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Check out this year's Children's Book Council of Australia Notable and Shortlisted titles, as well as some from the last couple of years!
In a retelling of the classic Arthurian myth, "13 Reasons Why" star Katherine Langford plays Nimue, a teenage sorceress who crosses paths with Arthur as he attempts to find the wizard Merlin.
You can't go far without a quick brain and some rule-bending in a place like Locksley. After its vast car plants shut down, the prosperous town has become a wasteland of empty homes, toxic land and families on the brink. And it doesn't help that the authorities are in the clutches of profit-obsessed Sheriff of Nottingham, in cahoots with underworld boss Guy Gisborne.
When his dad is framed for a robbery, Robin and his brother Little John are hounded out of Locksley and must learn to survive in the Sherwood forest, stretching three hundred kilometres and sheltering the free spirits and outlaws. But Robin is determined to do more than survive. Small, fast and deadly with a bow, he hatches a plan to join forces with Marion Maid, harness his inimitable tech skills and strike a blow against Gisborne and the Sheriff.
Howard Phillips Lovecraft (1890 – 1937) was an American writer of weird fiction and horror fiction, who is known for his creation of what became the Cthulhu Mythos. In his view, humanity was an unimportant part of an uncaring cosmos that could be swept away at any moment.
Lovecraft was virtually unknown during his lifetime and was almost exclusively published in pulp magazines before he died in poverty at the age of 46, but is now regarded as one of the most significant 20th-century authors of supernatural horror fiction.
Among his most celebrated tales are "The Call of Cthulhu", "The Rats in the Walls", At the Mountains of Madness, The Shadow over Innsmouth, and The Shadow Out of Time. His writings are the basis of the Cthulhu Mythos, which has inspired a large body of pastiches, games, music and other media drawing on Lovecraft's characters, setting and themes, constituting a wider subgenre known as Lovecraftian horror.