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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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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

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Tasmanian Devil by Claire Saxby and Max Hamilton

Title: Tasmanian Devil Author: Claire Saxby and Max Hamilton Genre: Nature Storybook Publisher: Walker Books Australia Published: 1st June 2022 Format: Hardcover Pages: 32 Price: $26.99 Synopsis: An engaging addition to the Nature Storybooks series, Tasmanian Devil showcases different elements of the habitat, behaviours, and day to day life of one of Australia’s most famous marsupials. In Tasmanian… Continue reading Tasmanian Devil by Claire Saxby and Max Hamilton

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The Fallback by D.L. Hicks

Title: The Fallback Author: D.L. Hicks Genre: Crime Publisher: Pantera Press Published: 31st May 2022 Format: Paperback Pages: 350 Price: $29.99 Synopsis: Deep down, there’s something we’d all kill for.I know I would. I know I have. I know I will. Recovering addict Eric Johnstone is turning his life around until one small moment sends… Continue reading The Fallback by D.L. Hicks

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Foolish and Fearless Convict Escapes: Get Me Out of Here by Pauline Deeves, illustrated by Brent Wilson

Title: Foolish and Fearless Convict Escapes: Get Me Out of Here Author: Pauline Deeves, illustrated by Brent Wilson Genre: History, Non-Fiction Publisher: Allen and Unwin Published: 31st May 2022 Format: Hardcover Pages: 64 Price: $29.99 Synopsis: Full of crims, crooks and rascally runaways, this fun and light-hearted non-fiction title is a colourful celebration of our… Continue reading Foolish and Fearless Convict Escapes: Get Me Out of Here by Pauline Deeves, illustrated by Brent Wilson