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Article  •  1 February 2022

 

Puffinalia Magazine 2022, Issue 1

Puffinalia for Educators.

Dear educator,

Welcome to the 2022 edition of the Puffinalia magazine!

We relaunched this little booklet in 2020 to celebrate 80 years of Puffin and also as an homage to the original 1977 magazine that was sent to Australian Puffin Club members. Since then, Puffin Australia has been committed to providing quality literature to young readers, sharing the magic of stories and helping to make reading fun. In these pages, you’ll find an overview of just some of the books publishing in the first half of 2022 as well as feature interviews with bestselling Australian authors Jacqueline Harvey, Felice Arena and R.A. Spratt.

Happy reading!

The Puffin Australia team

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Go Home, Cat! Sonya Hartnett, Lucia Masciullo

A delightful story about the special bond between a boy and his cat, from the award-winning team, Sonya Hartnett and Lucia Masciullo, celebrating friendship, courage and the value of those we love.

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Alfie the Brave Richard Harris, Simon Howe

A delightful picture book about a dog called Alfie who longs to be bold and brave like other dogs. From Australian of the Year Dr Richard ‘Harry’ Harris, a key member of the cave-diving team that rescued the Wild Boar soccer team in Thailand.

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That Cat Jacqueline Harvey

An utterly delightful rhyming book, purrfect for the whole family.

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Endangered Animal Tales 3: Rusty, the Rainbow Bird Aleesah Darlison, Mel Matthews

Rusty is a rainbow bird!

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Song of the White Ibis Phillip Gwynne, Liz Anelli

A beautiful and powerful story for 5+ to challenge the way we view one of our most infamous birds, and ourselves.

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A Blue Kind of Day Rachel Tomlinson, Tori-Jay Mordey

A moving picture book debut about depression, sensory awareness, and the power of listening, from Australian psychologist and author of Teaching Kids to be Kind.

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Rockstar Detectives Adam Hills

A fabulously funny debut novel from comedian Adam Hills featuring a young detective dream team, perfect for fans of Sharna Jackson, Robin Stevens, David Baddiel and David O'Doherty.

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The Listies’ Big Number 2 The Listies

Rich and Matt are off to the toilet for a Number 2 . . . a second Teleportaloo adventure, that is! This latest book from two of Australia’s favourite comedy performers is 100% crazy and out-of-this-world fun. Filled with hilarious illustrations and featuring The Listies, Matt and Rich, as they appear in their shows and performances, this is another masterpiece of silly science fiction, toot-a-riffic toilet humour and slapstick.

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Terry Denton's Bumper Book of Silly Stuff to Do! Terry Denton

Packed full of hours of fun, this very silly Bumper Book is a must-have for every child! A handy travel-sized paperback, great for holidays, car trips or when you're stuck at home! By the bestselling creator of the Really Truly Amazing Guide to Everything.

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Round the Twist Paul Jennings

The bestselling book and TV series as seen on Netflix. Round the Twist boasts three short stories and the low down on how the TV series was made. Fact, fiction and fun from the fantastic pen of Paul Jennings.

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The Unstoppable Flying Flanagan Felice Arena

Another crowd-favourite from the number-one bestselling author of the Specky Magee series! This is Specky Magee meets The Boy and the Spy - a moving and inspiring story set against the backdrop of the Second World War in Australia, the women's movement and the little-known history of women's football. Another entertaining historical novel by one of Australia's most-acclaimed authors.

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Marcie Gill and the Caravan Park Cat Monica McInerney, Danny Snell

This heartwarming story by award-winning and bestselling author Monica McInerney will delight readers young and old.

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Mr Bambuckle's Remarkables Join Forces Tim Harris, James Hart

Everyone’s favourite teacher, Mr Bambuckle, is back with more hilarious stories, shenanigans and silliness at Blue Valley School!

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Kensy and Max 9: Chasing Danger Jacqueline Harvey

What do you do when ghosts rise from the past? When they reveal long-buried secrets that could turn your world upside down?

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Dear Greta Yvette Poshoglian

When everything seems to be going wrong, sometimes you just have to stand up for what you believe in, even if it's just in your own little corner of the world ...

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Terry Denton's Really Truly Amazing Guide to Everything Terry Denton

A mini book of facts packed with maximum humour!

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Kay's Marvellous Medicine Adam Kay

The remarkable and remarkably revolting follow-up children's book to the record-breaking bestseller Kay's Anatomy from the UK's funniest science teacher, Adam Kay. Illustrated throughout by comedian Henry Paker.

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A Different Sort of Normal Abigail Balfe

The beautiful, and beautifully illustrated, true story of one girl's journey growing up autistic, and the challenges of navigating the 'normal' world around her

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The Green Planet Illustrated by Kim Smith, Leisa Stewart-Sharpe

This is our Green Planet: a hidden world where plants can smell, taste, touch, hear and even . . . 'talk'. Discover the astonishing stories from the brand-new BBC TV series.

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The Supernatural Survival Guide George Ivanoff

There is so much weird stuff out there – but the TRUTH is in here!

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Everything Under the Sun Molly Oldfield

A wonderful collection of 366 curious questions asked by children from around the world, based on the award-winning podcast by Molly Oldfield.

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Friday Barnes 10: Undercover R.A. Spratt

Trouble on the Arctic tundra!

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The Peski Kids 1: The Mystery of the Squashed Cockroach R.A. Spratt

Three squabbling siblings. One all too perfect next-door neighbour. A missing mum, a bumbling dad, a kooky cockroach mystery and an eccentric country town. What could possibly go wrong?

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Shockingly Good Stories R.A. Spratt

Piranhas on the run, stolen sandwiches, chocolate waterfalls and so much more!

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Prometheus High 1: How to Make a Monster Stuart Wilson

A hugely inventive, action-packed, fun and quirky – and occasionally dark – adventure for fans of Skulduggery Pleasant, Nevermoor or Frankenstein.

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We Run Tomorrow Nat Amoore, Mike Barry

You can run from your past, but the future is tomorrow . . .

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Seven Days Fleur Ferris

A fast-paced, action-packed story of how the past catches up to us, from bestselling and award-winning author Fleur Ferris.

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