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Eliza Vanda’s Button Box by Emily Rodda

Title: Eliza Vanda’s Button Box Author: Emily Rodda Genre: Magical Realism Publisher: HarperCollins Australia Published: 5th May 2021 Format: Hardcover Pages: 288 Price: $22.99 Synopsis: From the author of the award-winning His Name was Walter comes another magical mystery story that will delight Emily Rodda fans. Buttons three, attend to me! Take me where I want to… Continue reading Eliza Vanda’s Button Box by Emily Rodda

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April 2021 Round Up

In April, I read 17 books, mostly Australian, across various genres and issues and styles, aimed at different age groups. I read a lot for kids, from picture books to middle grade books, young adult and adult. I also chipped away at more of my challenges, and have extended my Aussie Author Challenge beyond the… Continue reading April 2021 Round Up

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Night Ride into Danger by Jackie French

Title: Night Ride into Danger Author: Jackie French Genre: Historical Fiction Publisher: HarperCollins Australia Published: 5th May 2021 Format: Paperback Pages: 256 Price: $16.99 Synopsis: Six mysterious passengers and seven dark secrets. Who can be trusted? It's a dark and dangerous journey for the Cobb and Co night mail coach, but when his coach-driver father… Continue reading Night Ride into Danger by Jackie French

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A Glasshouse of Stars by Shirley Marr

Title: A Glasshouse of Stars Author: Shirley Marr Genre: Contemporary Fiction Publisher: Puffin Published: 4th May 2021 Format: Paperback Pages: 288 Price: $16.99 Synopsis: An exquisite, heartbreakingly beautiful gem of a novel for anyone who loved Wonder, Lenny's Book of Everything, A Monster Calls or When You Reach Me. 'Heart-twisting and hopeful, bursting with big feelings and gentle magic. This… Continue reading A Glasshouse of Stars by Shirley Marr

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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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Wednesday Weeks and the Tower of Shadows by Denis Knight and Cristy Burne

Title: Wednesday Weeks and the Tower of Shadows Author: Denis Knight and Cristy Burne Genre: Fantasy Publisher: Hachette/Lothian Children’s Books Published: 27th April 2021 Format: Paperback Pages: 250 Price: $16.99 Synopsis:  A seriously smart and funny new series about a reluctant sorcerer's apprentice who would rather study science than magic, which asks the question: In… Continue reading Wednesday Weeks and the Tower of Shadows by Denis Knight and Cristy Burne

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Michaela Mason’s Big List of 23 Worries by Alexa Moses

Title: Michaela Mason’s Big List of 23 Worries Author: Alexa Moses Genre: Contemporary Fiction Publisher: Scholastic Australia Published: 1st April 2021 Format: Paperback Pages: 192 Price: $15.99 Synopsis: ‘I’ve been making lists ever since I could write. It relaxes me.By writing my worries down, I feel as if I’m removing them from my mind and… Continue reading Michaela Mason’s Big List of 23 Worries by Alexa Moses

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200 Minutes of Mystery by Jack Heath

Title: 200 Minutes of Mystery Author: Jack Heath Genre: Mystery Publisher: Scholastic Australia Published: 1st April 2021 Format: Paperback Pages: 144 Price: $14.99 Synopsis: The next instalment in Jack Heath’s best-selling Minutes of Danger series 10 death-defying short stories, each with a mystery to solve in 20* minutes of reading timeEach story counts down from… Continue reading 200 Minutes of Mystery by Jack Heath

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Everything We Keep by Di Walker

Title: Everything We Keep Author: Di Walker Genre: Contemporary Fiction Publisher: Omnibus/Scholastic Australia Published: 1st April 2021 Format: Paperback Pages: 304 Price: $18.99 Synopsis: Age 9+ ·  Emotive middle grade fiction ·  Explores issues of foster families, anxiety, hoarding ·  Intelligently written, exploring difficult topics in a gentle and compassionate way ·  A talented author… Continue reading Everything We Keep by Di Walker

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The Holocaust: A Chronicle of History and Hope by Hugh Dolan, illustrated by Adrian Barbu

Title: The Holocaust: A Chronicle of History and Hope Author: Hugh Dolan, illustrated by Adrian Barbu Genre: Historical Fiction Publisher: Scholastic Press Australia Published: 1st April 2021 Format: Paperback Pages: 80 Price: $19.99 Synopsis: Age 9+ ·  Powerful, moving, graphic novel ·  Personal stories against a broad historical context ·  Incorporates original images and documents… Continue reading The Holocaust: A Chronicle of History and Hope by Hugh Dolan, illustrated by Adrian Barbu