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Finding Imaginary Friends

Did you have an imaginary friend when you were growing up? Or perhaps your child has an invisible significant other with whom they share their hopes and dreams? Even if you don’t have any experience with the world of imaginary friends, you’ll still enjoy this great list of children’s titles celebrating these sometimes-elusive pals. Imaginary […]

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June New Releases Your Child Will Love (Promise)

With the onset of winter, we’re all feeling the urge to stay indoors and curl up with a good book. This list of June essential reading for kids and YA will help you pick out something for your kids so that you can also put your feet up and lose yourself in a good book! […]

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True Crime Thrillers: Kate Wild’s Favourite Australian True Crime Books

Kate Wild is an investigative journalist whose work with distinguished teams in the ABC has been recognised with three Walkley awards and a Logie. Her reports from Darwin, where she lived from 2010 to 2016, laid the groundwork for a Four Corners story on juvenile detention that prompted the calling of a Royal Commission. Like Elijah Holcombe, […]

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12 Children’s Books That Have Stayed With Us As Adults

We all remember them: the stories that lulled us to sleep, that spawned worlds in our minds during the day, that allowed us imagination and play. We all have at least one book that we read or was read to us as a kid, that has stayed with us into adulthood. If you have our […]

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Your essential reading list for May

Australian fiction is experiencing a surge in popularity with our readers, and as always we’re on the forefront with showcasing the new talent.  Check out our extensive list of our top 20 favourite books for new release fiction this month.    The Jade Lily by Kirsty Manning In 2016, fleeing London with a broken heart, […]

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What to read after Tom Gates or WeirDo

Has your child just finished the latest WeirDo or Tom Gates book? Are they hungry for something similar to read next? Anh Do’s WeirDo books are at the younger end of the illustrated humour market, appealing to kids of around 6+ with their clever take on being ‘the fish out of water’. The Tom Gates […]

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Your essential reading list of books set during World War 2

 The Lace Weaver – Lauren Chater ‘Each lace shawl begins and ends the same way – with a circle. Everything is connected with a thread as fine as gossamer, each life affected by what has come before it and what will come after’. The Lace Weaver is a compelling drama about two women who find […]

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My Earliest Besties: chosen by Fiona McCallum

Making Peace by Fiona McCallum:  Making Peace, Fiona McCallum’s latest and tenth novel, opens just one year and six days after the cataclysmic accident that has ruined Hannah’s life. Read our full review here The World of Pooh – the complete Winnie-the-pooh and The House at Pooh Corner by A.A. Milne Heart-warming and funny, Milne’s […]

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Winners of the Indie Book Awards 2018 Announced

Australian Independent Booksellers are thrilled to announce Nevermoor: The Trials of Morrigan Crow by Jessica Townsend (Hachette Australia) as their favourite Australian book from last year and the winner of The Indie Book Awards 2018 Book of the Year. This is the first time a children’s book has won the overall award, made even extra special given 2018 marks […]

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Your Essential April Reading List

April is a reader’s paradise. Check out our pick of the new release fiction coming out this month: The Fortress by S. A. Jones In this ferocious thought experiment, S. A. Jones imagines an alternate reality in which there exists an all-female civilisation called the Vaik. Jonathon Bridge, our hero, is a disgusting pig of […]

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