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Dear Ibis (Kate Liston-Mills, Spineless Wonders)

Released June 2021

From the author of The Waterfowl Are Drunk! comes an elegant and moving collection of short fiction set principally in New South Wales. With stories taking place against the backdrop... 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

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

One Hundred Days (Alice Pung, Black Inc.)

Released June 2021

Is there a right way to love? Karuna feels suffocated by her mother—and her entrapment multiplies when her dad leaves and she’s forced to move away from private school and... 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

Echolalia (Briohny Doyle, Vintage)

Released June 2021

Echolalia, Briohny Doyle's skilful second novel, concerns a family on the verge of disintegration. Skipping elegantly between chapters set before and after a traumatic event that changes the family irrevocably,... Read more

A Paper Inheritance (Dymphna Stella Rees, UQP)

Released June 2021

Leslie Rees and Coralie Clarke Rees were a literary partnership, contemporaneous with two more famous Australian literary couples of the 20th century, Ruth Park and D’Arcy Niland, and Charmian Clift... 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

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

Who Gets to be Smart (Bri Lee, A&U)

Released June 2021

Who Gets to be Smart opens with a walking tour of Oxford. Author Bri Lee is at the university to visit her friend, a freshly minted Rhodes Scholar. As the... Read more