Review: Hollowpox by Jessica Townsend

Hollowpox is the third book in the Nevermoor series and is a comforting and cosy read that was somehow still jam packed with adventure, mystery and turmoil. »

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Review: The Theory of Hummingbirds by Michelle Kadarusman

The Theory of Hummingbirds by Michelle Kadarusman is an incredibly sweet and moving story for young readers (8+). »

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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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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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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: 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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Review: The Extremely Inconvenient Adventures of Bronte Mettlestone by Jaclyn Moriarty

I feel a little bit like this book was made just for me. Everything about it is perfectly lovely: the title, The Extremely Inconvenient Adventures of »

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Review: Nevermoor by Jessica Townsend

I'm not sure how anyone would have managed to not hear about Nevermoor this year. It's been everywhere: gorgeous bookstore displays, gushing reviews, not to mention »

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Review: Frogkisser! by Garth Nix

Frogkisser! by Garth Nix is a charming and unexpected adventure story which takes a traditional fairytale and turns it into a fantastic adventure. Nix uses and »

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