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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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Bush Magic by Kylie Howarth

Title: Bush Magic Author: Kylie Howarth Genre: Fiction Publisher: Walker Books Published: 3rd May 2022 Format: Hardcover Pages: 32 Price: $25.99 Synopsis: This delightful story is about the power of imagination, appreciating the natural world and spending quality time with the ones you love. Jarrah and Grandpa love spending time together exploring the bush around… Continue reading Bush Magic by Kylie Howarth

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The Ghost Locket by Allison Rushby

Title: The Ghost Locket Author: Allison Rushby Genre: Mystery, Ghost Story Publisher: Walker Books Published: 1st April 2022 Format: Paperback Pages: 256 Price: $17.99 Synopsis: A captivating supernatural mystery set in a house haunted by secrets from the past. Eleven-year-old Lolli must return to London and break a promise she made to herself — to… Continue reading The Ghost Locket by Allison Rushby

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The Wearing of the Green by Claire Saxby

Title: The Wearing of the Green Author: Claire Saxby Genre: Historical Fiction Publisher: Walker Books Australia Published: 1st April 2022 Format: Paperback Pages: 192 Price: $19.99 Synopsis: A powerful historical novel exploring themes of racism, classism and gender expectations present in a growing nation. When Biddy arrives in Melbourne from Ireland in 1850, she knows… Continue reading The Wearing of the Green by Claire Saxby

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March 2022 Reading Round-up

In March I read twenty-one books. Most of them were Australian books, and mostly Australian women. Some are not out yet (at date of posting this), and three were quiz books, so I haven’t reviewed those. I have almost finished my Dymocks and QBD reading challenges. Even though I am well past my level for… Continue reading March 2022 Reading Round-up

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Pearly and Pig and the Great Hairy Beast by Sue Whiting

Title: Pearly and Pig and the Great Hairy Beast Author: Sue Whiting Genre: Adventure Publisher: Walker Books Published: 2nd March 2022 Format: Paperback Pages: 224 Price: $15.99 Synopsis: A fast-paced junior fiction adventure starring a plucky new heroine that has to face her fears to save her parents, her friend and the day! Pearly Woe… Continue reading Pearly and Pig and the Great Hairy Beast by Sue Whiting

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Interned by Pamela Rushby

Title: Interned Author: Pamela Rushby Genre: Historical Fiction Publisher: Walker Books Published: 2nd March 2022 Format: Paperback Pages: 256 Price: $17.99 Synopsis: Based on true events, Interned is a moving, well-researched and evocative historical fiction novel that highlights an often forgotten moment in Australian history. It’s 1914. Gretta lives a privileged life in Singapore, the daughter of… Continue reading Interned by Pamela Rushby

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Arabella’s Alphabet Adventure by Suzy Zail and Christopher Nielsen

Title: Arabella’s Alphabet Adventure Author: Suzy Zail and Christopher Nielsen Genre: Fiction Publisher: Walker Books Published: 2nd March 2022 Format: Hardcover Pages: 32 Price: $25.99 Synopsis: A timeless story about an alphabet, a daring adventure and a book who learns she is perfect, just the way she is. “I’m an ABC book and that’s all… Continue reading Arabella’s Alphabet Adventure by Suzy Zail and Christopher Nielsen

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Little Wombat’s Easter Surprise by Charles Fuge

Title: Little Wombat’s Easter Surprise Author: Charles Fuge Genre: Fiction Publisher: Walker Books Australia Published: 16th February 2022 Format: Hardcover Pages: 28 Price: $24.99 Synopsis: A Little Wombat story about sharing, new friends, and of course, Easter eggs. Little Wombat is busy collecting eggs on his Easter hunt when he sees Rabbit hop by wearing… Continue reading Little Wombat’s Easter Surprise by Charles Fuge

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Our Country: Ancient Wonders by Mark Greenwood and Frané Lessac (Illustrator)

Title: Our Country: Ancient Wonders Author: Mark Greenwood and Frané Lessac (Illustrator) Genre: Non-fiction Publisher: Walker Books Published: 2nd February 2022 Format: Hardcover Pages: 40 Price: $26.99 Synopsis: This first book in the Our Country series takes readers on a journey across Australia to marvel at our unique geology and geography. Our home is an… Continue reading Our Country: Ancient Wonders by Mark Greenwood and Frané Lessac (Illustrator)