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11 books from Indigenous creators to share with kids of all ages

We’re celebrating Australian authors. Here are some wonderful books from Indigenous creators to share with kids of all ages: from concept books for little ones (Ten Scared Fish), to novels about growing up (Yirra and Her Deadly Dog Demon, My Girragundji), real-life stories for curious minds (Sally’s Story, A is for Aunty), and more. Two of […]

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Favourite Australian Animal Stories for Kids: Part One

We’re celebrating Australian authors at Better Reading and Better Reading Kids, and our thoughts have turned to some of our favourite Australian animal stories for kids. Here’s Part One of our list: classic, and more recent, tales about Australian animals changing people’s lives. Which books would you add to this list? Dot and the Kangaroo […]

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A dozen Australian stories for every child’s library

We’ve been brainstorming  a list of the dozen Australian books we’d want every child to have as part of their library. The choice is huge, so we’ve had to narrow the field: these are books that celebrate Australia and Australians. Books that you could send to a child living on a desert island, or the other […]

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The Weekly Top 10 Children’s Bestseller List

Better Reading Kids brings you the Top 10 bestselling children’s book list every Monday morning. At the top of the list this week is the new instalment in the Diary of a Wimpy Kid series, Diary of a Wimpy Kid #13 The Meltdown (#1). When snow shuts down Greg Heffley’s middle school, his neighbourhood transforms into a wintry battlefield. […]

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The Weekly Top 10 Non-Fiction Bestseller List

At number 1 this week is the 2018 updated copy of The Barefoot Investor by Scott Pape. At number 2 we have Jonathan Thurston’s autobiography, which follows Thurston’s journey from a Brisbane kid who was written off as too skinny, too slow and too wild to play professionally, to his debut with the Canterbury Bulldogs in […]

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Celebrating Australian Authors: 10 Must-Read Classic Australian Novels

Better Reading’s Director, Cheryl Akle, has been in the Australian publishing industry for over 30 years and in that time has been discovering the best Australian writers – both the best classic authors as well as emerging new talent. Here at Better Reading, we’re all about championing Australian voices. As part of this mission, this July we’re […]

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Young Adult Books Parents and Teens Can Enjoy Together

There comes an age when parents and children can start reading the same books together. Sure, you really loved The Green Sheep and the Tashi books, but we’re talking books you can immerse yourself in as you would any other adult novel. And school holidays is the perfect time to embark on some reading adventures together […]

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July Book Club: Books to Keep You Talking

What’s next for your book club? Here are four books out in July that will make compelling book club choices: The Hand That Feeds You by A.J. Rich If your book club enjoys thrillers then this is great choice, and even the origin of this novel has an intriguing backstory that will appeal to book clubbers – two previously established authors […]

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New Books to Get Excited About in July

Here are some of the best books to get your hands on this July. Some of the standouts are from authors who we haven’t heard from in many years and there’s a huge expectation around their new books. There’s the highly anticipated novel from the legendary author of To Kill A Mockingbird, Harper Lee. Can Go Set […]

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