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The Way of Dog by Zana Fraillon

Title: The Way of Dog Author: Zana Fraillon Genre: Verse novel Publisher: University of Queensland Press Published: 3rd May 2022 Format: Paperback Pages: 272 Price: $16.99 Synopsis: A fiercely original verse novel from the ABIA and CBCA award-winning author of The Bone Sparrow. Be strong. Be fierce. Life is more than a concrete floor. Scruffity is… Continue reading The Way of Dog by Zana Fraillon

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The Calling of Jackdaw Hollow by Kate Gordon

Title: The Calling of Jackdaw Hollow Author: Kate Gordon Genre: Fiction Publisher: University of Queensland Publishing Published: 29th March 2022 Format: Paperback Pages: 208 Price: $14.99 Synopsis: When Jackdaw Hollow is orphaned by a lightning strike, he is taken in by the headmistress of Direleafe Hall. Even though he grows up with her love and… Continue reading The Calling of Jackdaw Hollow by Kate Gordon

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Saga by Nikki McWatters

Title: Saga Author: Nikki McWatters Genre: Historical Fiction Publisher: UQP Published: 5th November 2019 Format: Paperback Pages: 376 Price: $19.95 Synopsis: In the last years of the Viking Era, priestess Astrid takes on the task of recording the True Things. A skáldmær learning to write royal sagas and a member of one of the last… Continue reading Saga by Nikki McWatters

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Liberty by Nikki McWatters

Title: Liberty Author: Nikki McWatters Genre: Historical Fiction Publisher: University of Queensland Press Published: 29th October 2018 Format: Paperback Pages: 376 Price: $19.95 Synopsis: A powerful novel about three young women caught in the battles of their own times.After the success of Hexenhaus, Nikki McWatters is back with a high-energy companion novel that draws on… Continue reading Liberty by Nikki McWatters

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The Heartsong of Wonder Quinn by Kate Gordon

Title: The Heartsong of Wonder Quinn Author: Kate Gordon Genre: Magical Realism Publisher: UQP Published: 1st September 2020 Format: Paperback Pages: 184 Price: $14.99 Synopsis: Lonely orphan Wonder Quinn lives in the attic of Direleafe Hall with only a gloomy crow for company. Every year she hopes to make a true friend and every year… Continue reading The Heartsong of Wonder Quinn by Kate Gordon

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Sick Bay by Nova Weetman

Title: Sick Bay Author: Nova Weetman Genre: Fiction Publisher: UQ Press Published: 4th June 2019 Format: Paperback Pages: 280 Price: $16.95 Synopsis: Meg uses Sick Bay to hide from other kids. She’s struggling with changes at home, wears slippers to school and buries her head in books. New girl Riley is a type 1 diabetic… Continue reading Sick Bay by Nova Weetman