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Guts and gonads, David Hill

Playing to Win Fleur Beale Scholastic, $12.95, ISBN 1 86943 410 2 Lester Bernard Beckett Longacre, $14.95, ISBN 1 877135 21 6 The Tiggie Tompson Show Tessa Duder Puffin, $15.95, ISBN 0 14 130503 7 Compulsion Tania Kelly Roxborogh Scholastic,…
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Rabbits are no-go, Diana Noonan

Stanley’s Teddy Bear  Dave Gunson Scholastic, $14.95, ISBN 1 86943 419 6 ABC. A Rhyming Alphabet  Nick Gormack, drawings by Jenny Rendall Nag’s Head Press, $45.00, ISBN 0 908784 79 1 Maui and the Goddess of Fire  A Maori Tale…
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Adolescents and other animals, Kate De Goldi

Dog Breath and other stories Norman Bilbrough Mallinson Rendel, $15.95, ISBN 0 908783 30 2 Raindancer Vivienne Joseph Mallinson Rendel, $15.95, ISBN 0 908783 34 5 Go Horatio! Pat Quinn Scholastic, $11.95, ISBN 1 86943 404 8 Comes Naturally David…
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The good, the sad  and the reckless, Pat Quinn

Taur Jack Lasenby Longacre Press, $14.95, ISBN 1 877135 18 6 because he’s my brother Helen Beaglehole Mallinson Rendel, $16.95, ISBN 0 908783 31 0 At the Big Red Rooster William Taylor Longacre Press, $14.95, ISBN 0 877135 20 8…
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Fifty years on Barbara Murison

Three’s a Crowd Penelope Huber Longacre, $14.95, ISBN 1877135267 2MUCH4U Vince Ford Scholastic, $12.95, ISBN 1869434161 Golden Prince Ken Catran Lothian Books, $19.95, ISBN 0734400373 Going for Gold Trevor Wilson Scholastic, $12.95, ISBN 1869434404   Earlier this year I realised…
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“A definitive affirmative”, Paula Boock

Just Looking, Thanks David Hill Penguin, $14.95, ISBN 0 14 130681 5 Time Out David Hill Mallinson Rendell, $14.95, ISBN 0 908783 43 4 Boots ‘n’ All David Hill Scholastic, $11.95, ISBN 1 86943 395 5 Impact David Hill Penguin,…
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Only kidding, Julie Eberly

Hark William Taylor Scholastic, $11.95 ISBN 1 86943 397 1 Uncle Trev’s Teeth Jack Lasenby Cape Catley, $24.95 ISBN 0 90856166 0 Bad grammar and quickly dated vernacular are the most significant problems in William Taylor’s use of a first…
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Putting in the bits the author forgets, Lesley Moyes

Beaten by a Balloon Margaret Mahy, illustrated by Jonathan Allan Hamish Hamilton, $29.95, ISBN 0 241 13 778 0 The Bump Joy Cowley, illustrated by Linda McClelland Scholastic, $12.95, ISBN 1 86943 345 9 Nicketty-Nacketty Noo-Noo-Noo Joy Cowley, illustrated by…
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