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The Adoration of Jenna Fox: Mary E. Pearson

Jenna Fox can’t remember who she is. When she wakes from a coma, her parents tell her she was in an accident. They won’t say what kind of accident and they won’t tell her why they’ve fled her hometow…

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The 10pm Question: Kate De Goldi

Frankie is an intelligent, artistic 12-year-old boy who has a warm, loving family, but he is anxious – and his anxieties are defining and confining his life. Then along comes Sydney, a girl so alive …

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100% Me: The How, Why and When of Growing Up: Elinor Greenwood & Alexander Cox

This unisex book presents the facts, gives advice and tackles the myths of puberty in a cool way that will be an excellent reference for young people, families and schools. It packs just the right am…

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Kingdom On The Waves: The Astonishing Life Of Octavian Nothing: Volume 2: M.T. Anderson

We are in the eighteenth century and the War of Independence is raging in North America. Octavian is a slave who is fighting for his freedom by joining with the King’s Army, who have promised freedom…

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A Small Free Kiss in the Dark: Glenda Millard

War hits Melbourne and a young homeless boy and an old homeless man become the core for a ramshackle family trying to survive. The humanity of people who have nothing is the essence of this book and …

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Milestones: 30 Years of Chandos

This excellent box-set celebrating 30 years of Chandos recordings is a must for anyone who enjoys fine music.

Packaged in a limited collectors’ edition, this set features such Australian artists as…

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Purcell: Dido and Aeneas: Simone Kermes, Deborah York, Teodor Currentzis

I love this label. It reminds me of Jordi Savall’s beautiful label Alia Vox and features the wonderful Christina Pluhar, who knows how to take an old classical standard and shake it up to give it he…

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Working On A Dream: Bruce Springsteen

The iconic, multi award-winning Bruce Springsteen has returned with this brand new album Working On A Dream, featuring the E Street Band and produced by long-term collaborator Brendan O’Brien.

The …

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The Sweetness at the Bottom of the Pie: Alan Bradley

In England in 1950, 11-year-old Flavia de Luce is developing a rather disturbing interest in poisons. Though perhaps this is not so surprising; for centuries, the de Luces have turned out their fair …

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Crying Light: Antony and The Johnsons

It’s been nearly four years since we heard from Antony and the Johnsons. In between studio visits we heard him mix it up with the disco sounds of Hercules and Love Affair, which was a great opportuni…

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