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Timmy the Ticked-Off Pony: Bite Me by Magda Szubanski

Title: Timmy the Ticked-Off Pony: Bite Me Author: Magda Szubanski Genre: Humour, Junior Fiction Publisher: Schoalstic Australia Published: 1st October 2020 Format: Paperback Pages: 240 Price: $16.99 Synopsis: The second hilarious book in the new series by award-winning author and comedian, Magda Szubanski. Timmy is really ticked-off. He has lost his fame and fortune, and… Continue reading Timmy the Ticked-Off Pony: Bite Me by Magda Szubanski

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Book Bingo Nine 2020 – Themes of Culture

For September’s Book Bingo with Amanda and Theresa, I am marking off the themes of culture square with The Republic of Birds by Jessica Miller and can report that the first row down has hit BINGO. Themes of culture was always going to be an open topic as well – there are so many ways… Continue reading Book Bingo Nine 2020 – Themes of Culture

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Book Bingo Eight 2020 – Themes of politics and power

  Welcome to the August edition of Book Bingo with Theresa and Amanda. This month I am checking off the square for themes of politics and power. In some books, the themes of politics and power are very overt, and very obvious to the reader. This can be because of the gender of a character,… Continue reading Book Bingo Eight 2020 – Themes of politics and power

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Book Bingo Six 2020 Themes of Crime and Justice

Welcome to the June edition of Book Bingo with Theresa Smith Writes and Mrs B’S Book Reviews. This time around, I am checking off Themes of Crime and Justice with the tenth book in the Rowland Sinclair series by Sulari Gentill, A Testament of Character. Rowly and his friends take a detour on their way… Continue reading Book Bingo Six 2020 Themes of Crime and Justice

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Shoestring: The Boy Who Walks on Air by Julie Hunt, Dale Newman

Title: Shoestring: The Boy Who Walks on Air Author: Julie Hunt, Dale Newman Genre: Fantasy, Magical Realism Publisher: Allen and Unwin Published: 2nd June 2020 Format: Hardcover Pages: 368 Price: $19.99 Synopsis: A gripping illustrated adventure about a travelling circus troupe, a future-telling macaw and a cursed pair of gloves that Shoestring must conquer once… Continue reading Shoestring: The Boy Who Walks on Air by Julie Hunt, Dale Newman

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

Title: What Zola did on Monday Author: Melina Marchetta, illustrated by Deb Hudson Genre: Fiction Publisher: Puffin Published: 2nd June 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 Monday by Melina Marchetta, illustrated by Deb Hudson

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On A Barbarous Coast by Craig Cormick and Harold Ludwick

Title: On A Barbarous Coast Author: Craig Cormick and Harold Ludwick Genre: Speculative Historical Fiction Publisher: Allen and Unwin Published: 2nd June 2020 Format: Paperback Pages: 320 Price: $29.99 Synopsis: On a Barbarous Coast is an alternative retelling of Captain James Cook's story co-written by Craig Cormick and Harold Ludwick in the tradition of imagined… Continue reading On A Barbarous Coast by Craig Cormick and Harold Ludwick

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The Giant and the Sea by Trent Jamieson, Rovina Cai (Illutrator)

Title: The Giant and the Sea Author: Trent Jamieson, Rovina Cai (Illutrator) Genre: Fiction, Eco-themes Publisher: Hachette/Lothian Children’s Books Published: 26th May 2020 Format: Hardcover Pages: 32 Price: $26.99 Synopsis: A stunningly beautiful and powerful take on climate change, standing up for what you believe in, and the power of hope. With lyrical text by… Continue reading The Giant and the Sea by Trent Jamieson, Rovina Cai (Illutrator)

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Anzac Girl: The War Diaries of Alice Ross-King by Kate Simpson and Jess Racklyeft (illustrator)

Title: Anzac Girl: The War Diaries of Alice Ross-King Author: Kate Simpson and Jess Racklyeft (illustrator) Genre: Historical Publisher: Allen and Unwin Published: March 2020 Format: Hardcover Pages: 32 Price: $24.99 Synopsis: The true story of Anzac girl Sister Alice Ross-King, who sailed to war in December 1914 and became the most decorated woman in… Continue reading Anzac Girl: The War Diaries of Alice Ross-King by Kate Simpson and Jess Racklyeft (illustrator)

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March 2020 Round Up

March was a strange month – it started out as normal as could be, though we knew about the coronavirus, and then a few weeks into March, everything changed, and by the end of it, they had changed again with strict social distancing rules. Despite this, I got a lot of reading done. My stats… Continue reading March 2020 Round Up