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Book Bingo Wrap Up Post

  This year, I participated in Book Bingo again with Theresa Smith Writes, and Mrs B’s Book Reviews. This year, we took a different approach – twelve squares, one a month, on the second Saturday of each month. The categories were also fairly open – giving us scope to interpret them as we saw fit… Continue reading Book Bingo Wrap Up Post

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November 2020 Wrap up

As we come to the end of the year, I am wrapping up as much as I can. I have completed five of my eight goals, and four of seven challenges – I hope to complete the others as I am very close to doing so and have a few ideas of what to use.… Continue reading November 2020 Wrap up

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Book Bingo 2020 Eleven About the environment

Wow, it’s November, and I’m onto my second last square for this year’s book bingo with Theresa and Amanda, my book bingo buddies! My second last square is about the environment – and I wrote this post back in May when I read the book, in my attempt to keep on top of everything as… Continue reading Book Bingo 2020 Eleven About the environment

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Jumbo: The Most Famous Elephant Who Ever Lived by Alexandra Stewart and Emily Sutton

Title: Jumbo: The Most Famous Elephant Who Ever Lived Author: Alexandra Stewart, Emily Sutton (Illustrator) Genre: History, Publisher: Bloomsbury Australia Published: 3rd November 2020 Format: Hardcover Pages: 48 Price: $24.99 Synopsis: Roll up! Roll up! And meet the incredible, the colossal, the world-famous … JUMBO!Our story begins in 1860, in the mountains of East Africa,… Continue reading Jumbo: The Most Famous Elephant Who Ever Lived by Alexandra Stewart and Emily Sutton

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The Tree by Graeme Base

Title: The Tree Author: Graeme Base Genre: Fiction Publisher: Puffin Published: 3rd November 2020 Format: Hardcover Pages: 32 Price: $24.99 Synopsis: A sweet, heartfelt and funny read-a-loud with the feel of a classic and a positive message of peace and sharing. Look for the charming little characters hidden on every page, and join Cow and… Continue reading The Tree by Graeme Base

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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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Pandemic by Jackie French and Bruce Whateley

Title: Pandemic Author: Jackie French and Bruce Whateley Genre: Historical Fiction Publisher: Scholastic Australia Published: 1st November 2020 Format: Hardback Pages: 24 Price: $24.99 Synopsis: Ages 4+ Incredible story based on true events – showing how kindness and quarantine can prevail in a pandemic Perfect, positive resource for discussions about the 2020 pandemic Exquisite illustrations… Continue reading Pandemic by Jackie French and Bruce Whateley

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Whitney and Britney: Chicken Detectives by Lucinda Gifford

Title: Whitney and Britney: Chicken Detectives Author: Lucinda Gifford Genre: Mystery Publisher: Scholastic Australia Published: 1st November 2020 Format: Hardback Pages: 32 Price:  $17.99 Synopsis: Sequel to bestselling Whitney and Britney: Chicken Divas featured in ALIA National Simultaneous Storytime 2020The Chicken Divas are back! And this time, they have a mystery to solve . .… Continue reading Whitney and Britney: Chicken Detectives by Lucinda Gifford

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We Are All Kind by P. Crumble, and Jonathon Bentley

Title: We Are All Kind Author: P. Crumble, and Jonathon Bentley Genre: Fiction Publisher: Scholastic Australia Published:  1st November 2020 Format: Hardback Pages: 24 Price: $19.99 Synopsis: A follow up title to the best-selling We Are All Equal.  Stunning illustrations by award-winning illustrator Jonathan Bentley Explores many simple, easy and rewarding ways of showing kindness,… Continue reading We Are All Kind by P. Crumble, and Jonathon Bentley

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Macca and Al, Super Pals by Matt Cosgrove

Title: Macca and Al, Super Pals Author: Matt Cosgrove Genre: Fiction Publisher: Scholastic Australia Published: 1st November 2020 Format: Hardcover Pages: 24 Price: $17.99 Synopsis: Macca and Al are here to save the day! When these best-pal alpacas decide to dress up as superheroes and do good deeds, things don’t go quite as planned.But with… Continue reading Macca and Al, Super Pals by Matt Cosgrove