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Blog Tour: The Lolly Shop by Lauren Hackney

Title: The Lolly Shop Author: Lauren Hackney Genre: Fiction Publisher: Self-published Published: 20th July 2021 Format: Paperback Pages: 140 Price: $20.00 Synopsis: Join in the magic with Bax and Ethan as they make sweetness and mayhem in their Lolly Shop. These lovable characters solve many problems with their special magic, loving and caring, working hard… Continue reading Blog Tour: The Lolly Shop by Lauren Hackney

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Wonderful Wishes by Kelly Louise Jarris, Rosy Sale

Title: Wonderful Wishes Author: Kelly Louise Jarris, Rosy Sale Genre: Fiction Publisher: InHouse Publishing Published: March 2022 Format: Paperback Pages: 24 Price: $14.99 Synopsis: From rubber cars to cake eating dinosaurs this delightful tale is designed to take little imaginations on an entertaining journey before bedtime. I cannot thank the illustrator Rosy Sale enough for her creative… Continue reading Wonderful Wishes by Kelly Louise Jarris, Rosy Sale

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Song of the White Ibis by Phillip Gwynne and Liz Anelli

Title: Song of the White Ibis Author: Phillip Gwynne and Liz Anelli Genre: Fiction Publisher: Penguin/Puffin Published: 15th June 2022 Format: Hardcover Pages: $24.99 Price: 32 Synopsis: A beautiful and powerful story for 5+ to challenge the way we view one of our most infamous birds, and ourselves. Call me Bin ChickenCall me Tip TurkeyCall… Continue reading Song of the White Ibis by Phillip Gwynne and Liz Anelli

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Fearless Frederic by Felice Arena

Title: Fearless Frederic Author: Felice Arena Genre: Historical Fiction Publisher: Puffin Published: 2nd April 2018 Format: Paperback Pages: 176 Price: $16.99 Synopsis: A story of friendship and heart-racing adventure – a perfect follow up to the acclaimed The Boy and the Spy. When the river rises and the city of Paris begins to disappear under water,… Continue reading Fearless Frederic by Felice Arena

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My Australian Story: Escape from Cockatoo Island by Yvette Poshoglian

Title: My Australian Story: Escape from Cockatoo Island Author: Yvette Poshoglian Genre: Historical Fiction Publisher: Omnibus/Scholastic Published: 2nd January 2021 Format: Paperback Pages: 185 Price: $17.99 Synopsis: It is 1879 and life in the Biloela Industrial School is tough for eleven-year-old orphan, Olivia Markham. Her windswept days are filled with sewing, washing, aimless roaming, avoiding… Continue reading My Australian Story: Escape from Cockatoo Island by Yvette Poshoglian

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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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When Only One by Meg Gatland-Veness

Title: When Only One Author: Meg Gatland-Veness Genre: Fiction Publisher: Pantera Press Published: 31st May 2022 Format: Paperback Pages: 288 Price: $19.99 Synopsis: ‘There’s someone in the school. Someone who’s not supposed to be there. This person is walking towards the classroom. They’re holding something in their hands. Something terrifying.’ Sam lives with his mum,… Continue reading When Only One by Meg Gatland-Veness