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 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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Review: The Surprising Power of a Good Dumpling by Wai Chim

Wai Chim’s stunning new novel, The Surprising Power of a Good Dumpling, is an engaging and totally immersive read - from which you will emerge heart-wrung and hungry. »

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Review: Gravity is The Thing by Jaclyn Moriarty

A string of adjectives can only describe imperfectly how excellent Gravity is the Thing is: beautiful, uplifting, clever, incredible, heart-breaking, affirming, hilarious, genuine and truly delightful »

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Favourite Bookstores on Instagram (#LoveYourBookshopDay)

I highly recommend dropping into your local bookshop today to show them some love. Of course, this is not possible for everyone. If this is you, you can still enjoy the spirit of the local bookshop online with these instagram accounts. »

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Review: Rogue by A.J. Betts

A well-crafted duology is a marvellous thing and A.J. Betts has delivered perfectly. With both books I was a little in awe of how compact and detailed she managed to make her world-building. Nothing felt superfluous, every gap that raised questions was ultimately answered. »

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Review: All That Impossible Space by Anna Morgan

In her terrific debut novel, All That Impossible Space, Anna Morgan uses the real life mystery of the Somerton Man as a device for exploring toxic friendship, complicated family, and discovering romance »

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Australian Picture Books: Jeannie Baker

Jeannie Baker is an artist and authored over a dozen picture books using collage to create the illustrations. Her books primarily explore the interactions the natural and created environment and the impact people have on the spaces around them. »

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Review: P is for Pearl by Eliza Henry Jones

P is for Pearl - Eliza Henry Jones Published by HarperCollins Add to Goodreads Buy it online I did receive a copy of this from the »

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Review: The Slightly Alarming Tale of The Whispering Wars

The Slightly Alarming Tale of the Whispering Wars is a wonderful companion to The Extremely Inconvenient Adventures of Bronte Mettlestone that readers of all levels will adore. I really hope there will be adventures and tales from more kingdoms and empires in the future. »

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