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Skandar and the Unicorn Thief by A.F.Steadman

Title: Skandar and the Unicorn Thief Author: A.F.Steadman Genre: Fantasy Publisher: Simon and Schuster Published: 28th April 2022 Format: Hardcover Pages: 400 Price: $19.99 Synopsis: The first book in the hotly anticipated new fantasy adventure series for readers age 9+, from A. F. Steadman. If you like Harry Potter, Percy Jackson, Eragon or His Dark… Continue reading Skandar and the Unicorn Thief by A.F.Steadman

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Nancy Business by R.W.R McDonald

Title: Nancy Business Author: R.W.R McDonald Genre: Crime, Mystery Publisher: Allen and Unwin Published: 1st June 2022 Format: Paperback Pages: 368 Price: $29.99 Synopsis: Tippy, Uncle Pike and Devon are back for another camp cosy crime mystery from the award-winning author of The Nancys. The gripping, heart-warming and hilarious sequel to R.W.R. McDonald's smash hit The Nancys,… Continue reading Nancy Business by R.W.R McDonald

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Remarkably Ruby by Terri Libenson

Title: Remarkably Ruby Author: Terri Libenson Genre: Fiction Publisher: HarperCollins Australia Published: 1st June 2022 Format: Paperback Pages: 384  Price: $17.99 Synopsis: REMARKABLY RUBY is the sixth and latest book in the best-selling Emmie & Friends series. This time, the spotlight is on that fleeting background character we’ve all come to know and love as… Continue reading Remarkably Ruby by Terri Libenson

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Miss Mary-Kate’s Guide to Monsters: The Wrath of the Woolington Wyrm by Karen Foxlee

Title: Miss Mary-Kate’s Guide to Monsters: The Wrath of the Woolington Wyrm Author: Karen Foxlee Genre: Adventure/Mystery Publisher: Allen and Unwin Published: 31st May 2022 Format: Paperback Pages: 288 Price: $14.99 Synopsis: Miss Mary-Kate Martin might be anxious, but she's not scared of monsters. Travelling the globe with her famous archaeologist mother, Mary-Kate helps solve… Continue reading Miss Mary-Kate’s Guide to Monsters: The Wrath of the Woolington Wyrm by Karen Foxlee

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Luma and the Pet Dragon by Leah Mohammed, illustrated by Loretta Schauer

Title: Luma and the Pet Dragon Author: Leah Mohammed, illustrated by Loretta Schauer Genre: Magical realism Publisher: Welbeck/Allen and Unwin Published: 3rd May 2022 Format: Paperback Pages: 192 Price: $12.99 Synopsis: Two warm and funny stories - with a touch of magic - about Luma and her cheeky pet dragon. When Luma Dewan wakes up… Continue reading Luma and the Pet Dragon by Leah Mohammed, illustrated by Loretta Schauer

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Kensy and Max: Chasing Danger by Jacqueline Harvey

Title: Kensy and Max: Chasing Danger Author: Jacqueline Harvey Genre: Mystery Publisher: Puffin Published: 3rd May 2022 Format: Paperback Pages: 384 Price: $16.99 Synopsis: What do you do when ghosts rise from the past? When they reveal long-buried secrets that could turn your world upside down? When an earthquake causes a breach at a super-secret… Continue reading Kensy and Max: Chasing Danger by Jacqueline Harvey

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Ella at Eden: Eden Stars by Laura Sieveking

Title: Ella at Eden: Eden Stars Author: Laura Sieveking Genre: Fiction Publisher: Scholastic Australia Published: 1st May 2022 Format: Paperback Pages: 192 Price: $15.99 Synopsis: The Eden College girls can't believe it. The famous child-movie star, Ariel Anderson, is going to be starring in a new movie ... which is being filmed at their school!… Continue reading Ella at Eden: Eden Stars by Laura Sieveking

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April 2022 Monthly Wrap Up Post

Aussie Author Reading Challenge: 75/24 End of Year Post: Dymocks Reading Challenge: 24/26 QBD Reading Challenge: 22/24 Goal: 102/150 Australian Women: 64 Australian Men: 13 Australian: 75 Non-Australian: 27 Men: 23 Women: 82 In April, I read 27 books – some quiz books, but mostly review books, and some reviews are still yet to go… Continue reading April 2022 Monthly Wrap Up Post

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Spotlight Please, It’s Stevie Louise by Tanya Hennessy

Title: Spotlight Please, It’s Stevie Louise Author: Tanya Hennessy Genre: Fiction Publisher: Allen and Unwin Published: 3rd May 2022 Format: Paperback Pages: 176 Price: $14.99 Synopsis: A hilarious new adventure from bestselling children's author Tanya Hennessy. Wherever Stevie goes, high drama is sure to follow... Stevie Louise is an entrepreneur (that's like a business person),… Continue reading Spotlight Please, It’s Stevie Louise by Tanya Hennessy

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2022 Aussie Authors Reading Challenge Completed – Emu

I completed this challenge in about February but have only just managed to sit down and write this post amidst all my other reviewing. As usual, I started on the Kangaroo level, and progressed to Emu, and well beyond that. My reasoning for doing this is because even though I always know I’ll have as… Continue reading 2022 Aussie Authors Reading Challenge Completed – Emu