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Nelson: Broccoli and Spies by Andrew Levins

Title: Nelson: Broccoli and Spies Author: Andrew Levins Genre: Fiction Publisher: Puffin Published: 5th January 2021 Format: Paperback Pages:  176 Price: $12.99 Synopsis: The second book in the totally outrageous adventures of Nelson Hunter – the boy who hates vegetables. Featuring a serious spy mystery and an epic broccoli-fuelled battle! Nelson is a hilarious illustrated… Continue reading Nelson: Broccoli and Spies by Andrew Levins

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When the Apricots Bloom by Gina Wilkinson

Title: When the Apricots Bloom Author: Gina Wilkinson Genre: Fiction Publisher: Hachette Australia Published: 29th December 2020 Format: Paperback Pages: 320 Price: $32.99 Synopsis: What would you do if the secret police demanded you spy on a friend in order to protect your family? Three women confront the complexities of trust, friendship and motherhood under the… Continue reading When the Apricots Bloom by Gina Wilkinson

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Kensy and Max: Spy Games by Jacqueline Harvey

Title: Kensy and Max: Spy Games Author: Jacqueline Harvey Genre: Adventure Publisher: Puffin Published: 3rd November 2020 Format: Paperback Pages: 96 Price: $2.99 Synopsis: Kensy and Max have a new mission – to win the Pharos Trainee Spy Games! But there can only be one champion . . . The annual Pharos Trainee Spy Games… Continue reading Kensy and Max: Spy Games by Jacqueline Harvey

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Kensy and Max: Full Speed by Jacqueline Harvey

Title: Kensy and Max: Full Speed Author: Jacqueline Harvey Genre: Spy fiction, mystery Publisher: Puffin Published: 29th September 2020 Format: Paperback Pages: 384 Price: $16.99 Synopsis: What do you do when your instincts and obligations pull you in opposite directions? When there are multiple leads, which one do you follow? After a school excursion goes… Continue reading Kensy and Max: Full Speed by Jacqueline Harvey

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League of Llamas #4: Rogue Llama by Aleesah Darlison

Title: League of Llamas: Rogue Llama Author: Aleesah Darlison Genre: Humour Publisher: Puffin Books Australia Published: 2nd July 2020 Format: Paperback Pages: 144 Price: $9.99 Synopsis: High-action, high-adventure and high-humour – the League of Llamas series is perfect for fans of Diary of a Minecraft Zombie and The Bad Guys. League of Llamas secret agent… Continue reading League of Llamas #4: Rogue Llama by Aleesah Darlison

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League of Llamas #3: Undercover Llamas by Aleesah Darlison

Title: League of Llamas #3: Undercover Llamas Author: Aleesah Darlison Genre: Humour Publisher: Puffin Books Australia Published: 2nd July 2020 Format: Paperback Pages: 144 Price: $9.99 Synopsis: High-action, high-adventure and high-humour – the League of Llamas series is perfect for fans of Diary of a Minecraft Zombie and The Bad Guys. After failing to apprehend… Continue reading League of Llamas #3: Undercover Llamas by Aleesah Darlison

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Kensy and Max: Freefall by Jacqueline Harvey

Title: Kensy and Max: Freefall Author: Jacqueline Harvey Genre: Adventure Publisher: Puffin Published: 3rd March 2020 Format: Paperback Pages: 400 Price: $16.99 Synopsis: Where do you draw the line when your family and friends are in grave danger? Do you take action even though it means ignoring the rules? Back at Alexandria, with their friend… Continue reading Kensy and Max: Freefall by Jacqueline Harvey

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Lilies, Lies and Love (Miss Lily #4) by Jackie French

Title: Lilies, Lies and Love (Miss Lily #4) Author: Jackie French Genre: Historical Fiction Publisher: HarperCollins Australia Published: 23rd March 2020 Format: Paperback Pages: 336 Price: $29.99 Synopsis: As the King of England wavers between duty and love, Sophie knows that she must choose duty. The year is 1936 and the new King Edward VIII… Continue reading Lilies, Lies and Love (Miss Lily #4) by Jackie French

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The Paris Secret by Natasha Lester

Title: The Paris Secret Author: Natasha Lester Genre: Historical Fiction Publisher: Hachette Published: 31st March 2020 Format: Paperback Pages: 460 Price: $32.99 Synopsis: A wardrobe of Dior gowns, a secret kept for sixty-five years, and the three women bound forever by war... from the New York Times bestselling author of THE FRENCH PHOTOGRAPHER. England, 1939 Talented pilot Skye Penrose… Continue reading The Paris Secret by Natasha Lester

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2019 Australian Women Writer’s Challenge Completed,

At the start of the year, I pledged to read fifteen books across the year, and ended up reading one hundred, and reviewing about ninety-seven of those – as some were read for my job as a quiz writer and I didn’t get a chance to review them all. Of the one hundred, it is… Continue reading 2019 Australian Women Writer’s Challenge Completed,