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Book Lists for Book Week: Mick Elliott’s Top 5 Holiday Reads for Adventurous Kids

Words || Mick Elliot Summer Holidays! It’s all about Christmas, right? Except that’s all over in no time. Then New Year comes and goes and suddenly it’s the start of January and mum and dad have gone back to work and all the big popcorn movies have all been seen and it’s a sweltering desert outdoors and […]

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Book Lists for Book Week: A.L Tait’s Books That Take You into the Unknown

Words || A.L. Tait As a kid, I loved adventure stories. There is nothing quite like the delicious feeling of embarking on an epic, dangerous journey while safely tucked up between clean sheets. I think that ‘closet adventurer’ feeling stayed with me my whole life, right up to the point where I started writing my […]

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Exciting New Reads for August

There are lots of great new books on offer this month so Better Reading have selected a few highlights for you. We’ve included something for all ages and a mix of fiction and non-fiction. Hope they get your children reading. Enjoy! Jane Doe and the Cradle of all Worlds by Jeremy Lachlan Step inside. Don’t look […]

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Most Borrowed Library Titles

Have you ever wondered what books people are borrowing the most from their local libraries? Thanks to book sales data monitoring services like Neilsen BookScan, we are always in the know about the books Australians are buying and reading the most. And now, thanks to a unique partnership between Civica and theAustralian Library and Information Association (ALIA), we […]

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Lending Love: Insight into borrowing trends at Australian libraries

Thanks to book sales data monitoring services like Neilsen BookScan, we are always in the know about the books Australians are buying and reading the most. And now, thanks to a unique partnership between Civica and the Australian Library and Information Association (ALIA), we also have a special insight into what books Australians are borrowing […]

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Thrilling Australian YA Reads: Sarah Epstein Author of Small Spaces

It will come as no surprise that a YA thriller author’s favourite kind of books to read are mysteries and thrillers. Strong hooks, tight pacing, red herrings and plot twists are the hallmarks of the genre, and when combined, these elements create compelling stories often described as unputdownable. Here are some Australian young adult thrillers […]

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Getting Your Teen To Put The Phone Down: Better Reading Top 50 Kids’ Books

  From Better Reading’s Top 50 Kids’ Books, a list of 5 truly great titles for your teen, all guaranteed to inspire them to get off screens and start reading again. Once by Morris Gleitzman Felix, a Jewish boy in Poland in 1942, is hiding from the Nazis in a Catholic orphanage. The only problem […]

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7 Exciting New July Releases for Kids

The Champion Charlies: The Mix Up by Adrian Beck A hilarious junior fiction series for boys and girls that celebrates the great world game of football! Developed in partnership with Football Federation Australia. Charles was the best player in the boys’ football team. Charlotte was the best player in the girls’ side. But this season they’re […]

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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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