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Emily Paull has created an interesting and well-crafted first collection. In these seventeen contemporary short stories, many of them set in Western Australia, we meet a wide range of women, …

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Antarctica is so much more than your average counting book. Each number (from one to ten) features Antarctica’s creatures in a double page spread accompanied by lyrical prose – gorgeous …

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Word of Dog is not just for those who have been enslaved by big brown eyes and a cold wet nose – although dog lovers will most definitely enjoy Anderson’s …

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Mark Greenwood is skilled at bringing historical events to life for young readers. In The Book of Stone we are reminded that even a stone has a story to tell: …

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Ian Reid twists together three tales in an examination of conscience demonstrating that “what is right” is rarely a singular narrative or universal truth. As two post-grad student historians in …

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Ollie and Augustus, the first picture book Gabriel Evans has both written and illustrated, is a whimsical homage to dogs and the power of friendship. Despite their obvious differences – ‘Ollie …

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