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Rosie the Rhinoceros by Jimmy Barnes

Title: Rosie the Rhinoceros Author: Jimmy Barnes Genre: Fiction Publisher: Harper Collins Published: 29th September 2021 Format: Hardcover Pages: 32 Price: $19.99 Synopsis: From the award-winning author and rock legend Jimmy Barnes and critically acclaimed illustrator Matt Shanks comes a book about the joy of being yourself. Who is Rosie? Is she a fun-loving rhinoceros… Continue reading Rosie the Rhinoceros by Jimmy Barnes

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Blog Tour: Home by Karen Hendriks

Title: Home Author: Karen Hendriks Genre: Historical Fiction Publisher: Daisy Lane Publishing Published: 20th June 2021 Format: Paperback Pages: 38 Price: $18.95 Synopsis: War ends, yet its dark shadow remains, a family is forced to flee their home. As they journey through hunger, long cold nights and homelessness, a heart locket whispers words of hope.… Continue reading Blog Tour: Home by Karen Hendriks

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Happy Hoppy Home by Tull Suwannakit

Title: Happy Hoppy Home Author: Tull Suwannakit Genre: Fiction Publisher: Scholastic Australia Published: 1st August 2021 Format: Hardcover Pages: 24 Price: $19.99 Synopsis: Ages 3+ ·  A sweet story about finding the right house . . . the perfect home might be closer than you think!·  Delightful text paired with captivating, heart- warming illustrations·  Perfect… Continue reading Happy Hoppy Home by Tull Suwannakit

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The Colour of Music by Lisa Tiffen, illustrated by Matt Ottley

Title: The Colour of Music Author: Lisa Tiffen, illustrated by Matt Ottley Genre: Fiction Publisher: MidnightSun Publishing Published: June 2021 Format: Hardback Pages: 32 Price: $29.99 Synopsis: Molly can see the music. Colours flash brilliantly as she listens. The music takes her on a journey into places filled with colour, revealing connections between music, emotions,… Continue reading The Colour of Music by Lisa Tiffen, illustrated by Matt Ottley

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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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Bedtime is Boring by David Campbell and Daron Parton

Title: Bedtime is Boring Author: David Campbell and Daron Parton Genre: Fiction Publisher: Scholastic Australia Published: March 2021 Format: Hardcover Pages: 32 Price: $17.99 Synopsis: Second picture book, and hilarious sequel to Stupid Carrots, written by well-known TV presenter and performer, David Campbell! Billy Bunny REALLY doesn’t want to go to bed. He’s far too… Continue reading Bedtime is Boring by David Campbell and Daron Parton

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Let’s Count – One to Ten and Back Again: 10 Naughty Numbats by Grace Nolan and Nancy Bevington

Title: Let’s Count – One to Ten and Back Again: 10 Naughty Numbats Author: Grace Nolan and Nancy Bevington Genre: Education Publisher: Big Sky Publishing Published: February 2021 Format: Paperback Pages: 32 Price: $14.99 Synopsis: Fun and learning go together in this beautifully presented counting series One to Ten and Back Again. Packed with imaginative… Continue reading Let’s Count – One to Ten and Back Again: 10 Naughty Numbats by Grace Nolan and Nancy Bevington

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The Paper Bag Princess by Robert Munsch

Title: The Paper Bag Princess Author: Robert Munsch Genre: Fantasy Publisher: Scholastic Australia Published: 1st December 2020 Format: Hardcover Pages: 32 Price: $17.99 Synopsis: 40 years. Seven million copies sold. One princess who has inspired generations of readers. ·  An empowerment-focused edition of one of the world's best-loved picture books.·  Readers the world-over have fallen… Continue reading The Paper Bag Princess by Robert Munsch

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Book Bingo Twenty-one – A funny book, A book that scares you and a book of short stories

This week marks my twenty-first post for the year of my Bok Bingo challenge, which has been chugging along well. So well in fact, I'm whipping through my second card quite rapidly, with a few squares to be decided and written up. For this post, all three books are by Australian women, scoring a hattrick… Continue reading Book Bingo Twenty-one – A funny book, A book that scares you and a book of short stories

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Archibald, The Naughtiest Elf in the World Goes to the Zoo by Skye Davidson, illustrated by Ágnes Rokiczky

Title: Archibald, The Naughtiest Elf in the World Goes to the Zoo Author: Skye Davidson, illustrated by Ágnes Rokiczky Genre: Fantasy, Picture Book Publisher: Elephant Tree Publishing Published: August 2018 Format: Paperback Pages: 32 Price: $19.95 Synopsis: Archibald is the naughtiest elf in the whole wide world, who loves nothing more than doing extremely mischievous… Continue reading Archibald, The Naughtiest Elf in the World Goes to the Zoo by Skye Davidson, illustrated by Ágnes Rokiczky