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Who would ever be a teenager again? The inexplicable waves of emotions, confusing social situations, family discord; it’s all awkward and frankly exhausting. As Mitch, our main character, valiantly tries …

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During a bushwalk on the Bibbulmun Track, Harry and Deepika find themselves separated from their parents, in fading daylight – armed only with what’s in their backpacks and what Deepika …

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NAIDOC Week 2018 celebrated Aboriginal and Torres Strait Island women and the significant roles they have played – and continue to play – in their communities. Helen Ing Nellie is …

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A.J. Betts’ post-apocalyptic novel depicts a society that lives – architecturally and socially – like bees in a hive. It is a contained world of three hundred people with fixed …

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Duck may not have much to say, other than his/her name, apparently but the other farmyard creatures ignore it at their peril. Young readers will revel in turning the pages …

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Fans of David Whish-Wilson’s trilogy of crime novels featuring Frank Swann will recognise his superb storytelling style and elegant prose in this gripping new work of historical fiction that binds …

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In this debut poetry collection Godfrey explores a variety of issues with grit and grace: relationships, gender politics, the body, friendship, love, trauma, sorrow, delight. The language is not demanding …

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