Snowflake by Louise Nealon

Heartfelt, honest and down to earth, Snowflake is a story about change, belonging and the struggle of taking those first steps into adulthood. W...

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Braised Pork by An Yu

Intrinsically macabre, Braised Pork is an important piece of poetry. Intertwined with the bitterness of grief and the exploration of loss, An Yu...

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One Last Stop by Casey McQuiston

Cynical 2020s college student falls for 70s riot grrl trapped in time on the subway; what's not to love? Featuring family secrets, new frien...

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Aery Candles

Past experiences with candles have always left me feeling underwhelmed. At first I thought it was my expectations but after trying the Aery cand...

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Red Notice by Bill Browder

For fans of Ben Macintyre’s The Spy and the Traitor! The most shocking part of Bill Browder’s story is that it is true and ...

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Plain Bad Heroines by Emily M. Danforth

“From books with smiling heroines, chivalrous young men, and happy endings, oh Kind Devil, deliver me.” Something dark is happen...

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Bila Yarrudhanggalangdhuray by Anita Heiss

Heiss’s indelible novel Bila Yarrudhanggalangdhuray is a reclamation of culture and language, reflecting Australia’s colonial histor...

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Environment Award for Children's Literature Shortlist

Since 1994, the Wilderness Society has been promoting a love of nature in kids through the Environment Award for Children's Literature. ...

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Who Gets to be Smart by Bri Lee

Bri Lee brings personal anecdotes and extensive research to this investigation of the education system and nature of knowledge in a Western soci...

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The Mercies by Kiran Millwood Hargrave

Set in the cold, merciless island of Vardø, Norway, The Mercies recounts the lives of the women dragged into (and even taking part) in th...

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It's Been a Pleasure Noni Blake by Clare Christian

For fans of romantic comedies, loveable leading ladies, and stories about people tossing their fears aside to follow adventure. It's Been a ...

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Careless by Kirsty Capes

One of my absolute favourites of 2021 – I am obsessed with how good this is and it’s something I wish I could have written! This is ...

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The Beautiful Ones by Silvia Moreno-Garcia

This book is a slow burn, a stately novel about the magic of what it means to love and love truly. You are treated to the most vivid description...

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Spring Clean for the Peach Queen by Sasha Wasley

If you want warm and peachy then this is the book for you. A beautiful story about finding just where you fit in the world and how honesty is th...

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House of Hollow by Krystal Sutherland

This book is more than just a pretty face (but yes, it is very pretty). Years after Iris and her sisters mysteriously disappeared on New Year&rs...

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Off the Charts by Georgie Carroll

Georgie Carroll's effortlessly humorous Off the Charts tells the infectious, hilarious and often bizarre stories of life as a nurse. A book ...

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The Road Trip by Beth O'Leary

From our favourite rom-com author of The Flatshare and The Switch comes another charming, sexy and heartfelt story about finding love, losing it...

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Unsheltered by Clare Moleta

I finished Unsheltered in one sitting and loved it so much I’m doubting my judgement. It’s a dystopian climate novel set in a landsc...

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Big Ideas for Curious Minds

Big Ideas for Curious Minds is one of my top kids non-fiction picks. With gorgeous illustrations, this book links the lives and works of key phi...

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The Last House on Needless Street by Catriona Ward

My first thoughts once I finished this book were ‘holy crap, what a book’. I then let out the breath I seemed to have been holding f...

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