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Skandar and the Unicorn Thief by A.F.Steadman

Title: Skandar and the Unicorn Thief Author: A.F.Steadman Genre: Fantasy Publisher: Simon and Schuster Published: 28th April 2022 Format: Hardcover Pages: 400 Price: $19.99 Synopsis: The first book in the hotly anticipated new fantasy adventure series for readers age 9+, from A. F. Steadman. If you like Harry Potter, Percy Jackson, Eragon or His Dark… Continue reading Skandar and the Unicorn Thief by A.F.Steadman

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An A-List for Death by Pamela Hart

Title: An A-List for Death Author: Pamela Hart Genre: Crime, Mystery Publisher: HarperCollins Australia Published: 1st June 2022 Format: Paperback Pages: 368 Price: $29.99 Synopsis: Shooting for fame could end your career ... and your life. A sparkling mystery from a stylish new voice in crime fiction, in a book that will delight fans of… Continue reading An A-List for Death by Pamela Hart

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Nancy Business by R.W.R McDonald

Title: Nancy Business Author: R.W.R McDonald Genre: Crime, Mystery Publisher: Allen and Unwin Published: 1st June 2022 Format: Paperback Pages: 368 Price: $29.99 Synopsis: Tippy, Uncle Pike and Devon are back for another camp cosy crime mystery from the award-winning author of The Nancys. The gripping, heart-warming and hilarious sequel to R.W.R. McDonald's smash hit The Nancys,… Continue reading Nancy Business by R.W.R McDonald

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My Tooth is Looth by David Campbell

Title: My Tooth is Looth Author: David Campbell Genre: Humour Publisher: Scholastic Australia Published: 1st June 2022 Format: Hardcover Pages: 32 Price: $17.99 Synopsis: Billy and Betty Bunny both have a wobbly tooth. But Billy doesn’t want his tooth to fall out! How will he eat? How will he brush his teeth?! Luckily, Betty is… Continue reading My Tooth is Looth by David Campbell

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May 2022 Reading Round-Up

In May, I managed to read 26 books. All were review books, and most were Australian, and twenty-three were  by women. I have almost completed all my chosen challenges – with one category in the Dymocks Reading Challenge and one in the QBD Reading Challenge left. Some reviews are scheduled for June and July as… Continue reading May 2022 Reading Round-Up

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Rise of the School of Good and Evil by Soman Chainani

Title: Rise of the School of Good and Evil Author: Soman Chainani Genre: Fantasy Publisher: HarperCollins Australia Published: 1st June 2022 Format: Paperback Pages: 368 Price: $17.99 Synopsis: The battle between Good and Evil begins. Two brothers. One Good. One Evil. Together they watch over the Endless Woods. Together they choose the students for the… Continue reading Rise of the School of Good and Evil by Soman Chainani

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Miss Mary-Kate’s Guide to Monsters: The Wrath of the Woolington Wyrm by Karen Foxlee

Title: Miss Mary-Kate’s Guide to Monsters: The Wrath of the Woolington Wyrm Author: Karen Foxlee Genre: Adventure/Mystery Publisher: Allen and Unwin Published: 31st May 2022 Format: Paperback Pages: 288 Price: $14.99 Synopsis: Miss Mary-Kate Martin might be anxious, but she's not scared of monsters. Travelling the globe with her famous archaeologist mother, Mary-Kate helps solve… Continue reading Miss Mary-Kate’s Guide to Monsters: The Wrath of the Woolington Wyrm by Karen Foxlee

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Luma and the Pet Dragon by Leah Mohammed, illustrated by Loretta Schauer

Title: Luma and the Pet Dragon Author: Leah Mohammed, illustrated by Loretta Schauer Genre: Magical realism Publisher: Welbeck/Allen and Unwin Published: 3rd May 2022 Format: Paperback Pages: 192 Price: $12.99 Synopsis: Two warm and funny stories - with a touch of magic - about Luma and her cheeky pet dragon. When Luma Dewan wakes up… Continue reading Luma and the Pet Dragon by Leah Mohammed, illustrated by Loretta Schauer

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Kensy and Max: Chasing Danger by Jacqueline Harvey

Title: Kensy and Max: Chasing Danger Author: Jacqueline Harvey Genre: Mystery Publisher: Puffin Published: 3rd May 2022 Format: Paperback Pages: 384 Price: $16.99 Synopsis: What do you do when ghosts rise from the past? When they reveal long-buried secrets that could turn your world upside down? When an earthquake causes a breach at a super-secret… Continue reading Kensy and Max: Chasing Danger by Jacqueline Harvey

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Ella at Eden: Eden Stars by Laura Sieveking

Title: Ella at Eden: Eden Stars Author: Laura Sieveking Genre: Fiction Publisher: Scholastic Australia Published: 1st May 2022 Format: Paperback Pages: 192 Price: $15.99 Synopsis: The Eden College girls can't believe it. The famous child-movie star, Ariel Anderson, is going to be starring in a new movie ... which is being filmed at their school!… Continue reading Ella at Eden: Eden Stars by Laura Sieveking