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Super Geeks: Planet Pancake by James Hart

Title: Super Geeks: Planet Pancake Author: James Hart Genre: Science Fiction Publisher: Puffin Published: 2nd July 2021 Format: Paperback Pages: 208 Price: $14.99 Synopsis: Zeek and Arnie are back in another hilarious action-packed adventure featuring pirates, pancakes and the edge of the world . . . When Zeek and Arnie hear about a heap of… Continue reading Super Geeks: Planet Pancake by James Hart

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May 2021 Round Up

Current stats: Modern Mrs Darcy – 13/14 Australian Authors Challenge – 24/24 (47) AWW2021 – 75/50 Dymocks Reading Challenge – 24/26 QBD Reading Challenge – 24/26 Overall goal – 122/170 In May, I managed to read 36 books, with a vast majority by Australian authors, and have almost finished my reading challenges – with a… Continue reading May 2021 Round Up

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The Lightning Catcher by Clare Weze

Title: The Lightning Catcher Author: Clare Weze Genre: Contemporary Fiction Publisher: Bloomsbury Australia Published: 18th May 2021 Format: Paperback Pages: 272 Price: $14.99 Synopsis: Alfie has noticed a few things since his family moved to Folding Ford. He really misses life in the city. He and his sister don't exactly fit in here. But the… Continue reading The Lightning Catcher by Clare Weze

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April 2021 Round Up

In April, I read 17 books, mostly Australian, across various genres and issues and styles, aimed at different age groups. I read a lot for kids, from picture books to middle grade books, young adult and adult. I also chipped away at more of my challenges, and have extended my Aussie Author Challenge beyond the… Continue reading April 2021 Round Up

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Reading Australian Books – The Importance of Reading, Hearing and Seeing Australia Represented.

One of the great joys of reading is learning, and seeing ourselves represented on the page. In recent years, diverse voices are gaining traction, in particular in #LoveOzMG – Love Australian Middle Grade, which is the quieter sister of #LoveOzYA. These middle grade books have been showcasing the diversity of Australia, its people, and across… Continue reading Reading Australian Books – The Importance of Reading, Hearing and Seeing Australia Represented.

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House of Hollow by Krystal Sutherland

Title: House of Hollow Author: Krystal Sutherland Genre: Young Adult, fantasy, mystery, urban fantasy/fairy tale Publisher: Penguin Published: 30th March 2021 Format: Paperback Pages: 304 Price: $19.99 Synopsis: 'This dark, deliciously twisted novel has everything you could hope for as a reader – a brilliant concept, glamorous characters with secrets to hide, immersive world-building, and… Continue reading House of Hollow by Krystal Sutherland

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Stunt Kid Seriously Stacks It by Jack Heath

Title: Stunt Kid Seriously Stacks It Author: Jack Heath Genre: Comedy Publisher: Scholastic Australia Published: 1st March 2021 Format: Paperback Pages: 336 Price: $17.99 Synopsis: Levi is pretty sick of starring in Dad’s stupid TV show, Kid Kablam. Because Levi is the kid who gets KABLAMMED. So far he’s been knocked down, blown up, and… Continue reading Stunt Kid Seriously Stacks It by Jack Heath

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Friday Barnes: Bitter Enemies by R.A. Spratt

Title: Friday Barnes: Bitter Enemies Author: R.A. Spratt Genre: Mystery Publisher: Puffin Published: 7th January 2020 Format: Paperback Pages: 272 Price: $15.99 Synopsis: Headmasters behaving badly! Headmasters behaving badly! When four former headmasters arrive at Highcrest Academy to take part in the school’s anniversary celebrations, the students are warned to be on their best behaviour.… Continue reading Friday Barnes: Bitter Enemies by R.A. Spratt

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Dymocks Reading Challenge 2021

The final challenge I am taking part in this year is the Dymocks Reading Challenge. It also has fairly open categories – here, things can be interpreted in a myriad of ways. I think this makes for an effective challenge, as I can often find a way to make what I am reading work for… Continue reading Dymocks Reading Challenge 2021

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2020 Wrap up

In 2020, I participated in the following seven challenges, and completed them all, apart from one category in the Nerd Daily Challenge, explained in the Nerd Daily Wrap Up post linked here. Some of these wrap up posts will have linked content, others won’t, but you can search each title and find the post. The… Continue reading 2020 Wrap up