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Better Reading Kids Christmas Giveaway!

November 16, 2018

To celebrate the upcoming holidays, Better Reading is giving away four exciting children’s Christmas titles! Enter the form below for your chance to win all four! - Read more

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Reading Through The Ages: Mary Ryan provides a few tips on how to steer your child’s reading in the right direction.

November 14, 2018

The other day a Year 4 student told me she was reading Looking for Alibrandi by Melina Marchetta. The book, written for older readers, tells the story of a 17 year-old girl and involves a character who commits suicide. The themes of the book are not out of the realm of a 9 year-old – […] - Read more


Storytelling Changes Lives: Story Factory Igniting the Spark of Creativity

    Children love to read and be read to, but they also have a wonderful talent for storytelling. However, for some children storytelling doesn’t come easily. Story Factory, based in Redfern and with recently opened premises in Parramatta, are on a mission to change this through innovative workshops and projects based around creative writing […] - Read more


Wonderful Morrigan Crow Sequel: Read an extract from Wundersmith by Jessica Townsend

November 13, 2018

Start reading now Big news in the world of children’s books: one of 2018’s most eagerly anticipated sequels has arrived. Nevermoor: The Trials of Morrigan Crow was the biggest-selling Australian children’s debut since records began.  This incredible piece of storytelling which gripped the hearts and minds of children everywhere, introduced 12-year-old Morrigan who had been cursed […] - Read more


Mega-Selling Fantasy: Review of Wundersmith: The Calling of Morrigan Crow by Jessica Townsend

Big news in the world of children’s books: one of 2018’s most eagerly anticipated sequels has arrived. Nevermoor: The Trials of Morrigan Crow was the biggest-selling Australian children’s debut since records began.  This incredible piece of storytelling which gripped the hearts and minds of children everywhere, introduced 12-year-old Morrigan who had been cursed from birth, blamed […] - Read more


Green Winners: The Wilderness Society Environmental Award for Children’s Literature

November 12, 2018

The Environment Award for Children’s Literature, which started in 1994, is a celebration of books that promote a love of nature in children. Wilderness Society Victorian Campaign Manager Amelia Young described the importance of nature books when announcing the winners at the Younger Sun Bookshop in Yarraville late last week. ‘Children’s books catalyse the imagination […] - Read more


The Art of Picture Book Covers: Our Favourites for 2018

November 8, 2018

If you love beautiful picture books then we know that when we ask you to nominate your favourite picture book cover, an exquisite image will spring to mind in an instant. It may be a 2018 Children’s Book Council Award Winner such as Hark it’s Me Ruby Lee by Lisa Shanahan, illustrated by Binny, A […] - Read more


It’s Ok To Be You: Take a look inside The Amazingly Disorganised Help Dictionary by Georgia Productions

  Start reading now If you’re not familiar with YouTube star, Georgia, then get yourself online and start your education – you’ll find skits and parodies, montages, flexibity videos and so much more. It appears to be whatever Georgie is interested in exploring at the time, just like herfirst book The Amazingly Disorganised Help Dictionary. […] - Read more


Listen Up: Exciting new audio books for November

November 6, 2018

  This November we see the latest instalment in the hilarious Marge in Charge series by Isla Fisher, Marge and the Secret Tunnel. And actor, director, mother and now author, Madeleine West brings us the first in her Lily D series with Lily D V.A.P Volume One. Add to this a new story from Matilda Woods, a […] - Read more