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Cream of the Crop

May 4, 2018

The 2018 Children’s Book Council Awards’ Book of the Year Shortlist has been announced and it’s the perfect go-to list if you’re looking for a great read for your kids! Established with the first awards in 1946, the annual CBCA Book of the Year Awards aim to: promote quality literature for young Australians, support and […] - Read more


The Sky’s the Limit as Treehouse Scoops Award Again: Audio Book of the Year 2018

Last night at the 2018 Australian Book Industry Awards (ABIA), The 91-Storey Treehouse was awarded Audiobook Of The Year! This is the second year in a row that one of the Treehouse series has taken out the award. A fantastic achievement for the Bolinda audio team, Andy Griffiths, Terry Denton and narrator Stig Wemyss this award recognises the amazing work […] - Read more


Australian Book Industry Awards 2018: Star-studded night features Julia Gillard, best Australian authors and overseas guests

Known as the ‘Oscars’ of the book industry, the Australian Book Industry Awards (ABIAs) 2018 were held in Sydney last night with a star-studded cast of authors and dignitaries,  including former Prime Minister Julia Gillard and Pulitzer Prize-winning US author Jennifer Egan (pictured right). The gala dinner was hosted by ABC TV’s Ben Jenkins and […] - Read more


7 Great Reasons To Read With Your Kids

“Children are made readers on the laps of their parents.” – Emilie Buchwald Reading with your kids can be a real treat, for so many reasons, says Better Reading’s Children’s specialist, Liz Bray. Here are a few: 1. Reading time is about chilling out and bonding, whether you’re reading aloud with a little one on […] - Read more


A new superhero is born: Review Iguana Boy Saves the World With a Triple Cheese Pizza

May 1, 2018

At some stage in their lives most young kids want to be a superhero. They read the stories, dress up and re-enact their favourite battles but what if your older brother and sister really did have superpowers and you missed out? This is the sad situation that Dylan Spencer finds himself in at the outset […] - Read more

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Boys’ Own Heroes: Review Stories for Boys Who Dare to be Different

Stories for Boys Who Dare to be Different is an inspiring collection of 100 tales of boys and men who have faced great challenges, made ground-breaking achievements and contributed to making the world a better place. Similar to Goodnight Stories for Rebel Girls, this collection for boys covers a broad range of men from all […] - Read more

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Storytelling On The Road

April 27, 2018

Planning a road trip with the kids this year? Audio books are the perfect way to make a road trip more bearable – no more ‘are we there yet?’ And that can only be a good thing! Rather than have the kids on devices and missing the passing scenery, put on an audio book and […] - Read more

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Tim Miller: Developing the World of the Fart Monster

April 24, 2018

The Fart Monster is back again in the brand new chapter book series The Fart Monster and Me. These book will have children crying with laughter. Anyone who has spent time with a young child will know that toilet humour keeps them entertained for hours! Ben’s invisible friend, the Fart Monster made a sudden appearance […] - Read more


Small Town Secrets in The Lies They Tell By Gillian French

Every summer, sleepy Tenney’s Harbour has an influx of wealthy tourists that come for the holidays. Pearl Haskins and her father are part of the workforce that makes it all possible – caretakers, wait staff and cleaners. Locals are dubbed the ‘Townies’ by the ‘Summer Families’ and tension between the two runs high but for […] - Read more


Fast Paced Mystery: Review The Lies They Tell by Gillian French

Every summer, sleepy Tenney’s Harbour has an influx of wealthy tourists that come for the holidays. Pearl Haskins and her father are part of the workforce that makes it all possible – caretakers, wait staff and cleaners. Locals are dubbed the ‘Townies’ by the ‘Summer Families’ and tension between the two runs high but for […] - Read more