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Real Pigeons Fight Crime by Andrew McDonald, illustrated by Ben Wood

Title: Real Pigeons Fight Crime Author: Andrew McDonald, illustrated by Ben Wood Genre: Mystery Publisher: Hardie Grant Egmont Published: 1st July 2018 Format: Paperback Pages: 204 Price: $14.99 Synopsis: Ever wonder why pigeons always act so weird? It’s because they’re out there chasing the bad guys and saving your butts!Did you know your city is… Continue reading Real Pigeons Fight Crime by Andrew McDonald, illustrated by Ben Wood

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Zoo Crew #1 by Author: Guy Edmonds and Matt Zeremes, illustrated by Peter William Popple

Title: Zoo Crew #1 Author: Guy Edmonds and Matt Zeremes, illustrated by Peter William Popple Genre: Humour Publisher: Scholastic Australia Published: 1st September 2021 Format: Paperback Pages: 192 Price: $15.99 Synopsis: Age 6 +. A zany, ALL-NEW junior fiction comedy series from Emmy Kids Award-winning TV writers Matt Zeremes and Guy Edmonds. Hilarious stories about… Continue reading Zoo Crew #1 by Author: Guy Edmonds and Matt Zeremes, illustrated by Peter William Popple

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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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Shockingly Good Stories by R.A. Spratt

Title: Shockingly Good Stories Shockingly Good Stories by RA Spratt Author: R.A. Spratt Genre: Fiction Publisher: Puffin Published: 2nd July 2021 Format: Paperback Pages: 240 Price: $19.99 Synopsis: Piranhas on the run, stolen sandwiches, chocolate waterfalls and so much more! From R.A. Spratt, bestselling author of Friday Barnes, comes this collection of twenty short stories… Continue reading Shockingly Good Stories by R.A. Spratt

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Pig the Monster by Aaron Blabey

Title: Pig the Monster Author: Aaron Blabey Genre: Fiction Publisher: Scholastic Australia Published: 1st July 2021 Format: Hardcover Pages: 24 Price: $17.99 Synopsis: Over EIGHT MILLION Pig books in print! Trick or treat! Pig, the world’s greediest Pug, is back in time for Halloween, and he wants TREATS! TREATS! TREATS! TREATS! Hilarious new story, filled… Continue reading Pig the Monster by Aaron Blabey

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Drum Roll Please…it’s Stevie Louise! by Tanya Hennessy

Title: Drum Roll Please…it’s Stevie Louise! Author: Tanya Hennessy Genre: Comedy Publisher: Allen and Unwin/Albert Street Books Published: 4th May 2021 Format: Paperback Pages: 184 Price: $14.99 Synopsis: A delightfully funny and deeply relatable junior fiction story from one of Australia's most loved multi-media stars. Meet Stevie Louise. She is an entrepreneur (that's like a… Continue reading Drum Roll Please…it’s Stevie Louise! by Tanya Hennessy

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How Not to Annoy Mum by Dave Hughes, Holly Ife, illustrated by Heath McKenzie

Title: How Not to Annoy Mum Author: Dave Hughes, Holly Ife, illustrated by Heath McKenzie Genre: Humour Publisher: Scholastic Australia Published: 1st April 2021 Format: Hardcover Pages: 24 Price: $17.99 Synopsis: From hugely popular comedian and TV/Radio personality DAVE HUGHES and Holly Ife!Hilarious sequel to the best-selling book How Not To Annoy DadThe Koala family… Continue reading How Not to Annoy Mum by Dave Hughes, Holly Ife, illustrated by Heath McKenzie

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Princess Benjamina has a Very Cheeky Bum by Claire Hooper

Title: Princess Benjamina has a Very Cheeky Bum Author: Claire Hooper Genre: Fiction Publisher: Albert Street Publishing/Allen and Unwin Published: 30th March 2021 Format: Hardcover Pages: 32 Price: $19.99 Synopsis: When you are trying to find your inner voice, sometimes you need to look behind you! This delightful tale, bursting with humour, proves that behind… Continue reading Princess Benjamina has a Very Cheeky Bum by Claire Hooper

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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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Nelson: Broccoli and Spies by Andrew Levins

Title: Nelson: Broccoli and Spies Author: Andrew Levins Genre: Fiction Publisher: Puffin Published: 5th January 2021 Format: Paperback Pages:  176 Price: $12.99 Synopsis: The second book in the totally outrageous adventures of Nelson Hunter – the boy who hates vegetables. Featuring a serious spy mystery and an epic broccoli-fuelled battle! Nelson is a hilarious illustrated… Continue reading Nelson: Broccoli and Spies by Andrew Levins