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Katerina Cruickshanks (Daniel Gray-Barnett, Scribble)

Released May 2022

Daniel Gray-Barnett’s playful second book as both author and illustrator tells a cautionary tale about exiling exuberance and individuality. Katerina Cruickshanks’ wild and inventive approach to the world becomes too... Read more

How to Spell Catastrophe (Fiona Wood, Pan)

Released May 2022

Fiona Wood, three-time winner of the CBCA Book of the Year for Older Readers, moves into middle-grade fiction with the funny and charming How to Spell Catastrophe. Nell McPherson is... Read more

Libby Lawrence is Good at Pretending (Jodi McAlister, Wakefield) 

Released May 2022

Jodi McAlister, author of the young adult urban fantasy trilogy ‘Valentine’, draws on her academic study of romance fiction in her new YA novel Libby Lawrence is Good at Pretending.... Read more

Red (Felicity McLean, HarperCollins)  

Released May 2022

Ruby ‘Red’ McCoy wants people to hear her side of the story. She knows what the police are saying, and she knows what’s been reported in the media—but none of... Read more

Heartland (Jennifer Pinkerton, A&U) 

Released May 2022

There would be very few among us who, deep in the wilds of the dating tundra, wouldn’t have thought in frustration, I just wish I knew what they’re thinking! Well,... Read more

The Silence of Water (Sharron Booth, Fremantle Press)

Released May 2022

Be swept up in the tragedy of this based-on-fact historical drama that follows the lives of three generations of the Salt family through the 1800s and early 1900s. Edwin Salt... Read more

Losing Face (George Haddad, UQP)

Released May 2022

Following the success of his 2016 Viva La Novella Prize–winning Populate or Perish, George Haddad’s Losing Face is an expansive work written in a staunch voice. Fusing the diverse experiences... Read more

Root & Branch (Eda Gunaydin, NewSouth) 

Released May 2022

Root & Branch is the debut essay collection from Eda Gunaydin, Turkish-Australian scholar and writer of academic and creative nonfiction. It examines with spectacular tenacity and wit the real-world impacts that... Read more

Seven Days (Fleur Ferris, Puffin)

Released May 2022

Winner of a Young Australian Best Book Award (YABBA) for her debut YA novel Risk, Fleur Ferris has subsequently built a reputation for dark and compelling YA thrillers. Ferris’s second... Read more

Let’s Build a Backyard (Mike Lucas, illus by Daron Parton, Lothian)

Released May 2022

A companion to Mike Lucas and Daron Parton’s 2021 publication Let’s Build a House, this bouncy book illustrates simple steps to creating a garden—dig, plant, water, protect and enjoy the... Read more