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February 2021 Round-up

February’s reading leaped considerably to thirty books read that month for blogging and blog tours, and a couple that I read for myself. I’m yet to start back working as a quiz writer, but I also review for Scholastic, so several of these books were for that. Most were by Australian authors, and about 27… Continue reading February 2021 Round-up

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Coco and the Butterfly by Laura Bunting and Nicky Johnston

Title: Coco and the Butterfly Author: Laura Bunting and Nicky Johnston Genre: Fiction Publisher: Scholastic Australia Published: March 2021 Format: Hardback Pages: 48 Price: $19.99 Synopsis: Book #2 in delightful new series by Laura Bunting, in stunning large format hardback, embossedIrresistible and adorable illustrations by Nicky JohnsonDestined to be every little girl’s new favourite characterPerfect… Continue reading Coco and the Butterfly by Laura Bunting and Nicky Johnston

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Books and Bites Bingo – Made into a TV Series: The Baby-Sitters Club: Kristy’s Big Day by Ann M Martin

This category was always going to be tough – a lot of the books I read are probably never going to be adapted for the screen. But this year, there were two series I have read that were: the second book in the His Dark Materials trilogy – The Subtle Knife, and the Baby-Sitter’s Club.… Continue reading Books and Bites Bingo – Made into a TV Series: The Baby-Sitters Club: Kristy’s Big Day by Ann M Martin

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Book Bingo Wrap Up Post

  This year, I participated in Book Bingo again with Theresa Smith Writes, and Mrs B’s Book Reviews. This year, we took a different approach – twelve squares, one a month, on the second Saturday of each month. The categories were also fairly open – giving us scope to interpret them as we saw fit… Continue reading Book Bingo Wrap Up Post

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The Paper Bag Princess by Robert Munsch

Title: The Paper Bag Princess Author: Robert Munsch Genre: Fantasy Publisher: Scholastic Australia Published: 1st December 2020 Format: Hardcover Pages: 32 Price: $17.99 Synopsis: 40 years. Seven million copies sold. One princess who has inspired generations of readers. ·  An empowerment-focused edition of one of the world's best-loved picture books.·  Readers the world-over have fallen… Continue reading The Paper Bag Princess by Robert Munsch

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Ella at Eden: Musical Mystery by Laura Sieveking

Title: Ella at Eden: Musical Mystery Author: Laura Sieveking Genre: Fiction Publisher: Scholastic Australia Published: 1st November 2020 Format: Paperback Pages: 192 Price: $15.99 Synopsis: Eden College is putting on 'Enchantment the Musical!' Ella and her friends are very excited, and throw themselves into auditioning and rehearsing. But then things start to go wrong. Could… Continue reading Ella at Eden: Musical Mystery by Laura Sieveking

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The Incredible Runaway Snot by Josh Pyke and Heath McKenzie

Title: The Incredible Runaway Snot Author: Josh Pyke and Heath McKenzie Genre: Humour Publisher: Scholastic Australia Published: 1st November 2020 Format: Hardback Pages: 24 Price: $17.99 Synopsis: Ages 3+ Hilariously cheeky new picture book from award- winning singer/songwriter, Josh Pyke Eric the snot just wants peace and quiet, but there’s a sudden boom in the… Continue reading The Incredible Runaway Snot by Josh Pyke and Heath McKenzie

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Scary Bird by Michael Streich

Title: Scary Bird Author: Michael Streich Genre: Fiction Publisher: Scholastic Australia Published: October 2020 Format: Hardcover Pages: 32 Price: $17.99 Synopsis: There’s a new bird in the aviary . . .and everyone’s in a flap!He’s strange and different . . . and SCARY!Will the scary bird ever feel at home with the others? A fresh… Continue reading Scary Bird by Michael Streich

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Grump by Jonathon Bentley (also illustrator)

Title: Grump Author: Jonathon Bentley (also illustrator) Genre: Fiction, picture book Publisher: Scholastic Australia Published:  October 2020 Format: Hardcover Pages: 24 Price: $17.99 Synopsis: Hilarious story of a teddy bear tyrant . . . and the cat on his head who’s had enough! A great cautionary tale that demonstrates how bad behaviour is unacceptable and… Continue reading Grump by Jonathon Bentley (also illustrator)

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Rocky Lobstar #2: Time Travel Tangle by Rove McManus

Title: Rocky Lobstar #2: Time Travel Tangle Author: Rove McManus Genre: Humour Publisher: Scholastic Published: 1st August 2020 Format: Paperback Pages: 192 Price: $14.99 • Synopsis: A NEW fiction series written AND illustrated by Australian actor and TV Personality ROVE McMANUS! • Hilarious tale of Rocky Lobstar—the star of Felidi’s Fabulous Sideshow Carnival! • Highly… Continue reading Rocky Lobstar #2: Time Travel Tangle by Rove McManus