Review: The Mercies by Kiran Millwood Hargrave

Historical fiction set in 1600s Norway. »

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Review: As Fast As I Can by Penny Tangey

As Fast As I Can is a heartfelt Australian middle-grade story recommended for kids who love sport, kids who love books and kids who love both. »

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Six Random Books You Should Read

Six books you should read. »

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Review: The Hadley Academy for the Improbably Gifted by Conor Grennan

A action-packed middle-grade adventure story. »

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Review: Deep Water by Sarah Epstein

Deep Water is an Australian young adult mystery thriller. »

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Review: Taking Down Evelyn Tait By Poppy Nwosu

Taking Down Evelyn Tait is well-written, immersive, with characters that grab you and a meaningful story full of heart. »

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Review: The Threads of Magic by Alison Croggon

The Threads of Magic is a fabulous fantasy adventure that anyone can enjoy, but I especially recommend it for ages 9+ (I personally have recommended it to sisters aged 9, 15, 24 and 28). It explores themes of difference, power, courage and friendship. »

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Review: The Girl with the Gold Bikini by Lisa Walker

Review of Australian YA detective novel The Girl with the Gold Bikini by Lisa Walker. »

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Review: Beverly, Right Here by Kate DiCamillo

Beverly, Right Here is the third and final book in the Three Rancheros series. Kate DiCamillo provides a gentle way to explore hard and painful circumstances that end with a sense of hopefulness. »

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Review: The Man In The Water by David Burton

The Man in the Water is an enjoyable, fast-paced read that follows the story of sixteen-year-old Shaun who lives in a remote mining town in Queensland, Australia. While skipping school, he discovers a dead body. Recommended for teenagers who like mysteries or any readers of young adult books. »

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