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These Unlucky Stars by Gillian McDunn

Title: These Unlucky Stars Author: Gillian McDunn Genre: Contemporary Publisher: Bloomsbury Published: 28th September 2021 Format: Paperback Pages: 288 Price: $14.99 Synopsis: Ever since her mother left a few years ago, Annie has felt like the odd one out in her family. Her dad and brother are practical and organised - they just don't understand… Continue reading These Unlucky Stars by Gillian McDunn

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The Summer We Turned Green by William Sutcliffe

Title: The Summer We Turned Green Author: William Sutcliffe Genre: Contemporary, Climate Fiction Publisher: Bloomsbury Published: 28th September 2021 Format: Paperback Pages: 352 Price: $16.99 Synopsis: It's the summer holidays, and thirteen-year-old Luke has just had his life turned upside down. First his older sister Rose moved 'across the road' – where a community of… Continue reading The Summer We Turned Green by William Sutcliffe

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The Song of Lewis Carmichael by Sofie Laguna, illustrated by Marc McBride

Title: The Song of Lewis Carmichael Author: Sofie Laguna, illustrated by Marc McBride Genre: Magical Realism Publisher: Allen and Unwin Published: 31st August 2021 Format: Paperback Pages: 192 Price: $16.99 Synopsis: A beautiful, illustrated adventure story with a classic feel, about a quiet boy and a talking crow on an extraordinary hot-air balloon ride to… Continue reading The Song of Lewis Carmichael by Sofie Laguna, illustrated by Marc McBride

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Noah Wild and the Floating Zoo by Alexander McCall-Smith

Title: Noah Wild and the Floating Zoo Author: Alexander McCall-Smith Genre: Fiction Publisher: Bloosmbury Published: 3rd August 2021 Format: Paperback Pages: 128 Price: $12.99 Synopsis: Noah looked at Hatty. ‘Imagine having a zoo,’ he said. It’s full-time monkey business on the high seas in this new family adventure from Alexander McCall-Smith, the best-selling author of… Continue reading Noah Wild and the Floating Zoo by Alexander McCall-Smith

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Hattie and Olaf by Frida Nilsson (translated by Julia Marshall)

Title: Hattie and Olaf Author: Frida Nilsson (translated by Julia Marshall) Genre: Contemporary Publisher: Gecko Press/Walker Books Published: 4th August 2021 Format: Paperback Pages: 184 Price: $16.99 Synopsis: The audacious and captivating Hattie and her best friend Linda navigate the social politics of their first school years in this funny illustrated chapter book Hattie wants… Continue reading Hattie and Olaf by Frida Nilsson (translated by Julia Marshall)

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Get Back in Your Books by Rory H. Maher, illustrated by Shane McGowan

Title: Get Back in Your Books Author: Rory H. Maher, illustrated by Shane McGowan Genre: Fiction Publisher: Scholastic Australia Published: 1st July 2021 Format: Hardcover Pages: 24 Price: $17.99 Synopsis: My jaw dropped in the picture books, when something caught my eye: first a greedy little caterpillar . . . then three pigs went by!… Continue reading Get Back in Your Books by Rory H. Maher, illustrated by Shane McGowan

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The Lion Who Came to Stay by Victoria McKinlay

Title: The Lion Who Came to Stay Author: Victoria McKinlay Genre: History Publisher: Scholastic Australia Published: 1st July 2021 Format: Hardcover Pages: 32 Price: $17.99 Synopsis: Based on a true story The remarkable, heart-warming tale of Singh, a lion cub who came to live in a London homeFamous in the 1930s and 1940s, Singh’s story… Continue reading The Lion Who Came to Stay by Victoria McKinlay

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Introducing D’Lila LaRue by Nette Hilton and A. Yi

Title: Introducing D’Lila LaRue Author: Nette Hilton and A. Yi Genre: Fiction Publisher: Walker Books Australia Published: 3rd March 2021 Format: Paperback Pages: 128 Price: $14.99 Synopsis: D’Lila LaRue lives in the smallest house with the neatest fence and the rosiest garden in the street with her trusty sidekick, Nanny-Anny (who is probably very old… Continue reading Introducing D’Lila LaRue by Nette Hilton and A. Yi

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The Quicksand Pony by Alison Lester

Title: The Quicksand  Pony Author: Alison Lester Genre: Fiction Publisher: Allen and Unwin Published: 2nd March 2021 Format: Paperback Pages: 176 Price: $16.99 Synopsis: Alison Lester's classic horseback adventure, set in the rugged yet romantic Australian coastal bush. 'Biddy, I'm sorry, we're going to have to leave her.''What?' Biddy struggled out of the quicksand. 'You… Continue reading The Quicksand Pony by Alison Lester

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Books and Bites Book Bingo Someone you love’s fave book: Seven Little Australians by Ethel Turner

This category, someone you love’s favourite book – was one that I had a few ideas for. I finally settled on one of my grandmother’s favourite books – Seven Little Australians. She lives in South Africa, but I have memories of her telling me how much she loves it, so I chose to use it… Continue reading Books and Bites Book Bingo Someone you love’s fave book: Seven Little Australians by Ethel Turner