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Playing Beatie Bow by Ruth Park

Title: Playing Beatie Bow Author: Ruth Park Genre: Historical Fiction Publisher: Puffin Published: 31st January 1982 Format: Paperback Pages: 208 Price: $16.99 Synopsis:  A thrilling adventure story for children and young adults by Ruth Park, Playing Beatie Bow follows Abigail as she is swept back to the Sydney of a hundred years ago by a scary game.… Continue reading Playing Beatie Bow by Ruth Park

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Marcie Gill and the Caravan Park Cat by Monica McInerny

Title: Marcie Gill and the Caravan Park Cat Author: Monica McInerny Genre: Contemporary, magical realism Publisher: Puffin Published: 2nd November 2021 Format: Hardcover Pages: 256 Price: $19.99 Synopsis: This heartwarming story by award-winning and bestselling author Monica McInerney will delight readers young and old. Marcie Gill hasn’t had a great start to the Christmas holidays.… Continue reading Marcie Gill and the Caravan Park Cat by Monica McInerny

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Challenge Completed – Australian Women Writers Challenge 2021

2021 marks the end of the Australian Women Writer’s challenge as a general challenge focusing on women authors throughout Australian history. From next year, it shifts focus to the unknown, lesser recognised authors from the 19th and early 20th century. Interesting, but I don’t think I’ll be able to focus on that with all my… Continue reading Challenge Completed – Australian Women Writers Challenge 2021

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Elsewhere Girls by Emily Gale and Nova Weetman

Title: Elsewhere Girls Author: Emily Gale and Nova Weetman Genre: Time slip, historical fiction Publisher: Text Publishing Published: 4th May 2021 Format: Paperback Pages: 320 Price: $16.99 Synopsis: It’s midnight and I’m alone in the kitchen eating a cold potato scallop. Coach O'Call would say something like, ‘That’s not what I expect from a scholarship… Continue reading Elsewhere Girls by Emily Gale and Nova Weetman

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Ella at Eden: The London Thief by Laura Sieveking

Title: Ella at Eden: The London Thief Author: Laura Sieveking Genre: Contemporary Publisher: Scholastic Australia Published: 1st November 2021 Format: Paperback Pages: 192 Price: $15.99 Synopsis: Ella and Grace are off to London to represent Eden College in an international art competition. They’ll be staying in a proper English boarding school, and their art will… Continue reading Ella at Eden: The London Thief by Laura Sieveking

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Grace’s Escape by Louise Park

Title: Grace’s Escape Author: Louise Park Genre: Magical Realism, Historical Fiction Publisher: Berbay Publishing Published: 29th September 2021 Format: Paperback Pages: 272 Price: $16.99 Synopsis: Grace and her mother have moved from Broome to a real-life Victorian castle, steeped in literary history. Intrepid Grace has discovered that she can slip back in time, but what… Continue reading Grace’s Escape by Louise Park

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Grace’s Secrets by Louise Park

Title: Grace’s Secrets Author: Louise Park Genre: Magical Realism Publisher: Berbay Publishing Published: 29th September 2019 Format: Hardcover Pages: 136 Price: $19.99 Synopsis: When twelve-year-old Grace trades her tropical home in Western Australia for a faraway castle, Victorian costumes and a village trapped in time she thinks it’s the fresh start she desperately needs. But… Continue reading Grace’s Secrets by Louise Park

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QBD Reading Challenge Wrap-up Post

As the year comes to a close, so are my reading challenges, and I’m getting very close to being able to tick all of them off. With one left to complete – The Australian Women Writer’s Challenge – I’ve managed to wrap every other challenge. My one hurdle with this challenge was a coffee table… Continue reading QBD Reading Challenge Wrap-up Post

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November 2021 Round Up

I only read eleven books in November – part of that time was spent writing and part of that time spent writing lots of reviews and working hard on a quiz, so my focus was very split last month, so I am hoping December allows me to catch up and get through those final books… Continue reading November 2021 Round Up

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The School Spy (Ella at Eden #5) by Laura Sieveking

Title: The School Spy (Ella at Eden #5) Author: Laura Sieveking Genre: Contemporary Publisher: Scholastic Australia Published: 1st August 2021 Format: Paperback Pages:$14.99 Price: 192 Synopsis: There's a new girl in Ella's class and she is all kinds of mean. Even though Ella tries to give her a chance, she is making life difficult for… Continue reading The School Spy (Ella at Eden #5) by Laura Sieveking