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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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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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Spring Reading: Audiobook List

We’ve finally escaped the dregs of a long, hard winter, and at long last, spring has arrived. Whilst we loved cuddling up with a book, a blanket, and warm cuppa to survive the winter chill, our passion for reading is endless and spans across all seasons! Spring is perfect for strolling through luscious parks, smelling flowers […]

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