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Serpentine by Philip Pullman

Title: Serpentine Author: Philip Pullman Genre: Fantasy Publisher: Penguin Random House Published: 23rd November 2020 Format: Hardcover Pages: 80 Price: $16.99 Synopsis: A story in the Arctic from the world of His Dark Materials and The Book of Dust by master storyteller, Philip Pullman. 'Lyra Silvertongue, you're very welcome . . . Yes, I know your new name. Serafina… Continue reading Serpentine by Philip Pullman

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October Wrap Up 2020

As we head into the pointy end of the year, I’ve had to make the decision to change the way I tackle challenges, doubling up where I can, and even thinking about reducing the challenges I take on next year, due to the overly prescriptive nature of the reading challenges that are available, and at… Continue reading October Wrap Up 2020

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Kensy and Max: Full Speed by Jacqueline Harvey

Title: Kensy and Max: Full Speed Author: Jacqueline Harvey Genre: Spy fiction, mystery Publisher: Puffin Published: 29th September 2020 Format: Paperback Pages: 384 Price: $16.99 Synopsis: What do you do when your instincts and obligations pull you in opposite directions? When there are multiple leads, which one do you follow? After a school excursion goes… Continue reading Kensy and Max: Full Speed by Jacqueline Harvey

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The Fire Star (A Maven and Reeve Mystery) by A.L. Tait

Title: The Fire Star (A Maven and Reeve Mystery) Author: A.L. Tait Genre: Fantasy, Mystery Publisher: Penguin Random House Published: 1st September 2020 Format: Paperback Pages: 320 Price: $16.99 Synopsis: 'I was up past midnight finishing this book! The mystery kept me turning the pages, and I felt like I'd known Maven and Reeve forever.'… Continue reading The Fire Star (A Maven and Reeve Mystery) by A.L. Tait

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Moonflower Murders by Anthony Horowitz

Title: Moonflower Murders Author: Anthony Horowitz Genre: Crime Publisher: Penguin Random House Published: 18th August 2020 Format: Paperback Pages: 608 Price: $32.99 Synopsis: Featuring his famous literary detective Atticus Pund and Susan Ryeland, hero of the worldwide bestseller Magpie Murders, a brilliantly complex literary thriller by Anthony Horowitz. The follow-up to Magpie Murders. A labyrinth… Continue reading Moonflower Murders by Anthony Horowitz

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House of Dragons by Jessica Cluess

Title: House of Dragons Author: Jessica Cluess Genre: Fantasy Publisher: Penguin Random House Published: 16th June 2020 Format: Paperback Pages: 448 Price: $19.99 Synopsis: Five royal houses will hear the call to compete in the Trial for the dragon throne. A liar, a soldier, a servant, a thief, and a murderer will answer it. Who… Continue reading House of Dragons by Jessica Cluess

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Alice-Miranda in the Outback by Jacqueline Harvey

Title: Alice-Miranda in the Outback Author: Jacqueline Harvey Genre: Fiction Publisher: Puffin Published: 2nd June 2020 Format: Paperback Pages: 384 Price: $16.99 Synopsis: A dusty desert adventure beckons! Alice-Miranda and her friends are off to the Australian Outback! They’re going to help an old family friend who’s found himself short staffed during cattle mustering season.… Continue reading Alice-Miranda in the Outback by Jacqueline Harvey

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Jane in Love by Rachel Givney

Title: Jane in Love Author: Rachel Givney Genre: Fiction Publisher: Penguin Random House Published: 4th February 2020 Format: Paperback Pages: 416 Price: $32.99 Synopsis: Jane Austen time-travels to the future and falls in love. But will she choose happiness in the present, or her career as a writer in the past? At age twenty-eight, Jane… Continue reading Jane in Love by Rachel Givney

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Aussie Kids: Meet Eve in the Outback by Raewyn Caisley and Karen Blair

Title: Aussie Kids: Meet Eve in the Outback Author: Raewyn Caisley and Karen Blair Genre: Fiction Publisher: Puffin Published: 31st March 2020 Format: Paperback Pages: 64 Price: $12.99 Synopsis: Aussie Kids is an exciting new series for emerging readers 6-8 years. From a NSW Zoo to a Victorian lighthouse, or an outback sheep farm in… Continue reading Aussie Kids: Meet Eve in the Outback by Raewyn Caisley and Karen Blair

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Aussie Kids: Meet Katie at the Beach by Rebecca Johnson and Lucia Masciullo

Title: Aussie Kids: Meet Katie at the Beach Author: Rebecca Johnson and Lucia Masciullo Genre: Fiction Publisher: Penguin Random House Published: 31st March 2020 Format: Paperback Pages: 64 Price: $12.99 Synopsis: Aussie Kids is an exciting new series for emerging readers 6-8 years. From a NSW Zoo to a Victorian lighthouse, or an outback sheep… Continue reading Aussie Kids: Meet Katie at the Beach by Rebecca Johnson and Lucia Masciullo