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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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The Golden Tower

Title: The Golden Tower Author: Belinda Murrell Genre: Fantasy/Historical Fiction/Time slip Publisher: Puffin Published: 2nd March 2021 Format: Paperback Pages: 288 Price: $16.99 Synopsis: In her wildest dreams, Sophie never thought she might be kidnapped by a cat and taken to a world of flying horses and wonder – but also magic, mystery and danger!… Continue reading The Golden Tower

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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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Coco and the Butterfly by Laura Bunting and Nicky Johnston

Title: Coco and the Butterfly Author: Laura Bunting and Nicky Johnston Genre: Fiction Publisher: Scholastic Australia Published: March 2021 Format: Hardback Pages: 48 Price: $19.99 Synopsis: Book #2 in delightful new series by Laura Bunting, in stunning large format hardback, embossedIrresistible and adorable illustrations by Nicky JohnsonDestined to be every little girl’s new favourite characterPerfect… Continue reading Coco and the Butterfly by Laura Bunting and Nicky Johnston

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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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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