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These Unlucky Stars by Gillian McDunn

Title: These Unlucky Stars Author: Gillian McDunn Genre: Contemporary Publisher: Bloomsbury Published: 28th September 2021 Format: Paperback Pages: 288 Price: $14.99 Synopsis: Ever since her mother left a few years ago, Annie has felt like the odd one out in her family. Her dad and brother are practical and organised - they just don't understand… Continue reading These Unlucky Stars by Gillian McDunn

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The Summer We Turned Green by William Sutcliffe

Title: The Summer We Turned Green Author: William Sutcliffe Genre: Contemporary, Climate Fiction Publisher: Bloomsbury Published: 28th September 2021 Format: Paperback Pages: 352 Price: $16.99 Synopsis: It's the summer holidays, and thirteen-year-old Luke has just had his life turned upside down. First his older sister Rose moved 'across the road' – where a community of… Continue reading The Summer We Turned Green by William Sutcliffe

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The Raven Heir by Stephanie Burgis

Title: The Raven Heir Author: Stephanie Burgis Genre: Fantasy Publisher: Bloomsbury Children’s Books Published: 31st August 2021 Format: Paperback Pages: 272 Price: $15.99 Synopsis: Cordelia and her triplets Rosalind and Giles have lived safely in the castle at the centre of the forest all their lives, protected by the spells their mother has woven. The… Continue reading The Raven Heir by Stephanie Burgis

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The Magical Bookshop by Katja Frixe, translated by Ruth Ahmedzai Kemp

Title: The Magical Bookshop Author: Katja Frixe, translated by Ruth Ahmedzai Kemp Genre: Magical Realism Publisher: Bloomsbury/One World Published: 3rd August 2021 Format: Paperback Pages: 144 Price: $14.99 Synopsis: This is Clara's favourite place in the whole world. Here, Clara can settle down and get lost in one of the many books, joke around with… Continue reading The Magical Bookshop by Katja Frixe, translated by Ruth Ahmedzai Kemp

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The Way to Impossible Island by Sophie Kirtley

Title: The Way to Impossible Island Author: Sophie Kirtley Genre: Magical Realism, Time Slip Publisher: Bloomsbury Australia Published: 3rd August 2021 Format: Paperback Pages: 320 Price: $14.99 Synopsis: Born with a serious heart condition, Dara has been waiting for his Big Operation forever, and this summer it's finally going to happen. The moment his heart… Continue reading The Way to Impossible Island by Sophie Kirtley

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The Shadow Arts by Damien Love

Title: The Shadow Arts Author: Damien Love Genre: Magical Realism Publisher: Bloomsbury/Rock the Boat Published: 2nd July 2021 Format: Paperback Pages: 160 Price: $14.99 Synopsis: "The thrilling sequel to Monstrous Devices–Alex and his grandfather hold the fate of history itself in their hands in a Rick Riordan meets Raiders of the Lost Ark adventure of… Continue reading The Shadow Arts by Damien Love

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Talking to Alaska by Anna Woltz, translated by Laura Watkinson

Title: Talking to Alaska Author: Anna Woltz, translated by Laura Watkinson Genre: Contemporary Publisher: Bloomsbury Australia/Rock the Boat Published: 4th May 2021 Format: Paperback Pages: 192 Price: $14.99 Synopsis: "A powerful story of two unlikely friends brought together by the love of a dogIt only takes one day at their new school for Parker and… Continue reading Talking to Alaska by Anna Woltz, translated by Laura Watkinson

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The Storm Keepers’ Battle by Catherine Doyle

Title: The Storm Keepers’ Battle Author: Catherine Doyle Genre: Fantasy Publisher: Bloomsbury Australia Published: 30th March 2021 Format: Paperback Pages: 352 Price: $14.99 Synopsis: Fionn Boyle, Storm Keeper of Arranmore, is facing the fight of his life. The terrifying all- powerful sorceress Morrigan has been raised from the dead and has sealed off the island… Continue reading The Storm Keepers’ Battle by Catherine Doyle

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Space Detectives by Mark Powers and Dapo Adeola

Title: Space Detectives Author: Mark Powers and Dapo Adeola Genre: Science Fiction, Crime Publisher: Bloomsbury Australia Published: 2nd March 2021 Format: Paperback Pages:176 Price: $12.99 Synopsis: Connor and Ethan are spending their summer holidays aboard the world's first orbiting city, Starville (basically Beverley Hills in space!). The amazing space station is bursting with celebrities and… Continue reading Space Detectives by Mark Powers and Dapo Adeola

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The Lost Tide Warriors by Catherine Doyle

Title: The Lost Tide Warriors Author: Catherine Doyle Genre: Fantasy Publisher: Bloomsbury Australia Published: 3rd September 2019 Format: Paperback Pages: 336 Price: $14.99 Synopsis: In the brilliant sequel to The Storm Keeper's Island, winner of the Books are My Bag Readers Award, Fionn Boyle finds himself at the heart of the fight for the island's survival.Fionn… Continue reading The Lost Tide Warriors by Catherine Doyle