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12 Brilliant (and Complete) Fantasy Series For Kids to Sink Their Teeth Into

We’re always on the hunt for a new series to fall into, and discovering one that has ALL the books already released can be absolutely thrilling! No waiting to find out what happens? Brilliant! Kids are no different, and being able to direct a voracious reader to all 5 volumes of a series is guaranteed […]

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Head of the (Reading) Pack: 8 books featuring wolves that we love!

While reading Amie Kaufman’s Elementals: Ice Wolves, I was struck by how much research the author had clearly done on wolves. The way in which she subtly wove truth into this rich and detailed fantasy landscape made for an incredibly immersive reading experience. Wolves are fascinating creatures, with extensive ties to their pack and astonishingly […]

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Girl Power: The Best Story Collections that Celebrate Women’s Achievements

In honour of Shout Out to the Girls: A Celebration of Awesome Australian Women, a wonderful new collection of easy-to-read stories of the Australian women who have shaped our history and who are expanding out future, we thought we would put together a list of some of our favourite compendiums of tales of brilliant women. Whether […]

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2018 ABIA Longlist for General Fiction Book of the Year

The longlist for the 2018 Australian Book Industry Awards (ABIAs) has just been announced. The 2018 longlist celebrates the diversity and exceptional quality of Australian writing, publishing and bookselling. The longlist was voted for by the ABIA Academy, a group of publishers, booksellers, agents, media and industry representatives. After an extensive recruitment campaign, the 2018 […]

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12 Picture Books on Amazing, Trailblazing, Women to Read this International Women’s Day!

Thursday, the 8th of March is International Women’s Day, and there are plenty of children’s books to honour the many memorable women who have shaped our world, and changed history by carving their own paths and believing in themselves! Sharing these stories of  extraordinary women in your homes, classrooms and libraries can be such a fun and educational […]

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Rev Up Your Book Club: Here’s 10 great books to get the conversation going

Kelly Rimmer is the author of Before I Let You Go, published by Hachette Australia. It is the story of a sister who is plunged into the dark and complex world of her pregnant, drug-addicted sister when she receives a call in the dead of night after many years without contact. It’s one of the best […]

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March Madness: The most exciting new books out this month for kids and teens!

Picture Books Go Go and the Silver Shoes by Jane Godwin and Anna Walker From the much-loved picture-book partnership comes this sparkly story of one independently minded little girl, and the unexpected, precious ways life sometimes works. When Go Go is allowed to buy the most beautiful shoes ever, she decides she will wear them […]

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Follow the Trail of Clues: Jacqueline Harvey’s favourite ‘spies’ in children’s books.

Words || Jacqueline Harvey My Favourite ‘Spies’ in Children’s Books My favourite ‘spy characters’ aren’t all traditional spies in the vein of James Bond but rather children who have extraordinary powers of observation and the ability to see things that others miss. Some ‘spy kids’ are excellent at working in pairs or a group while […]

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Just Beneath the Surface: Shivaun Plozza’s 5 Angry Girls of YA

Words || Shivaun Plozza I’m a sucker for angry girls in YA. When I wrote Frankie, I created a character so filled with anger it couldn’t help but manifest in an acidic tongue and swinging fists. Frankie’s anger is loud, uncontained, self-destructive and violent. But when writing my newest novel, Tin Heart, I realised anger […]

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Family Feuds: Fiona Lowe reveals her favourite books about family dynasties

Fiona Lowe is a prolific, genre-transgressing writer, who shines in her romance novels as brightly as her family sagas. Because of that, we know she must be an avid reader. How else could she manage to capture so many emotions and moments and characters in all her books? If you haven’t already heard about it, […]

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