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5 Inspiring and Challenging Reads

Stories and pictures are a great way for children to begin to understand the wider world. They can inspire, help children explore complex issues or offer different ways to approach the every day. This list of inspiring reads ranges from books that encourage bravery, explore environmental responsibility and provide insight into personal and community challenges. […]

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14 Australian novels that Celebrate Community, Landscape and Excellent Storytelling

It has been a rough few weeks here in Australia, with us all being reminded how tough the Aussie landscape can be. What has been clear though is the sense of community throughout the country as people band together to support each other. In this list, we’ve taken a look at a few of our […]

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Too Much Choice: October Highlights

As we head towards the end of 2019 there are books galore hitting the shelves but where to start? We’ve decided to help you out by putting together our October highlights. We’ve read all of these from cover to cover and enjoyed every minute of it. You’ll find something for all ages and stages and […]

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Scare Yourself Senseless this Halloween with these 15 Truly Frightening Novels

If your ideal Halloween is lying under the covers with a page-turning thriller, hiding from the kids demanding lollies, look no further, here are some of the scariest novels we’ve EVER read. Which novels really terrify you? The Little Stranger by Sarah Waters Strangely compelling, Sarah Waters’ novel about a crumbling, haunted house in post-war England stayed […]

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Warm, Wonderful, Inspiring Book Friendships: 13 of the Best

Some of the best books focus on intense friendships – in fact, friendships in literature are a reoccurring theme in both children’s and adults books, and many books encompass these relationships beautifully. Below are just a few of our favourite immortal friendships. Let us know what your favourite book friendship is. One of the most talked about […]

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Titles to read over the summer to your new little pre-school or kindy goer

Whether your little one is heading to preschool or big school next year, it can be an incredibly exciting time for the whole family. We have selected a handful of titles which will go some way to preparing your little school goer for what’s to come!    All are Welcome by Alexandra Penfold and Suzanne […]

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Spine-tingling Reads for Halloween

If you prefer to spend Halloween indoors then this list of books about monsters, the scary or the peculiar might be the perfect way for you to avoid trick or treating and hide under the covers with a good book!   A Monster in My House by The Umbilical Brothers, illustrated by Johan Potma There’s […]

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Who Doesn’t Love a Good Picture Book?

Who doesn’t adore a beautiful picture book and this month we have certainly been spoilt for choice. Here are a few of our highlights just in case you missed them – they are very special and well worth a visit to the book shop or library to grab a copy. We know that you love […]

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Not Just Travel: 11 Fabulous Female Travel Memoirs that take you on an Internal Journey as well

In September 2013, Julia Zimmermann and Franz Neyer published a paper called, “Do we become a different person when hitting the road? Personality development of sojourners”. Study participants fell into two groups: longer-term travellers and non-travellers. All participants were tested for, Extraversion, Agreeableness, Openness to Experience, Conscientiousness and Emotional Stability. Participants who then spent time […]

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