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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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The Callers by Kiah Thomas

Title: The Callers Author: Kiah Thomas Genre: Fantasy/Science Fiction Publisher: HarperCollins Australia Published: 4th May 2022 Format: Paperback Pages: 224 Price: $15.99 Synopsis: CALLERS CAN CONJURE ANYTHING OUT OF THIN AIR.BUT WHAT IF THE THINGS DON'T COME FROM NOTHING?WHAT IF THEY'RE TAKEN FROM . . . SOMEONE ELSE? In the world of Elipsom, the ability… Continue reading The Callers by Kiah Thomas

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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 Way of Dog by Zana Fraillon

Title: The Way of Dog Author: Zana Fraillon Genre: Verse novel Publisher: University of Queensland Press Published: 3rd May 2022 Format: Paperback Pages: 272 Price: $16.99 Synopsis: A fiercely original verse novel from the ABIA and CBCA award-winning author of The Bone Sparrow. Be strong. Be fierce. Life is more than a concrete floor. Scruffity is… Continue reading The Way of Dog by Zana Fraillon

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The Natural History of Love by Caroline Petit

Title: The Natural History of Love Author: Caroline Petit Genre: Historical Fiction Publisher: Affirm Press Published: 26th April 2022 Format: Paperback Pages: 384 Price: $32.99 Synopsis: For fans of Elizabeth Gilbert’s The Signature of All Things and Pip Williams’ The Dictionary of Lost Words, The Natural History of Love is based upon the true story of 19th century French explorer,… Continue reading The Natural History of Love by Caroline Petit

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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