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People of Abandoned Character by Clare Whitfield

Title: People of Abandoned Character Author: Clare Whitfield Genre: Historical Fiction, Crime Publisher: Head of Zeus/HarperCollins Australia Published: 2nd December 2020 Format: Paperback Pages: 432 Price: $32.99 Synopsis: What would you do if you thought your husband was Jack the Ripper? A dark historical crime novel. 'An astonishing book' M.W. CRAVEN He is my husband.… Continue reading People of Abandoned Character by Clare Whitfield

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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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Kensy and Max: Spy Games by Jacqueline Harvey

Title: Kensy and Max: Spy Games Author: Jacqueline Harvey Genre: Adventure Publisher: Puffin Published: 3rd November 2020 Format: Paperback Pages: 96 Price: $2.99 Synopsis: Kensy and Max have a new mission – to win the Pharos Trainee Spy Games! But there can only be one champion . . . The annual Pharos Trainee Spy Games… Continue reading Kensy and Max: Spy Games by Jacqueline Harvey

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The Schoolmaster’s Daughter by Jackie French

Title: The Schoolmaster’s Daughter Author: Jackie French Genre: Historical Fiction Publisher: HarperCollins Australia Published: 18th May 2020 Format: Paperback Pages: 384 Price: $17.99 Synopsis: Drawing on her own family history, this is a story from Jackie French about education in Colonial Australia - and how women once had to fight for their right to it.… Continue reading The Schoolmaster’s Daughter by Jackie French

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Kid Normal and the Final Five by Greg James and Chris Smith

Title: Kid Normal and the Final Five Author: Greg James and Chris Smith Genre: Fiction Publisher: Bloomsbury Published: 2nd June 2020 Format: Paperback Pages: 432 Price: $12.99 Synopsis: The epic conclusion to the awesome, award-winning, bestselling, super-charged KID NORMAL series by Greg James and Chris Smith. Praise for Kid Normal: 'So funny, it's almost criminal'… Continue reading Kid Normal and the Final Five by Greg James and Chris Smith

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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

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Friday Barnes: No Rules by R.A. Spratt

Title: Friday Barnes: No Rules Author: R.A. Spratt Genre: Fiction Publisher: Penguin Random House/Puffin Published: 7th May 2019 Format: Paperback Pages:  256 Price: $15.99 Synopsis: What if every clue points in the wrong direction? Friday Barnes has been deported to Switzerland! With their in-school detective gone, Highcrest Academy has descended into chaos. Someone's fired all… Continue reading Friday Barnes: No Rules by R.A. Spratt

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Isolation Publicity with Middle Grade Mavens

  Due to recent events, many Australian authors have had to cancel book launches and festival appearances. For some, this means new novels, series continuations and debut novels are heading into this scary, strange world without much publicity or attention. The good news is, you can still buy books – online or get your local… Continue reading Isolation Publicity with Middle Grade Mavens

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Books and Bites Book Bingo: A Book with a door on the cover: The Winterborne Home for Vengeance and Valour by Ally Carter

For my eleventh square, I chose a book with a door on the cover. This was always going to be a challenge, and the book I chose for a book published over 100 years ago – The Secret Garden – would also have been good for this square. However, I realised I had to use… Continue reading Books and Bites Book Bingo: A Book with a door on the cover: The Winterborne Home for Vengeance and Valour by Ally Carter

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Adding two more challenges…

  Today whilst making sure I’d set up my challenge document properly, I came across two more challenges. The Dymocks Reading Challenge, and the STUF #AusLit Reading Challenges. Like my other challenges, both these challenges have categories flexible enough to work with what I read, and with the odd category I’ll need to work to… Continue reading Adding two more challenges…