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The Boy, the Wolf and the Stars by Shivaun Plozza

Title: The Boy, the Wolf and the Stars Author: Shivaun Plozza Genre: Fantasy Publisher: Puffin Published: 20th October 2020 Format: Paperback Pages: 384 Price: $16.99 Synopsis: The Boy, the Wolf and the Stars is a sweeping, timeless adventure, an introduction to a brilliant new world with the feel of an instant classic. Every night Ulv is… Continue reading The Boy, the Wolf and the Stars by Shivaun Plozza

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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

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Pirate Stew by Neil Gaiman, and illustrated by Chris Riddell

Title: Pirate Stew Author: Neil Gaiman, and illustrated by Chris Riddell Genre: Fantasy Publisher: Bloomsbury Published: 1st October 2020 Format: Hardcover Pages: 48 Price: $22.99 Synopsis: Meet LONG JOHN McRON, SHIP'S COOK . . . and the most unusual babysitter you've ever seen.Long John has a whole crew of wild pirates in tow, and –… Continue reading Pirate Stew by Neil Gaiman, and illustrated by Chris Riddell

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The Stolen Prince of Cloudburst (A Kingdoms and Empires Book #3) by Jaclyn Moriarty

Title: The Stolen Prince of Cloudburst (A Kingdoms and Empires Book #3) Author: Jaclyn Moriarty Genre: Fantasy Publisher: Allen and Unwin Published: 29th September 2020 Format: Hardcover Pages: 544 Price: $22.99 Synopsis: A magical tale of mystery and adventure that proves that sometimes even ordinary middle children can be heroes, from the bestselling author of The… Continue reading The Stolen Prince of Cloudburst (A Kingdoms and Empires Book #3) by Jaclyn Moriarty

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Books and Bites Bingo Update Two

In the past four months, I have managed to fill in twenty out of twenty-five categories in Books and Bites Bingo with Monique Mulligan. I have a few of the others planned, and others I need to decide. I have three months to complete this and my other challenges and hope that I can make… Continue reading Books and Bites Bingo Update Two

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Wizards of Once by Cressida Cowell

Title: Wizards of Once Author: Cressida Cowell Genre: Fantasy Publisher: Hachette/Hodder Children’s Books Published: 8th May 2018 Format: Paperback Pages: 455 Price: $15.99 Synopsis: From the bestselling author of HOW TO TRAIN YOUR DRAGON comes an exciting high-adventure series - set in an ancient, magical time, full of Wizards, Warriors, Giants and Sprites. #1 Sunday Times Bestseller Winner… Continue reading Wizards of Once by Cressida Cowell

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Havoc! The Untold Magic of Cora Bell by Rebecca McRitchie

Title: Havoc! The Untold Magic of Cora Bell Author: Rebecca McRitchie Genre: Fantasy Publisher: HarperCollins Australia Published: 2nd September 2020 Format: Paperback Pages: 320 Price: $17.99 Synopsis: From the talented author of Whimsy & Woe comes a series about Cora Bell, who is magical – but could she also be a Havoc? When magic darkens … Cora… Continue reading Havoc! The Untold Magic of Cora Bell by Rebecca McRitchie

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The Mermaid, the Witch and the Sea by Maggie Tokuda-Hall

Title: The Mermaid, the Witch and the Sea Author: Maggie Tokuda-Hall Genre: Fantasy Publisher: Walker Books Published:    2nd September 2020 Format: Paperback Pages: 416 Price: $18.99 Synopsis: In a world divided by colonialism and threaded with magic, a desperate orphan turned pirate and a rebellious imperial lady find a connection on the high seas.… Continue reading The Mermaid, the Witch and the Sea by Maggie Tokuda-Hall

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The Fire Star (A Maven and Reeve Mystery) by A.L. Tait

Title: The Fire Star (A Maven and Reeve Mystery) Author: A.L. Tait Genre: Fantasy, Mystery Publisher: Penguin Random House Published: 1st September 2020 Format: Paperback Pages: 320 Price: $16.99 Synopsis: 'I was up past midnight finishing this book! The mystery kept me turning the pages, and I felt like I'd known Maven and Reeve forever.'… Continue reading The Fire Star (A Maven and Reeve Mystery) by A.L. Tait

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Jinxed! The Curious Curse of Cora Bell by Rebecca McRitchie, Illustrated by Sharon O’Connor

Title: Jinxed! The Curious Curse of Cora Bell Author: Rebecca McRitchie Genre: Fantasy Publisher: HarperCollins Australia Published: 19th August 2019 Format: Paperback Pages: 320 Price: $19.99 Synopsis: Magic awaits around every corner … Cora is eleven years old and missing one eye. She lives with an elderly lady named Dot in a room hidden behind… Continue reading Jinxed! The Curious Curse of Cora Bell by Rebecca McRitchie, Illustrated by Sharon O’Connor