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Ouch: Tales of Gravity by Kate Simpson and Andy Hardiman

Title: Ouch: Tales of Gravity Author: Kate Simpson and Andy Hardiman Genre: Non-fiction Publisher: Allen and Unwin Published: 1st February 2022 Format: Hardcover Pages: 32 Price: $24.99 Synopsis: Kate Simpson is a children’s author, the co-host of children's book podcast One More Page, and a mum – so she certainly knows how to keep things… Continue reading Ouch: Tales of Gravity by Kate Simpson and Andy Hardiman

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The Ship of Cloud and Stars by Amy Raphael

Title: The Ship of Cloud and Stars Author: Amy Raphael Genre: Historical Fiction Publisher: Hachette Australia/Orion Published: 11th January 2022 Format: Paperback Pages: 340 Price: $15.99 Synopsis: From the acclaimed author of The Forest of Moon and Sword comes a high-seas adventure for readers 9+. Join Nico on her quest to change the world... Nico Cloud desperately… Continue reading The Ship of Cloud and Stars by Amy Raphael

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Skunk and Badger: Egg Marks the Spot by Amy Timberlake

Title: Skunk and Badger: Egg Marks the Spot Author: Amy Timberlake Genre: Contemporary Publisher: Allen and Unwin Published: 28th September 2021 Format: Hardcover Pages: 160 Price: $22.99 Synopsis: Roommates Skunk and Badger head out on a rock-finding expedition that becomes much more dangerous than they ever expected in this second book of the odd-couple series… Continue reading Skunk and Badger: Egg Marks the Spot by Amy Timberlake

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The Great Barrier Reef by Helen Scales and Lisk Feng

Title: The Great Barrier Reef Author: Helen Scales and Lisk Feng Genre: Non-Fiction Publisher: Walker Books/Flying Eye Books Published: 2nd June 2021 Format: Hardcover Pages: 88 Price: $34.99 Synopsis: Nearly 400,000 square kilometres of dazzling colour, intricate ecosystems and unique creatures large and small: The Great Barrier Reef is one of the great natural wonders… Continue reading The Great Barrier Reef by Helen Scales and Lisk Feng

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Wednesday Weeks and the Tower of Shadows by Denis Knight and Cristy Burne

Title: Wednesday Weeks and the Tower of Shadows Author: Denis Knight and Cristy Burne Genre: Fantasy Publisher: Hachette/Lothian Children’s Books Published: 27th April 2021 Format: Paperback Pages: 250 Price: $16.99 Synopsis:  A seriously smart and funny new series about a reluctant sorcerer's apprentice who would rather study science than magic, which asks the question: In… Continue reading Wednesday Weeks and the Tower of Shadows by Denis Knight and Cristy Burne

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Space Detectives by Mark Powers and Dapo Adeola

Title: Space Detectives Author: Mark Powers and Dapo Adeola Genre: Science Fiction, Crime Publisher: Bloomsbury Australia Published: 2nd March 2021 Format: Paperback Pages:176 Price: $12.99 Synopsis: Connor and Ethan are spending their summer holidays aboard the world's first orbiting city, Starville (basically Beverley Hills in space!). The amazing space station is bursting with celebrities and… Continue reading Space Detectives by Mark Powers and Dapo Adeola

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Australian Women Writers Challenge wrap up post

I participated in the Australian Women Writer’s Challenge again in 2020 – with a goal of 65 books, and I managed to read 141, with two of those being re-reads. As much of this year was spent in lockdown or under restrictions, I had lots of time to read. I read just over double my… Continue reading Australian Women Writers Challenge wrap up post

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Max Booth, Future Sleuth: Chip Blip by Cameron Macintosh and Dave Atze

Title: Max Booth, Future Sleuth: Chip Blip Author: Cameron Macintosh and Dave Atze Genre: Science Fiction, Mystery, Adventure Publisher: Big Sky Publishing Published: 13th July 2020 Format: Paperback Pages: 130 Price: $12.99 Synopsis: It’s 2424. Super Sleuth Max Booth is uncovering the secrets of mysterious 20th Century gadgets. His faithful, but slightly neurotic robodog Oscar… Continue reading Max Booth, Future Sleuth: Chip Blip by Cameron Macintosh and Dave Atze

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Edie’s Experiments #2: How to Be the Best by Charlotte Barkla

Title: Edie’s Experiments #2: How to Be the Best Author: Charlotte Barkla Genre: Fiction Publisher: Puffin Published: 2nd July 2020 Format: Paperback Pages: 240 Price: $14.99 Synopsis: Edie's experiments in how to win at life continue . . . but how will she cope with a new rival? I'm Edie and I'm obsessed with science.… Continue reading Edie’s Experiments #2: How to Be the Best by Charlotte Barkla

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Edie’s Experiments: How to Make Friends by Charlotte Barkla

Title: Edie’s Experiments: How to Make Friends Author: Charlotte Barkla Genre: Fiction Publisher: Puffin Australia Published: 4th February 2020 Format: Paperback Pages: 240 Price: $14.99 Synopsis: A new school, a classroom full of potential new friends and a science kit. What could possibly go wrong? I’m Edie and I love science. So when I started… Continue reading Edie’s Experiments: How to Make Friends by Charlotte Barkla