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How to Talk About Climate Change in a Way That Makes a Difference by Rebecca Huntley

Rebecca Huntley is one of Australia’s most experienced and respected social researchers. As she quips, ‘I make a living out of understanding why people think the way they do.’ Here, in her sixth book…

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Hex by Rebecca Dinerstein Knight

The person who believes in you is the most dangerous person you know. The person who believes in you can unbuild you in an instant.

Nell Barber is not having a good year. She’s broken up with her b…

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Metal Fish, Falling Snow by Cath Moore

Her mother has passed away, and now Dylan has to leave her small rural home town of Beyen, in the company of her mother’s boyfriend, Pat. Dylan and Pat drive towards the ocean and the boat that Dylan…

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Clap When You Land by Elizabeth Acevedo

Clap When You Land is a poignant novel in verse by National Book Award-winner Elizabeth Acevedo that touches on themes of culture, connection and identity. It is the story of two girls separated by a…

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The Vanishing Half by Britt Bennett

The Vignes twins are like two halves of a whole: impulsive, smart-mouthed Desiree is a neat contrast to careful, practical Stella. Born in Mallard – a unique black community in Louisiana, set apart b…

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Ellie’s Dragon by Bob Graham

With his latest picture book, Bob Graham has gifted small readers another heart-filled tale celebrating imagination. When Ellie, a very small girl, discovers a luminous newborn dragon sitting atop an…

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The Pony Question by Jackie Merchant

Essie gave up on horses after she was caught up in a cheating scandal with her last pony. Her dad was the parent who helped with her horse and riding events, anyway. Now her parents have divorced, an…

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What Zola Did on Monday by Melina Marchetta

What Zola Did on Monday is a beautiful, heartwarming story for beginner readers. Bright, determined Zola lives together with her mother and her nonna, and just over the fence from her cousin Alessand…

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A Lonely Girl Is A Dangerous Thing by Jessie Tu

Jessie Tu has worked as a classical violinist, teacher and journalist. This is her first work of fiction and it is an astonishing debut. The lonely girl at the heart of this novel is Jena Lin. Jena’s…

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The Fogging by Luke Horton

On a plane to Indonesia for a holiday that struggling academics Tom and Clara really can’t afford, Tom experiences a sudden and intense panic attack (not his first) while his on-and-off partner of fo…

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