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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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When Rain Turns to Snow by Jane Godwin

Much-loved Melbourne author Jane Godwin’s newest book is an appealing and emotional novel about families and friendships. Lissa doesn’t know what to do when a boy named Reed shows up on her doorstep …

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The Power of Positive Pranking by Nat Amoore

Casey and her friends learn their local Mayor has nefarious plans for their town – plans that disregard the environment and rely on the town’s voting-aged citizens remaining disengaged from their civ…

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The Lost Soul Atlas by Zana Fraillon

The Lost Soul Atlas takes the classic story of the journey through the underworld and flips it. What if, instead of a hero’s journey through the underworld to save a lost soul, the lost soul is the o…

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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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The End of the World Is Bigger than Love by Davina Bell

The End of the World Is Bigger than Love is set in a time when Earth has suffered an environmental catastrophe of unimaginable and epic proportions: Antarctica has lost the last of its ice, the blue …

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A Burning by Megha Majumdar

Already garnering the kind of praise from high-profile authors and international reviewers that a debut author might only dare dream of, A Burning has the feel of one of the ‘must read’ titles of 202…

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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 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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A Room Made of Leaves by Kate Grenville

Kate Grenville returns with a much-anticipated fourth novel considering Australia’s colonial past, and interactions between Australia’s First Nations peoples and colonists. Purporting to be the lost …

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