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August and Jones by Pip Harry

Title: August and Jones Author: Pip Harry Genre: Contemporary Publisher: Hachette Australia Published: 29th June 2022 Format: Paperback Pages: 290 Price: $16.99 Synopsis: From the CBCA Award-winning author of The Little Wave comes the story of two extraordinary kids who discover the life-changing power of friendship and teamwork. Eleven-year-old Jones Kirby has just moved to Sydney from her farm… Continue reading August and Jones by Pip Harry

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The Little Wave by Pip Harry

Title: The Little Wave Author: Pip Harry Genre: Verse Fiction Publisher: University of Queensland Press Published: 7th May 2019 Format: Paperback Pages: 240 Price: $16.95 Synopsis: When a Manly school sets out to bring a country class to the city for a beach visit, three very different kids find each other and themselves. Noah is… Continue reading The Little Wave by Pip Harry

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When Only One by Meg Gatland-Veness

Title: When Only One Author: Meg Gatland-Veness Genre: Fiction Publisher: Pantera Press Published: 31st May 2022 Format: Paperback Pages: 288 Price: $19.99 Synopsis: ‘There’s someone in the school. Someone who’s not supposed to be there. This person is walking towards the classroom. They’re holding something in their hands. Something terrifying.’ Sam lives with his mum,… Continue reading When Only One by Meg Gatland-Veness

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Remarkably Ruby by Terri Libenson

Title: Remarkably Ruby Author: Terri Libenson Genre: Fiction Publisher: HarperCollins Australia Published: 1st June 2022 Format: Paperback Pages: 384  Price: $17.99 Synopsis: REMARKABLY RUBY is the sixth and latest book in the best-selling Emmie & Friends series. This time, the spotlight is on that fleeting background character we’ve all come to know and love as… Continue reading Remarkably Ruby by Terri Libenson

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Miss Mary-Kate’s Guide to Monsters: The Wrath of the Woolington Wyrm by Karen Foxlee

Title: Miss Mary-Kate’s Guide to Monsters: The Wrath of the Woolington Wyrm Author: Karen Foxlee Genre: Adventure/Mystery Publisher: Allen and Unwin Published: 31st May 2022 Format: Paperback Pages: 288 Price: $14.99 Synopsis: Miss Mary-Kate Martin might be anxious, but she's not scared of monsters. Travelling the globe with her famous archaeologist mother, Mary-Kate helps solve… Continue reading Miss Mary-Kate’s Guide to Monsters: The Wrath of the Woolington Wyrm by Karen Foxlee

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The Bravest Word by Kate Foster

Title: The Bravest Word Author: Kate Foster Genre: Fiction Publisher: Walker Books Published: 4th May 2022 Format: Paperback Pages: 240 Price: $17.99 Synopsis: A rescue story of love and trust between a boy and a dog from the talented author of Paws. Do you hear that? You’re Cliff now, and your life is going to get… Continue reading The Bravest Word by Kate Foster

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March 2022 Reading Round-up

In March I read twenty-one books. Most of them were Australian books, and mostly Australian women. Some are not out yet (at date of posting this), and three were quiz books, so I haven’t reviewed those. I have almost finished my Dymocks and QBD reading challenges. Even though I am well past my level for… Continue reading March 2022 Reading Round-up

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We Were Wolves by Jason Cockcroft

Title: We Were Wolves We Were Wolves by Jason Cockcroft Author: Jason Cockcroft Genre: Fiction Publisher: Walker Books/Andersen Press Published: 2nd June 2021 Format: Hardcover Pages: 216 Price: $26.99 Synopsis: An intense, darkly spellbinding story of a boy awaiting his father's return from prison as an ancient woodland awakes Boy lives in a caravan on… Continue reading We Were Wolves by Jason Cockcroft

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Feelings #3: The Worried Elephant by Phillip Gwynne

Title: Feelings #3: The Worried Elephant Author: Phillip Gwynne Genre: Fiction Publisher: Scholastic Australia Published: 1st May 2021 Format: Paperback Pages: 24 Price: $15.99 Synopsis: There is so much bad news in the world. Elephant is worried. So worried that he can’t do any of the activities he loves anymore. Can Elephant learn to manage… Continue reading Feelings #3: The Worried Elephant by Phillip Gwynne

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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