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Ella at Eden: Camp Midnight by Laura Sieveking

Title: Ella at Eden: Camp Midnight Author: Laura Sieveking Genre: Contemporary Publisher: Scholastic Australia Published: 1st April 2021 Format: Paperback Pages: 192 Price: $15.99 Synopsis: The girls from Eden College are going on a camping trip to Mount Midnight National Park. Ella is nervous but excited about camping in a tent in the middle of… Continue reading Ella at Eden: Camp Midnight by Laura Sieveking

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Hattie and Olaf by Frida Nilsson (translated by Julia Marshall)

Title: Hattie and Olaf Author: Frida Nilsson (translated by Julia Marshall) Genre: Contemporary Publisher: Gecko Press/Walker Books Published: 4th August 2021 Format: Paperback Pages: 184 Price: $16.99 Synopsis: The audacious and captivating Hattie and her best friend Linda navigate the social politics of their first school years in this funny illustrated chapter book Hattie wants… Continue reading Hattie and Olaf by Frida Nilsson (translated by Julia Marshall)

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The Way to Impossible Island by Sophie Kirtley

Title: The Way to Impossible Island Author: Sophie Kirtley Genre: Magical Realism, Time Slip Publisher: Bloomsbury Australia Published: 3rd August 2021 Format: Paperback Pages: 320 Price: $14.99 Synopsis: Born with a serious heart condition, Dara has been waiting for his Big Operation forever, and this summer it's finally going to happen. The moment his heart… Continue reading The Way to Impossible Island by Sophie Kirtley

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The Travelling Bookshop: Mim and the Baffling Bully by Katrina Nannestad

Title: The Travelling Bookshop: Mim and the Baffling Bully Author: Katrina Nannestad Genre: Contemporary Publisher: ABC Books/HarperCollins Australia Published: 28th July 2021 Format: Paperback Pages: 224 Price: $14.99 Synopsis: The right book might just change your life ... Mim Cohen roams the world in a travelling bookshop, with her dad and brother and a horse… Continue reading The Travelling Bookshop: Mim and the Baffling Bully by Katrina Nannestad

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June 2021 Reading Wrap Up

   In June 2021, I read 20 books, and have reviewed them all. My totals for my challenges have reached the following numbers: Modern Mrs Darcy – 13/14 Australian Authors Challenge – 24/24 (57) AWW2021 – 90/50 Dymocks Reading Challenge – 24/26 QBD Reading Challenge – 24/26 Overall goal – 147/170 Total Australian authors read:… Continue reading June 2021 Reading Wrap Up

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Super Geeks: Planet Pancake by James Hart

Title: Super Geeks: Planet Pancake Author: James Hart Genre: Science Fiction Publisher: Puffin Published: 2nd July 2021 Format: Paperback Pages: 208 Price: $14.99 Synopsis: Zeek and Arnie are back in another hilarious action-packed adventure featuring pirates, pancakes and the edge of the world . . . When Zeek and Arnie hear about a heap of… Continue reading Super Geeks: Planet Pancake by James Hart

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Blog Tour: Max Booth, Future Sleuth: Map Trap Cameron MacIntosh

Title: Max Booth, Future Sleuth: Map Trap Author: Cameron MacIntosh Genre: Science Fiction Publisher: Big Sky Publishing Published: 7th June 2021 Format: Paperback Pages: 128 Price: $12.99 Synopsis: There’s a new sleuth in town — he’s fun, funny, and very 2424! It’s 2424. Super Sleuth Max Booth is uncovering the secrets of 20th century gadgets… Continue reading Blog Tour: Max Booth, Future Sleuth: Map Trap Cameron MacIntosh

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May 2021 Round Up

Current stats: Modern Mrs Darcy – 13/14 Australian Authors Challenge – 24/24 (47) AWW2021 – 75/50 Dymocks Reading Challenge – 24/26 QBD Reading Challenge – 24/26 Overall goal – 122/170 In May, I managed to read 36 books, with a vast majority by Australian authors, and have almost finished my reading challenges – with a… Continue reading May 2021 Round Up

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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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The Right Way to Rock by Nat Amoore

Title: The Right Way to Rock Author: Nat Amoore Genre: Fiction Publisher: Puffin Published: 1st June 2021 Format: Paperback Pages: 352 Price: $14.99 Synopsis: The rockin' story of two new friends, one arts fiasco and a whole lot of music. Without music, the world is just blah. That’s my take on life, anyway. Mum says… Continue reading The Right Way to Rock by Nat Amoore