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Wizards, Witches and Rebels: Read an extract from The Wizards of Once: Twice Magic

September 18, 2018

Start reading now Wizards of Once: Twice Magic is the second instalment in the bestselling series The Wizards of Once by the unstoppable Cressida Cowell. Your children will already know of her as the author of How to Train Your Dragon and the 8 million copies sold world-wide are testament to the fact that she can […] - Read more


The Wizards of Once, Again: Review The Wizards of Once: Twice Magic by Cressida Cowell

Wizards of Once: Twice Magic is the second instalment in the bestselling series The Wizards of Once by the unstoppable Cressida Cowell. Your children will already know of her as the author of How to Train Your Dragon and the 8 million copies sold world-wide are testament to the fact that she can tell a great […] - Read more


Fun, Action and Intrigue: Review The Nothing to See Here Hotel by Steven Butler

Frankie Banister and his parents run a hotel but it’s not a hotel that you would have heard of or seen for that matter. The Nothing to See Here Hotel is mostly invisible to the human eye and if you do manage to make it to the entrance, then the waft of foul air will certainly send you […] - Read more


Royal Pain: Read an extract from The Nothing to See Here Hotel by Steven Butler

Start reading now Frankie Banister and his parents run a hotel but it’s not a hotel that you would have heard of or seen for that matter. The Nothing to See Here Hotelis mostly invisible to the human eye and if you do manage to make it to the entrance, then the waft of foul air will […] - Read more


Inspiration For Little Art Lovers

September 13, 2018

Do you have the next Picasso at your house? After your little art lover has put paint, paper, brushes and pencils all over the house how about introducing them to a range of different artists and artwork? This list of stunning art books will get you started. The perfect inspiration for another artistic frenzy! A […] - Read more

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Talk to Jessica Townsend

September 12, 2018

The publisher of the award winning Nevermoor series, Hachette Australia, has teamed up with the Sydney Opera House and NSW Premier’s Reading Challenge to offer schools an exciting digital experience with award winning children’s author, Jessica Townsend. On the release of Wundersmith: The Calling of Morrigan Crow, primary and secondary schools across Australia will have the […] - Read more


Book Party: Everything you need to know about Australian Reading Hour

September 11, 2018

On Thursday, September 20, 2018, stop what you’re doing for one hour and pick up a book. The Australian Reading Hour is about encouraging Australians to read an additional hour and reflect on the benefits of reading. Take the extra time to learn, grow, escape and relax. As you all know, reading has been shown […] - Read more


Celebrate Spring: Five Books for Nature Lovers

Kids love to explore and in spring it’s easier to get your little ones outdoors. If there are a few too many questions for you to answer about beetles, butterflies and trees, point them in the direction of a good book. Here are a few to get your nature lover started. I Am the Seed […] - Read more


Escaping the World: Author Dave Leys on Children and Reading

Dave Leys, author of The Institute of Fantastical Inventions share with us his thoughts on children and books. What do I believe about children and books? Well books can be an escape from the world, where readers get to fantasise and deal with fears and dreams in a safe and fun way. But books can […] - Read more