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Drover by Neridah McMullin, illustrated by Sarah Anthony

Title: Drover Author: Neridah McMullin, illustrated by Sarah Anthony Genre: History Publisher: Walker Books Australia Published: 8th September 2021 Format: Hardcover Pages: 32 Price: $26.99 Synopsis: The true story of an important pioneering woman in Australian history. Courageous, clever and daring, Drover is one of a kind. Travelling through the heart of the outback, Drover… Continue reading Drover by Neridah McMullin, illustrated by Sarah Anthony

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Coco and the Bee by Laura Bunting, illustrated by Nicky Johnston

Title: Coco and the Bee Author: Laura Bunting, illustrated by Nicky Johnston Genre: Fiction Publisher: Scholastic Australia Published: 1st September 2021 Format: Hardcover Pages: 48 Price: $19.99 Synopsis: Book three in a delightful new series by Laura Bunting, in stunning large format hardback, embossed. Irresistible and adorable illustrations by Nicky Johnston. Destined to be every… Continue reading Coco and the Bee by Laura Bunting, illustrated by Nicky Johnston

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August Round-Up 2021

August saw most of Australia back in lockdown due to the Delta variant of COVID, so it was a great month to get on top of my reading as much as I could. Between books for work and review, I read 29 books, and reviewed most of them. Again, most were by Australian authors, with… Continue reading August Round-Up 2021

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Hello World by Lisa Shanahan

Title: Hello World Author: Lisa Shanahan Genre: Fiction Publisher: ABC Children’s Books Published: 28th July 2021 Format: Hardcover Pages: 24 Price: $19.99 Synopsis: See the world through the eyes of a toddler, with this perfect new picture book from much-loved pair Lisa Shanahan and Leila Rudge. The sun is up and so is one gorgeous… Continue reading Hello World by Lisa Shanahan

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Clancy of the Overflow by Banjo Paterson

Title: Clancy of the Overflow Author: Banjo Paterson Genre: Poetry Publisher: Scholastic Australia Published: 1st July 2021 Format: Hardcover Pages: 32 Price: $24.99 Synopsis: Iconic Australian bush ballad ·  Written by Australia’s greatest bush poet, AB ‘Banjo’ Paterson ·  Stunning illustrations from award-winning illustrator, Andrew McLean As the stock are slowly stringing, Clancy rides behind… Continue reading Clancy of the Overflow by Banjo Paterson

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Get Back in Your Books by Rory H. Maher, illustrated by Shane McGowan

Title: Get Back in Your Books Author: Rory H. Maher, illustrated by Shane McGowan Genre: Fiction Publisher: Scholastic Australia Published: 1st July 2021 Format: Hardcover Pages: 24 Price: $17.99 Synopsis: My jaw dropped in the picture books, when something caught my eye: first a greedy little caterpillar . . . then three pigs went by!… Continue reading Get Back in Your Books by Rory H. Maher, illustrated by Shane McGowan

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The Bark Book by Victoria McKinlay, illustrated by Beth Harvey

Title: The Bark Book Author: Victoria McKinlay, illustrated by Beth Harvey Genre: Fiction Publisher: ABC Books/HarperCollins Published: 7th July 2021 Format: Hardcover Pages: 32 Price: $19.99 Synopsis: A charming new picture book, full of barks and plenty of heart. Dog bark. Tree bark. Let's go see bark. The perfect picture book for animal-lovers and nature-lovers… Continue reading The Bark Book by Victoria McKinlay, illustrated by Beth Harvey

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Blog Tour: Rollo’s Wet Surprise by Penny Macoun

Title: Rollo’s Wet Surprise Author: Penny Macoun Genre: Fiction Publisher: Self-published Published: 15th June 2021 Format: Paperback Pages: 32 Price: $27.95 Synopsis: Rollo is a dog that loves to go to work with his owner, Jim, who is a builder. Jim and his team of builders have been working on a house that Rollo has… Continue reading Blog Tour: Rollo’s Wet Surprise by Penny Macoun

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A Perfect Pig by Katrin Dreiling

Title: A Perfect Pig Author: Katrin Dreiling Genre: Fiction Publisher: Scholastic Australia Published: 1st July 2021 Format: Hardback Pages: 32 Price: $17.99 Synopsis: Anton is a lovable new character who’s a bit of a perfectionist. But he soon learns that sometimes you have to let go of plans and just enjoy your time with your… Continue reading A Perfect Pig by Katrin Dreiling

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The Lion Who Came to Stay by Victoria McKinlay

Title: The Lion Who Came to Stay Author: Victoria McKinlay Genre: History Publisher: Scholastic Australia Published: 1st July 2021 Format: Hardcover Pages: 32 Price: $17.99 Synopsis: Based on a true story The remarkable, heart-warming tale of Singh, a lion cub who came to live in a London homeFamous in the 1930s and 1940s, Singh’s story… Continue reading The Lion Who Came to Stay by Victoria McKinlay