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The Way to Impossible Island by Sophie Kirtley

Title: The Way to Impossible Island Author: Sophie Kirtley Genre: Magical Realism, Time Slip Publisher: Bloomsbury Australia Published: 3rd August 2021 Format: Paperback Pages: 320 Price: $14.99 Synopsis: Born with a serious heart condition, Dara has been waiting for his Big Operation forever, and this summer it's finally going to happen. The moment his heart… Continue reading The Way to Impossible Island by Sophie Kirtley

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The Travelling Bookshop: Mim and the Baffling Bully by Katrina Nannestad

Title: The Travelling Bookshop: Mim and the Baffling Bully Author: Katrina Nannestad Genre: Contemporary Publisher: ABC Books/HarperCollins Australia Published: 28th July 2021 Format: Paperback Pages: 224 Price: $14.99 Synopsis: The right book might just change your life ... Mim Cohen roams the world in a travelling bookshop, with her dad and brother and a horse… Continue reading The Travelling Bookshop: Mim and the Baffling Bully by Katrina Nannestad

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Ham Helsing, Vampire Hunter by Rich Moyer

Title: Ham Helsing, Vampire Hunter Author: Rich Moyer Genre: Fantasy, Horror, Graphic Novel Publisher: Scholastic Australia Published: 1st July 2021 Format: Paperback Pages: 240 Price: $17.99 Synopsis: Pigs don’t fly . . . but they do hunt vampires! ·  The first in a rip-roaring new graphic novel adventure series from award-winning animator Rich Moyer. ·… Continue reading Ham Helsing, Vampire Hunter by Rich Moyer

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Mertales: The Best Friend Promise by Rebecca Timmis

Title: Mertales: The Best Friend Promise Author: Rebecca Timmis Genre: Fantasy Publisher: Albert Street Books/Allen and Unwin Published: 2nd July 2021 Format: Paperback Pages: $14.99 Synopsis: A sea-sational new series, packed with mermagic and flipperific adventure. Today is Pearl's ninth birthday, and she is planning a sea-sational day with her best friends. But when Pearl… Continue reading Mertales: The Best Friend Promise by Rebecca Timmis

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The Snow Pony by Alison Lester

Title: The Snow Pony Author: Alison Lester Genre: Fiction Publisher: Allen and Unwin Published: 2nd July 2021 Format: Paperback Pages: 240 Price: $16.99 Synopsis: An authentic, compelling bush drama classic from Alison Lester, set in the high snow plains of south-eastern Australia. Only Dusty can ride the Snow Pony. And no one but Dusty will… Continue reading The Snow Pony by Alison Lester

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Chatterpuss by Josh Pyke, illustrated by Daron Parton

Title: Chatterpuss Author: Josh Pyke, illustrated by Daron Parton Genre: Fiction Publisher: Scholastic Australia Published: 1st July 2021 Format: Hardcover Pages: 32 Price: $17.99 Synopsis: Ages 3+ An exciting new picture book from award-winning  singer/songwriter, Josh PykeMeet Chatterpuss—a cat who really loves to chat!Glenn the hen just wants peace and quiet. But when the big… Continue reading Chatterpuss by Josh Pyke, illustrated by Daron Parton

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Lucy and Copper by Mandy Foot

Title: Lucy and Copper Author: Mandy Foot Genre: Contemporary Publisher: Hachette/Lothian Published: 30th June 2021 Format: Paperback Pages: 32 Price: $16.99 Synopsis: From beloved Australian author-illustrator Mandy Foot comes the story of a girl and her horse that will warm the heart of every animal lover. Smudge has been Lucy's best friend since she was… Continue reading Lucy and Copper by Mandy Foot

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Twitch by M.G. Leonard

Title: Twitch Twitch by M.G. Leonard Author: M.G. Leonard Genre: Mystery Publisher: Walker Books Australia Published: 2nd June 2021 Format: Paperback Pages: 304 Price: $18.99 Synopsis: The internationally bestselling author of Beetle Boy writes a thrilling mystery adventure about friendship, bravery and the wonderful world of birds, starring a birdwatching detective called Twitch. Can a birdwatcher outwit… Continue reading Twitch by M.G. Leonard

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Little Gem and the Mysterious Letters by Anna Zobel

Title: Little Gem and the Mysterious Letters Little Gem and the Mysterious Letters by Anna Zobel Author: Anna Zobel Genre: Fantasy Publisher: Puffin Published: 1st June 2021 Format: Paperback Pages: 272 Price: $14.99 Synopsis: An adorable and charming new story about everyone's favourite witch Little Gem. A sparkling gem of a read for anyone who… Continue reading Little Gem and the Mysterious Letters by Anna Zobel

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Pet Sitters: Purple Panic by Ella Shine

Title: Pet Sitters: Purple Panic Author: Ella Shine Genre: Contemporary Fiction Publisher: Puddle Dog Press Published: November 2020 Format: Paperback Pages: 60 Price: $12.99 Synopsis: Two pet sitters. One talking cat. What could possibly go wrong? Princess Gina’s owner is very fussy but Cassie and Lina think they’ll be able to care for her guinea… Continue reading Pet Sitters: Purple Panic by Ella Shine