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Highly Addictive Fantasy: Review of Ghosts of the Shadow Market by Cassandra Clare

June 18, 2019

Fans of Cassandra Clare will be beyond excited to get their hands on yet another book from this unstoppable author. Ghosts of the Shadow Market is a Shadowhunters novel and a companion to the New York Times Bestselling series The Mortal Instruments and The Infernal Devices. Like The Bane Chronicles and Tales from the Shadowhunter Academy, these short stories […] - Read more


Afraid of the Dark? Not with this Book!: Review of Lights Out Leonard by Josh Pyke

Lights Out Leonard, written by award winning singer and song writer Josh Pyke and illustrated by Chris Nixon, tells the story of a little boy called Leonard who is afraid of the dark – well not the dark but the things that hide in the dark… When his mum comes in to turn the lights […] - Read more


Inspiring, Heartwarming and Timely: Review of Songbird by Ingrid Laguna

Jamila has fled her home in Iraq to live in Australia, a new school, new friends and a new language makes life complicated. Aside from all of this she is desperately missing her father (Baba) and her best friend Mina who are both still in Iraq. She tries to fit in at school but it’s […] - Read more


Finding Solace in Song: Read an extract from Songbird by Ingrid Laguna

Start reading now Jamila has fled her home in Iraq to live in Australia, a new school, new friends and a new language makes life complicated. Aside from all of this she is desperately missing her father (Baba) and her best friend Mina who are both still in Iraq. She tries to fit in at […] - Read more


Fires and Fundraising: Read an extract from Alice-Miranda Keeps the Beat by Jacqueline Harvey

June 14, 2019

  Start reading now Alice-Miranda fans will be over the moon to hear that Jacqueline Harvey has written yet another book in the series, Alice-Miranda Keeps the Beat. When it comes to Alice-Miranda there’s always lots of excitement, her keen sense of justice and readiness to help whenever she can often take her into dangerous […] - Read more


The Perfect Escape: Join a Book Club and Meet Other Book Lovers This Winter

It’s winter, when many of us feel like hibernating. Who wants to leave the house at night when you can curl up in front of the heater with a book? Why not combine curling up with a good book with a regular social event by joining a book club. Book clubs are a chance to […] - Read more

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Creativity, Critical Thinking… and Brain Power.

June 12, 2019

  It’s only a few more weeks until the school holidays, which means no homework pressure and more time for you and your children to read for the pure and utter pleasure of it! Reading builds your child’s comprehension and vocabulary. A recent study released by Ohio State University found there was a 1.4-million-word gap […] - Read more


Same same, but different…

Exciting things are happening at Better Reading, with some new projects that we’re sure you’re going to love. First up is the facelift. While we’re all for ageing gracefully here, we still support a few tweaks and polish. Over the next few weeks, you’ll notice some changes to the Better Reading brand. While the great […] - Read more


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

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