#AussieAuthor2021, #LoveOZMG, Australian literature, Australian women writers, Book Industry, Books, Children's Literature, Emily Rodda, Fables, Fairytales, Fantasy, literary fiction, middle grade, Publishers, Reading, Reviews

Eliza Vanda’s Button Box by Emily Rodda

Title: Eliza Vanda’s Button Box Author: Emily Rodda Genre: Magical Realism Publisher: HarperCollins Australia Published: 5th May 2021 Format: Hardcover Pages: 288 Price: $22.99 Synopsis: From the author of the award-winning His Name was Walter comes another magical mystery story that will delight Emily Rodda fans. Buttons three, attend to me! Take me where I want to… Continue reading Eliza Vanda’s Button Box by Emily Rodda

#AussieAuthor2021, Australian literature, Australian women writers, Book Industry, Books, Dystopia, literary fiction, Publishers, Reading, Reviews, Sci-Fi

Stealing Time by Rebecca Bowyer

Title: Stealing Time Author: Rebecca Bowyer Genre: Dystopia, Science Fiction Publisher: StoryAddict Press Published: 23rd March 2021 Format: Paperback Pages: $32.99 Price: 290 Synopsis: They’ll kill to get more time. She’ll die to stop them. In a world where each person’s life span is limited by law, time is a lucrative commodity that some people… Continue reading Stealing Time by Rebecca Bowyer

#LoveOZMG, animals, Australian literature, Australian women writers, Book Industry, Books, Children's Literature, humour, Junior Fiction, Publishers, Reading, Reviews, series

Pet Sitters: Gus Makes a Fuss by Ella Shine

Title: Pet Sitters: Gus Makes a Fuss Author: Ella Shine Genre: Contemporary Fiction Publisher: Puddle Dog Press Published: November 2021 Format: Paperback Pages: 60 Price: $12.99 Synopsis: Two pet sitters. One talking cat. What could possibly go wrong? Best friends Cassie and Lina would love to take a pet to the Pet Parade but it's… Continue reading Pet Sitters: Gus Makes a Fuss by Ella Shine

#AussieAuthor2021, #loveozya, Australian literature, Australian women writers, Book Industry, Books, challenges, literary fiction, Publishers, Reading, Reviews, Young Adult

Can’t Say it Went to Plan by Gabrielle Tozer

Title: Can’t Say it Went to Plan Author: Gabrielle Tozer Genre: Contemporary Young Adult Publisher: HarperCollins/Angus and Robertson Published: 5th May 2021 Format: Paperback Pages: 384 Price: $19.99 Synopsis: From the award-winning author of The Intern, Faking It and Remind Me How This Ends. School's out. Forget study, exams and mapping out the future. For the next seven days,… Continue reading Can’t Say it Went to Plan by Gabrielle Tozer

#AussieAuthor2021, #LoveOZMG, #loveozya, adventure, Australian literature, Australian women writers, Book Industry, Books, challenges, check in post, Children's Literature, Crime/Mystery, Fairytales, Fantasy, historical fiction, history, humour, Jackie French, Junior Fiction, literary fiction, memoir, middle grade, non-fiction, Picture Books, Publishers, Reading, Reviews, Scholastic, series, Young Adult

April 2021 Round Up

In April, I read 17 books, mostly Australian, across various genres and issues and styles, aimed at different age groups. I read a lot for kids, from picture books to middle grade books, young adult and adult. I also chipped away at more of my challenges, and have extended my Aussie Author Challenge beyond the… Continue reading April 2021 Round Up

#AussieAuthor2021, #LoveOZMG, adventure, Australian literature, Australian women writers, Book Industry, challenges, Children's Literature, historical fiction, history, Jackie French, middle grade, Publishers, Reading, Reviews

Night Ride into Danger by Jackie French

Title: Night Ride into Danger Author: Jackie French Genre: Historical Fiction Publisher: HarperCollins Australia Published: 5th May 2021 Format: Paperback Pages: 256 Price: $16.99 Synopsis: Six mysterious passengers and seven dark secrets. Who can be trusted? It's a dark and dangerous journey for the Cobb and Co night mail coach, but when his coach-driver father… Continue reading Night Ride into Danger by Jackie French

#AussieAuthor2021, #LoveOZMG, Australian literature, Australian women writers, Book Industry, Books, Children's Literature, literary fiction, middle grade, Publishers, Reading, Reviews

A Glasshouse of Stars by Shirley Marr

Title: A Glasshouse of Stars Author: Shirley Marr Genre: Contemporary Fiction Publisher: Puffin Published: 4th May 2021 Format: Paperback Pages: 288 Price: $16.99 Synopsis: An exquisite, heartbreakingly beautiful gem of a novel for anyone who loved Wonder, Lenny's Book of Everything, A Monster Calls or When You Reach Me. 'Heart-twisting and hopeful, bursting with big feelings and gentle magic. This… Continue reading A Glasshouse of Stars by Shirley Marr

#AussieAuthor2021, #LoveOZMG, Australian literature, Australian women writers, Book Industry, Books, Children's Literature, humour, Junior Fiction, middle grade, Publishers, Reading, Reviews

Drum Roll Please…it’s Stevie Louise! by Tanya Hennessy

Title: Drum Roll Please…it’s Stevie Louise! Author: Tanya Hennessy Genre: Comedy Publisher: Allen and Unwin/Albert Street Books Published: 4th May 2021 Format: Paperback Pages: 184 Price: $14.99 Synopsis: A delightfully funny and deeply relatable junior fiction story from one of Australia's most loved multi-media stars. Meet Stevie Louise. She is an entrepreneur (that's like a… Continue reading Drum Roll Please…it’s Stevie Louise! by Tanya Hennessy

#AussieAuthor2021, animals, Australian literature, Australian women writers, Book Industry, Books, Children's Literature, humour, Junior Fiction, Picture Books, Publishers, Reading, Reviews, Scholastic

I Really Want a Pet by Jackie Hosking

Title: I Really Want a Pet Author: Jackie Hosking Genre: Fiction Publisher: Scholastic Australia Published: 1st May 2021 Format: Hardback Pages: 24 Price: $17.99 Synopsis: A sweet and funny picture book about how to get the pet you want. ·  Playful rhyming verses with fun illustrations by Shane McGowan.·  This little girl wants a pet.… Continue reading I Really Want a Pet by Jackie Hosking

#AussieAuthor2021, Australian literature, Book Industry, Books, challenges, Children's Literature, Junior Fiction, Picture Books, Publishers, Reading, Reviews, Scholastic, series

Feelings #3: The Worried Elephant by Phillip Gwynne

Title: Feelings #3: The Worried Elephant Author: Phillip Gwynne Genre: Fiction Publisher: Scholastic Australia Published: 1st May 2021 Format: Paperback Pages: 24 Price: $15.99 Synopsis: There is so much bad news in the world. Elephant is worried. So worried that he can’t do any of the activities he loves anymore. Can Elephant learn to manage… Continue reading Feelings #3: The Worried Elephant by Phillip Gwynne