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That Cat by Jacqueline Harvey

Title: That Cat Author: Jacqueline Harvey and Kate Isobel Scott Genre: Humour/Poetry Publisher: Puffin Published: 1st March 2022 Format: Hardcover Pages: 24 Price: $19.99 Synopsis: An utterly delightful rhyming book, purrfect for the whole family. Nothing is quite like a cat. There are brat cats and fat cats, rat cats and mat cats . .… Continue reading That Cat by Jacqueline Harvey

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My Reading Journey February 2022

In February I read thirty books and have almost completed my reading challenges. I’ve hit my target for the Aussie Author Reading Challenge. There are only a few books I haven’t reviewed – mostly books I have had to read for my work as a quiz writer haven’t been reviewed. I’ve read a variety of… Continue reading My Reading Journey February 2022

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The Howling Hag Mystery by Nicki Thornton

Title: The Howling Hag Mystery Author: Nicki Thornton Genre: Mystery Publisher: Chicken House Published: 1st March 2022 Format: Paperback Pages: 362 Price: $16.99 Synopsis: When there’s a murder in Twinhills and a hag is heard howling at the local inn, Raven Charming realizes she may not be the only secret witch in the village. With… Continue reading The Howling Hag Mystery by Nicki Thornton

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Little Matilda by Caz Goodwin

Title: Little Matilda Author: Caz Goodwin Genre: Fiction Publisher: Marshall Cavendish Published: 2nd March 2022 Format: Hardcover Pages: 32 Price: $14.99 Synopsis: Little Matilda is a curious but lonely kitten eager to make a friend. She approaches potential playmates, but none of them want to play with her. Will Matilda find a friend who is… Continue reading Little Matilda by Caz Goodwin

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Marcie Gill and the Caravan Park Cat by Monica McInerny

Title: Marcie Gill and the Caravan Park Cat Author: Monica McInerny Genre: Contemporary, magical realism Publisher: Puffin Published: 2nd November 2021 Format: Hardcover Pages: 256 Price: $19.99 Synopsis: This heartwarming story by award-winning and bestselling author Monica McInerney will delight readers young and old. Marcie Gill hasn’t had a great start to the Christmas holidays.… Continue reading Marcie Gill and the Caravan Park Cat by Monica McInerny

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The Ship of Cloud and Stars by Amy Raphael

Title: The Ship of Cloud and Stars Author: Amy Raphael Genre: Historical Fiction Publisher: Hachette Australia/Orion Published: 11th January 2022 Format: Paperback Pages: 340 Price: $15.99 Synopsis: From the acclaimed author of The Forest of Moon and Sword comes a high-seas adventure for readers 9+. Join Nico on her quest to change the world... Nico Cloud desperately… Continue reading The Ship of Cloud and Stars by Amy Raphael

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Coco and the Bee by Laura Bunting, illustrated by Nicky Johnston

Title: Coco and the Bee Author: Laura Bunting, illustrated by Nicky Johnston Genre: Fiction Publisher: Scholastic Australia Published: 1st September 2021 Format: Hardcover Pages: 48 Price: $19.99 Synopsis: Book three in a delightful new series by Laura Bunting, in stunning large format hardback, embossed. Irresistible and adorable illustrations by Nicky Johnston. Destined to be every… Continue reading Coco and the Bee by Laura Bunting, illustrated by Nicky Johnston

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The Magical Bookshop by Katja Frixe, translated by Ruth Ahmedzai Kemp

Title: The Magical Bookshop Author: Katja Frixe, translated by Ruth Ahmedzai Kemp Genre: Magical Realism Publisher: Bloomsbury/One World Published: 3rd August 2021 Format: Paperback Pages: 144 Price: $14.99 Synopsis: This is Clara's favourite place in the whole world. Here, Clara can settle down and get lost in one of the many books, joke around with… Continue reading The Magical Bookshop by Katja Frixe, translated by Ruth Ahmedzai Kemp

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Chatterpuss by Josh Pyke, illustrated by Daron Parton

Title: Chatterpuss Author: Josh Pyke, illustrated by Daron Parton Genre: Fiction Publisher: Scholastic Australia Published: 1st July 2021 Format: Hardcover Pages: 32 Price: $17.99 Synopsis: Ages 3+ An exciting new picture book from award-winning  singer/songwriter, Josh PykeMeet Chatterpuss—a cat who really loves to chat!Glenn the hen just wants peace and quiet. But when the big… Continue reading Chatterpuss by Josh Pyke, illustrated by Daron Parton

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Coco and the Butterfly by Laura Bunting and Nicky Johnston

Title: Coco and the Butterfly Author: Laura Bunting and Nicky Johnston Genre: Fiction Publisher: Scholastic Australia Published: March 2021 Format: Hardback Pages: 48 Price: $19.99 Synopsis: Book #2 in delightful new series by Laura Bunting, in stunning large format hardback, embossedIrresistible and adorable illustrations by Nicky JohnsonDestined to be every little girl’s new favourite characterPerfect… Continue reading Coco and the Butterfly by Laura Bunting and Nicky Johnston