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Better Reading Top 100: Risky Reading

Last week, Better Reading revealed the Top 100 favourite books of 2018 as voted by you. The list was incredibly diverse, showcasing an eclectic mix of classic books, modern fiction, and even more recent debut fiction. This assorted mix of Top 100 books is not only a great reading guide that offers some inspiration, but […]

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Massive Reading Treats

This month, young readers of all ages are in for a treat with Anna Walker, David Walliams, Jackie French and Bren McDribble all releasing new books and that’s not all! Check out our highlights and take off on an adventure in the wonderful world of books with your little reader.  Dippy’s Big Day Out by Jackie […]

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Better Reading Top 100

Our list of Australia’s top 100 books has just been unveiled. Which ones did you read – which ones did you miss?

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Book-Lovers: The Top 100 Books Revealed

If you ask a room full of readers to name their favourite book, don’t expect to get another word in. We’re a nation of avid readers, passionate about the books we love and not shy about telling other readers about them. Each year, Better Reading asks Australian readers and their families that very question and […]

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Bookish Passions: The greatest literary love stories of all time

Valentine’s Day is fast approaching – a time for celebrating love in all its wonderful forms. Roses and chocolates are great, but books are even better.  Here’s a list of some of the greatest literary love stories of all time to get you feeling all loved-up. Wuthering Heights by Emily Bronte He’s more myself than […]

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The Healing Power of Writing

Ten years ago today, the Black Saturday bushfires raged across Victoria, claiming the lives of 173 people, injuring 414, and burning 450, 000 hectares of land. They remain, to this day, the most devastating bushfires Australia has ever seen. With the passing of ten years, we are challenged to reflect on the events that transpired, […]

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Moving Stories to Mark Black Saturday

With this month’s tenth anniversary of the Black Saturday fires, it might be the right time to share one of these intensely moving stories with your children.  They speak of survival, of the beautiful yet sometimes harsh reality of the Australian bush, and ultimately, of hope and regrowth. Often based on first hand experiences – […]

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Books Guaranteed To Start A Conversation

The first month of the year has almost come to a close, which can only mean one thing – it’s about time for your first book club of the year! Unsure of what book to choose? No need to fret – we’ve got you covered with a list of current, topical, and best-selling books that […]

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Celebrating the country we call home: A list of great Australian stories

Australia has a rich history of exceptional literary talent, and to this day, upholds its reputation as a nation that produces remarkable stories. So, why not spend some time this weekend indulging in great Aussie literature? We’ve made a list of some of Australia’s best stories for you to enjoy: Dark Emu by Bruce Pascoe […]

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