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So after months in Australia and exploring their east coast we are finally back in the UK and starting our new adventure in London.

Australia had so many exciting children’s books that I loved exploring, so I thought I would make a list of the ones that really caught my eye.

Since Readings was the first Australian bookstore I found in Melbourne I have linked their website if you want more information on any of these titles.

1. Nevermoor (and Wundersmith) by Jessica Townsend

Nevermoor book cover

Nevermoor on Readings

So this book took me by surprise – it is now one of my favourite ever books and I loved the story, characters and whole world Townsend created – Also the Australian cover, which is different from the UK, is so beautiful. From that cover I had to find out what was going on – You can read my full review here!

2. Ottilie Colter and the Narroway Hunt by Rhiannon Williams

Ottilie Colter and the Narrowway hunt book cover

Ottilie Colter on Readings

The premise of this book looks so good – a feminist middle-grade fantasy about hunting monsters – Yes please! With such an awesome cover and having already won a prize to be published I have a very good feeling about this one.

3. Alex and the Alpacas Save the World by Kathryn Lefroy

Alex adnt eh alpacas save the world book cover

Alex and the Alpacas on Readings

How could I not post about a book about alpacas?!? This looks so funny and different and everything I want out of a book. I need to find some way to get this to England.

4. Black Cockatoo by Carl Merrison and Hakea Hustler

Black Cockatoo book cover

Black Cockatoo on Readings

This story looked so interesting to me – the voice and story would be so different from anything I’ve seen in England. With such an Australian heart I think this book would be wonderful to read.

5. The Peacock Detectives by Carly Nugent

the peacock detectives book cover

The Peacock Detectives on Readings

It was the cover that got me with this one. I would go into every single bookshop I saw on the trip up the east coast and this cover would always find me. With an interesting premise and beautiful cover The Peacock Detectives is most certainly on my list.

So there you have it – Although these may be quite difficult to get hold of in England (apart from Nevermoor), if you get chance I would definitely give them a go!



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