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The School for Talking Pets by Kelli Anne Hawkins

Title: The School for Talking Pets Author: Kelli Anne Hawkins Genre: Magical Realism Publisher: HarperCollins Australia Published: 1st September 2021 Format: Paperback Pages: 336 Price: $16.99 Synopsis: DOCTOR DOLITTLE MEETS WILLY WONKA IN THIS FUNNY AND THRILLING ADVENTURE FROM AN EXCITING NEW VOICE. Pets? Tick!TALKING pets? Double tick!Silly spies, secret plots and one shy kid… Continue reading The School for Talking Pets by Kelli Anne Hawkins

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Maria’s Island by Victoria Hislop

Title: Maria’s Island Maria's Island by Victoria Hislop Author: Victoria Hislop Genre: Historical Fiction Publisher: Walker Books Published: 2nd June 2021 Format: Hardcover Pages: 128 Price: $24.99 Synopsis: A dramatic and moving story set in the same world as the international bestseller The Island from the celebrated novelist Victoria Hislop. The absorbing story of the Cretan village… Continue reading Maria’s Island by Victoria Hislop

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Monty’s Island: Beady Bold and the Yum-Yams by Emily Rodda

Title: Monty’s Island: Beady Bold and the Yum-Yams Author: Emily Rodda Genre: Fiction Publisher: Allen and Unwin Published: 4th August 2020 Format: Paperback Pages: 176 Price: $14.99 Synopsis: Monty lives on a perfect island in the middle of a magical sea. Sometimes the sea throws up something interesting … and Monty goes on an amazing… Continue reading Monty’s Island: Beady Bold and the Yum-Yams by Emily Rodda

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Monty’s Island: Scary Mary and the Stripe Spell by Emily Rodda and Lucinda Gifford (Illustrator)

Title: Monty’s Island: Scary Mary and the Stripe Spell Author: Emily Rodda and Lucinda Gifford (Illustrator) Genre: Adventure Publisher: Allen and Unwin Published: March 2020 Format: Paperback Pages: 176 Price: $14.99 Synopsis: Monty lives on a perfect island in the middle of a magical sea. Sometimes the sea throws up something interesting … and Monty… Continue reading Monty’s Island: Scary Mary and the Stripe Spell by Emily Rodda and Lucinda Gifford (Illustrator)

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Pippa’s Island: Camp Castaway by Belinda Murrell

Title: Pippa’s Island: Camp Castaway Author: Belinda Murrell Genre: Fiction Publisher: Penguin Random House Published: 2nd April 2018 Format: Paperback Pages: 240 Price: $14.99 Synopsis: Pippa and friends are off to a tiny tropical island for school camp - but what happens when their group are split up? The students in class 5M are heading… Continue reading Pippa’s Island: Camp Castaway by Belinda Murrell

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November Round up 2019

Nearly at the end of the year – and I am compiling my reads and reviews from November. Between work, reviewing and my own reading, I read eighteen books in November, bringing me to 188 for the year in total, and twelve of those books were by Australian women. In November, I participated in #AusReadingMonth… Continue reading November Round up 2019

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Pippa’s Island: The Beach Shack Café by Belinda Murrell

Title: Pippa’s Island: The Beach Shack Café Author: Belinda Murrell Genre: Fiction Publisher: Penguin Random House Published: 3rd July 2017 Format: Paperback Pages: 240 Price: $14.99 Synopsis: A gorgeous new series about friendships, family and seaside adventures, from our beloved bestselling author Belinda Murrell! Pippa has just arrived at a new school, in a new… Continue reading Pippa’s Island: The Beach Shack Café by Belinda Murrell

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Pre-Release Review: Beneath the Mother Tree by D.M. Cameron

Title: Beneath the Mother Tree Author: D.M. Cameron Genre: Literary Fiction, Mystery Publisher: MidnightSun Publishing Published: 1st August 2018 Format: Paperback Pages: 336 Price: $32.99 Synopsis: A spine-chilling mystery and contemporary love story, Beneath the Mother Tree plays out in a unique and wild Australian setting, interweaving Indigenous history and Irish mythology. On a small island, something… Continue reading Pre-Release Review: Beneath the Mother Tree by D.M. Cameron

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The Stolen Child by Lisa Carey

Title: The Stolen Child Author: Lisa Carey Genre: Fiction Publisher: Hachette Published: 10 January 2017 Format: Paperback Pages: 325 Price: $32.99 Synopsis: On an island where dreams can come true, be careful what you wish for St Brigid's is a remote island off the west coast of Ireland. It is a barren place and its… Continue reading The Stolen Child by Lisa Carey