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Little Adventures

Are you about to embark on an overseas adventure with your little one? It can be a great idea to help them become familiar with some landmarks before the trip.  If you’re not about to set off into the sunset, these travel titles are also an accessible way for kids to look at the geography […]

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Magical Bookshops

Do you remember visiting the Children’s Bookshop when you were a child? Children’s Bookshops can be a place of wonder and discovery for little readers and very nostalgic for parents. Story time is always a firm favourite so why not combine the two and read aloud from one of these beautiful books about the magic […]

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Fire Up Your Book Club: A List of Hot Book Club Picks

Starting your own book club, but unsure of what titles to pick for your first bibliophile meeting?  We’ve got you covered. Book club picks should always be books that you know will generate discussion, and it’s even better if they’re topical and relevant. Here’s our list of the top five book club picks for your next book club, […]

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Inspiration for Australian Reading Hour: Author Garth Nix Shares His Favourite Reads

  On Thursday, September 20, 2018, stop what you’re doing for one hour and pick up a book for Australian Reading Hour. We all know there are so many benefits that come from reading and ARH is about encouraging people to reconnect with reading or set aside some additional reading time. If you’re still looking […]

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What Will I Read Next? Our Spring Booklist

Spring has now officially sprung, and with the change in season comes a desire to read something new and different. Our new reading list is inspired by all things reminiscent of Spring – warmth, flowers, and sunshine – and is bound to make you want to slow down and smell the roses. Or, put your feet up and […]

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Books to Connect Us: Reading for Mental Health

Last Thursday was R U OK? Day, an initiative that strives for a world where we’re all connected and protected from suicide. It’s a brilliant and much-needed initiative, and one that emphasises the importance of mental health awareness – and the importance of talking about our thoughts, feelings, and struggles. People have been writing about […]

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5 Enthralling Extracts for Australian Reading Hour

Peacock Detectives by Carly Nugent – Read an extract The last time William Shakespeare and Virginia went missing Cassie found them sitting on a coiled hose behind the fire station, and Dad called her ‘Cassie Andersen, Peacock Detective’. So this time she knows what to do—she’ll look for clues and track them down. But the […]

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Sure Fire Hits: September Releases Your Child Won’t Put Down

Now that Children’s Book Week has reignited all that book love in your children, make sure you get something in their hands that will keep the momentum going. There is so much to choose from this month: see new additions to popular series WeirDo and Dog Man, books that will get them thinking from Jackie French […]

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Princesses Who Rule: 12 Picture Books Featuring Awesome, Independent, Princesses

Plucky heroines are by no means new to picture books, but that doesn’t mean we don’t love a story featuring a princess who is independent, cunning and whip-smart! If you have a small person in your house who is requesting nothing but princesses here are some titles Better Reading loves, showing them that princesses are […]

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