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Death Sets Sail (Murder Most Unladylike #9) by Robin Stevens

Title: Death Sets Sail Author: Robin Stevens Genre: Historical Fiction, Crime Publisher: Puffin Published: 1st September 2020 Format: Paperback Pages: 400 Price: $16.99 Synopsis: The final novel in the number-one bestselling, award-winning Murder Most Unladylike series. Daisy Wells and Hazel Wong are in Egypt, where they are taking a cruise along the Nile. They are hoping to… Continue reading Death Sets Sail (Murder Most Unladylike #9) by Robin Stevens

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What Zola did on Wednesday by Melina Marchetta, illustrated by Deb Hudson

Title: What Zola did on Wednesday Author: Melina Marchetta, illustrated by Deb Hudson Genre: Fiction Publisher: Puffin Published: 29th September 2020 Format: Paperback Pages: 96 Price: $12.99 Synopsis: From the author of Looking for Alibrandi comes this gorgeous series to engage and entertain newly independent young readers. Zola loves living on Boomerang Street with her mum and… Continue reading What Zola did on Wednesday by Melina Marchetta, illustrated by Deb Hudson

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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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Kensy and Max: Full Speed by Jacqueline Harvey

Title: Kensy and Max: Full Speed Author: Jacqueline Harvey Genre: Spy fiction, mystery Publisher: Puffin Published: 29th September 2020 Format: Paperback Pages: 384 Price: $16.99 Synopsis: What do you do when your instincts and obligations pull you in opposite directions? When there are multiple leads, which one do you follow? After a school excursion goes… Continue reading Kensy and Max: Full Speed by Jacqueline Harvey

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Eighty Years of Puffin

In 1940, Allen Lane started the Puffin imprint of Penguin to create non-fiction books to help children understand what was going on around them during World War Two. Since then, giants, spies, Oompa Loompas, magic, and many other beloved characters have entranced generations of children and built their reading confidence. Puffin celebrates its 80th birthday… Continue reading Eighty Years of Puffin

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Aussie Kids: Meet Dooley on the Farm by Sally Odgers and Christina Booth

Title: Aussie Kids: Meet Dooley on the Farm Author: Sally Odgers and Christina Booth Genre: Fiction Publisher: Puffin Published: 1st September 2020 Format: Paperback Pages: 64 Price: $12.99 Synopsis: Aussie Kids is an exciting new series for emerging readers 6-8 years. From a NSW Zoo to a Victorian lighthouse, or an outback sheep farm in WA… Continue reading Aussie Kids: Meet Dooley on the Farm by Sally Odgers and Christina Booth

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Aussie Kids: Meet Matilda at the Festival by Jacqueline de Rose-Ahern, and Tania McCartney

Title: Aussie Kids: Meet Matilda at the Festival Author: Jacqueline de Rose-Ahern, and Tania McCartney Genre: Fiction Publisher: Puffin Published: 1st September 2020 Format: Paperback Pages: 64 Price: $12.99 Synopsis: Aussie Kids is an exciting new series for emerging readers 6-8 years. From a NSW Zoo to a Victorian lighthouse, or an outback sheep farm… Continue reading Aussie Kids: Meet Matilda at the Festival by Jacqueline de Rose-Ahern, and Tania McCartney

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Toffle Towers: Order in the Court by Tim Harris, Illustrated by James Foley

Title: Toffle Towers: Order in the Court Author: Tim Harris, Illustrated by James Foley Genre: Fiction, Humour Publisher: Puffin Published: 4th August 2020 Format: Paperback Pages: 256 Price: $14.99 Synopsis: The adventures at Toffle Towers hotel continue as the manager - 10-year-old Chegwin Toffle - battles with blizzards, rioting guests and hostile takeover attempts! Join… Continue reading Toffle Towers: Order in the Court by Tim Harris, Illustrated by James Foley

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What Zola did on Tuesday by Melina Marchetta, Illustrated by Deb Hudson

Title: What Zola did on Tuesday Author: Melina Marchetta, Illustrated by Deb Hudson Genre: Fiction Publisher: Puffin Australia Published: 4th August 2020 Format: Paperback Pages: 96 Price: $12.99 Synopsis: From the author of Looking for Alibrandi comes this gorgeous series to engage and entertain newly independent young readers. Zola loves living on Boomerang Street with… Continue reading What Zola did on Tuesday by Melina Marchetta, Illustrated by Deb Hudson

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Toffle Towers: The Great River Race by Tim Harris, James Foley

Title: Toffle Towers: The Great River Race Author: Tim Harris, James Foley Genre: Fiction Publisher: Puffin Published: 7th January 2020 Format: Paperback Pages: 272 Price: $14.99 Synopsis: The second book in Tim Harris's ridiculously entertaining Toffle Towers series that will make kids laugh out loud – and get their imaginations soaring. Chegwin's adventures at Toffle… Continue reading Toffle Towers: The Great River Race by Tim Harris, James Foley