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By Jacqueline Harvey Reviewed by Annaleise Byrd Eleven years after the first Alice-Miranda book, bestselling author and former deputy principal Jacqueline Harvey has released the series' twentieth instalment: Alice-Miranda in Egypt. Alice-Miranda Highton-Smith-Kennington-Jones, who was seven and one quarter in the first book,

An Intersectional Primer for Next-Gen Changemakers Written by Jamia Wilson Illustrated by Aurélia Durand Reviewed by Zewlan Moor This colourful, attractive introduction to intersectional feminism for teens  is in the same series as This Book is Anti-Racist. It is divided into chapters that show how

Inspired by Roald Dahl By Al Blyth and Stella Gurney  Illustrated by Quentin Blake Reviewed by Sandy Driessens Never Grow Up by Roald Dahl … but wait, no, this story was inspired by Dahl, then created by Al Blyth and Stella Gurney with

By Stephanie Owen Reeder Illustrated by Briony Stewart Reviewed by Margarite Igras Stephanie Owen Reeder  has spent many childhood hours on Bondi Beach and  has transformed her experiences into a true story about the dangers of the surf as well providing  an introduction

by Karen Swann Reviewed by Jillian Custance This is the first picture book written by UK author Karen Swann.  Padmacandra, a Scottish author and illustrator of a number of books has provided the beautiful illustrations for this story. The poetic style of this

By Ben Brooks Illustrated by George Ermos Reviewed by Junior Reviewer Leonard Cavallaro Ben Brooks is the successful author of numerous children’s books, most famously Stories for Boys who Dare to be Different. The Greatest Inventor  is an unexpectedly insightful tale of village

Written by Jackie French. Reviewed by Sandy Driessens Stories that speak to her ancestry and personal history have inspired another engaging historical fiction from the prolific Jackie French. The night run of the Cobb and Co mail coach to Goulburn was a gruelling,

A Complete (and Completely Disgusting) Guide to the Human Body Written by Adam Kay Illustrated by Henry Paker  Reviewed by Zewlan Moor   It’s a great title. Any parents or teachers scanning the shelves will be sure to notice the title and be transported back

By Coral Vass Illustrated by Christina Huynh Reviewed by Margarite Igras Coral Vass is an award-winning Australian children’s author who wanted to write a book about walking in someone else’s shoes. Together with the illustrator Christina Huynh, they have created a beautiful, simple

By Emily Gale and Nova Weetman Reviewed by Sarah Custance Emily Gale and Nova Weetman are both Melbourne based authors who are much celebrated in their chosen genres. Emily Gale has written many acclaimed YA novels such as the Eliza Boom Diaries,

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