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My Australian Story: Escape from Cockatoo Island by Yvette Poshoglian

Title: My Australian Story: Escape from Cockatoo Island Author: Yvette Poshoglian Genre: Historical Fiction Publisher: Omnibus/Scholastic Published: 2nd January 2021 Format: Paperback Pages: 185 Price: $17.99 Synopsis: It is 1879 and life in the Biloela Industrial School is tough for eleven-year-old orphan, Olivia Markham. Her windswept days are filled with sewing, washing, aimless roaming, avoiding… Continue reading My Australian Story: Escape from Cockatoo Island by Yvette Poshoglian

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Rise of the School of Good and Evil by Soman Chainani

Title: Rise of the School of Good and Evil Author: Soman Chainani Genre: Fantasy Publisher: HarperCollins Australia Published: 1st June 2022 Format: Paperback Pages: 368 Price: $17.99 Synopsis: The battle between Good and Evil begins. Two brothers. One Good. One Evil. Together they watch over the Endless Woods. Together they choose the students for the… Continue reading Rise of the School of Good and Evil by Soman Chainani

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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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Zadie Ma and the Dog Who Chased the Moon by Gabrielle Wang

Title: Zadie Ma and the Dog Who Chased the Moon Author: Gabrielle Wang Genre: Historical Fiction Publisher: Penguin Random House/Puffin Published: 31st May 2022 Format: Paperback Pages: 272 Price: $16.99 Synopsis: Meet Zadie Ma, a girl who writes magical stories that sometimes come true. Can Zadie bring to life her most important story of all… Continue reading Zadie Ma and the Dog Who Chased the Moon by Gabrielle Wang

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Ella at Eden: Eden Stars by Laura Sieveking

Title: Ella at Eden: Eden Stars Author: Laura Sieveking Genre: Fiction Publisher: Scholastic Australia Published: 1st May 2022 Format: Paperback Pages: 192 Price: $15.99 Synopsis: The Eden College girls can't believe it. The famous child-movie star, Ariel Anderson, is going to be starring in a new movie ... which is being filmed at their school!… Continue reading Ella at Eden: Eden Stars by Laura Sieveking

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Gus and the Starlight by Victoria Carless

Title: Gus and the Starlight Author: Victoria Carless Genre: Literary Publisher: HarperCollins Australia Published: 4th May 2022 Format: Paperback Pages: 320 Price: $16.99 Synopsis: A spine-tingling and heart-warming story about friendship and finding your special place in the world. Gus doesn't want to make friends. She also doesn't want to be intrigued by the cat-lady… Continue reading Gus and the Starlight by Victoria Carless

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The Callers by Kiah Thomas

Title: The Callers Author: Kiah Thomas Genre: Fantasy/Science Fiction Publisher: HarperCollins Australia Published: 4th May 2022 Format: Paperback Pages: 224 Price: $15.99 Synopsis: CALLERS CAN CONJURE ANYTHING OUT OF THIN AIR.BUT WHAT IF THE THINGS DON'T COME FROM NOTHING?WHAT IF THEY'RE TAKEN FROM . . . SOMEONE ELSE? In the world of Elipsom, the ability… Continue reading The Callers by Kiah Thomas

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The Wearing of the Green by Claire Saxby

Title: The Wearing of the Green Author: Claire Saxby Genre: Historical Fiction Publisher: Walker Books Australia Published: 1st April 2022 Format: Paperback Pages: 192 Price: $19.99 Synopsis: A powerful historical novel exploring themes of racism, classism and gender expectations present in a growing nation. When Biddy arrives in Melbourne from Ireland in 1850, she knows… Continue reading The Wearing of the Green by Claire Saxby

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The Frozen Unicorn by Alice Hemming

Title: The Frozen Unicorn Author: Alice Hemming Genre: Fantasy Publisher: Scholastic UK Published: 1st April 2022 Format: Paperback Pages: 384 Price: $16.99 Synopsis: When a usually prosperous kingdom is caught in the grasp of a cruel winter, the community is thrown into terrible poverty. As winter continues and becomes known as the Dark Curse plaguing… Continue reading The Frozen Unicorn by Alice Hemming

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Nisha’s War by Dan Smith

Title: Nisha’s War Author: Dan Smith Genre: Historical Fiction Publisher: Chicken House Published: 1st April 2022 Format: Paperback Pages: 368 Price: $16.99 Synopsis: 1942. Nisha has escaped the terror of the Japanese invasion of Singapore. Missing the heat  of home in Malaya, her grandmother’s house in the North of England seems especially cold and grey.… Continue reading Nisha’s War by Dan Smith