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The Secret Animal Society by Luke Gamble

Title: The Secret Animal Society Author: Luke Gamble Genre: Fantasy, Magical Realism Publisher: Scholastic Australia Published: 1st April 2022 Format: Paperback Pages: 400 Price: $18.99 Synopsis: A thrilling magical adventure, perfect for animal lovers! The debut novel from real-life vet Luke Gamble, as seen on Sky TV.‘ An irresistible, magical adventure’ Vashti Hardy, author of Wildspark When… Continue reading The Secret Animal Society by Luke Gamble

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Gus and the Starlight by Victoria Carless

Title: Gus and the Starlight Author: Victoria Carless Genre: Literary Publisher: HarperCollins Australia Published: 4th May 2022 Format: Paperback Pages: 320 Price: $16.99 Synopsis: A spine-tingling and heart-warming story about friendship and finding your special place in the world. Gus doesn't want to make friends. She also doesn't want to be intrigued by the cat-lady… Continue reading Gus and the Starlight by Victoria Carless

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The Cult of Romance by Sarah Ayoub

Title: The Cult of Romance Author: Sarah Ayoub Genre: Romantic Comedy Publisher: HarperCollins Australia Published: 4th May 2022 Format: Paperback Pages: 320 Price: $19.99 Synopsis: When your bestie is marrying a guy she barely knows, can you save her from the cult before it's too late? Natalie is living proof that love is a scam. She's… Continue reading The Cult of Romance by Sarah Ayoub

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Esther’s Children by Caroline Beecham

Title: Esther’s Children Author: Caroline Beecham Genre: Historical Fiction Publisher: Allen and Unwin Published: 3rd May 2022 Format: Paperback Pages: 376 Price: $32.99 Synopsis: From the picturesque streets of pre-war Vienna to Britain's atmospheric cities in the grip of war, Esther's Children is the perfect read for fans of Kate Quinn's The Alice Network, and Kelly Rimmer's The Warsaw… Continue reading Esther’s Children by Caroline Beecham

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We Run Tomorrow by Nat Amoore and Mike Barry

Title: We Run Tomorrow Author: Nat Amoore and Mike Barry Genre: Adventure Publisher: Puffin Published: 3rd May 2022 Format: Paperback Pages: 336 Price: $16.99 Synopsis: You can run from your past, but the future is tomorrow . . . Tonight, we’re gonna kidnap our best friend. And tomorrow? We run. Sticks, Maki, Jed and Tommy live… Continue reading We Run Tomorrow by Nat Amoore and Mike Barry

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The Underdogs: We’re Not the Champions by Tracey West and Kyla May

Title: The Underdogs: We’re Not the Champions Author: Tracey West Genre: Humour Publisher: Scholastic Australia Published: 1st April 2022 Format: Paperback Pages: 176 Price: $14.99 Synopsis: Welcome to Barksdale, where all the dogs strive for perfection. Every shopkeeper claims to be the best groomer or sell the best biscuits. And at Barksdale Academy, the pressure… Continue reading The Underdogs: We’re Not the Champions by Tracey West and Kyla May

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Get Ready, Mama! by Sharon Giltrow and Arielle Li

Title: Get Ready, Mama! Author: Sharon Giltrow and Arielle Li Genre: Fiction Publisher: EK Books Published: 1st April 2022 Format: Hardcover Pages: 32 Price: $24.99 Synopsis: Even the most reluctant risers will find the fun in the morning routine with this lively role-reversal story about a mama who just doesn’t want to get ready! Getting… Continue reading Get Ready, Mama! by Sharon Giltrow and Arielle Li

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Mary Ann and Captain Piper by Jessica North

Title: Mary Ann and Captain Piper Author: Jessica North Genre: History, Non-Fiction Publisher: Allen and Unwin Published: 29th March 2022 Format: Paperback Pages: 360 Price: $34.99 Synopsis: The fascinating story of the daughter of First Fleet convicts who managed to overcome her humble origins to become the mistress of the grandest home in colonial Sydney.… Continue reading Mary Ann and Captain Piper by Jessica North

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Wildflower by Monique Mulligan

Title: Wildflower Author: Monique Mulligan Genre: Literary Fiction Publisher: Pilyara Press Published: 8th March 2022 Format: Paperback Pages: 295 Price: $26.99 Synopsis: 1979After being bullied at school, Jane Kelly dreads spending the summer holidays alone, friendless. So, when Acacia Miller moves in next door, Jane imagines carefree days of trading secrets and pinky promises with a new… Continue reading Wildflower by Monique Mulligan

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Mary and Marcus: The Crazy Dance and Other Stories by Ursula Dubosarsky and Andrew Joyner

Title: Mary and Marcus: The Crazy Dance and Other Stories Author: Ursula Dubosarsky and Andrew Joyner Genre: Humour Publisher: HarperCollins Australia/ABC Books Published: 2nd March 2022 Format: Paperback Pages: 240 Price: $16.99 Synopsis: Hook them on reading for life, with the fully illustrated adventures of Mary and Marcus. Contains five hilarious and silly stories, perfect… Continue reading Mary and Marcus: The Crazy Dance and Other Stories by Ursula Dubosarsky and Andrew Joyner