New year, new Double Loyalty book stack! This month we are celebrating all things Australian Made, so you may notice that each title comes from the hands and minds of local authors and illustrators, who we love to support.
For fiction lovers, we have the feel-good debut from Julietta Henderson, which asks: "What do you get when you cross a painfully awkward son, lofty comedic ambition and a dead best friend? Norman." Critics have likened The Funny Thing About Norman Foreman to the movie Little Miss Sunshine and A Man Called Ove, and this may just be the summer read you were searching for.
Two literary works to interest readers this month are Repentance by Alison Gibbs, exploring a country town in the summer of 1976 on the brink of change, and When The Apricots Bloom by Gina Wilkinson, an evocative and unputdownable novel of three women in Baghdad.
If psychological thrillers are more to your taste, Shelter by Catherine Jinks sets its characters on the run from domestic violence in a remote house in the bush, where they think they are safe. But have they locked the doors?
History lovers will be fascinated by the noelisation of two truly incredible women figures from history: Elizabeth Macarthur and Elizabeth Macquarie, in Sue Williams' Elizabeth & Elizabeth.
For kids, this month we have a new instalment from Anh Do in the form of E-Boy 2: Robofight, while younger kids can learn their alphabet along with the fruity fun of ABC Fruit Salad by Kat Macleod. Bluey is back with a dip in The Pool, while Melbourne author-illustrator Anna Zobel introduces us to loveable witch Little Gem, perfect for junior readers. Anna shared her inspirations and process behind writing the book with us in this video.
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