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Book Bingo Nine 2020 – Themes of Culture

For September’s Book Bingo with Amanda and Theresa, I am marking off the themes of culture square with The Republic of Birds by Jessica Miller and can report that the first row down has hit BINGO. Themes of culture was always going to be an open topic as well – there are so many ways… Continue reading Book Bingo Nine 2020 – Themes of Culture

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Lapse by Sarah Thornton

Title: Lapse Author: Sarah Thornton Genre: Mystery, Thriller Publisher: Text Publishing Published: 6th August 2019 Format: Paperback Pages: 304 Price: $29.99 Synopsis: All it took was a lapse…a momentary lapse…to bring Clementine Jones’ world crashing down. Now she’s living like a hermit in small-town Katinga, coaching the local footy club. She’s supposed to be lying… Continue reading Lapse by Sarah Thornton

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The Republic of Birds by Jessica Miller

Title: The Republic of Birds Author: Jessica Miller Genre: Fantasy Publisher: Text Publishing Published: 3rd March 2020 Format: Paperback Pages: 320 Price: $16.99 Synopsis: Olga loves the stories of the old cartographers and pores over their ancient books and maps, trying to unlock their secrets. Sometimes, she thinks she can even feel through the maps—… Continue reading The Republic of Birds by Jessica Miller

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Australia Day by Melanie Cheng

Title: Australia Day Author: Melanie Cheng Genre: Short stories, Fiction Publisher: Text Publishing Published: 3rd July 2017 Format: Paperback Pages: 272 Price: $29.95 Synopsis: Australia Day is a collection of stories by debut author Melanie Cheng. The people she writes about are young, old, rich, poor, married, widowed, Chinese, Lebanese, Christian, Muslim. What they have in… Continue reading Australia Day by Melanie Cheng

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The War I Finally Won by Kimberly Brubaker Bradley

Title: The War I Finally Won Author: Kimberly Brubaker Bradley Genre: Children's/YA, Historical Fiction Publisher: Text Publishing Published: 2nd October 2017 Format: Paperback Pages: 400 Price: $19.99 Synopsis: Like the classic heroines of literature, Ada wins our hearts as she continues her World War II adventures after the Newbery Honor–winning The War that Saved My Life.… Continue reading The War I Finally Won by Kimberly Brubaker Bradley

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The War that Saved My Life by Kimberly Brubaker Bradley

Title: The War that Saved My Life Author: Kimberly Brubaker Bradley Genre: Historical Fiction, Children’s and YA Publisher: Text Publishing Published: 16th May 2016 Format: Paperback Pages: 336 Price: $16.99 Synopsis: · Winner, Newbery Honor Book, United States, 2016  Winner, Schneider Family Book Award, United States, 2016  Shortlisted, West Australian Young Readers' Book Award, 2017… Continue reading The War that Saved My Life by Kimberly Brubaker Bradley