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              April 2020 Release

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              List of titles published from 26 March to 25 April 2020.

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              The End of Cuthbert Close

              The End of Cuthbert Close (Trade Paperback / Paperback)

              By Hamer, Cassie

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              From bestselling author Cassie Hamer, comes another funny, charming tale of Australian suburbia with a mystery at it's heart. 'Captures Australian suburbia perfectly.Has the reader gripped until the end.Perfect for anyone who wants to devour easy-to-read fiction, while also doing... some detective work of their own.' Mamamia You can choose your friends, but you can't choose your neighbours. (Trad. proverb, origin: Australian suburbia) Food stylist Cara, corporate lawyer Alex and stay-at-home mum Beth couldn't be more different. If it wasn't for the fact they live next door to each other in Cuthbert Close, they'd never have met and bonded over Bundt cake. The Close is an oasis of calm and kindness. The kind of street where kids play cricket together and neighbours pitch in each year for an end of summer party. But no one's told Charlie Devine, glamorous wife of online lifestyle guru, The Primal Guy. When she roars straight into the party with her huge removal truck and her teenage daughter with no care or regard for decades-old tradition, the guacamole really hits the fan. Cara thinks the family just needs time to get used to the village-like atmosphere. Beth wants to give them home cooked meals to help them settle in. Alex, says it's an act of war. But which one of them is right? Dead guinea pigs, cruelly discarded quiches, missing jewellery, commercial sabotage and errant husbands are just the beginning of a train of disturbing and rapidly escalating events that lead to a shocking climax. When the truth comes out, will it be the end of Cuthbert Close?
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              ISBN 9781489257918
              Published AU 1 Apr 2020
              Publisher HarperCollins Publishers
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              Diary of a Minecraft Zombie #24: Super Stakeout

              Diary of a Minecraft Zombie #24: Super Stakeout (Paperback)

              By Zombie, Zack

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              Have you ever wondered what life is like for a Minecraft Zombie? The biggest PVP Tournament of the year is happening, and Zombie is in with a shot at the bigtime, thanks to his new lucky controller. In fact, he is so sure of a win, he wont stop bragging about it during class! Whe...n Principal Hogskins confiscates the controller, Zombie is frantic. He cant win without it! So Zombie ropes his friends in for a super sneaky stakeout and recovery mission. Can he get his controller back in time to win or will it all be a bust?
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              ISBN 9781743836729
              Published AU 1 Apr 2020
              Publisher SCHOLASTIC AUSTRALIA PTY LTD
              Interest Age Children
              Series Diary of a Minecraft Zombie
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              The Beautiful Mother

              The Beautiful Mother (Trade Paperback / Paperback)

              By Scholes, Katherine

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              'You are her mother in this moment. The future is another time.' In a remote part of Tanzania known as the Cradle of Humankind,Essie Lawrence lives with her husband in an archaeologist's camp. One morning a chance encounter with two strangers out in the field sees her making a ra...sh promise - one she has no idea how she can keep. When she returns home, she has a black baby in her arms, a motherless infant, too young even to have a name. From now until the coming of the rains, Essie is to care for the little girl. And then hand her back. Bringing a baby to the research base is just the first of many taboos Essie is about to break. As she becomes immersed in a life-changing experience, she finds that her marriage, her career - everything she's worked for - is put at risk. And as her heart opens up to new life and new love, she is led back into her past, to memories of her own mother and her first home on the island of Tasmania, at the far end of the world. In the shadow of the Maasai Holy Mountain of God, on the shores of the flamingo lake, personal stories are played out alongside the Lawrences' quest to find the origins of the human species. Nightmares and dreams go hand in hand. What is real and what will turn to dust? Whose wisdom will stand the test of time? And after a season of being a mother, will Essie be able to survive the hardest challenge of all? To love, and then let go... An exquisite and heart-piercing story of one woman's bond with a baby, The Beautiful Mother will resonate with every parent, crossing time, place and culture. It is an unforgettable exploration of what it really means to be a family, revealing the deep need we all have to find our own tribe.
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              ISBN 9780143795346
              Published AU 31 Mar 2020
              Publisher Penguin
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              The Book of Chance

              The Book of Chance (Paperback)

              By Whiting, Sue

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              Chance is a black-and-white thinker until she realises that sometimes there are shades of grey. Chance is in Year 7 and thinks she has it all - a loving mother, dog Tiges, best friend and almost-sister next door. But when a reality TV team makes over her house, she discovers news...paper cuttings from the past that cause her to question the world as she knows it and everyone in it. Then she finds herself caught between two realities, identities and worlds. Face-to-face with the truth, Chance has a very difficult decision to make, which almost splits her in two. This powerful story explores what is true and what is fake in today's world. And while Chance is all about the truth, she ponders whether "Maybe being truthful was really just a big lie."
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              ISBN 9781760651367
              Published AU 1 Apr 2020
              Publisher Walker Books Australia
              Interest Age Children / Young Adults
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              The Midnight Adventures of Ruru and Kiwi
               

              The Midnight Adventures of Ruru and Kiwi (Paperback)

              By Scott, Clare; Illustrated by Haarhoff, Amy

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              The delightful rhyming story of Ruru and Kiwi, who host a midnight forest party for their friends, with award-winning illustrations. The Ruru and Kiwi went into the bush, wrapped snug in night's velvety black. They took some runny manuka honey tied up in a flax-woven sack. Drawin...g on a cast of nocturnal New Zealand creatures, with award-winning illustrations by Amy Haarhoff, Clare Scott's story imagines Edward Lear's famous nonsense poem taking place in a moonlit forest in Aotearoa.
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              ISBN 9780143773146
              Published AU 31 Mar 2020
              Publisher Penguin
              Interest Age 3-7 years
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              No Small Shame: One wrong choice will change her life forever

              No Small Shame: One wrong choice will change her life forever (Trade Paperback / Paperback)

              By Bell, Christine

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              Australia, 1914. The world is erupting in war. Jobs are scarce and immigrants unwelcome. For young Catholic Mary O'Donnell, this is not the new life she imagined. When one foolish night of passion leads to an unexpected pregnancy and a loveless marriage, Mary's reluctant husband ...Liam escapes to the trenches. With her overbearing mother attempting to control her every decision, Mary flees to Melbourne determined to build a life for herself and her child. There, she forms an unlikely friendship with Protestant army reject Tom Robbins. But as a shattering betrayal is revealed, Mary must make an impossible choice. Does she embrace the path fate has set for her, or follow the one she longs to take? From the harshness of a pit village in Scotland to the upheaval of wartime Australia, No Small Shame tells the moving story of love and duty, loyalty and betrayal, and confronting the past before you can seek a future.
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              ISBN 9781920727901
              Published AU 1 Apr 2020
              Publisher Ventura Press
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              Where Fortune Lies

              Where Fortune Lies (Trade Paperback / Paperback)

              By O'Connor, Mary-Anne

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              An epic and lyrical tale of love, adventure and gambled fortunes that ranges from the wild cloaked woodlands of Ireland to the colonial Australia of the Victorian Alps from a bestselling Australian author. For fans of Nicole Alexander, Colleen McCullogh, and Fiona McIntosh. 1879:... 'Invisible' Anne Brown fears she'll never escape the harshness and poverty of her life in County Donegal, Ireland. Until, one dramatic Beltane night, her life is changed forever and she leaves to seek her fortune in far-flung Australia. Upon the death of their father, charismatic Will Worthington and his beloved sister Mari are stunned to find he has left all their money and a ticket to the far shores of Australia to an enigmatic painted woman, the mother of his unborn child. It seems their only hope for a brighter future also lies in Australia, where together with Will's best friend, the artist Charlie Turner, they seek their fortunes. Charlie finds love with a mysterious exotic dancer, yet there is trouble on the horizon. His new friends up in the Victorian Alps might be teaching him to run with the wild horses and find his talent with a brush at last, but life in a bushranger gang is a dangerous game. As Charlie struggles to break free from his fate, all four are left with impossible choices as fortunes waver between life and death, loyalty and the heart.
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              ISBN 9781489261533
              Published AU 1 Apr 2020
              Publisher HarperCollins Publishers
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              The Deceptions

              The Deceptions (Trade Paperback / Paperback)

              By Leal, Suzanne

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              'At what cost can a survivor of hell rebuild a seemingly normal life? The Deceptions is a gripping and tragic story for our times.' - Leah Kaminsky, author of The Hollow Bones In 1943, a young woman is taken to a Jewish ghetto outside Prague where one of the guards - a Czech gend...arme - is quickly drawn to her. Believing he will offer her protection, Hana reluctantly accepts Karel's advances only to find herself alone and abandoned in Auschwitz. Decades later, Karel carries his regrets to Sydney where he and his family try to make a new life for themselves. Despite her devotion to the family, Karel's wife is a troubled woman, haunted by a secret that will not leave her as the consequences of her actions as a young woman continue to reverberate both within her family and further afield. Meanwhile, the couple's daughter is still reeling from her husband's infidelities as, unbeknownst to any of them, their cherished granddaughter becomes more and more entangled with her married boss. Outwardly harmonious, this is a fractured family whose lives are built on foundations of lies and deceptions - foundations that threaten to completely collapse as old transgressions re-emerge in the lead up to a long-awaited family wedding. Inspired by a true story of wartime betrayal, The Deceptions is a searing, compassionate tale of love and regret within a family whose secrets might better be left alone. 'The Deceptions is a stunning example of the way fiction tells war better than any other form - I could taste its madness, its horror. Saw from the outside, its utter absurdity. For days after reading the novel I found myself wrestling with the price of betrayal, and the value of truth.' - Sofie Laguna, winner of the Miles Franklin Literary Award
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              ISBN 9781760875275
              Published AU 31 Mar 2020
              Publisher Allen & Unwin
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              Scary Mary and the Stripe Spell: Monty's Island 1

              Scary Mary and the Stripe Spell: Monty's Island 1 (Paperback)

              By Rodda, Emily; Illustrated by Gifford, Lucinda

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              On a beautiful island far away, on a sea that ripples with magic, Monty never knows what he might find... Monty, Tawny and friends receive some startling news: Scary Mary and her pirate crew are on their way, looking for a new island to call home. What can they do? Hiding is not ...an option - especially when Bunchy accidentally turns the whole island stripey with her new magic wand. It's going to take one of Monty's best ideas to save them! An adventurous and delightful new series from beloved author Emily Rodda.
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              ISBN 9781760529857
              Published AU 31 Mar 2020
              Publisher Allen & Unwin
              Interest Age 6-8 years
              Series Monty's Island
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              Beyond Belief

              Beyond Belief (Paperback)

              By White, Dee

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              Inspired by the true story of Muslims who saved the lives of Jewish children in the Second World War. In 1942, in the Grand Mosque in Paris, 11-year-old Ruben is hiding from the Nazis. Already thousands of Jewish children have disappeared, and Rubens parents are desperately tryin...g to find his sister. Ruben must learn how to pass himself off as a Muslim, while he waits for the infamous Fox to help him get to Spain to be reunited with his family. One hint of Ruben's true identity and he'll be killed. So will the people trying to save him. But when the mosque is raided and the Fox doesn't come, Ruben is forced to flee. Finding himself in the south of France, he discovers that he must adjust to a new reality, and to the startling revelation of the Fox's true identity.
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              ISBN 9781760662516
              Published AU 1 Apr 2020
              Publisher SCHOLASTIC AUSTRALIA PTY LTD
              Interest Age Children
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