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Aster’s Good, Right Things by Kate Gordon

Title: Aster’s Good, Right Things Author: Kate Gordon Genre:  Fiction Publisher: Yellow Brick Books Published: 1st November 2020 Format: Paperback Pages: 196 Price: $14.99 Synopsis: Aster attends a school for gifted kids, but she doesn’t think she’s special at all. If she was, her mother wouldn’t have left. And if she isn’t careful, everyone else… Continue reading Aster’s Good, Right Things by Kate Gordon

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What Zola did on Wednesday by Melina Marchetta, illustrated by Deb Hudson

Title: What Zola did on Wednesday Author: Melina Marchetta, illustrated by Deb Hudson Genre: Fiction Publisher: Puffin Published: 29th September 2020 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. Zola loves living on Boomerang Street with her mum and… Continue reading What Zola did on Wednesday by Melina Marchetta, illustrated by Deb Hudson

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Wherever You Go (Around the World Supper Club) by Monique Mulligan

Title: Wherever You Go (Around the World Supper Club) Author: Monique Mulligan Genre: Fiction Publisher: Pilyara Press Published: 18th September 2020 Format: Paperback Pages: 340 Price: $29.99 Synopsis: A life-shattering tragedy threatens to tear apart chef Amy Bennet’s marriage. Desperate to save it, she moves with her husband Matt to Blackwood, a country town where… Continue reading Wherever You Go (Around the World Supper Club) by Monique Mulligan

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August 2020 Wrap Up

In August, I read twenty-one books. Thirteen were written by Australian Women Writers, and all contributed to my challenges across the board. Several were part of series, and many were review books. Some I had been looking forward to, and one from Scholastic Australia, by comedian Rove McManus was a surprise arrival, and one that… Continue reading August 2020 Wrap Up

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Aussie Kids: Meet Dooley on the Farm by Sally Odgers and Christina Booth

Title: Aussie Kids: Meet Dooley on the Farm Author: Sally Odgers and Christina Booth Genre: Fiction Publisher: Puffin Published: 1st September 2020 Format: Paperback Pages: 64 Price: $12.99 Synopsis: Aussie Kids is an exciting new series for emerging readers 6-8 years. From a NSW Zoo to a Victorian lighthouse, or an outback sheep farm in WA… Continue reading Aussie Kids: Meet Dooley on the Farm by Sally Odgers and Christina Booth

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Aussie Kids: Meet Matilda at the Festival by Jacqueline de Rose-Ahern, and Tania McCartney

Title: Aussie Kids: Meet Matilda at the Festival Author: Jacqueline de Rose-Ahern, and Tania McCartney Genre: Fiction Publisher: Puffin Published: 1st September 2020 Format: Paperback Pages: 64 Price: $12.99 Synopsis: Aussie Kids is an exciting new series for emerging readers 6-8 years. From a NSW Zoo to a Victorian lighthouse, or an outback sheep farm… Continue reading Aussie Kids: Meet Matilda at the Festival by Jacqueline de Rose-Ahern, and Tania McCartney

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Billings Better Bookstore and Brasserie by Fin J Ross

Title: Billings Better Bookstore and Brasserie Author: Fin J Ross Genre: Young Adult Historical Fiction Publisher: Clan Destine Press Published: 29th June 2020 Format: Paperback Pages: 278 Price: $29.95 Synopsis: Young Fidelia Knight arrives in Melbourne in 1874, alone except for her treasured companion, Samuel Johnson; well, half of him. To escape servitude, Fidelia hides… Continue reading Billings Better Bookstore and Brasserie by Fin J Ross

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What Zola did on Tuesday by Melina Marchetta, Illustrated by Deb Hudson

Title: What Zola did on Tuesday Author: Melina Marchetta, Illustrated by Deb Hudson Genre: Fiction Publisher: Puffin Australia Published: 4th August 2020 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. Zola loves living on Boomerang Street with… Continue reading What Zola did on Tuesday by Melina Marchetta, Illustrated by Deb Hudson

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Lapse by Sarah Thornton

Title: Lapse Author: Sarah Thornton Genre: Mystery, Thriller Publisher: Text Publishing Published: 6th August 2019 Format: Paperback Pages: 304 Price: $29.99 Synopsis: All it took was a lapse…a momentary lapse…to bring Clementine Jones’ world crashing down. Now she’s living like a hermit in small-town Katinga, coaching the local footy club. She’s supposed to be lying… Continue reading Lapse by Sarah Thornton

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The Schoolmaster’s Daughter by Jackie French

Title: The Schoolmaster’s Daughter Author: Jackie French Genre: Historical Fiction Publisher: HarperCollins Australia Published: 18th May 2020 Format: Paperback Pages: 384 Price: $17.99 Synopsis: Drawing on her own family history, this is a story from Jackie French about education in Colonial Australia - and how women once had to fight for their right to it.… Continue reading The Schoolmaster’s Daughter by Jackie French