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Zombierella by Joseph Coelho and illustrated by Freya Hartas

Title: Fairy Tales Gone Bad: Zombierella Author: Joseph Coelho, illustrated by Freya Hartas Genre: Fantasy, Humour Publisher: Walker Books Published: 2nd September 2020 Format: Paperback Pages: 192 Price: $18.99 Synopsis: The first in a funny, deliciously dark, three-part series of twisted classics, written in verse by award-winning poet Joseph Coelho and illustrated by Freya Hartas.… Continue reading Zombierella by Joseph Coelho and illustrated by Freya Hartas

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The Wolves of Greycoat Hall by Lucinda Gifford

Title: The Wolves of Greycoat Hall Author: Lucinda Gifford Genre: Fiction Publisher: Walker Books Australia Published: 2nd September 2020 Format: Hardcover Pages: 224 Price: $19.99 Synopsis: A deliciously funny tale, with equally amusing illustrations, about being judged for what, rather than who, you are. When Boris and his parents learn that Scotland is re-introducing wolves,… Continue reading The Wolves of Greycoat Hall by Lucinda Gifford

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The Mermaid, the Witch and the Sea by Maggie Tokuda-Hall

Title: The Mermaid, the Witch and the Sea Author: Maggie Tokuda-Hall Genre: Fantasy Publisher: Walker Books Published:    2nd September 2020 Format: Paperback Pages: 416 Price: $18.99 Synopsis: In a world divided by colonialism and threaded with magic, a desperate orphan turned pirate and a rebellious imperial lady find a connection on the high seas.… Continue reading The Mermaid, the Witch and the Sea by Maggie Tokuda-Hall

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The Adventures of Princess Peony by Nette Hilton, illustrated by Lucinda Gifford

Title: The Adventures of Princess Peony Author: Nette Hilton, illustrated by Lucinda Gifford Genre: Fiction Publisher: Walker Books Published: 1st August 2020 Format: Paperback Pages:144 Price: $16.99 Synopsis: Princess Peony stars here in her first two adventures, reminding young readers why her princess credentials are as strong as they ever were. The Adventures of Princess… Continue reading The Adventures of Princess Peony by Nette Hilton, illustrated by Lucinda Gifford

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The Mummy Smugglers of Crumblin Castle by Pamela Rushby, Nellé May Pierce (Illustrator)

Title: The Mummy Smugglers of Crumblin Castle Author: Pamela Rushby, Nellé May Pierce (Illustrator) Genre: Historical Fiction Publisher: Walker Books Published: 1st July 2020 Format: Paperback Pages: 336 Price: $17.99 Synopsis: A crumbling castle, a moat full of crocodiles, a catastrophe of kittens, and let’s not forget the villains and the mummies! This rambunctious story… Continue reading The Mummy Smugglers of Crumblin Castle by Pamela Rushby, Nellé May Pierce (Illustrator)

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Roxy and Jones: The Great Fairy Tale Cover Up by Angela Woolfe

Title: Roxy and Jones: The Great Fairy Tale Cover Up Author: Angela Woolfe Genre: Fantasy Publisher: Walker Books Published: 1st July 2020 Format: Paperback Pages: 256 Price: $14.99 Synopsis: A hilarious modern fairy-tale mash-up set in a world in which witches are real, magic is real and fairy tales are not only real ... but… Continue reading Roxy and Jones: The Great Fairy Tale Cover Up by Angela Woolfe

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Wonderscape by Jennifer Bell

Title: Wonderscape Author: Jennifer Bell Genre: Fantasy/Magical Realism Publisher: Walker Books Australia Published: 1st June 2020 Format: Paperback Pages: 352 Price: $14.99 Synopsis: Gaming and time travel collide in this thrilling middle-grade adventure, from bestselling author Jennifer Bell. When Arthur, Ren and Cecily investigate a mysterious explosion, they find themselves trapped in the year 2473.… Continue reading Wonderscape by Jennifer Bell

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Eloise and the Bucket of Stars by Janeen Brian

Title: Eloise and the Bucket of Stars Author: Janeen Brian Genre: Historical Fiction, Magical Realism Publisher: Walker Books Australia Published: 1st June 2020 Format: Paperback Pages: 240 Price: $16.99 Synopsis: Left in a pail at an orphanage as a baby, only something magical can save Eloise from a miserable life and give her the one… Continue reading Eloise and the Bucket of Stars by Janeen Brian

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Orla and the Serpent’s Curse by C.J. Halsam

Title: Orla and the Serpent’s Curse Author: C.J. Halsam Genre: Magical Realism Publisher: Walker Books Published: 1st June 2020 Format: Paperback Pages: 304 Price: $14.99 Synopsis: A spooky adventure set in Cornwall; Famous Five with a twist. A long-dead Cornish witch to thwart and a curse to stop – it’s just another family holiday. Orla thought she was… Continue reading Orla and the Serpent’s Curse by C.J. Halsam

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Henrie’s Hero Hunt (House of Heroes #2) by Petra James

Title: Henrie’s Hero Hunt (House of Heroes #2) Author: Petra James, illustrated by A. Yi Genre: Fiction Publisher: Walker Books Published: 1st of May 2020 Format: Paperback Pages: 230 Price: $16.99 Synopsis: A girl. A boy. A great aunt. A mystery! The second book in the exciting House of Heroes series! Henrie Melchior, the first… Continue reading Henrie’s Hero Hunt (House of Heroes #2) by Petra James