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QBD Reading Challenge 2022

This year I participated in the QBD Reading Challenge again and managed to complete it all within six months. Some categories were easier to fill than others, but what I like about this challenge is that the categories are always open and not overly prescriptive, which means it is easier to find books. Challenges like… Continue reading QBD Reading Challenge 2022

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Random Acts of Unkindness by Anna Mandoki

Title: Random Acts of Unkindness Author: Anna Mandoki Genre: Fiction Publisher: MidnightSun Publishing Published: 1st July 2022 Format: Paperback Pages: 400 Price: $29.99 Synopsis: In an all-too-recognisable Melbourne of the near future, the lives of three very different women become intertwined. Emily is a researcher at the University, carrying out experiments on overcrowding in rats.… Continue reading Random Acts of Unkindness by Anna Mandoki

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The Sun Sword Trilogy: The Voyage of the Owl by Belinda Murrell

Title: The Sun Sword Trilogy: The Voyage of the Owl Author: Belinda Murrell Genre: Fantasy Publisher: Puffin Published: 28th April 2020 Format: Paperback Pages: 352 Price: $15.99 Synopsis: Magical and exciting, full of wonderful creatures, mysterious codes, and puzzles, and with four courageous young heroes and heroines, the second book in the SUN SWORD TRILOGY… Continue reading The Sun Sword Trilogy: The Voyage of the Owl by Belinda Murrell

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August and Jones by Pip Harry

Title: August and Jones Author: Pip Harry Genre: Contemporary Publisher: Hachette Australia Published: 29th June 2022 Format: Paperback Pages: 290 Price: $16.99 Synopsis: From the CBCA Award-winning author of The Little Wave comes the story of two extraordinary kids who discover the life-changing power of friendship and teamwork. Eleven-year-old Jones Kirby has just moved to Sydney from her farm… Continue reading August and Jones by Pip Harry

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Votes for Women! The Story of Nellie, Rose, and Mary by Mark Wilson

Title: Votes for Women! The Story of Nellie, Rose, and Mary. Author: Mark Wilson Genre: History Publisher: Lothian/Hachette Australia Published: 29th June 2022 Format: Hardcover Pages: 32 Price: $26.99 Synopsis: From award-winning author and illustrator Mark Wilson, a stirring story of the women who first won the right to vote in Australia - inspired by… Continue reading Votes for Women! The Story of Nellie, Rose, and Mary by Mark Wilson

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The Little Wave by Pip Harry

Title: The Little Wave Author: Pip Harry Genre: Verse Fiction Publisher: University of Queensland Press Published: 7th May 2019 Format: Paperback Pages: 240 Price: $16.95 Synopsis: When a Manly school sets out to bring a country class to the city for a beach visit, three very different kids find each other and themselves. Noah is… Continue reading The Little Wave by Pip Harry

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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