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Willa and Woof (Jacqueline Harvey, Puffin) 

Released July 2022

Jacqueline Harvey’s new series Willa and Woof follows a smart eight-year-old girl, Willa, and her ‘best four-legged friend’, Woof. In this first instalment, following in the tradition of other spirited... Read more

Rita’s Revenge (Lian Tanner, A&U)

Released July 2022

Rita’s Revenge is the companion book to Lian Tanner’s debut crime book A Clue for Clara (2020), and is set in the same small town of Little Dismal. Rita the... Read more

Women I Know (Katerina Gibson, Scribner)

Released July 2022

A solitary camper at a beach observes the families playing in the surf; a lonely woman laments her fractured relationship with her reclusive teenage son; a young marine biologist privately... Read more

August & Jones (Pip Harry, Lothian) 

Released July 2022

Meet Jones and August: Jones’s family have had to sell their farm and relocate to Sydney because of the drought, while August’s quirky personality means he feels isolated both at... Read more

The All of It: A bogan rhapsody (Cadance Bell, Viking)

Released July 2022

Our lives are multiple, our stories of ourselves never-ending, and yet when it comes to being a transgender person, there is this idea that we have one sole identity: trans.... Read more

The Registrar (Neela Janakiramanan, A&U)

Released July 2022

Emma Swann has worked her whole life to get here—and it’s even worse than she imagined. The young doctor has recently been accepted onto the highly competitive orthopaedic surgery program... Read more

Of Marsupials and Men (Alistair Paton, Black Inc.)

Released July 2022

If members of the Acclimatisation Society of Victoria had had their way, monkeys and boa constrictors would have been let loose in the foliage of 19th-century Melbourne. That idea was... Read more

The Vexatious Haunting of Lily Griffin (Paula Hayes, illus by Katy Jiang, Fremantle Press) 

Released July 2022

Eleven-year-old Lily Griffin is precocious but lonely—bullied by her brother and benignly neglected by the rest of her unusual family. Lily’s life changes dramatically when she discovers a girl trapped... Read more

Jack’s Jumper (Sara Acton, Walker) 

Released July 2022

Jack’s jumper is far too big for him (it once belonged to his beloved big brother Paul, who has grown up and is rarely home anymore) but that’s half the... Read more

The Chronic Pain Couple (Karra Eloff, Exisle)

Released July 2022

Karra Eloff met her forever partner while she was struck with chronic pain. Since that time Eloff, a health professional, founded the Chronic Pain Couple, an organisation that delivers practical... Read more