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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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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Winner, Winner Bin Chicken Dinner by Kate and Jol Temple

Title: Winner, Winner Bin Chicken Dinner Author: Kate and Jol Temple Genre: Fiction Publisher: Scholastic Australia Published: 1st May 2021 Format: Hardcover Pages: 24 Price: $32.99 Synopsis: Hilarious sequel to the popular picture book, BIN CHICKEN, by Kate and Jol Temple, award-winning authors of Room on Our Rock A very fun rhyming adventure about the… Continue reading Winner, Winner Bin Chicken Dinner by Kate and Jol Temple

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Common Wealth by Gregg Dreise

Title: Common Wealth Author: Gregg Dreise Genre: Poetry Publisher: Scholastic Australia Published: 1st May 2021 Format: Hardcover Pages: 32 Price: $24.99 Synopsis: A picture book for mature readers From multi award-winning author and artist, Greg Dreise - a proud descendant of the Kamilaroi and Euahlayi peopleValuable resource for discussion about the importance of moving forward… Continue reading Common Wealth by Gregg Dreise

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Wednesday Weeks and the Tower of Shadows by Denis Knight and Cristy Burne

Title: Wednesday Weeks and the Tower of Shadows Author: Denis Knight and Cristy Burne Genre: Fantasy Publisher: Hachette/Lothian Children’s Books Published: 27th April 2021 Format: Paperback Pages: 250 Price: $16.99 Synopsis:  A seriously smart and funny new series about a reluctant sorcerer's apprentice who would rather study science than magic, which asks the question: In… Continue reading Wednesday Weeks and the Tower of Shadows by Denis Knight and Cristy Burne