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A Reluctant Witch’s Guide to Magic by Shivaun Plozza

Title: A Reluctant Witch’s Guide to Magic Author: Shivaun Plozza Genre: Fantasy Publisher: Puffin Published: 5th July 2022 Format: Paperback Pages: 288 Price: $16.99 Synopsis: Kiki from Kiki's Delivery Service meets Cressida Cowell in this funny, quirky middle-grade fantasy about Willa, who must unravel a witchy mystery to save her city, her friends and herself. Willa is… Continue reading A Reluctant Witch’s Guide to Magic by Shivaun Plozza

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All Four Quarters of the Moon by Shirley Marr

Title: All Four Quarters of the Moon Author: Shirley Marr Genre: Fiction Publisher: Puffin Published: 5th July 2022 Format: Paperback Pages: 336 Price: $16.99 Synopsis: A big-hearted story of love and resilience, starring sisters and storytellers Peijing and Biju, a lost family finding their way, a Little World made of paper, a Jade Rabbit, and… Continue reading All Four Quarters of the Moon by Shirley Marr

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The Sun Sword Trilogy: The Snowy Tower by Belinda Murrell

Title: The Sun Sword Trilogy: The Snowy Tower Author: Belinda Murrell Genre: Fantasy Publisher: Puffin Published: 28th April 2020 Format: Paperback Pages: 336 Price: $15.99 Synopsis: The adventure is far from over as Ethan, Lily, Saxon and Roana ride for the snowy mountains to rescue a prince - and save the kingdom. The adventure is… Continue reading The Sun Sword Trilogy: The Snowy Tower by Belinda Murrell

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Blog Tour: Imagine Our Special Place by Kelly Louise Jarris, illustrated by Sandunika Dissanayake

Title: Imagine Our Special Place Author: Kelly Louise Jarris, illustrated by Sandunika Dissanayake Genre: Fiction Publisher: InHouse Publishing Published: July 2022 Format: Paperback Pages: 24 Price:  $14.99 Synopsis: Imagine Our Special Place is a lovely story about two sisters who go for adventures in the clouds. They get to eat raindrop shaped cookies and sip from… Continue reading Blog Tour: Imagine Our Special Place by Kelly Louise Jarris, illustrated by Sandunika Dissanayake

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QBD Reading Challenge 2022

This year I participated in the QBD Reading Challenge again and managed to complete it all within six months. Some categories were easier to fill than others, but what I like about this challenge is that the categories are always open and not overly prescriptive, which means it is easier to find books. Challenges like… Continue reading QBD Reading Challenge 2022

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Random Acts of Unkindness by Anna Mandoki

Title: Random Acts of Unkindness Author: Anna Mandoki Genre: Fiction Publisher: MidnightSun Publishing Published: 1st July 2022 Format: Paperback Pages: 400 Price: $29.99 Synopsis: In an all-too-recognisable Melbourne of the near future, the lives of three very different women become intertwined. Emily is a researcher at the University, carrying out experiments on overcrowding in rats.… Continue reading Random Acts of Unkindness by Anna Mandoki

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The Sun Sword Trilogy: The Voyage of the Owl by Belinda Murrell

Title: The Sun Sword Trilogy: The Voyage of the Owl Author: Belinda Murrell Genre: Fantasy Publisher: Puffin Published: 28th April 2020 Format: Paperback Pages: 352 Price: $15.99 Synopsis: Magical and exciting, full of wonderful creatures, mysterious codes, and puzzles, and with four courageous young heroes and heroines, the second book in the SUN SWORD TRILOGY… Continue reading The Sun Sword Trilogy: The Voyage of the Owl by Belinda Murrell

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August and Jones by Pip Harry

Title: August and Jones Author: Pip Harry Genre: Contemporary Publisher: Hachette Australia Published: 29th June 2022 Format: Paperback Pages: 290 Price: $16.99 Synopsis: From the CBCA Award-winning author of The Little Wave comes the story of two extraordinary kids who discover the life-changing power of friendship and teamwork. Eleven-year-old Jones Kirby has just moved to Sydney from her farm… Continue reading August and Jones by Pip Harry

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Votes for Women! The Story of Nellie, Rose, and Mary by Mark Wilson

Title: Votes for Women! The Story of Nellie, Rose, and Mary. Author: Mark Wilson Genre: History Publisher: Lothian/Hachette Australia Published: 29th June 2022 Format: Hardcover Pages: 32 Price: $26.99 Synopsis: From award-winning author and illustrator Mark Wilson, a stirring story of the women who first won the right to vote in Australia - inspired by… Continue reading Votes for Women! The Story of Nellie, Rose, and Mary by Mark Wilson

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The Little Wave by Pip Harry

Title: The Little Wave Author: Pip Harry Genre: Verse Fiction Publisher: University of Queensland Press Published: 7th May 2019 Format: Paperback Pages: 240 Price: $16.95 Synopsis: When a Manly school sets out to bring a country class to the city for a beach visit, three very different kids find each other and themselves. Noah is… Continue reading The Little Wave by Pip Harry