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5 fabulous extracts for the weekend

Peacock Detectives by Carly Nugent – Read an extract The last time William Shakespeare and Virginia went missing Cassie found them sitting on a coiled hose behind the fire station, and Dad called her ‘Cassie Andersen, Peacock Detective’. So this time she knows what to do—she’ll look for clues and track them down. But the […]

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The Children’s Books You Championed: 2018 Better Reading Top 50 Kids’ Books

The results are finally in and we can now reveal Better Reading Top 50 Kids’ Books for 2018. You’ll find lots of beloved children’s classics, a wonderful range of captivating series along with some new favourites – and plenty of Australian books on the list, too. It’s no surprise to see the Harry Potter Series […]

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Mummies, Ghosts and Monsters: 5 Creepy but Fun Reads

Embassy of the Dead by Will Mabbitt Welcome to the Embassy of the Dead. Leave your life at the door. (Thanks.)When Jake opens a strange box containing a severed finger, he accidentally summons a grim reaper to drag him to the Eternal Void (yep, it’s as fatal as it sounds) and now he’s running for […]

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Refugee Week: 6 Books to Read with your Kids

The Little Refugee by Anh Do Anh Do’s inspirational story about his family’s incredible escape from war-torn Vietnam and his childhood in Australia, told especially for children. Anh Do nearly didn’t make it to Australia. His entire family came close to losing their lives as they escaped from war-torn Vietnam in an overcrowded boat. It […]

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Enthralling New Releases This June

It turns out this Juneis a great month for fiction: From crime to historical romance, with exciting new titles like Book Ninja and Boy Swallows Universe, this is a special list. Click on the titles for more information on these fantastic new releases. What are you excited to read this June? Let us know! Into […]

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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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