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Cardboard Cowboys by Brian Conaghan

Title: Cardboard Cowboys Author: Brian Conaghan Genre: Contemporary Publisher: Bloomsbury Published: 4th May 2021 Format: Paperback Pages: 352 Price: $15.99 Synopsis: I'm not a genius. Not yet anyway. But Bruce is. Even though I found him living in a house made of cardboard, he's a massive genius. Fact. So this is mine and Bruce's story.… Continue reading Cardboard Cowboys by Brian Conaghan

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Grump by Jonathon Bentley (also illustrator)

Title: Grump Author: Jonathon Bentley (also illustrator) Genre: Fiction, picture book Publisher: Scholastic Australia Published:  October 2020 Format: Hardcover Pages: 24 Price: $17.99 Synopsis: Hilarious story of a teddy bear tyrant . . . and the cat on his head who’s had enough! A great cautionary tale that demonstrates how bad behaviour is unacceptable and… Continue reading Grump by Jonathon Bentley (also illustrator)

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The Orchardist’s Daughter by Karen Viggers

Title: The Orchardist's Daughter Author: Karen Viggers Genre: Literary Fiction Publisher: Allen and Unwin Published: 4th January 2019 Format: Paperback Pages: 400 Price: $29.99 Synopsis:A story of freedom, forgiveness and finding the strength to break free. International bestselling writer Karen Viggers returns to remote Tasmania, the setting of her most popular novel The Lightkeeper's Wife. Sixteen-year-old… Continue reading The Orchardist’s Daughter by Karen Viggers

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The Dream Walker by Victoria Carless

Title: The Dream Walker Author: Victoria Carless Genre: YA Literary Fiction Publisher: Hachette/Lothian Published: 27th June 2017 Format: Paperback Pages: 265 Price: $19.99Synopsis: The weight of a secret can drag you under . . . A tender coming-of-age young-adult novel for fans of Gary Crew, Vikki Wakefield and Craig Silvey. Sixteen-year-old Lucy Hart has been… Continue reading The Dream Walker by Victoria Carless

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The Song From Somewhere Else by A.F. Harrold

  Title: The Song from Somewhere Else Author: A.F. Harrold, illustrated by Levi Pinfold Genre: Children’s Fiction/Fantasy/Magical Realism Publisher: Bloomsbury Published: 1/12/2016 Format: Hardcover Pages: 240 Price: $24.99 Synopsis: Frank doesn't know how to feel when Nick Underbridge rescues her from bullies one afternoon. No one likes Nick. He's big, he's weird and he smells… Continue reading The Song From Somewhere Else by A.F. Harrold