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2020 CBCA Awards

Congrats to the winners! Such an achievement and great news for the local book industry.  Some great ideas for Christmas for the young readers in your lives! Announcement: The CBCA Awards for 2020 were announced today, and are as follows: CBCA Book of the Year 2020 winners announced 16 October 2020 The winners of the… Continue reading 2020 CBCA Awards

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Books and Bites Bingo A Neil Gaiman book: Pirate Stew by Neil Gaiman and Chris Riddell

Moving through Books and Bites Bingo, I am finally able to tick off another category. A book by Neil Gaiman, and for this I am using new release Pirate Stew, illustrated by Chris Riddell. This is a delightful story, told in verse form that all ages can enjoy. It is filled with pirates and diverse… Continue reading Books and Bites Bingo A Neil Gaiman book: Pirate Stew by Neil Gaiman and Chris Riddell

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Books and Bites Bingo Update Two

In the past four months, I have managed to fill in twenty out of twenty-five categories in Books and Bites Bingo with Monique Mulligan. I have a few of the others planned, and others I need to decide. I have three months to complete this and my other challenges and hope that I can make… Continue reading Books and Bites Bingo Update Two

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Book Bingo Nine 2020 – Themes of Culture

For September’s Book Bingo with Amanda and Theresa, I am marking off the themes of culture square with The Republic of Birds by Jessica Miller and can report that the first row down has hit BINGO. Themes of culture was always going to be an open topic as well – there are so many ways… Continue reading Book Bingo Nine 2020 – Themes of Culture

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Moonflower Murders by Anthony Horowitz

Title: Moonflower Murders Author: Anthony Horowitz Genre: Crime Publisher: Penguin Random House Published: 18th August 2020 Format: Paperback Pages: 608 Price: $32.99 Synopsis: Featuring his famous literary detective Atticus Pund and Susan Ryeland, hero of the worldwide bestseller Magpie Murders, a brilliantly complex literary thriller by Anthony Horowitz. The follow-up to Magpie Murders. A labyrinth… Continue reading Moonflower Murders by Anthony Horowitz

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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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Battle of Book Week (Yours Troolie, Alice Toolie #3) by Kate and Jol Temple, illustrated by Georgia Draws A House

Title: Battle of Book Week (Yours Troolie, Alice Toolie #3) Author: Kate and Jol Temple, illustrated by Georgia Draws A House Genre: Humour, Fiction Publisher: Allen and Unwin Published: 4th August 2020 Format: Paperback Pages: 208 Price: $14.99 Synopsis: Alice Toolie - seriously famous Youtootuber - and her best enemy Jimmy Cook are back to… Continue reading Battle of Book Week (Yours Troolie, Alice Toolie #3) by Kate and Jol Temple, illustrated by Georgia Draws A House

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Evie and Pog: Party Perfect by Tania McCartney

Title: Evie and Pog: Party Perfect Author: Tania McCartney Genre: Fiction Publisher: HarperCollins Australia Published: 20th April 2020 Format: Paperback Pages: 144 Price: $12.99 Synopsis: In the bestselling tradition of Ella and Olivia, comes a further book in a new series for early readers about best friends, Evie and Pog. High in a tree house… Continue reading Evie and Pog: Party Perfect by Tania McCartney

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Finding Eadie by Caroline Beecham

Title: Finding Eadie Author: Caroline Beecham Genre: Historical Fiction Publisher: Allen and Unwin Published: 2nd July 2020 Format: Paperback Pages: 368 Price: $29.99 Synopsis: The author of Maggie's Kitchen and Eleanor's Secret delivers another compelling story of love and mystery during wartime. London 1943: War and dwindling resources are taking their toll on the staff of Partridge Press. The… Continue reading Finding Eadie by Caroline Beecham

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Kid Normal and the Final Five by Greg James and Chris Smith

Title: Kid Normal and the Final Five Author: Greg James and Chris Smith Genre: Fiction Publisher: Bloomsbury Published: 2nd June 2020 Format: Paperback Pages: 432 Price: $12.99 Synopsis: The epic conclusion to the awesome, award-winning, bestselling, super-charged KID NORMAL series by Greg James and Chris Smith. Praise for Kid Normal: 'So funny, it's almost criminal'… Continue reading Kid Normal and the Final Five by Greg James and Chris Smith