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Friday Barnes: Girl Detective by R.A. Spratt

Title: Friday Barnes: Girl Detective Author: R.A. Spratt Genre: Fiction Publisher: Penguin Random House Published: 1st July 2014/7th May 2019 Format: Paperback Pages: 250 Price: $15.99Synopsis: Imagine if Sherlock Holmes was an eleven-year-old girl! The eagerly awaited new series from the author of the bestselling Nanny Piggins series. When girl detective Friday Barnes solves a… Continue reading Friday Barnes: Girl Detective by R.A. Spratt

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The Soldier’s Curse (The Monsarrat Series Book One) by Meg and Tom Keneally

Title: The Soldier’s Curse (The Monsarrat Series Book One) Author: Meg and Tom Keneally Genre: Historical Fiction, Crime Publisher: Vintage/Penguin Random House Published: 27th February 2017 Format: Paperback Pages: 384 Price: $19.99 Synopsis: A fast-paced, witty and gripping historical crime series from Tom Keneally and his eldest daughter Meg. In the Port Macquarie penal settlement… Continue reading The Soldier’s Curse (The Monsarrat Series Book One) by Meg and Tom Keneally

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Any Ordinary Day by Leigh Sales

Title: Any Ordinary Day Author: Leigh Sales Genre: Non-fiction Publisher: Penguin Random House Published: 19th November 2019 Format: Paperback Pages: 272 Price: $24.99 Synopsis: The day that turns a life upside down usually starts like any other, but what happens the day after? Dual Walkley Award-winner Leigh Sales investigates how ordinary people endure the unthinkable.… Continue reading Any Ordinary Day by Leigh Sales

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Pippa’s Island: Camp Castaway by Belinda Murrell

Title: Pippa’s Island: Camp Castaway Author: Belinda Murrell Genre: Fiction Publisher: Penguin Random House Published: 2nd April 2018 Format: Paperback Pages: 240 Price: $14.99 Synopsis: Pippa and friends are off to a tiny tropical island for school camp - but what happens when their group are split up? The students in class 5M are heading… Continue reading Pippa’s Island: Camp Castaway by Belinda Murrell

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Best books of 2010 to 2019

In compiling this list, I had to go back to all my reading log lists – which I began in about 2006, and to date have over 1300 on my combined list. But in doing this, I discovered it was quite difficult to narrow things down to just a handful of ten or fifteen like… Continue reading Best books of 2010 to 2019

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Best Books of….2019

As the year comes to a close, many in the book blogging and reviewing community, and the book community in general – radio shows, podcasts, authors – have been posting and recording about this. And let me tell you, it is hard, and often, so many good ones are left off, and to me, ranking… Continue reading Best Books of….2019

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Mermaid Holidays: The Reef Rescue by Delphine Davis and Adele K Thomas (Illustrator)

Title: Mermaid Holidays: The Reef Rescue Author: Delphine Davis and Adele K Thomas (Illustrator) Genre: Fantasy Publisher: Penguin Random House Published: 3rd December 2019 Format: Paperback Pages: 128 Price: $9.99 Synopsis: Sign up for Sea Star Reef Summer Camp and join Olivia Ocean, Chloe Coral, Sophia Seashell and Willow Wave for another splashing adventure in… Continue reading Mermaid Holidays: The Reef Rescue by Delphine Davis and Adele K Thomas (Illustrator)

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Pippa’s Island: The Beach Shack Café by Belinda Murrell

Title: Pippa’s Island: The Beach Shack Café Author: Belinda Murrell Genre: Fiction Publisher: Penguin Random House Published: 3rd July 2017 Format: Paperback Pages: 240 Price: $14.99 Synopsis: A gorgeous new series about friendships, family and seaside adventures, from our beloved bestselling author Belinda Murrell! Pippa has just arrived at a new school, in a new… Continue reading Pippa’s Island: The Beach Shack Café by Belinda Murrell

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The Christmasaurus and the Winter Witch by Tom Fletcher

Title: The Christmasaurus and the Winter Witch Author: Tom Fletcher Genre: Fantasy/Christmas Publisher: Puffin Published: 15th October 2019 Format: Paperback Pages: 368 Price: $24.99 Synopsis: The magical new story from bestselling author of The Christmasaurus and The Creakers, Tom Fletcher. 'She is the best-kept Christmas secret of all,' whispered Santa Claus. 'Which is surprising, because Christmas itself would… Continue reading The Christmasaurus and the Winter Witch by Tom Fletcher

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The Book of Dust Volume 2: The Secret Commonwealth by Philip Pullman

Title: The Book of Dust Volume 2: The Secret Commonwealth Author: Philip Pullman Genre: Fantasy/Mystery/Steampunk Publisher: Penguin Random House/David Fickling Books Published: 3rd October 2019 Format: Paperback Pages:784 Price: $32.99 Synopsis: Master storyteller Philip Pullman continues the incredible journey of Lyra Silvertongue in the second volume of The Book of Dust. It is twenty years since… Continue reading The Book of Dust Volume 2: The Secret Commonwealth by Philip Pullman