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Fireborn: Twelve and the Frozen Forest by Aisling Fowler

Title: Fireborn: Twelve and the Frozen Forest Author: Aisling Fowler Genre: Fantasy Publisher: HarperCollins Australia Published: 26th September 2021 Format: Paperback Pages: 432 Price: $17.99 Synopsis: Set in the snowy northern forests of an imagined prehistoric world, Fireborn is the middle-grade debut of the decade. At turns exciting, funny and heart wrenchingly sad, it marks… Continue reading Fireborn: Twelve and the Frozen Forest by Aisling Fowler

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Deltora Quest (21st Anniversary Edition) by Emily Rodda

Title: Deltora Quest (21st Anniversary Edition) Author: Emily Rodda Genre: Fantasy Publisher: Scholastic Australia Published: 1st September 2021 Format: Hardcover Pages: 774 Price: $39.99 Synopsis: A stunning 21st Anniversary edition of the Deltora Quest books in one hardback collection. Emily Rodda is Australia’s number one fantasy writer for children. Cover artwork by Deltora artist Marc… Continue reading Deltora Quest (21st Anniversary Edition) by Emily Rodda

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The Heartsong of Wonder Quinn by Kate Gordon

Title: The Heartsong of Wonder Quinn Author: Kate Gordon Genre: Magical Realism Publisher: UQP Published: 1st September 2020 Format: Paperback Pages: 184 Price: $14.99 Synopsis: Lonely orphan Wonder Quinn lives in the attic of Direleafe Hall with only a gloomy crow for company. Every year she hopes to make a true friend and every year… Continue reading The Heartsong of Wonder Quinn by Kate Gordon

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The Magic of Magnolia Moon by Edwina Wyatt

Title: The Magic of Magnolia Moon Author: Edwina Wyatt Genre: Fantasy Publisher: Walker Books Published: 6th October 2021 Format: Hardback Pages: 160 Price: $19.99 Synopsis: For Magnolia Moon, magic is a way to solve problems. And when you're starting a new class at school and your best friend doesn't live across the road anymore, problems… Continue reading The Magic of Magnolia Moon by Edwina Wyatt

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Blog Tour: Australia Remembers: Len Waters by Catherine Bauer

Title: Australia Remembers: Len Waters Author: Catherine Bauer Genre: History, Non-fiction Publisher: Big Sky Media Published: 1st September 2021 Format: Hardback Pages: 60 Price: $14.99 Synopsis: His big imagination and even bigger dreams took him soaring beyond the reach of those who tried to confine him. Australia Remembers 3: Len Waters, Boundless and Born to… Continue reading Blog Tour: Australia Remembers: Len Waters by Catherine Bauer

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September 2021 Round Up

In September, I read 21 books, and most of those were again Australian authors, with two quiz books and 19 review books. To date on the day of writing this, I have read 217 books, and September saw me reach 215 books for 2021. I completed my Dymocks Reading Challenge, leaving only my QBD Challenge… Continue reading September 2021 Round Up

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Dymocks Reading Challenge – CHALLENGE COMPLETED

One of the reading challenges I undertook this year was the Dymocks Reading Challenge, which I like because the categories are fairly open, yet still challenging – sometimes it can be hard to find the book you want without doubling up, and for some, there are lots of books that work here. I started in… Continue reading Dymocks Reading Challenge – CHALLENGE COMPLETED

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Real Pigeons Fight Crime by Andrew McDonald, illustrated by Ben Wood

Title: Real Pigeons Fight Crime Author: Andrew McDonald, illustrated by Ben Wood Genre: Mystery Publisher: Hardie Grant Egmont Published: 1st July 2018 Format: Paperback Pages: 204 Price: $14.99 Synopsis: Ever wonder why pigeons always act so weird? It’s because they’re out there chasing the bad guys and saving your butts!Did you know your city is… Continue reading Real Pigeons Fight Crime by Andrew McDonald, illustrated by Ben Wood

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What Zola did on Sunday by Melina Marchetta and illustrated by Deb Hudson

Title: What Zola did on Sunday Author: Melina Marchetta Genre: Contemporary Publisher: Puffin Published: 28th September 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, friendship and kindness from the bestselling author of Looking… Continue reading What Zola did on Sunday by Melina Marchetta and illustrated by Deb Hudson

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Skunk and Badger: Egg Marks the Spot by Amy Timberlake

Title: Skunk and Badger: Egg Marks the Spot Author: Amy Timberlake Genre: Contemporary Publisher: Allen and Unwin Published: 28th September 2021 Format: Hardcover Pages: 160 Price: $22.99 Synopsis: Roommates Skunk and Badger head out on a rock-finding expedition that becomes much more dangerous than they ever expected in this second book of the odd-couple series… Continue reading Skunk and Badger: Egg Marks the Spot by Amy Timberlake