worried Elephant by Phillip Gwynne

Title: Feelings #3: The Worried Elephant Author: Phillip Gwynne Genre: Fiction Publisher: Scholastic Australia Published: 1st May 2021 Format: Paperback Pages: 24 Price: $15.99 Synopsis: There is so much bad news in the world. Elephant is worried. So worried that he can’t do any of the activities he loves anymore. Can Elephant learn to manage… Continue reading Feelings #3: The Worried Elephant by Phillip Gwynne

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Winner, Winner Bin Chicken Dinner by Kate and Jol Temple

Title: Winner, Winner Bin Chicken Dinner Author: Kate and Jol Temple Genre: Fiction Publisher: Scholastic Australia Published: 1st May 2021 Format: Hardcover Pages: 24 Price: $32.99 Synopsis: Hilarious sequel to the popular picture book, BIN CHICKEN, by Kate and Jol Temple, award-winning authors of Room on Our Rock A very fun rhyming adventure about the… Continue reading Winner, Winner Bin Chicken Dinner by Kate and Jol Temple

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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

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Michaela Mason’s Big List of 23 Worries by Alexa Moses

Title: Michaela Mason’s Big List of 23 Worries Author: Alexa Moses Genre: Contemporary Fiction Publisher: Scholastic Australia Published: 1st April 2021 Format: Paperback Pages: 192 Price: $15.99 Synopsis: ‘I’ve been making lists ever since I could write. It relaxes me.By writing my worries down, I feel as if I’m removing them from my mind and… Continue reading Michaela Mason’s Big List of 23 Worries by Alexa Moses

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200 Minutes of Mystery by Jack Heath

Title: 200 Minutes of Mystery Author: Jack Heath Genre: Mystery Publisher: Scholastic Australia Published: 1st April 2021 Format: Paperback Pages: 144 Price: $14.99 Synopsis: The next instalment in Jack Heath’s best-selling Minutes of Danger series 10 death-defying short stories, each with a mystery to solve in 20* minutes of reading timeEach story counts down from… Continue reading 200 Minutes of Mystery by Jack Heath

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Everything We Keep by Di Walker

Title: Everything We Keep Author: Di Walker Genre: Contemporary Fiction Publisher: Omnibus/Scholastic Australia Published: 1st April 2021 Format: Paperback Pages: 304 Price: $18.99 Synopsis: Age 9+ ·  Emotive middle grade fiction ·  Explores issues of foster families, anxiety, hoarding ·  Intelligently written, exploring difficult topics in a gentle and compassionate way ·  A talented author… Continue reading Everything We Keep by Di Walker

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The Holocaust: A Chronicle of History and Hope by Hugh Dolan, illustrated by Adrian Barbu

Title: The Holocaust: A Chronicle of History and Hope Author: Hugh Dolan, illustrated by Adrian Barbu Genre: Historical Fiction Publisher: Scholastic Press Australia Published: 1st April 2021 Format: Paperback Pages: 80 Price: $19.99 Synopsis: Age 9+ ·  Powerful, moving, graphic novel ·  Personal stories against a broad historical context ·  Incorporates original images and documents… Continue reading The Holocaust: A Chronicle of History and Hope by Hugh Dolan, illustrated by Adrian Barbu