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The Gentle Genius of Trees by Philip Bunting

Title: The Gentle Genius of Trees Author: Philip Bunting Genre: Non-Fiction Publisher: Scholastic Australia/Omnibus Books Published: 1st April 2021 Format: Hardback Pages: 32 Price: $19.99 Synopsis:  A funny, forensic, forest of facts exploring the brilliance of trees, from photosynthesis, symbiosis, and the wood-wide web·  From the quirky and celebrated author/illustrator of How Did I Get… Continue reading The Gentle Genius of Trees by Philip Bunting

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Mr Men: Mr Tickle – 50th anniversary edition by Roger Hargreaves

Title: Mr Men: Mr Tickle – 50th anniversary edition Author: Roger Hargreaves Genre: Fiction Publisher: Puffin Published: 30th March 2021 Format: Hardback Pages: 40 Price: $16.99 Synopsis: Enjoy the story that first introduced the Mr Men to the world in this special 50th anniversary edition! Mr Tickle is small and round and has arms that… Continue reading Mr Men: Mr Tickle – 50th anniversary edition by Roger Hargreaves

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House of Hollow by Krystal Sutherland

Title: House of Hollow Author: Krystal Sutherland Genre: Young Adult, fantasy, mystery, urban fantasy/fairy tale Publisher: Penguin Published: 30th March 2021 Format: Paperback Pages: 304 Price: $19.99 Synopsis: 'This dark, deliciously twisted novel has everything you could hope for as a reader – a brilliant concept, glamorous characters with secrets to hide, immersive world-building, and… Continue reading House of Hollow by Krystal Sutherland

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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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Carly Mills, Pioneer Girl: Superstar by Jane Smith

Title: Carly Mills, Pioneer Girl: Superstar Author: Jane Smith Genre: Historical Fiction, Time slip Publisher: Big Sky Publishing Published: 8th February 2021 Format: Paperback Pages: 140 Price: $12.50 Synopsis: When Carly Mills goes to Melbourne with the school choir, she gets more than she bargained for: a trip back in time and a chance meeting… Continue reading Carly Mills, Pioneer Girl: Superstar by Jane Smith

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Stunt Kid Seriously Stacks It by Jack Heath

Title: Stunt Kid Seriously Stacks It Author: Jack Heath Genre: Comedy Publisher: Scholastic Australia Published: 1st March 2021 Format: Paperback Pages: 336 Price: $17.99 Synopsis: Levi is pretty sick of starring in Dad’s stupid TV show, Kid Kablam. Because Levi is the kid who gets KABLAMMED. So far he’s been knocked down, blown up, and… Continue reading Stunt Kid Seriously Stacks It by Jack Heath

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The Grandest Bookshop in the World by Amelia Mellor

Title: The Grandest Bookshop in the World Author: Amelia Mellor Genre: Historical Fiction, Magical Realism Publisher: Affirm Press Published: 29th September 2020 Format: Hardcover Pages: 304 Price: $19.99 Synopsis: Pearl and Vally Cole live in a bookshop. And not just any bookshop. In 1893, Cole’s Book Arcade in Melbourne is the grandest bookshop in the… Continue reading The Grandest Bookshop in the World by Amelia Mellor

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Winterborne Home for Mayhem and Mystery by Ally Carter

Title: Winterborne Home for Mayhem and Mystery Author: Ally Carter Genre: Fiction Publisher: Lothian/Hachette Published: 23rd February 2021 Format: Paperback Pages: 350 Price: $14.99 Synopsis: April is one of five foster kids living at Winterborne Home, a sprawling mansion full of secrets. The biggest secret is that Gabriel Winterborne, their reclusive millionaire guardian, is actually The… Continue reading Winterborne Home for Mayhem and Mystery by Ally Carter

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The Forest of Moon and Sword by Amy Raphael

Title: The Forest of Moon and Sword Author: Amy Raphael Genre: Historical fiction, Adventure Publisher: Lothian/Hachette Australia Published: 12th January 2021 Format: Paperback Pages: 300 Price: $15.99 Synopsis: When Art's mother is accused of witchcraft and captured, she is determined to get her back - at any cost. A lyrical adventure with folklore at its… Continue reading The Forest of Moon and Sword by Amy Raphael

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Dymocks Reading Challenge 2021

The final challenge I am taking part in this year is the Dymocks Reading Challenge. It also has fairly open categories – here, things can be interpreted in a myriad of ways. I think this makes for an effective challenge, as I can often find a way to make what I am reading work for… Continue reading Dymocks Reading Challenge 2021