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Giggles Galore: Better Reading Kids’ Top 50

Children love to laugh and these books from Better Reading Kids’ Top 50 will not disappoint! The 13- Storey Treehouse by Andy Griffiths, Terry Denton Andy and Terry have created the most amazing treehouse in the world! There are 13-storeys of mind-blowing fun! It has a bowling alley, a see-through swimming pool, a tank full of […]

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5 Children’s Classics to Read Together: Better Reading Kids’ Top 50

Charlotte’s Web by E.B. White The classic tale of a pig named Wilbur and his friendship with a barn spider named Charlotte. This is the tale of how a little girl named Fern, with the help of a friendly spider, saved her pig, Wilbur, from the usual fate of nice fat little pigs. #7 in Australia’s […]

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The Children’s Books You Championed: 2018 Better Reading Top 50 Kids’ Books

The results are finally in and we can now reveal Better Reading Top 50 Kids’ Books for 2018. You’ll find lots of beloved children’s classics, a wonderful range of captivating series along with some new favourites – and plenty of Australian books on the list, too. It’s no surprise to see the Harry Potter Series […]

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Mummies, Ghosts and Monsters: 5 Creepy but Fun Reads

Embassy of the Dead by Will Mabbitt Welcome to the Embassy of the Dead. Leave your life at the door. (Thanks.)When Jake opens a strange box containing a severed finger, he accidentally summons a grim reaper to drag him to the Eternal Void (yep, it’s as fatal as it sounds) and now he’s running for […]

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Refugee Week: 6 Books to Read with your Kids

The Little Refugee by Anh Do Anh Do’s inspirational story about his family’s incredible escape from war-torn Vietnam and his childhood in Australia, told especially for children. Anh Do nearly didn’t make it to Australia. His entire family came close to losing their lives as they escaped from war-torn Vietnam in an overcrowded boat. It […]

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Enthralling New Releases This June

It turns out this Juneis a great month for fiction: From crime to historical romance, with exciting new titles like Book Ninja and Boy Swallows Universe, this is a special list. Click on the titles for more information on these fantastic new releases. What are you excited to read this June? Let us know! Into […]

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June New Releases Your Child Will Love (Promise)

With the onset of winter, we’re all feeling the urge to stay indoors and curl up with a good book. This list of June essential reading for kids and YA will help you pick out something for your kids so that you can also put your feet up and lose yourself in a good book! […]

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True Crime Thrillers: Kate Wild’s Favourite Australian True Crime Books

Kate Wild is an investigative journalist whose work with distinguished teams in the ABC has been recognised with three Walkley awards and a Logie. Her reports from Darwin, where she lived from 2010 to 2016, laid the groundwork for a Four Corners story on juvenile detention that prompted the calling of a Royal Commission. Like Elijah Holcombe, […]

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12 Children’s Books That Have Stayed With Us As Adults

We all remember them: the stories that lulled us to sleep, that spawned worlds in our minds during the day, that allowed us imagination and play. We all have at least one book that we read or was read to us as a kid, that has stayed with us into adulthood. If you have our […]

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