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Monty’s Island: Elvis Eager and the Golden Egg by Emily Rodda, Lucinda Gifford

Title: Monty’s Island: Elvis Eager and the Golden Egg Author: Emily Rodda, Lucinda Gifford Genre: Fantasy Publisher: Allen and Unwin Published: 5th January 2021 Format: Paperback Pages: 176 Price: $14.99 Synopsis: Monty lives on a perfect island in the middle of a magical sea. Sometimes the sea throws up something interesting … and Monty goes… Continue reading Monty’s Island: Elvis Eager and the Golden Egg by Emily Rodda, Lucinda Gifford

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A Christmas in Time by Sally Nicholls

Title: A Christmas in Time Author: Sally Nicholls Genre: Historical Fiction, Fantasy Publisher: Allen and Unwin/Nosy Crow Published: 1st December 2020 Format: Paperback Pages: Price: $14.99 Synopsis: The second in a brilliant time-slip adventure series by the award-winning author of Things a Bright Girl Can Do. Fun-filled, action-packed adventures in time from best-selling, award-winning author,… Continue reading A Christmas in Time by Sally Nicholls

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Father Christmas and Me by Matt Haig

Title: Father Christmas and Me Author: Matt Haig Genre: Fantasy, Christmas Publisher: Allen and Unwin/Canongate Published: October 2017 Format: Paperback Pages: 288 Price: $19.99 Synopsis: The third magical book in the festive series, which began with A Boy Called Christmas and continued with The Girl Who Saved Christmas, from number one bestselling author Matt Haig, and featuring enchanting illustrations… Continue reading Father Christmas and Me by Matt Haig

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Pierre’s Not There by Ursula Dubosarsky

Title: Pierre’s Not There Author: Ursula Dubosarsky Genre: Fantasy and Magical Realism Publisher: Allen and Unwin Published: 3rd November 2020 Format: Paperback Pages: 208 Price: $16.99 Synopsis: A girl who transforms into a dog, a magic puppet show with the power to change lives and a story about the mysteries of the imagination from Ursula… Continue reading Pierre’s Not There by Ursula Dubosarsky

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October Wrap Up 2020

As we head into the pointy end of the year, I’ve had to make the decision to change the way I tackle challenges, doubling up where I can, and even thinking about reducing the challenges I take on next year, due to the overly prescriptive nature of the reading challenges that are available, and at… Continue reading October Wrap Up 2020

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When the Ground is Hard by Malla Nunn

Title: When the Ground is Hard Author: Malla Nunn Genre: Crime/Mystery, Historical Fiction Publisher: Allen and Unwin Published: June 2019 Format: Paperback Pages: 272 Price: $19.99 Synopsis: This CBCA short-listed book is a stunning and heartrending mystery set in a Swaziland boarding school about two girls of different castes who bond over a shared copy… Continue reading When the Ground is Hard by Malla Nunn

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Isolation Publicity with Tanya Heaslip

Due to recent events, many Australian authors have had to cancel book launches and festival appearances. For some, this means new novels, series continuations and debut novels are heading into this scary, strange world without much publicity or attention. The good news is, you can still buy books – online or get your local bookstore… Continue reading Isolation Publicity with Tanya Heaslip

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Book Bingo Eight 2020 – Themes of politics and power

  Welcome to the August edition of Book Bingo with Theresa and Amanda. This month I am checking off the square for themes of politics and power. In some books, the themes of politics and power are very overt, and very obvious to the reader. This can be because of the gender of a character,… Continue reading Book Bingo Eight 2020 – Themes of politics and power

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Battle of Book Week (Yours Troolie, Alice Toolie #3) by Kate and Jol Temple, illustrated by Georgia Draws A House

Title: Battle of Book Week (Yours Troolie, Alice Toolie #3) Author: Kate and Jol Temple, illustrated by Georgia Draws A House Genre: Humour, Fiction Publisher: Allen and Unwin Published: 4th August 2020 Format: Paperback Pages: 208 Price: $14.99 Synopsis: Alice Toolie - seriously famous Youtootuber - and her best enemy Jimmy Cook are back to… Continue reading Battle of Book Week (Yours Troolie, Alice Toolie #3) by Kate and Jol Temple, illustrated by Georgia Draws A House

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Books and Bites Bingo That book you keep putting off: The Louvre by James Gardiner

When it came to a book I keep putting off, it was hard. I usually don’t put a book off for the reasons many people do – it’s something they don’t want to explore yet, or something they’re being forced to read. For me, it came down to one that I had to put off… Continue reading Books and Bites Bingo That book you keep putting off: The Louvre by James Gardiner