Author Interview: Anna Whateley on Peta Lyre’s Rating Normal

Peta Lyre’s Rating NormalAuthor: Anna WhateleyRelease Date: April 2020Publisher: Allen & UnwinRRP: $19.99 (PB) ABOUT THE BOOK: Peta Lyre is far from typical. The world she lives in isn’t designed for the way her mind works, but when she follows her therapist’s rules for ‘normal’ behaviour, she can almost fit in without attracting attention. When a new … More Author Interview: Anna Whateley on Peta Lyre’s Rating Normal

Review: The Lost Soul Atlas by Zana Fraillon

The Lost Soul AtlasAuthor: Zana FraillonRelease Date: July 14, 2020Publisher: Hachette AustraliaRRP: $19.99 (PB) Synopsis: Twig is all alone after his dad goes missing. But when he meets Flea, a cheerful pickpocket, the pair become fast friends. Together, Twig and Flea raise themselves on the crime-ridden streets, taking what they need and giving the rest … More Review: The Lost Soul Atlas by Zana Fraillon

Author Interview: Ken Linnett on Rough Habit

Rough HabitAuthor: Ken LinnettRelease Date: 1 May, 2020Publisher: Slattery Media GroupRRP: $24.99 (PB) ABOUT THE BOOK: Rough Habit An Unlikely Champion is a tale that captures the essence of horse racing – from dreaming to inspiration, to luck good and bad, to fortunes and reputations made. It’s the story not just of an unexpected champion horse, but of those who … More Author Interview: Ken Linnett on Rough Habit

Review: Across the Risen Sea by Bren MacDibble

Across the Risen SeaAuthor: Bren MacDibbleRelease Date: 4 August, 2020Publisher: Allen & UnwinRRP: $16.99 (PB) Synopsis: Neoma and Jag and their small community are ‘living gentle lives’ on high ground surrounded by the risen sea. When strangers from the Valley of the Sun arrive unannounced, the two friends find themselves drawn into a web of … More Review: Across the Risen Sea by Bren MacDibble

Review: The House of Earth and Blood by Sarah J. Maas

House of Earth and Blood (Crescent City #1)Author: Sarah J. MaasRelease Date: March 2020RRP: $29.99Publisher: Bloomsbury Synopsis: Bryce Quinlan had the perfect life—working hard all day and partying all night—until a demon murdered her closest friends, leaving her bereft, wounded, and alone. When the accused is behind bars but the crimes start up again, Bryce … More Review: The House of Earth and Blood by Sarah J. Maas

Mini Review: Malamander by Thomas Taylor

Malamander (Eerie-on-Sea #1) Author: Thomas Taylor Release Date: 1 May, 2019 RRP: $17.99 (PB) Publisher: Walker Books Synopsis: Herbert Lemon works as a Lost-and-Founder, returning lost items to their individuals at the Grand Nautilus Hotel in the town of Eerie-on-the-Sea, a tourist seascape which empties during the chilly winter. One night, a girl called Violet … More Mini Review: Malamander by Thomas Taylor

Spring-Inspired Reads

Forget spring cleaning, we’ll be spring reading this season! As Spring approaches after one chilly winter, here are ten of our favourite reads, new and old, to read with your littles and brighten up your September days. Flower Power Labradors by Allison Langton Flower Power Labradors! Come with me to shake their paws. Black and … More Spring-Inspired Reads