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The Great Barbie Disaster

Author: Tania Ingram
R.R.P: $9.75
Illustrated by: Christina Miesen
Review: Joan Steinman
 
Sarah’s dad always built things himself. But they never lasted; the chook shed fell down after a week and the garden seat collapsed as soon as mum sat on it. But he was determined […]

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46 Hours

Author: Gabrielle Lord
R.R.P: $10.50
Review: Joan Steinman
This action-packed, high risk adventure is by the author of the CONSPIRACY 365 series.
Jazz’s best friend Anika has been kidnapped and the family are not willing to put her life at risk by involving the […]

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500 Minutes Of Danger

Author: Jack Heath
R.R.P: $10.90
Review: Joan Steinman
This is a death-defying series by best-selling young adult author, Jack Heath. It consists of 10 short stories each designed to be read in 30 minutes. Each story places a young person in a dangerous […]

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The Mysterious World Of Cosentino

Author: Consentino & Jack Heath
R.R.P: $8.99
Illustrated by: James Hart
Review: Joan Steinman
I first saw Cosentino on Australia’s Got Talent and I was amazed by him then. But when I heard he was involved in a series of books I wondered how […]

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Horizon: Survival Is No Game

Author: Scott Westerfield
R.R.P: $9.95
Review: Joan Steinman
A plane crashes and only 8 young people survive. But the plane was travelling over snow when it crashes and now they are surrounded by jungle. The plants and animal life are unknown to them and […]

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Ida, Always.

Author:  Caron Lewis
R.R.P: $27.25
Illustrated by: Charles Santoso
Review: Joan Steinman
 
This picture story book was inspired by Ida and Gus; two bears in New York City’s Central Park Zoo. They were together for many years until Ida died in 2011.
In this story […]

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Rodney Loses It

Author: Michael Gerard Bauer
R.R.P: $19.95
Illustrated by: Chrissie Krebs
Review: Joan Steinman
 
 
Rodney the rabbit loves drawing, especially with his special pen which is sharper, clearer and blacker then any of his other pens. But then he loses this special pen. At first Rodney searches […]

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Stubborn Stanley

Author: Nathanial Eckstrom
R.R.P: $14.25
Review: Joan Steinman
 
Stanley likes to invent things but he is stubborn. He won’t listen to others or let them share in with his ideas. But as good as his inventions are, they are never quite right; something is […]

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The Ugly Five

Author: Julia Donaldson
R.R.P: $19.95
Illustrated by: Axel Scheffler
Review: Joan Steinman
 
The wildebeest knows it is the ugly one on the range, with its spindly legs and ginger beard. But then it meets the grotty hyena so now there are two ugly ones. But […]

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Zog And The Flying Doctors

Author: Julia Donaldson
R.R.P: $13.25
Illustrated by: Axel Scheffler
Review: Joan Steinman
 
Zog, the dragon, Gadabout, the knight and Pearl the Princess are an unlikely team, but together they make up the Flying Doctors. When a mermaid with sunburn, a lion with the flu and […]

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