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Rainshaker Blog tour: Rainshaker by Elizabeth Mary Cummings, illustrated by Cheri Hughes

Title: Rainshaker Author: Elizabeth Mary Cummings, illustrated by Cheri Hughes Genre: Fiction Publisher: Big Sky Publishing Published: 12th October 2020 Format: Paperback Pages: 32 Price: $12.50 Synopsis: When Erin finds a snow shaker her imagination is ignited and she embarks on a magical journey of possibility of what if? In a world of droughts and… Continue reading Rainshaker Blog tour: Rainshaker by Elizabeth Mary Cummings, illustrated by Cheri Hughes

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Books and Bites Bingo A Neil Gaiman book: Pirate Stew by Neil Gaiman and Chris Riddell

Moving through Books and Bites Bingo, I am finally able to tick off another category. A book by Neil Gaiman, and for this I am using new release Pirate Stew, illustrated by Chris Riddell. This is a delightful story, told in verse form that all ages can enjoy. It is filled with pirates and diverse… Continue reading Books and Bites Bingo A Neil Gaiman book: Pirate Stew by Neil Gaiman and Chris Riddell

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Stupid Carrots by David Campbell, illustrated by Daron Parton

Title: Stupid Carrots Author: David Campbell, illustrated by Daron Parton Genre: Picture Book, fiction Publisher: Scholastic Australia Published: October 2020 Format: Hardcover Pages: 32 Price: $17.99 Synopsis: First children’s book by well-known TV presenter and performing artist, David Campbell! Betty Bunny is HANGRY! But she really, really doesn’t want to eat carrots!A very funny and… Continue reading Stupid Carrots by David Campbell, illustrated by Daron Parton

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Scary Bird by Michael Streich

Title: Scary Bird Author: Michael Streich Genre: Fiction Publisher: Scholastic Australia Published: October 2020 Format: Hardcover Pages: 32 Price: $17.99 Synopsis: There’s a new bird in the aviary . . .and everyone’s in a flap!He’s strange and different . . . and SCARY!Will the scary bird ever feel at home with the others? A fresh… Continue reading Scary Bird by Michael Streich

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Grump by Jonathon Bentley (also illustrator)

Title: Grump Author: Jonathon Bentley (also illustrator) Genre: Fiction, picture book Publisher: Scholastic Australia Published:  October 2020 Format: Hardcover Pages: 24 Price: $17.99 Synopsis: Hilarious story of a teddy bear tyrant . . . and the cat on his head who’s had enough! A great cautionary tale that demonstrates how bad behaviour is unacceptable and… Continue reading Grump by Jonathon Bentley (also illustrator)

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John Williamson’s Old Man Emu

Author: John Williamson, illustrated by Simon McLean Genre: Poetry Publisher: Puffin Published: 29th September 2020 Format: Hardcover Pages: 32 Price: $19.99 Synopsis: A new picture book adaptation of John Williamson's first and now legendary hit song, 'Old Man Emu’, to celebrate John’s 50th year of performing and the song’s 50th anniversary in 2020. This iconic… Continue reading John Williamson’s Old Man Emu

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June 2020 Wrap Up

  The Modern Mrs Darcy 11/12 AWW2020 – 67/25 Book Bingo – 12/12 The Nerd Daily Challenge 45/52 Dymocks Reading Challenge 23/25 Books and Bites Bingo 15/25 STFU Reading Challenge: 9/12 General Goal –110/165   In June, I managed to read eighteen books in total, fourteen by Australian authors, and all but one of those… Continue reading June 2020 Wrap Up

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Alexandra-Rose and Her Icy Cold Toes by Monique Mulligan

Title: Alexandra-Rose and Her Icy Cold Toes Author: Monique Mulligan Genre: Fiction Publisher: Serenity Press Published: May 2020 Format: Paperback Pages: 34 Price: $14.99 Synopsis: Alexandra Rose has ice-cold toes and she knows the best way to warm them up. But will her family like her foot-warming, wake-up-fast idea as much as she does? Fergus… Continue reading Alexandra-Rose and Her Icy Cold Toes by Monique Mulligan

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May 2020 Round Up

In May, we seemed to settle into a lockdown routine, so I got a bit more reading done. This month, I read 20 books – the vast majority of those – seventeen – were by Australian women writers – some for review, some my own reads and one or two that I read alongside Isolation… Continue reading May 2020 Round Up

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Elephant Me by Giles Andreae and Guy Parker-Rees

Title: Elephant Me Author: Giles Andreae and Guy Parker-Rees Genre: Fiction Publisher: Hachette/Orchard Books Published: 26th May 2020 Format: Hardcover Pages: $24.99 Price: 32 Synopsis: The empowering story of little elephant Num-Num, who discovers the importance of simply being YOU! From the creators of international bestseller and much-loved classic Giraffes Can't Dance. It's time for… Continue reading Elephant Me by Giles Andreae and Guy Parker-Rees