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Fish Kid and the Turtle Torpedo by Kylie Howarth

Title: Fish Kid and the Turtle Torpedo Author: Kylie Howarth Genre: Fiction Publisher: Walker Books Published: 3rd March 2021 Format: Paperback Pages: 160 Price: $14.99 Synopsis: Two troubled turtles and one sinking friendship. Can Fish Kid save them all or will it end in turtle disaster? Fish Kid’s third epic ocean adventure is set on… Continue reading Fish Kid and the Turtle Torpedo by Kylie Howarth

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Introducing D’Lila LaRue by Nette Hilton and A. Yi

Title: Introducing D’Lila LaRue Author: Nette Hilton and A. Yi Genre: Fiction Publisher: Walker Books Australia Published: 3rd March 2021 Format: Paperback Pages: 128 Price: $14.99 Synopsis: D’Lila LaRue lives in the smallest house with the neatest fence and the rosiest garden in the street with her trusty sidekick, Nanny-Anny (who is probably very old… Continue reading Introducing D’Lila LaRue by Nette Hilton and A. Yi

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The Quicksand Pony by Alison Lester

Title: The Quicksand  Pony Author: Alison Lester Genre: Fiction Publisher: Allen and Unwin Published: 2nd March 2021 Format: Paperback Pages: 176 Price: $16.99 Synopsis: Alison Lester's classic horseback adventure, set in the rugged yet romantic Australian coastal bush. 'Biddy, I'm sorry, we're going to have to leave her.''What?' Biddy struggled out of the quicksand. 'You… Continue reading The Quicksand Pony by Alison Lester

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February 2021 Round-up

February’s reading leaped considerably to thirty books read that month for blogging and blog tours, and a couple that I read for myself. I’m yet to start back working as a quiz writer, but I also review for Scholastic, so several of these books were for that. Most were by Australian authors, and about 27… Continue reading February 2021 Round-up

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Bedtime is Boring by David Campbell and Daron Parton

Title: Bedtime is Boring Author: David Campbell and Daron Parton Genre: Fiction Publisher: Scholastic Australia Published: March 2021 Format: Hardcover Pages: 32 Price: $17.99 Synopsis: Second picture book, and hilarious sequel to Stupid Carrots, written by well-known TV presenter and performer, David Campbell! Billy Bunny REALLY doesn’t want to go to bed. He’s far too… Continue reading Bedtime is Boring by David Campbell and Daron Parton

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The Flying Angel by Vicki Bennett and Tull Suwannakit

Title: The Flying Angel Author: Vicki Bennett and Tull Suwannakit Genre: Historical, Biographical Publisher: Scholastic Australia Published: March 2021 Format: Hardback Pages: 32 Price: $24.99 Synopsis: A story inspired by the life of Sister Marie Eileen Craig ·  Great teaching resource·  The perfect title to commemorate World War II·  Themes: family, friendship, war, perseverance, bravery,… Continue reading The Flying Angel by Vicki Bennett and Tull Suwannakit

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The Plastic Throne by Amani Uduman and Kera Bruton

Title: The Plastic Throne Author: Amani Uduman and Kera Bruton Genre: Fiction Publisher: MidnightSun Publishing Published: 1st March 2021 Format: Hardcover Pages: 32 Price: $24.99 Synopsis: Denver flushes all kinds of things down the toilet but never stops to think about what happens to them once they are gone. One night, while he sleeps, the… Continue reading The Plastic Throne by Amani Uduman and Kera Bruton

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The World Between Blinks by Amie Kaufman and Ryan Graudin

Title: The World Between Blinks Author: Amie Kaufman and Ryan Graudin Genre: Fantasy Publisher: HarperCollins Australia Published: 10th February 2021 Format: Paperback Pages: 336 Price: $16.99 Synopsis: Discover a magical world where lost things are found ... Whenever cousins Jake and Marisol get together, adventure follows. They have their late Nana to thank for that.… Continue reading The World Between Blinks by Amie Kaufman and Ryan Graudin

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Kate Kelly: The True Story of Ned Kelly’s Little Sister by Rebecca Wilson

Title: Kate Kelly: The True Story of Ned Kelly’s Little Sister Author: Rebecca Wilson Genre: Biography, history Publisher: Allen and Unwin Published: 16th February 2021 Format: Paperback Pages: 408 Price: $32.99 Synopsis: Kate Kelly has always been overshadowed by her famous brother Ned, but the talented young woman was a popular public figure in her… Continue reading Kate Kelly: The True Story of Ned Kelly’s Little Sister by Rebecca Wilson

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What Zola did on Thursday by Melina Marchetta and Deb Hudson

Title: What Zola did on Thursday Author: Melina Marchetta and Deb Hudson Genre: Fiction Publisher: Puffin Published: 2nd February 2021 Format: Paperback Pages: 96 Price: $12.99 Synopsis: From the author of Looking for Alibrandi comes this gorgeous series to engage and entertain newly independent young readers. A wonderful children’s series celebrating community, sustainability, diversity and family from… Continue reading What Zola did on Thursday by Melina Marchetta and Deb Hudson