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Tasmanian Devil by Claire Saxby and Max Hamilton

Title: Tasmanian Devil Author: Claire Saxby and Max Hamilton Genre: Nature Storybook Publisher: Walker Books Australia Published: 1st June 2022 Format: Hardcover Pages: 32 Price: $26.99 Synopsis: An engaging addition to the Nature Storybooks series, Tasmanian Devil showcases different elements of the habitat, behaviours, and day to day life of one of Australia’s most famous marsupials. In Tasmanian… Continue reading Tasmanian Devil by Claire Saxby and Max Hamilton

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The Secret Animal Society by Luke Gamble

Title: The Secret Animal Society Author: Luke Gamble Genre: Fantasy, Magical Realism Publisher: Scholastic Australia Published: 1st April 2022 Format: Paperback Pages: 400 Price: $18.99 Synopsis: A thrilling magical adventure, perfect for animal lovers! The debut novel from real-life vet Luke Gamble, as seen on Sky TV.‘ An irresistible, magical adventure’ Vashti Hardy, author of Wildspark When… Continue reading The Secret Animal Society by Luke Gamble

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That Cat by Jacqueline Harvey

Title: That Cat Author: Jacqueline Harvey and Kate Isobel Scott Genre: Humour/Poetry Publisher: Puffin Published: 1st March 2022 Format: Hardcover Pages: 24 Price: $19.99 Synopsis: An utterly delightful rhyming book, purrfect for the whole family. Nothing is quite like a cat. There are brat cats and fat cats, rat cats and mat cats . .… Continue reading That Cat by Jacqueline Harvey

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2022 Aussie Authors Reading Challenge Completed – Emu

I completed this challenge in about February but have only just managed to sit down and write this post amidst all my other reviewing. As usual, I started on the Kangaroo level, and progressed to Emu, and well beyond that. My reasoning for doing this is because even though I always know I’ll have as… Continue reading 2022 Aussie Authors Reading Challenge Completed – Emu

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The Underdogs: We’re Not the Champions by Tracey West and Kyla May

Title: The Underdogs: We’re Not the Champions Author: Tracey West Genre: Humour Publisher: Scholastic Australia Published: 1st April 2022 Format: Paperback Pages: 176 Price: $14.99 Synopsis: Welcome to Barksdale, where all the dogs strive for perfection. Every shopkeeper claims to be the best groomer or sell the best biscuits. And at Barksdale Academy, the pressure… Continue reading The Underdogs: We’re Not the Champions by Tracey West and Kyla May

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Star the Elephant by Remy Lai

Title: Star the Elephant Author: Remy Lai Genre: Fiction Publisher: Allen and Unwin Published: 12th April 2022 Format: Paperback Pages: 112 Price: $16.99 Synopsis: A heartfelt and hopeful early reader graphic novel series featuring adorable animals surviving in the wilderness despite the perils of climate change, from the award-winning creator of Pawcasso. Hi! I'm Star and… Continue reading Star the Elephant by Remy Lai

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Wild Australian Life by Leonard Cronin and Chris Nixon

Title: Wild Australian Life Author: Leonard Cronin and Chris Nixon Genre: Non-Fiction Publisher: Allen and Unwin Published: 12th April 2022 Format: Hardcover Pages: 64 Price: $29.99 Synopsis: A stunning exploration of Australian animals from the creator of the bestselling Australian Animal Atlas. From a leading expert and talented visual artist comes this celebration of the astounding… Continue reading Wild Australian Life by Leonard Cronin and Chris Nixon

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Little Matilda by Caz Goodwin

Title: Little Matilda Author: Caz Goodwin Genre: Fiction Publisher: Marshall Cavendish Published: 2nd March 2022 Format: Hardcover Pages: 32 Price: $14.99 Synopsis: Little Matilda is a curious but lonely kitten eager to make a friend. She approaches potential playmates, but none of them want to play with her. Will Matilda find a friend who is… Continue reading Little Matilda by Caz Goodwin

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A-Z of Australian Animals by Jennifer Cossins

Title: A-Z of Australian Animals Author: Jennifer Cossins Genre: Non-Fiction Publisher: Hachette/Lothian Published: 23rd February 2022 Format: Paperback Pages: 64 Price: $18.99 Synopsis: A beautifully illustrated anthology of 26 of Australia's most fascinating animals from CBCA Honour Book author/illustrator Jennifer Cossins. From the award-winning creator of A-Z OF ENDANGERED ANIMALS comes a stunning non-fiction picture… Continue reading A-Z of Australian Animals by Jennifer Cossins

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Marcie Gill and the Caravan Park Cat by Monica McInerny

Title: Marcie Gill and the Caravan Park Cat Author: Monica McInerny Genre: Contemporary, magical realism Publisher: Puffin Published: 2nd November 2021 Format: Hardcover Pages: 256 Price: $19.99 Synopsis: This heartwarming story by award-winning and bestselling author Monica McInerney will delight readers young and old. Marcie Gill hasn’t had a great start to the Christmas holidays.… Continue reading Marcie Gill and the Caravan Park Cat by Monica McInerny