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Starfell #2: Willow Moss and the Forgotten Tale by Dominique Valente

Title: Starfell #2: Willow Moss and the Forgotten Tale Author: Dominique Valente Genre: Fantasy Publisher: HarperCollins Australia Published: 20th April 2020 Format: Paperback Pages: 304 Price: $16.99 Synopsis: The anticipated second book in 2019's breakout magical fantasy series, Starfell, starring misfit witch Willow Moss. Perfect for readers of 8+ and beautifully illustrated throughout by Sarah… Continue reading Starfell #2: Willow Moss and the Forgotten Tale by Dominique Valente

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Clancy of the Overflow by Jackie French (Matilda Saga #9)

Title: Clancy of the Overflow (Matilda Saga #9) Author: Jackie French Genre: Historical Fiction Publisher: HarperCollins Australia Published: 21st October 2019 Format: Paperback Pages: 448 Price: $29.99 Synopsis: From Australia's best-loved storyteller comes the final book in the bestselling Matilda Saga This is a love song to our nation, told in a single sweeping story… Continue reading Clancy of the Overflow by Jackie French (Matilda Saga #9)

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Women to the Front: The Extraordinary Women Doctors of the Great War by Heather Sheard and Ruth Lee

Title: Women to the Front: The Extraordinary Women Doctors of the Great War Author: Heather Sheard and Ruth Lee Genre: History, Non-Fiction Publisher: Ebury Press/Penguin Random House Published: 2nd April 2019 Format: Paperback Pages: 320 Price: $34.99 Synopsis:At the outbreak of World War I, 129 women were registered as medical practitioners in Australia, and many… Continue reading Women to the Front: The Extraordinary Women Doctors of the Great War by Heather Sheard and Ruth Lee

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The Distance Between Me and the Cherry Tree by Paola Peretti, translated by Denise Muir

Title: The Distance Between Me and the Cherry Tree Author: Paola Peretti, translated by Denise Muir Genre: Fiction Publisher: Bonnier/Allen and Unwin Published: 29th August 2018 Format: Paperback Pages: 208 Price: $16.99 Synopsis: A novel for all ages about a young girl losing her sight, inspired by the author's own life story. For fans of… Continue reading The Distance Between Me and the Cherry Tree by Paola Peretti, translated by Denise Muir

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Facing the Flame by Jackie French (Matilda Saga #7)

Title: Facing the Flame (Matilda Saga #7) Author: Jackie French Genre: Historical Fiction Publisher: HarperCollins Published: 20th November 2017 Format: Paperback Pages: 292 Price: $29.99 Synopsis: There have been fires before, but not like this. Heartbreaking and powerful, FACING THE FLAME is a story of the triumph of courage and community, and a love for… Continue reading Facing the Flame by Jackie French (Matilda Saga #7)

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Small Publisher Spotlight: Serenity Press

In 2012, Karen McDermott founded a vanity press called Inner Light Publishing which, in 2014, became Serenity Press, with Karen as its Creative Director. Current Editorial Director Monique Mulligan first worked on the Serenity Romance imprint, before joining the publisher full time in 2016 when it became a company. Serenity Press’s mission? To create “beautiful… via… Continue reading Small Publisher Spotlight: Serenity Press