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Squidge Dibley Destroys the School by Mick Elliott

Title: Squidge Dibley Destroys the School Author: Mick Elliott Genre: Fiction Publisher: Lothian Children's Books Published: 25th June 2019 Format: Paperback Pages: 175 Price: $14.99 Synopsis: Squidge Dibley is the new kid at Craglands South Primary ... and the school might not survive him. The start of a hilarious new series about a very strange… Continue reading Squidge Dibley Destroys the School by Mick Elliott

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Hogwarts: A Movie Scrapbook

Title: Hogwarts: A Movie Scrapbook Author: Judy Revenson Genre: Movie scrapbook, fantasy, popular culture Publisher: Bloomsbury Publishing Published: 1st December 2018 Format: Hardcover Pages: 48 Price: $29.99 Synopsis:Every year, students clamber aboard the Hogwarts Express at Platform 9 3/4 and make their way back to Hogwarts for the start of another school year. In the… Continue reading Hogwarts: A Movie Scrapbook

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The Slightly Alarming Tale of the Whispering Wars by Jaclyn Moriarty (Kingdoms and Empires #2)

Title: The Slightly Alarming Tale of the Whispering Wars Author: Jaclyn Moriarty Genre: Fantasy Publisher: Allen and Unwin Published: 24th October 2018 Format: Hardcover Pages: 528 Price: $22.99 Synopsis:An enchanting and whimsical spell-filled fantasy novel from Jaclyn Moriarty, the highly-acclaimed author of The Extremely Inconvenient Adventures of Bronte Mettlestone and the award-winning author of Feeling Sorry for Celia and A… Continue reading The Slightly Alarming Tale of the Whispering Wars by Jaclyn Moriarty (Kingdoms and Empires #2)

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The Distance Between Me and the Cherry Tree by Paola Peretti, translated by Denise Muir

Title: The Distance Between Me and the Cherry Tree Author: Paola Peretti, translated by Denise Muir Genre: Fiction Publisher: Bonnier/Allen and Unwin Published: 29th August 2018 Format: Paperback Pages: 208 Price: $16.99 Synopsis: A novel for all ages about a young girl losing her sight, inspired by the author's own life story. For fans of… Continue reading The Distance Between Me and the Cherry Tree by Paola Peretti, translated by Denise Muir

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The Butterfly in Amber (Chain of Charms #6) by Kate Forsyth

Title: The Butterfly in Amber (Chain of Charms #6) Author: Kate Forsyth Genre: Historical Fiction/Children's Fiction Publisher: Pan MacMillan Published: Format: 1st July 2008 Pages: 266 Price: $9.99 Synopsis: Life is always hard for the gypsies, who live to their own rhythm and their own rules, but since Oliver Cromwell had seized control of England,… Continue reading The Butterfly in Amber (Chain of Charms #6) by Kate Forsyth

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Book Bingo 13 – a book with non-human characters

Book bingo Saturday again - round two, post thirteen of the year for the challenge. To mark off the non-human characters square, I have gone to a book I wrote a quiz for as part of my quiz writer job with Scholastic that fits the category of a book with non-human characters: A book with… Continue reading Book Bingo 13 – a book with non-human characters

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Grandpa, Me and Poetry by Sally Morgan, Illustrated by Craig Smith

Title: Grandpa, Me and Poetry Author: Sally Morgan, illustrated by Craig Smith Genre: Children's Fiction Publisher: Omnibus/Scholastic Published: 1st May, 2018 Format: Paperback Pages: 52 Price: $9.99 Synopsis: Melly likes poems that rhyme with words like frog, bog, doggedy-dog. And when the school holds a poetry competition, Melly has her eye on the prize, with… Continue reading Grandpa, Me and Poetry by Sally Morgan, Illustrated by Craig Smith

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Monty the Sad Puppy by Holly Webb

Title: Monty the Sad Puppy Author: Holly Webb, illustrated by Sophy Williams. Genre: Animal Stories, Children's Fiction Publisher: Scholastic Published: 12th January 2017 Format: Paperback Pages: 126 Price: $15.98 Synopsis:Is going from no dogs to two dogs as perfect as it sounds? Amelie has always wanted a dog, but she never dreamed she’d end up… Continue reading Monty the Sad Puppy by Holly Webb

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Spinning Tops & Gum Drops: A Portrait of Colonial Childhood

Title: Spinning Tops & Gum Drops: A Portrait of Colonial Childhood Author: Edwin Barnard Genre: Australian History Publisher: NLA Publishing Published: 1st March 2018 Format: Paperback Pages: 192 Price: $44.99 Synopsis: Spinning Tops and Gumdrops' takes us back to childhood in colonial Australia. The delight of children at play is universal, but the pleasure these… Continue reading Spinning Tops & Gum Drops: A Portrait of Colonial Childhood

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The War that Saved My Life by Kimberly Brubaker Bradley

Title: The War that Saved My Life Author: Kimberly Brubaker Bradley Genre: Historical Fiction, Children’s and YA Publisher: Text Publishing Published: 16th May 2016 Format: Paperback Pages: 336 Price: $16.99 Synopsis: · Winner, Newbery Honor Book, United States, 2016  Winner, Schneider Family Book Award, United States, 2016  Shortlisted, West Australian Young Readers' Book Award, 2017… Continue reading The War that Saved My Life by Kimberly Brubaker Bradley