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Rowley Jefferson's Awesome Friendly Adventure

From the imagination of Rowley Jefferson comes an adventure of epic proportions. Join Roland and his best friend, Garg the Barbarian, as they leave the safety of their village and embark on a quest to save Roland’s mom from the White Warlock. Will our heroes survive?

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Love Dad, love Penguin

Book recommendations to show all kinds of Dads all kinds of love this Father’s Day.

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The book everyone is talking about

Read the first chapter of Charlotte McConaghy's The Last Migration now.

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New memoir from John Wood

One of Australia's best-loved actors looks back on his lifetime in the spotlight.

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Something for Dad

Father's Day is just around the corner! Here are some of our favourite books to share with little ones.

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Our reading group picks

Find a fantastic read for your next book club meeting.

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What Zola Did on Tuesday

Zola loves living on Boomerang Street with her mum and her nonna. Every day of the week is an adventure. But Zola has a problem. No matter how hard she tries, she can't keep out of trouble!

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Hours of entertainment

Bestselling activity books with colouring in, stickers, dot-to-dot and loads more.

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Breathe in, breathe out x 25,000

James Nestor explores the lost art of breathing properly.

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Read aloud videos by dads

Aussie authors and fathers read picture books for Father's Day 2020.

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International Dog Day

Dogs are an author’s best friend.

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A fork in the track

Sixteen-year-old Jarryd Roughead’s initiation to senior football was anything but a lucky break.

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See, face, replace

From Fear Less, psychologist Pippa Grange offers a process for identifying your fears.

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Carbon-sucking machines

In Who Cares Wins Lily Cole unpacks reasons for optimism in the face of enormous challenges.

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Sisters and surrogacy

The Sister's Gift author on finding the 'emotional core' of her latest novel. 

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An ode to wild places and creatures

Charlotte McConaghy reveals how a quest to write about the natural world ultimately led to a climate change story.

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Classic of the month: Frankenstein

This August we discovered Mary Shelley’s Frankenstein still commands a captivating, horrifying magic.

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Australia’s top 12 kids books for Christmas 2020

Twelve predictions of Christmas-time bestsellers for preschoolers, juniors and teens.

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Why grow your own food?

Have you started growing your own food yet? There's many reasons to seriously consider it, here's a few from DK's latest Australian gardening book. 

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Gender bias: by the numbers

Julia Gillard and Ngozi Okonjo-Iweala crunch the numbers and offer an urgent rallying cry in Women and Leadership.

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The people’s choice

In Women and Leadership, New Zealand Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern reflects on the importance of role-modelling in shattering gender stereotypes.

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Classic of the month: Dark Days

In July we explored racism, identity, education and love in James Baldwin’s searing essay collection Dark Days.

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Let us read you a story

Australia's favourite authors read some of our most-loved picture books.

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A countdown to catastrophe

Hazelwood author Tom Doig offers a timeline of events preceding one of Victoria’s worst industrial disasters.

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9 audiobooks for the whole family to enjoy

Because road tripping is the new jet setting!

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Win a mural by Stephen Michael King

Plus a visit from Andrew Daddo!

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Bust a move!

Keen to get (a little more) active? Take Embrace Yourself author and Body Image Movement leader Taryn Brumfitt’s advice and move for pleasure.

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Embrace Your Body

Taryn Brumfitt, the founder of the Body Image Movement, has released Embrace Your Body, a picture book for kids that celebrates positive body image values. Discover why this is so important right now plus learn five tips that will help YOU help the kids in your life. 

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How to sleep better

Having some trouble getting a good night's sleep? Explore seven ways to sleep better, and ultimately live better, with Sleep: A Little Book of Self Care

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Five tips for overcoming writer’s block

The bestselling author of The Cake Maker’s Wish with some creative solutions to beat writer's block.

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Classic of the month: Tales of the Unexpected

In June we mined the depths of the human psyche via Roald Dahl’s 1979 classic short story collection.

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Bluey: Big Backyard

Based on the hit ABC KIDS TV show!

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Women and Leadership

An inspirational and practical book written by two high-achieving women, sharing the experience and advice of some of our most extraordinary women leaders, in their own words.

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1st Case

A young tech genius is thrown in at the deep end on her first case with the FBI in a gripping new stand-alone from the world's bestselling thriller writer

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Bluey: Time to Play!

Based on the hit ABC KIDS TV show!

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Bluey: The Creek

Based on the hit ABC KIDS TV show!

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Bluey: All About Bluey

Based on the hit ABC KIDS TV show!

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Untamed

Who were you before the world told you who to be? When women learn to please they forget who they are. Part inspiration, part memoir, Untamed will help all women dare to live a braver, authentic life. From the #1 NYT bestselling author of Love Warrior.

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The Boy, The Mole, The Fox and The Horse

A reminder of what truly matters, as told through the adventures of four beloved friends. Based on Charlie's daily Instagram. For fans of Winnie-the-pooh's Little Book of Wisdom.

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Bluey: All About Bingo

Based on the hit ABC KIDS TV show!

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Bluey: Fruit Bat

Based on the hit ABC KIDS TV show!

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Girl, Woman, Other

Teeming with energy, humour and heart, a love song to black Britain told by twelve very different people

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12 Rules for Life

Gripping, thought-provoking and deeply rewarding, 12 Rules for Life offers an antidote to the chaos in our lives: eternal truths applied to our modern problems.

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The Summer House

Four Army Rangers are accused of murdering seven civilians in cold blood in this scorching summer thriller from the worldwide bestseller James Patterson.

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Bluey: Bob Bilby

Based on the hit ABC KIDS TV show!

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Ottolenghi SIMPLE

130 brilliantly simple, brand-new recipes from the bestselling author of Plenty, Plenty More, Jerusalem and Ottolenghi: The Cookbook.

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Sex and Vanity

The first novel in the new Cities Trilogy by bestselling author, Kevin Kwan.

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Lost Souls

Bestselling writing duo, Jonathan and Jesse Kellerman, return with a new unputdownable thriller.

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Grown Ups

The new classic from the queen of contemporary fiction

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Sapiens

A series of special editions of the best popular science books to explore the patterns of our planet. Designed by Patternity, the award-winning creative studio and pattern consultancy.

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Atomic Habits

A revolutionary guide to using tiny changes in behaviour to transform your life

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The Bluffs

I won't walk alone by the mountain trees, or the hungry man will come for me . . .

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