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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

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Alice-Miranda in the Outback by Jacqueline Harvey

Title: Alice-Miranda in the Outback Author: Jacqueline Harvey Genre: Fiction Publisher: Puffin Published: 2nd June 2020 Format: Paperback Pages: 384 Price: $16.99 Synopsis: A dusty desert adventure beckons! Alice-Miranda and her friends are off to the Australian Outback! They’re going to help an old family friend who’s found himself short staffed during cattle mustering season.… Continue reading Alice-Miranda in the Outback by Jacqueline Harvey

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Aussie Kids: Meet Eve in the Outback by Raewyn Caisley and Karen Blair

Title: Aussie Kids: Meet Eve in the Outback Author: Raewyn Caisley and Karen Blair Genre: Fiction Publisher: Puffin Published: 31st March 2020 Format: Paperback Pages: 64 Price: $12.99 Synopsis: Aussie Kids is an exciting new series for emerging readers 6-8 years. From a NSW Zoo to a Victorian lighthouse, or an outback sheep farm in… Continue reading Aussie Kids: Meet Eve in the Outback by Raewyn Caisley and Karen Blair

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Willow Moss and the Lost Day (Starfell #1) by Dominique Valente

Title: Willow Moss and the Lost Day (Starfell #1) Author: Dominique Valente Genre: Fantasu Publisher: HarperCollins Published: 2nd May 2019 Format: Paperback Pages: 304 Price: $16.99 Synopsis: The first book in the most spellbinding children's fantasy series of the year, now in paperback, with beautiful black-and-white inside illustrations by Sarah Warburton. Perfect for fans of… Continue reading Willow Moss and the Lost Day (Starfell #1) by Dominique Valente

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CBCA Notables 2020

Every year, the Children’s Book Council of Australia chooses to award children’s books in the category a variety of honours and awards, including the Notable Books, Honour Books, and Book of the Year. Celebrating children’s books in Australia since 1946, the CBCA is a good award that gives attention to books for younger readers that… Continue reading CBCA Notables 2020

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Withering-by-Sea (A Stella Montgomery Intrigue #1) by Judith Rossell

Title: Withering-by-Sea (A Stella Montgomery Intrigue #1) Author: Judith Rossell Genre: Fantasy, Historical Fiction Publisher: ABC Books/HarperCollins Australia Published: 19th August 2019 (First published 2014) Format: Paperback Pages: 272 Price: $16.99 Synopsis: WINNER ABIA BOOK OF THE YEAR FOR YOUNGER READERS 'Fans of Lemony Snicket's A Series of Unfortunate Events will eat up Withering-by-Sea' --… Continue reading Withering-by-Sea (A Stella Montgomery Intrigue #1) by Judith Rossell

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Mermaid Holidays: The Reef Rescue by Delphine Davis and Adele K Thomas (Illustrator)

Title: Mermaid Holidays: The Reef Rescue Author: Delphine Davis and Adele K Thomas (Illustrator) Genre: Fantasy Publisher: Penguin Random House Published: 3rd December 2019 Format: Paperback Pages: 128 Price: $9.99 Synopsis: Sign up for Sea Star Reef Summer Camp and join Olivia Ocean, Chloe Coral, Sophia Seashell and Willow Wave for another splashing adventure in… Continue reading Mermaid Holidays: The Reef Rescue by Delphine Davis and Adele K Thomas (Illustrator)

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Alice’s Adventures in Wonderland and Through the Looking Glass by Lewis Carroll, MinaLima Design (Illustrator)

Title: Alice’s Adventures in Wonderland and Through the Looking Glass Author: Lewis Carroll, MinaLima Design (Illustrator) Genre: Fantasy Publisher: HarperCollins Australia Published: 21/10/2019 Format: Hardcover Pages: 320 Price: $39.99 Synopsis: Lewis Carroll's beloved classic stories are reimagined in this deluxe illustrated gift edition from the award-winning design studio behind the graphics for the Harry Potter… Continue reading Alice’s Adventures in Wonderland and Through the Looking Glass by Lewis Carroll, MinaLima Design (Illustrator)

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The Christmasaurus and the Winter Witch by Tom Fletcher

Title: The Christmasaurus and the Winter Witch Author: Tom Fletcher Genre: Fantasy/Christmas Publisher: Puffin Published: 15th October 2019 Format: Paperback Pages: 368 Price: $24.99 Synopsis: The magical new story from bestselling author of The Christmasaurus and The Creakers, Tom Fletcher. 'She is the best-kept Christmas secret of all,' whispered Santa Claus. 'Which is surprising, because Christmas itself would… Continue reading The Christmasaurus and the Winter Witch by Tom Fletcher

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The Starthorn Tree (The Chronicles of Estelliana  #1) by Kate Forsyth

Title: The Starthorn Tree (The Chronicles of Estelliana  #1) Author: Kate Forsyth Genre: Fantasy Publisher: Pan MacMillan Published: 1st May 2002 Format: Paperback Pages: 500 Price: $16.95 Synopsis: Under winter's cold shroud, the son of light lies. Though the summer sun burns high in the skies. With the last petal of the starthorn tree His… Continue reading The Starthorn Tree (The Chronicles of Estelliana  #1) by Kate Forsyth