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Holiday Reads For Teens

If you’re looking for some holiday reading ideas for a teen in your life, then look no further. We’ve put together a list of fantasy titles that will not only have them riveted but desperately waiting for the next instalment. The great thing is that most of these are part of a series or trilogy […]

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Deck The Halls With Books: Bestselling books from the past ten years

With Christmas fast approaching, everyone is scrambling to find the perfect presents for their loved ones. The holidays are a great time to gift family and friends with a book, whether it’s one to relax with, excite, inspire –  or thrill. But choosing the right book can be tricky. Thanks to Better Reading’s access to […]

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Newsbreak: PM Awards Announced

Winners of the 2018 Prime Minister’s Literary Awards were announced today by Prime Minister, Scott Morrison and Minister for the Arts, Mitch Fifield at a ceremony at Parliament House. Awarded across six categories, winners received one of the country’s most prestigious literary awards, sharing a generous prize of $600,000. Now in their 11th year, The […]

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The Prime Minister’s Literary Awards: Every Winner Since 2008

The Prime Minister’s Literary Awards were created to celebrate Australia’s outstanding literary talent, and the valuable contribution that Australian writing makes to the nation’s cultural and intellectual integrity. Australia has a rich and diverse history of talented writers, and has produced some of the world’s most impressive literary texts. The Prime Minister’s Literary Awards stand […]

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Let Me Tell You a Story: Better Reading Top 50 Kids’ Books

One of the best ways to instil a love of reading and bond with your child is to read aloud regularly. From Better Reading’s Top 50 Kid’s Books, here’s a list of beloved classics they will absolutely adore – just like you did at their age. Snuggle up. Winnie the Pooh by AA Milne A. Milne’s […]

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Deck the Halls: A Christmas Book List New and Old

This weekend it’s officially the Christmas season and time to decorate the tree. How about sharing a few Christmas stories with the kids while they get creative with the baubles? We’ve listed a few very popular new Christmas stories and some old favourites just in case you need inspiration. Exciting New Releases We’re going on an […]

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5 Great Books for Children Starting School

Kindergarten orientation day is a great chance for your child to familiarise themselves with their new school but it can also be a daunting time. Sharing a story about positive and funny first day experiences can often bring some comfort. There are also a wide range of books that can encourage resilience and understanding and […]

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Captivating Reads: Keep little book lovers happy this November

  At this time of year there are so many wonderful new books to choose from that it can be a bit daunting. With that in mind we’ve chosen a few highlights that will help you navigate through the large November book haul. Restless Girls by Jessie Burton For her twelve daughters, Queen Laurelia’s death […]

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Acting Out : 5 Books to Inspire Role Play

There’s nothing better than getting your child’s imagination going with some role play. If given a starting point like a castle, deep dark wood or island and a few characters they can take the plot wherever they want to. This list of new and old books is perfect for setting the scene. The First Adventures […]

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