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Growing Up Disabled in Australia (ed by Carly Findlay, Black Inc.)

Released February 2021

Growing up Disabled in Australia, edited by Carly Findlay, is the latest anthology in Black Inc.’s ‘Growing Up’ series. Like the previous anthologies, it features both emerging and established writers.... Read more

Honey Blood (Kirsty Everett, HarperCollins)

Released February 2021

I learned a lot about cancer treatment from Kirsty Everett’s memoir Honey Blood: that chemotherapy can make you very sensitive to smells, that jellybeans are helpful for the taste of... Read more

The Second Son (Loraine Peck, Text)

Released February 2021

In Sydney’s western suburbs, the summer air thick enough to slice with a switchblade, Johnny Novak’s family reels from the murder of Ivan, his older brother. Their father, a notorious... Read more

Lola Online: #TheSecretUpstairsFanClubParty (Shannan & Tayla Stedman, Omnibus)

Released February 2021

Sisters Shannan and Tayla Stedman, children’s entertainers turned authors, try their hands at junior fiction with Lola Online, which comes after the 2018 release of their picture book Harlow and... Read more

The Silent Listener (Lyn Yeowart, Viking)

Released February 2021

Lyn Yeowart’s debut crime thriller The Silent Listener is the intense, horrific, utterly devastating and totally addictive tale of the Henderson family. Spanning four decades and encompassing a missing child... Read more

Beneath the Trees (Cristy Burne, Fremantle Press)

Released February 2021

Cam and her little sister Sophie have travelled halfway across Australia to see some platypuses in the wild, and even their mum forcing them to wear bright yellow emergency ponchos... Read more

Iceberg (Claire Saxby, illus by Jess Racklyeft, A&U)

Released February 2021

There is no absolutely question as to why Claire Saxby and Jess Racklyeft are both multi-award-winning creators, and this book is a perfect partnership, eliciting the very best from both... Read more

Tiger Daughter (Rebecca Lim, A&U)

Released February 2021

From Rebecca Lim, author and co-editor of the Meet Me at the Intersection YA anthology, this coming-of-age tale is about finding your own voice as a young girl in a... Read more

Float or Sink? (Kylie Covark, illus by Andrew Plant, Ford St)

Released February 2021

Kylie Covark’s Float or Sink? quickly develops (after an opening that doesn’t quite nail the meter/rhyme structure to come) into a lively, playful story and preschool children will undoubtedly relish... Read more

The Imitator (Rebecca Starford, A&U)

Released February 2021

Rebecca Starford’s debut novel is a beautifully written espionage thriller that bookends the world-changing period of WWII. Its meticulously researched narrative draws the reader into the early life of Evelyn... Read more