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Festival For Young Readers

March 21, 2019

‘Books and stories have the power to enlarge our lives. The imagination and possibilities they awaken within us, the experiences they reflect and the attention they demand, serve to remind us that we are more exceptional, creative, unpredictable and special than any algorithm can conceive of.’ Katherine Dorrington, Scribblers Festival Director Exciting news is just […] - Read more

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Books That Stole Hearts: Indie Book Awards winners announced

March 19, 2019

Lenny’s Book of Everything by Karen Foxlee has been announced as the Children’s Winner and A Song Only I Can Hear, Young Adults in the 2019 Indie Book Awards. Lenny’s Book of Everything– a poignant book about family, loving and letting go – has appeared on a number of shortlists recently including for the NSW Premier’s […] - Read more


Anh Do’s Big News

Exciting news just in – Anh Do, beloved author of the Weirdo and Ninja Kid series,’ is busy writing not just one new children’s series, but three and they will start hitting the shelves in 2019. In the first of his new series, Wolf Girl, he brings his addictive fast-paced energy to an older readership (8─14), adding the […] - Read more

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Warm, Vibrant and Timely: Review of You Must be Layla by Yassmin Abdel-Magied

In her first fiction book for young readers, writer, broadcaster and award-winning social advocate, Yassmin Abdel-Magied, gives us the inspiring and hopeful story of Layla. A Sudanese teenager in Australia, Layla is curious, adventurous and determined to learn anything and everything she can about the world. Her family moved to Australia from Sudan when her […] - Read more


Playground Story, Universal Message: Read an extract from You Must be Layla by Yassmin Abdel-Magied

  Start reading now In her first fiction book for young readers, writer, broadcaster and award-winning social advocate, Yasmin Abdel-Magied, gives us the inspiring and hopeful story of Layla. A Sudanese teenager in Australia, Layla is curious, adventurous and determined to learn anything and everything she can about the world. Her family moved to Australia […] - Read more


The Next Adventure: Review of Scorch Dragons by Amie Kaufman

New York Times bestselling author Amie Kaufman is a master at creating large scale drama and balancing this with the minute and intricate detail of the alternate worlds that fantasy readers demand. Hot on the heels of The Ice Wolves, the first in her highly praised Elementals series, is the just released Scorch Dragons and the […] - Read more


Wonderful Fantasy: Q&A with Scorch Dragons author Amie Kaufman

  On the release of Elementals: Scorch Dragons, Amie Kaufman shares with Better Reading where her ideas come from, keeping track of complex plot lines and her amazing travels. Enjoy! Ice Wolves is the bestselling first instalment in the Elementals series and this month Scorch Dragons is released. Where did this complex world of Wolves […] - Read more


Action, Belonging and Diversity: Read an extract from Scorch Dragons by Amie Kaufman

Start reading now New York Times bestselling author Amie Kaufman is a master at creating large scale drama and balancing this with the minute and intricate detail of the alternate worlds that fantasy readers demand. Hot on the heels ofThe Ice Wolves, the first in her highly praised Elementals series, is the just released Scorch […] - Read more


Author talks and events to delight young readers: Sydney Writers’ Festival program revealed

March 15, 2019

This year’s Sydney Writers’ Festival program has just been unveiled – and there’s plenty of fabulous authors talks, workshops and events to delight young readers. The festival’s Family Weekend will kick off on Saturday 4th May with Aaron Blabey, internationally bestselling author of The Bad Guys, Pig the Pug and Thelma the Unicorn, live on […] - Read more