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Little Lion: A Long Way Home by Saroo Brierly, illustrated by Bruce Whateley

Title: Little Lion: A Long Way Home Author: Saroo Brierly, illustrated by Bruce Whateley Genre: Non-fiction Publisher: Puffin Published: 3rd November 2020 Format: Hardcover Pages: 40 Price: $24.99 Synopsis: The extraordinary and inspiring true story that became an internationally bestselling book and award-winning film, Lion. Now a stunning picture book illustrated by multi-award-winning illustrator, Bruce Whatley.… Continue reading Little Lion: A Long Way Home by Saroo Brierly, illustrated by Bruce Whateley

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October Wrap Up 2020

As we head into the pointy end of the year, I’ve had to make the decision to change the way I tackle challenges, doubling up where I can, and even thinking about reducing the challenges I take on next year, due to the overly prescriptive nature of the reading challenges that are available, and at… Continue reading October Wrap Up 2020

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Pandemic by Jackie French and Bruce Whateley

Title: Pandemic Author: Jackie French and Bruce Whateley Genre: Historical Fiction Publisher: Scholastic Australia Published: 1st November 2020 Format: Hardback Pages: 24 Price: $24.99 Synopsis: Ages 4+ Incredible story based on true events – showing how kindness and quarantine can prevail in a pandemic Perfect, positive resource for discussions about the 2020 pandemic Exquisite illustrations… Continue reading Pandemic by Jackie French and Bruce Whateley

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Whitney and Britney: Chicken Detectives by Lucinda Gifford

Title: Whitney and Britney: Chicken Detectives Author: Lucinda Gifford Genre: Mystery Publisher: Scholastic Australia Published: 1st November 2020 Format: Hardback Pages: 32 Price:  $17.99 Synopsis: Sequel to bestselling Whitney and Britney: Chicken Divas featured in ALIA National Simultaneous Storytime 2020The Chicken Divas are back! And this time, they have a mystery to solve . .… Continue reading Whitney and Britney: Chicken Detectives by Lucinda Gifford

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Macca and Al, Super Pals by Matt Cosgrove

Title: Macca and Al, Super Pals Author: Matt Cosgrove Genre: Fiction Publisher: Scholastic Australia Published: 1st November 2020 Format: Hardcover Pages: 24 Price: $17.99 Synopsis: Macca and Al are here to save the day! When these best-pal alpacas decide to dress up as superheroes and do good deeds, things don’t go quite as planned.But with… Continue reading Macca and Al, Super Pals by Matt Cosgrove

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The Grinny, Granny Donkey by Craig Smith, Katz Cowley (illustrator)

Title: The Grinny, Granny Donkey Author: Craig Smith, Katz Cowley (illustrator) Genre: Humour Publisher: Scholastic Australia Published: 1st November 2020 Format: Hardcover Pages: 24 Price: $17.99 Synopsis: The Grinny Granny Donkey is the third book from Craig Smith and Katz Cowley, the creative team behind the Scottish Granny internet sensation, The Wonky Donkey! At a… Continue reading The Grinny, Granny Donkey by Craig Smith, Katz Cowley (illustrator)

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The Fire Wombat by Jackie French, illustrated by Danny Snell

Title: The Fire Wombat Author: Jackie French, illustrated by Danny Snell Genre: Survival stories, adventure Publisher: HarperCollins Australia Published: 29th October 2020 Format: Hardcover Pages: 24 Price: $19.99 Synopsis: As the bushfire swallowed up the world they knew, a wombat shared her burrow with other animals. As the flames of the bushfire approach, one small… Continue reading The Fire Wombat by Jackie French, illustrated by Danny Snell

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Rainshaker Blog tour: Rainshaker by Elizabeth Mary Cummings, illustrated by Cheri Hughes

Title: Rainshaker Author: Elizabeth Mary Cummings, illustrated by Cheri Hughes Genre: Fiction Publisher: Big Sky Publishing Published: 12th October 2020 Format: Paperback Pages: 32 Price: $12.50 Synopsis: When Erin finds a snow shaker her imagination is ignited and she embarks on a magical journey of possibility of what if? In a world of droughts and… Continue reading Rainshaker Blog tour: Rainshaker by Elizabeth Mary Cummings, illustrated by Cheri Hughes

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Books and Bites Bingo A Neil Gaiman book: Pirate Stew by Neil Gaiman and Chris Riddell

Moving through Books and Bites Bingo, I am finally able to tick off another category. A book by Neil Gaiman, and for this I am using new release Pirate Stew, illustrated by Chris Riddell. This is a delightful story, told in verse form that all ages can enjoy. It is filled with pirates and diverse… Continue reading Books and Bites Bingo A Neil Gaiman book: Pirate Stew by Neil Gaiman and Chris Riddell

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Scary Bird by Michael Streich

Title: Scary Bird Author: Michael Streich Genre: Fiction Publisher: Scholastic Australia Published: October 2020 Format: Hardcover Pages: 32 Price: $17.99 Synopsis: There’s a new bird in the aviary . . .and everyone’s in a flap!He’s strange and different . . . and SCARY!Will the scary bird ever feel at home with the others? A fresh… Continue reading Scary Bird by Michael Streich