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Kids Books You Loved in 2018

Looking back on 2018 it’s been an amazing year, full of wonderful reads for kids and young adults. Before we start looking to the future, we thought you might enjoy a round-up of the highlights. We were blessed in 2018 to have new books from some stand-out authors, such as His Name Was Walter by Emily […]

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Funny, Fiery, Female Fiction: Pip Drysdale on her Top Summer Reads

You by Caroline Kepnes One of my favourite books – funny, edgy, full of pop culture references, and from the perspective of the bad guy. I loved it. Lolita by Vladimir Nabokov This book that made me want to write novels. It’s poetic, hilarious, beautiful and poignant; a love-letter to words. Something in the Water […]

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Wait until you see what Better Reading has done this weekend…

If you happen to pick up a copy of Good Weekend magazine today, you’ll notice a familiar, purple logo – Better Reading have paired with Good Weekend to deliver the ultimate list of this year’s reading highlights: ‘8 Books You’d Better Read.’ There’s something for everyone – books to delight, to thrill, to make you […]

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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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