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February 2021 Round-up

February’s reading leaped considerably to thirty books read that month for blogging and blog tours, and a couple that I read for myself. I’m yet to start back working as a quiz writer, but I also review for Scholastic, so several of these books were for that. Most were by Australian authors, and about 27… Continue reading February 2021 Round-up

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Bedtime is Boring by David Campbell and Daron Parton

Title: Bedtime is Boring Author: David Campbell and Daron Parton Genre: Fiction Publisher: Scholastic Australia Published: March 2021 Format: Hardcover Pages: 32 Price: $17.99 Synopsis: Second picture book, and hilarious sequel to Stupid Carrots, written by well-known TV presenter and performer, David Campbell! Billy Bunny REALLY doesn’t want to go to bed. He’s far too… Continue reading Bedtime is Boring by David Campbell and Daron Parton

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The Flying Angel by Vicki Bennett and Tull Suwannakit

Title: The Flying Angel Author: Vicki Bennett and Tull Suwannakit Genre: Historical, Biographical Publisher: Scholastic Australia Published: March 2021 Format: Hardback Pages: 32 Price: $24.99 Synopsis: A story inspired by the life of Sister Marie Eileen Craig ·  Great teaching resource·  The perfect title to commemorate World War II·  Themes: family, friendship, war, perseverance, bravery,… Continue reading The Flying Angel by Vicki Bennett and Tull Suwannakit

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Coco and the Butterfly by Laura Bunting and Nicky Johnston

Title: Coco and the Butterfly Author: Laura Bunting and Nicky Johnston Genre: Fiction Publisher: Scholastic Australia Published: March 2021 Format: Hardback Pages: 48 Price: $19.99 Synopsis: Book #2 in delightful new series by Laura Bunting, in stunning large format hardback, embossedIrresistible and adorable illustrations by Nicky JohnsonDestined to be every little girl’s new favourite characterPerfect… Continue reading Coco and the Butterfly by Laura Bunting and Nicky Johnston

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Lola Online: The Secret Upstairs Fan Club Party by Shannan and Taylor Stedman

Title: Lola Online: The Secret Upstairs Fan Club Party Author: Shannan and Taylor Stedman Genre: Fiction Publisher: Scholastic Australia Published: February 2021 Format: Paperback Pages: 208 Price: $15.99 Synopsis: A brand new exciting series for the Youtube generation ·  Funny, fresh fiction with characters that leap off the page·  Perfect for reluctant readers·  Themes include… Continue reading Lola Online: The Secret Upstairs Fan Club Party by Shannan and Taylor Stedman

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My Bird Bertie by Amelia McInerny and Shane McGowan

Title: My Bird Bertie Author: Amelia McInerny and Shane McGowan Genre: Fiction Publisher: Scholastic Australia Published: February 2021 Format: Hardback Pages: 24 Price: $17.99 Synopsis: 3+ ·  From exciting author Amelia McInerney·  Gorgeous retro illustrations from Shane McGowan·  A delight to read aloud·  Themes include companionship, friendship, silliness  and adapting Riding in the car with… Continue reading My Bird Bertie by Amelia McInerny and Shane McGowan

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Vernon the Penguin by Natashia Curtin

Title: Vernon the Penguin Author: Natashia Curtin Genre: Fiction Publisher: Scholastic Australia Published: February 2021 Format: Hardback Pages: 32 Price: $17.99 Synopsis: 3+ ·  Funny, engaging, and adorable, with a twist·  Excellent for encouraging visual literacy·  From exciting new author/illustrator Natashia Curtin·  Themes include perseverance, chasing dreams, learning to love limits and creative problem solving… Continue reading Vernon the Penguin by Natashia Curtin

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The Nerd Herd #1 by Nathan Luff and Chris Kennett (Illustrator)

Title: The Nerd Herd #1 Author: Nathan Luff and Chris Kennett (Illustrator) Genre: Humour Publisher: Scholastic Australia Published: February 2021 Format: Paperback Pages: 144 Price: $14.99 Synopsis: Brand new series for readers 7+ ·  Hilarious story about 3 misfits on a farm who want to move up the pecking order·  Filled with lots of funny… Continue reading The Nerd Herd #1 by Nathan Luff and Chris Kennett (Illustrator)

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Joe and the Stars by Phil Cummings and Connah Brecon

Title: Joe and the Stars Author: Phil Cummings and Connah Brecon Genre: Fiction Picture Book Publisher: Scholastic Australia Published: February 2021 Format: Hardback Pages: 32 Price: $24.99 Synopsis: Ages 3+ New from award-winning author Phil Cummings and dynamic illustrator Connah BreconA tender tale of a country boy’s love of the stars, and how they help… Continue reading Joe and the Stars by Phil Cummings and Connah Brecon

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December 2020 Wrap Up post

December 2020 saw me reading my final 22 books for the year, bringing me to 239 for the year.  Of these books, three were rereads, and another was one that I chose not to review, and therefore not reviewed, and two were reviews that are for books coming out in January 2021 and will therefore… Continue reading December 2020 Wrap Up post