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A Weekend with Oscar by Robyn Bavati

Title: A Weekend with Oscar Author: Robyn Bavati Genre: Contemporary Publisher: Walker Books Published: 7th July 2021 Format: Paperback Pages: 208 Price: $19.99 Synopsis: A moving #LoveOzYA novel about loss, first love and being there for your family, no matter what. Sixteen-year-old Jamie lives with his mum and his younger brother Oscar, who has Down… Continue reading A Weekend with Oscar by Robyn Bavati

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We Were Wolves by Jason Cockcroft

Title: We Were Wolves We Were Wolves by Jason Cockcroft Author: Jason Cockcroft Genre: Fiction Publisher: Walker Books/Andersen Press Published: 2nd June 2021 Format: Hardcover Pages: 216 Price: $26.99 Synopsis: An intense, darkly spellbinding story of a boy awaiting his father's return from prison as an ancient woodland awakes Boy lives in a caravan on… Continue reading We Were Wolves by Jason Cockcroft

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How to Make a Pet Monster: Flummox by Lili Wilkinson

Title: How to Make a Pet Monster: Flummox Author: Lili Wilkinson Genre: Comedy, Fantasy Publisher: Allen and Unwin/Albert Street Press Published: 1st June 2021 Format: Paperback Pages: 206 Price: $14.99 Synopsis: Doesn't everyone want their very own pet monster?A fantastically readable, gloriously funny and collectable new junior fiction series. Have you ever wanted a pet… Continue reading How to Make a Pet Monster: Flummox by Lili Wilkinson

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Secrets My Father Kept by Rachel Givney

Title: Secrets My Father Kept Secrets My Father Kept by Rachel Givney Author: Rachel Givney Genre: Historical Fiction Publisher: Penguin Random House Published: 1st June 2021 Format: Paperback Pages: 432 Price: $32.99 Synopsis: Set in Poland on the eve of the Second World War, Secrets My Father Kept is the gripping story of a young woman determined… Continue reading Secrets My Father Kept by Rachel Givney

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Move that Mountain by Kate and Jol Temple, illustrated by Terri Rose Baynton

Title: Move that Mountain Author: Kate and Jol Temple, illustrated by Terri Rose Baynton Genre: Fiction Publisher: Scholastic Press Australia Published: 1st April 2021 Format: Hardcover Pages: 32 Price: $24.99 Synopsis: From the award-winning creators of Room on Our Rock Read this clever book front-to-back, then back-to-front to see both sides of the storyA beautiful… Continue reading Move that Mountain by Kate and Jol Temple, illustrated by Terri Rose Baynton

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The Storm Keepers’ Battle by Catherine Doyle

Title: The Storm Keepers’ Battle Author: Catherine Doyle Genre: Fantasy Publisher: Bloomsbury Australia Published: 30th March 2021 Format: Paperback Pages: 352 Price: $14.99 Synopsis: Fionn Boyle, Storm Keeper of Arranmore, is facing the fight of his life. The terrifying all- powerful sorceress Morrigan has been raised from the dead and has sealed off the island… Continue reading The Storm Keepers’ Battle by Catherine Doyle

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Challenge Completed: Aussie Authors Challenge

When I started this challenge, I thought it would take me a little longer than three months, given I primarily read books by Australian women, and thought I’d be searching more for books by Australian men. However, I got lucky, and with so many releases, I managed to complete this challenge by March, well ahead… Continue reading Challenge Completed: Aussie Authors Challenge

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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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The Wind and the Mouse/Mouse and the Egg by Michelle Worthington and Adyna Ferre

Title: The Wind and the Mouse/Mouse and the Egg Author: Michelle Worthington and Adyna Ferre Genre: Fiction, Publisher: Daisy Lane Publishing Published: March 2021 Format: Paperback (The Mouse and the Egg), Hardcover (The Wind and the Mouse) Pages: 32 Price: $24.95 Synopsis: Gentle, sensory friendly stories empowering children with values including empathy, kindness, friendship and… Continue reading The Wind and the Mouse/Mouse and the Egg by Michelle Worthington and Adyna Ferre

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October, October by Katya Balen

Title: October, October Author: Katya Balen Genre: Fiction Publisher: Bloomsbury Published:  29th September 2020 Format: Paperback Pages: 304 Price: $14.99 Synopsis: Katya Balen's October, October is a very special new addition to the shelf and deserves classic status - Times Children's Book of the WeekA classic in the making for anyone who ever longed to be WILD.October and her… Continue reading October, October by Katya Balen