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This One is Ours (Kate O’Donnell, UQP)

Released October 2020

In her second novel, Kate O’Donnell, author of Untidy Towns, delivers an insightful and earnest coming-of-age story brimming with humanity. This One is Ours takes readers on a romantic overseas... Read more

Death Leaves the Station (Alexander Thorpe, Fremantle Press)

Released October 2020

In 1927 at Halfwell Station in regional WA, the station owner’s daughter, Ana, discovers a body in the nearby desert. At around the same time, a nameless friar arrives at... Read more

How to Make a Bird (Meg McKinlay, illus by Matt Ottley, Walker Books)

Released October 2020

For those children who revel in the natural environment, particularly fossils and bones, How to Make a Bird is a delight. According to the young girl protagonist, you will need... Read more

The Tunnel of Dreams (Bernard Beckett, Text)

Released October 2020

The Tunnel of Dreams is a charmingly breezy middle fiction fantasy novel about identical twins Arlo and Stefan, and their adventure in a parallel, magic-filled world. Author Bernard Beckett wastes... Read more

Wolfred (Nick Bland, Hardie Grant Egmont)

Released October 2020

Toddlers and preschoolers will enjoy the engaging rhymes, quirky illustration and straightforward messaging of this new tale from popular picture book author Nick Bland. When aspiring writer Wolfred McFlea is... Read more

Bindi (Kirli Saunders, illus by Dub Leffler, Magabala)

Released October 2020

Multi–award winning author and poet Kirli Saunders turns her talent to junior fiction with this wonderfully engaging verse novel, which won the inaugural WA Premier’s Daisy Utemorrah Award. Eleven-year-old Bindi... Read more

Soar: A life freed by dance (David McAllister, Thames & Hudson)

Released October 2020

As both a star principal dancer and tenured artistic director, David McAllister is a reliable chronicler of Australia’s recent ballet history. In his memoir Soar, McAllister records his early years... Read more

It’s Been a Pleasure, Noni Blake (Claire Christian, Text)

Released October 2020

Claire Christian’s first adult novel is billed as a contemporary romantic comedy and while there is a delicious romance plot, the true love story is between the eponymous protagonist and... Read more

All Our Shimmering Skies (Trent Dalton, HarperCollins)

Released October 2020

Backdropped by the 1942 bombing of Darwin, Trent Dalton’s All Our Shimmering Skies is a macabre, dreamlike fable interrogating greed and intergenerational trauma. At the age of seven, gravedigger girl... Read more

Piper Picks the Perfect Pet (Caroline Tuohey, illus by Nicky Johnston, Ford St)

Released October 2020

From the alliterative title alone, you know this picture book must be read out loud to the little ones. Piper Picks the Perfect Pet even rhymes, which will add to... Read more