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Seven Excellent Books to Read this Refugee Week

Refugee Week is Australia’s peak annual activity to inform the public about refugees and celebrate positive contributions made by refugees to Australian society. Refugee Week is a unique opportunity for us all to experience and celebrate the rich diversity of refugee communities through theatre, music, dance, film and other events which take place all over Australia. […]

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Magical Bookshops

Do you remember visiting the Children’s Bookshop when you were a child? Children’s Bookshops can be a place of wonder and discovery for little readers and very nostalgic for parents. Story time is always a firm favourite so why not combine the two and read aloud from one of these beautiful books about the magic […]

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Books to Read on World Environment Day

World Environment Day is the United Nations day for encouraging worldwide awareness and action to protect our environment. The theme for 2019 is “Air pollution”. Since it began in 1974, the event has grown and become a global platform for public outreach that is widely celebrated in over 100 countries. There are so many wonderful […]

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Rug Up, Bunker Down, and Enjoy This List of Six Great Winter Reads

Winter has definitely arrived, and along with it, the desire to hibernate with a good book. We’ve put together a book list that will encourage you to take time to snuggle on the lounge and read. We find ourselves in some icy places in the pages of these books, which will make our own Aussie […]

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Five Great Books to Read This National Reconciliation Week

    National Reconciliation Week 27 May to 3 June is a time for all Australians to learn about our shared histories, cultures, and achievements, and to explore how each of us can contribute to achieving reconciliation in Australia. Held at the same time each year these dates commemorate two significant milestones in the reconciliation journey— […]

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Celebrating Literature: A List of Books About Books

Booklovers find a special type of pleasure in reading novels about books: novels set in bookshops, novels about book clubs, novels about writers, books that celebrate literature. To help feed your book-loving habit, we’ve put together a list of unputdownable books about books. The Binding by Bridget Collins Emmett Farmer is working in the fields […]

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Book Club Picks: Six Great Reads That Will Get Your Book Club Talking

Better Reading loves book clubs. We love book clubs so much that we intend to focus on book clubs a little more now. We want to hear about your book club. We plan regular posts on Facebook where you can show photos of your own book club… a members shot. Plus, we want to share […]

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Books to Enjoy this May

Malamander by Thomas Taylor Set in the misty seaside town of Eerie-on-Sea, Malamander is a suspenseful read that is quite simply irresistible. This mysterious tale is narrated by Herbert Lemon (Herbie), the Lost-and-Founder at the Grand Nautilus Hotel who spends his days making sure that owners and their lost items are reunited as often as possible. Mostly, […]

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5 Books to Read with Your Little Ones This Mother’s Day

Reading with our children is one of life’s great joys. It’s good for the soul, and helps us teach children valuable lessons about the world through the voice of characters they love and admire. This Mother’s Day, we’ve compiled a list of books which will warm the cockles of you and your little one’s heart. […]

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