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Blog Tour: We’re All in This Together by Skye Hughes, illustrated by Alice Coates

Title: We’re All in This Together Author: Skye Hughes, illustrated by Alice Coates Genre: Fiction Publisher: Dean Publishing Published: September 2020 Format: Paperback Pages: 32 Price: $19.95 Synopsis: School friends – Kiana, Amin, Roshan, Casey, Ming, and Tyler all have one thing in common — they can’t go to school. The world changed very quickly… Continue reading Blog Tour: We’re All in This Together by Skye Hughes, illustrated by Alice Coates

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The Incredible Runaway Snot by Josh Pyke and Heath McKenzie

Title: The Incredible Runaway Snot Author: Josh Pyke and Heath McKenzie Genre: Humour Publisher: Scholastic Australia Published: 1st November 2020 Format: Hardback Pages: 24 Price: $17.99 Synopsis: Ages 3+ Hilariously cheeky new picture book from award- winning singer/songwriter, Josh Pyke Eric the snot just wants peace and quiet, but there’s a sudden boom in the… Continue reading The Incredible Runaway Snot by Josh Pyke and Heath McKenzie

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Pirate Stew by Neil Gaiman, and illustrated by Chris Riddell

Title: Pirate Stew Author: Neil Gaiman, and illustrated by Chris Riddell Genre: Fantasy Publisher: Bloomsbury Published: 1st October 2020 Format: Hardcover Pages: 48 Price: $22.99 Synopsis: Meet LONG JOHN McRON, SHIP'S COOK . . . and the most unusual babysitter you've ever seen.Long John has a whole crew of wild pirates in tow, and –… Continue reading Pirate Stew by Neil Gaiman, and illustrated by Chris Riddell

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July 2020 Wrap Up

In July, I read twenty-two books, and have managed to complete my Australian Women Writer’s Challenge – which I am still going with, and my Book Bingo Challenge. All those posts are written and scheduled, as are several others for reviews and my isolation publicity series, which ends on the twenty-first of this month. I’ve… Continue reading July 2020 Wrap Up

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Kitty is Not a Cat: Teddy’s Bear by Jess Black

Title: Kitty is Not a Cat: Teddy’s Bear Author: Jess Black Genre: Fiction Publisher: Lothian/Hachette Australia Published: 28th June 2020 Format: Paperback Pages: 60 Price: $9.99 Synopsis: What could be better than a cuddly teddy bear? How about a real-life grizzly bear! A warmly funny junior-fiction series about Kitty, a little girl who believes she… Continue reading Kitty is Not a Cat: Teddy’s Bear by Jess Black

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Alice: Curiouser and Curiouser by Kate Bailey

Title: Alice: Curiouser and Curiouser Author: Kate Bailey Genre: Non-Fiction/Exhibition Guide Publisher: V&A Publications Published: 2nd July 2020 Format: Hardcover Pages: 224 Price: $79.99 Synopsis: Lewis Carroll's Alice in Wonderland is a cultural phenomenon. First published in 1865, it has never been out of print and has been translated into 170 languages. But why does… Continue reading Alice: Curiouser and Curiouser by Kate Bailey

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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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League of Llamas #4: Rogue Llama by Aleesah Darlison

Title: League of Llamas: Rogue Llama Author: Aleesah Darlison Genre: Humour Publisher: Puffin Books Australia Published: 2nd July 2020 Format: Paperback Pages: 144 Price: $9.99 Synopsis: High-action, high-adventure and high-humour – the League of Llamas series is perfect for fans of Diary of a Minecraft Zombie and The Bad Guys. League of Llamas secret agent… Continue reading League of Llamas #4: Rogue Llama by Aleesah Darlison

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Monty’s Island: Scary Mary and the Stripe Spell by Emily Rodda and Lucinda Gifford (Illustrator)

Title: Monty’s Island: Scary Mary and the Stripe Spell Author: Emily Rodda and Lucinda Gifford (Illustrator) Genre: Adventure Publisher: Allen and Unwin Published: March 2020 Format: Paperback Pages: 176 Price: $14.99 Synopsis: Monty lives on a perfect island in the middle of a magical sea. Sometimes the sea throws up something interesting … and Monty… Continue reading Monty’s Island: Scary Mary and the Stripe Spell by Emily Rodda and Lucinda Gifford (Illustrator)

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What Zola did on Monday by Melina Marchetta, illustrated by Deb Hudson

Title: What Zola did on Monday Author: Melina Marchetta, illustrated by Deb Hudson Genre: Fiction Publisher: Puffin Published: 2nd June 2020 Format: Paperback Pages: 96 Price: $12.99 Synopsis: From the author of Looking for Alibrandi comes this gorgeous series to engage and entertain newly independent young readers. Zola loves living on Boomerang Street with her mum and… Continue reading What Zola did on Monday by Melina Marchetta, illustrated by Deb Hudson