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The Miles Franklin Award – Winner Announced

June 23, 2015

The winning author of The Miles Franklin Literary Award, Australia’s most highly anticipated literary award, has been announced in Melbourne tonight. And the winner is … Sofie Laguna for The Eye of the Sheep, a compelling novel about a poor family struggling to cope with a difficult child. Congratulations Sofie Laguna! Better Reading has compiled a […] - Read more

Comic superheroes for young readers

If you have a young reader in your life who loves superheroes and humour, Superhero School: The Revenge of the Green Meanie is for them. The first in a series, it’s about an ordinary boy who has always dreamed of becoming a superhero. Then one day a letter arrives inviting him to Mighty High School, […] - Read more

How to Get Them Hooked! Motivating Reluctant Readers

June 19, 2015

One of the frequent issues we hear from parents is about children who can read well but have ‘switched off’ from reading. Parents often ask how they can encourage their children to get back into reading. Liz Bray, Better Reading’s Children’s Expert, has some tips for parents in this situation: Don’t panic: reading’s really important, […] - Read more

Friday Freebies

Look out for our regular competitions every Friday on the Better Reading Facebook page for a chance to win free books or movie tickets. It was our Book of the Week and we loved Ann Turner’s takeover of our Facebook page last week. Now we’re offering you the chance to win your own copy of […] - Read more

Two New Romances to Light Up Your Life

June 18, 2015

Lovers of romance will be delighted to hear about two beautiful new books out this month by two very different romance authors. The Governor’s House, by the much-loved author J.H. Fletcher, is the story of two women from two ages. Cat was born in poverty and transported to Tasmania. She is in love with a charismatic […] - Read more

Sneak Peek… Better Reading Kids Week

We’re excited to announce our first Kids Week here at Better Reading! From Monday 22nd June until Sunday 28th June, each day we’ll bring parents and carers lots of stories about kids books, including interviews with some of Australia’s best loved authors, lists of favourite children’s books, and guides on how to get kids reading more: […] - Read more

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11 Books to Take You Somewhere Glorious

June 16, 2015

Mamamia’s Debrief Daily once again invited Better Reading’s Cheryl Akle to choose some of her favourite books. This time she has come up with 11 of the best books from around the world that will transport you to another place – perfect reads for the cold winter months ahead. See the full list here.   - Read more

Book of the Week

June 15, 2015

A beautifully descriptive love story set at the top of the world… Why we love it: The Sunlit Night is a poetically wrought tale about love and loss. It’s a debut novel that charms us with its whimsical young characters finding their way in a harsh, and sometimes disillusioning, world. Art student Frances, who shares […] - Read more

8 Conversation-Starting Books for Your Next Book Club

June 12, 2015

What makes a good book club book? Ideally it should suit the tastes and interests of most members – no point in choosing a mass market thriller if your book club only likes literary fiction. But then it’s good to get out of your comfort zone sometimes and choose books that broaden your horizons too. It helps to choose books […] - Read more

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