Skip to content

Book Lists


Celebrate International Women’s Day With Your Children

“The story of women’s struggle for equality belongs to no single feminist nor to any one organisation but to the collective efforts of all who care about human rights.” Gloria Steinheim This Friday is International Women’s Day (March 8) a global day celebrating the social, economic, cultural and political achievements of women and there are so […]

View book list


Teaching Children to Care

This Sunday is World Wildlife Day, the perfect time to celebrate the many beautiful animals and plants on our planet as well as a time to raise awareness of the many benefits they provide to people and the need to preserve them for future generations. This year, the theme for World Wildlife Day is “Life […]

View book list


Modern Classics We’re Mad About

We’ve all heard of classic literature – the books most of us studied in school, with stories about societies and people very different to the world we live in today, yet full of universal truths. Modern classics, typically written after WWI, depict our more recent history, one that is much more familiar to most readers. Like […]

View book list


Better Reading Top 100: Risky Reading

Last week, Better Reading revealed the Top 100 favourite books of 2018 as voted by you. The list was incredibly diverse, showcasing an eclectic mix of classic books, modern fiction, and even more recent debut fiction. This assorted mix of Top 100 books is not only a great reading guide that offers some inspiration, but […]

View book list


Massive Reading Treats

This month, young readers of all ages are in for a treat with Anna Walker, David Walliams, Jackie French and Bren McDribble all releasing new books and that’s not all! Check out our highlights and take off on an adventure in the wonderful world of books with your little reader.  Dippy’s Big Day Out by Jackie […]

View book list


Better Reading Top 100

Our list of Australia’s top 100 books has just been unveiled. Which ones did you read – which ones did you miss?

View book list


A Place of Wonder: 20 Picture Books that Celebrate the Magic of Libraries

“Libraries are about freedom. Freedom to read, freedom of ideas, freedom of communication. They are about education (which is not a process that finishes the day we leave school or university), about entertainment, about making safe spaces, and about access to information.” – Neil Gaiman At Better Reading, we love and value our libraries – […]

View book list


Book-Lovers: The Top 100 Books Revealed

If you ask a room full of readers to name their favourite book, don’t expect to get another word in. We’re a nation of avid readers, passionate about the books we love and not shy about telling other readers about them. Each year, Better Reading asks Australian readers and their families that very question and […]

View book list


Bookish Passions: The greatest literary love stories of all time

Valentine’s Day is fast approaching – a time for celebrating love in all its wonderful forms. Roses and chocolates are great, but books are even better.  Here’s a list of some of the greatest literary love stories of all time to get you feeling all loved-up. Wuthering Heights by Emily Bronte He’s more myself than […]

View book list