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Blog Tour: Max Booth, Future Sleuth: Map Trap Cameron MacIntosh

Title: Max Booth, Future Sleuth: Map Trap Author: Cameron MacIntosh Genre: Science Fiction Publisher: Big Sky Publishing Published: 7th June 2021 Format: Paperback Pages: 128 Price: $12.99 Synopsis: There’s a new sleuth in town — he’s fun, funny, and very 2424! It’s 2424. Super Sleuth Max Booth is uncovering the secrets of 20th century gadgets… Continue reading Blog Tour: Max Booth, Future Sleuth: Map Trap Cameron MacIntosh

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The Boy Who Stepped Through Time by Anna Ciddor

Title: The Boy Who Stepped Through Time Author: Anna Ciddor Genre: Historical Fiction/Time Slip Publisher: Allen and Unwin Published: 2nd June 2021 Format: Paperback Pages: 336 Price: $16.99 Synopsis: An accidental trip back to the Roman Empire sets off a race against time to save a friendship - and a life. A thrilling time-slip adventure… Continue reading The Boy Who Stepped Through Time by Anna Ciddor

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Interview with Anna Ciddor about her new book, The Boy Who Stepped Through Time

Cover of the Boy Who Stepped Through Time by Anna Ciddor To begin, can you tell us what The Boy Who Stepped Through Time is about? It’s about an ordinary Australian boy, called Perry, who goes on holidays to the south of France and finds himself having extraordinary adventures. I had lots of fun transporting… Continue reading Interview with Anna Ciddor about her new book, The Boy Who Stepped Through Time

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Reading Australian Books – The Importance of Reading, Hearing and Seeing Australia Represented.

One of the great joys of reading is learning, and seeing ourselves represented on the page. In recent years, diverse voices are gaining traction, in particular in #LoveOzMG – Love Australian Middle Grade, which is the quieter sister of #LoveOzYA. These middle grade books have been showcasing the diversity of Australia, its people, and across… Continue reading Reading Australian Books – The Importance of Reading, Hearing and Seeing Australia Represented.

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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