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Kunyi (Kunyi June Anne McInerney, Magabala)

Released June 2021

Kunyi, an illustrated memoir of Kunyi June Anne McInerney’s childhood, collects snapshot moments and stories of her life, told in her own words and accompanied by her paintings. The lively... Read more

100 Remarkable Feats of Xander Maze (Clayton Zane Comber, HarperCollins)

Released June 2021

Xander Maze’s best friend is his Nanna. When she is diagnosed with stage four cancer and asks him to write a list of 100 Remarkable Feats for him to achieve... Read more

A Pair of Pears and an Orange (Anna McGregor, Scribble)

Released June 2021

A pair of pears are good friends who like to spend their days together, playing games that are just right for the two of them. When Orange appears, Little Pear... Read more

Marlow Brown, Magician in the Making (Kesta Fleming, illus by Marjory Gardner, Celapene Press)

Released June 2021

Kesta Fleming has written stories and poems for junior readers for many years, making her publishing debut with the Marlow Brown chapter books in 2019. Magician in the Making, the second in... Read more

A Glasshouse of Stars (Shirley Marr, Puffin)

Released May 2021

Meixing and her family have recently arrived in the New Land with hopes of a better life. Everything is different for Meixing, including the large house that is now the... Read more

Frizzle and Me (Ellie Royce, illus by Andrew McLean, Ford St)

Released June 2021

Frizzle and Me jumps on board a current—and vital—trend for books celebrating diversity, and makes a respectable contribution to the cohort. The premise is that the definition of ‘family’ is... Read more

Why Do Tigers Have Whiskers? (ed by Sunanda Creagh, Thames & Hudson)

Released May 2021

Curated from the Curious Kids section of the academic-authored news website The Conversation, this book is compiled as a series of questions provided by kids and answered by a range... Read more

A Human for Kingsley (Gabriel Evans, Little Hare)

Released May 2021

Kingsley, a dog who has decided to own a human, sets off on a journey to find just the right one. The problem is, there are so many humans to... Read more

Elsewhere Girls (Emily Gale & Nova Weetman, Text)

Released May 2021

Acclaimed authors Emily Gale and Nova Weetman have teamed up to write this beautifully rendered time-slip narrative that delves into the personal and social struggles of young women past and... Read more

Bear and Rat (Christopher Cheng, illus by Stephen Michael King, Puffin)

Released May 2021

This picture book is a heartwarming, tender tale of the loving relationship between two friends. The elegantly simple story in Bear and Rat holds a timeless, universal appeal with themes... Read more