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Get Back in Your Books by Rory H. Maher, illustrated by Shane McGowan

Title: Get Back in Your Books Author: Rory H. Maher, illustrated by Shane McGowan Genre: Fiction Publisher: Scholastic Australia Published: 1st July 2021 Format: Hardcover Pages: 24 Price: $17.99 Synopsis: My jaw dropped in the picture books, when something caught my eye: first a greedy little caterpillar . . . then three pigs went by!… Continue reading Get Back in Your Books by Rory H. Maher, illustrated by Shane McGowan

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June Reading Wrap Up

   In June 2021, I read 20 books, and have reviewed them all. My totals for my challenges have reached the following numbers: Modern Mrs Darcy – 13/14 Australian Authors Challenge – 24/24 (57) AWW2021 – 90/50 Dymocks Reading Challenge – 24/26 QBD Reading Challenge – 24/26 Overall goal – 147/170 Total Australian authors read:… Continue reading June Reading Wrap Up

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The Last Daughter by Nicola Cornick

Title: The Last Daughter The Last Daughter Author: Nicola Cornick Genre: Historical Fiction/Magical Realism Publisher: HarperCollins Published: 8th July 2021 (7th July 2021 in Australia) Format: Paperback Pages: 384 Price: $19.99 Synopsis: A secret hidden in the past.A family bound by a dark legacy… Ever since her sister disappeared eleven years ago, Serena Warren has… Continue reading The Last Daughter by Nicola Cornick

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The Bark Book by Victoria McKinlay, illustrated by Beth Harvey

Title: The Bark Book Author: Victoria McKinlay, illustrated by Beth Harvey Genre: Fiction Publisher: ABC Books/HarperCollins Published: 7th July 2021 Format: Hardcover Pages: 32 Price: $19.99 Synopsis: A charming new picture book, full of barks and plenty of heart. Dog bark. Tree bark. Let's go see bark. The perfect picture book for animal-lovers and nature-lovers… Continue reading The Bark Book by Victoria McKinlay, illustrated by Beth Harvey

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A Weekend with Oscar by Robyn Bavati

Title: A Weekend with Oscar Author: Robyn Bavati Genre: Contemporary Publisher: Walker Books Published: 7th July 2021 Format: Paperback Pages: 208 Price: $19.99 Synopsis: A moving #LoveOzYA novel about loss, first love and being there for your family, no matter what. Sixteen-year-old Jamie lives with his mum and his younger brother Oscar, who has Down… Continue reading A Weekend with Oscar by Robyn Bavati

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Alice-Miranda in Egypt (Alice-Miranda #20) by Jacqueline Harvey

Title: Alice-Miranda in Egypt (Alice-Miranda #20) Author: Jacqueline Harvey Genre: Contemporary Publisher: Puffin Published: 1st June 2021 Format: Paperback Pages: 416 Price: $16.99 Synopsis: Sun, sand and secrets in the ancient world! The Queen’s Colours leadership program is heading to Egypt and Alice-Miranda and her friends are thrilled. There are hidden tombs to explore, a… Continue reading Alice-Miranda in Egypt (Alice-Miranda #20) by Jacqueline Harvey

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Blog Tour: Rollo’s Wet Surprise by Penny Macoun

Title: Rollo’s Wet Surprise Author: Penny Macoun Genre: Fiction Publisher: Self-published Published: 15th June 2021 Format: Paperback Pages: 32 Price: $27.95 Synopsis: Rollo is a dog that loves to go to work with his owner, Jim, who is a builder. Jim and his team of builders have been working on a house that Rollo has… Continue reading Blog Tour: Rollo’s Wet Surprise by Penny Macoun

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The Shadow Arts by Damien Love

Title: The Shadow Arts Author: Damien Love Genre: Magical Realism Publisher: Bloomsbury/Rock the Boat Published: 2nd July 2021 Format: Paperback Pages: 160 Price: $14.99 Synopsis: "The thrilling sequel to Monstrous Devices–Alex and his grandfather hold the fate of history itself in their hands in a Rick Riordan meets Raiders of the Lost Ark adventure of… Continue reading The Shadow Arts by Damien Love

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The Lanternist by Author: Stephen Orr, illustrated by Timothy Ide

Title: The Lanternist The Lanternist by Stephen Orr Author: Stephen Orr, illustrated by Timothy Ide Genre: Historical Fiction/Mystery Publisher: MidnightSun Publishing Published: 3rd July 2021 Format: Paperback Pages: 400 Price: $19.99 Synopsis: 1901. The slide clunks into the lantern, and Phantoms come alive on the wall. The father-and-son Magic Lantern team of Bert and Tom… Continue reading The Lanternist by Author: Stephen Orr, illustrated by Timothy Ide

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Mertales: The Best Friend Promise by Rebecca Timmis

Title: Mertales: The Best Friend Promise Author: Rebecca Timmis Genre: Fantasy Publisher: Albert Street Books/Allen and Unwin Published: 2nd July 2021 Format: Paperback Pages: $14.99 Synopsis: A sea-sational new series, packed with mermagic and flipperific adventure. Today is Pearl's ninth birthday, and she is planning a sea-sational day with her best friends. But when Pearl… Continue reading Mertales: The Best Friend Promise by Rebecca Timmis