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Penguin Random House Australia believes that all children should have access to books and stories and be encouraged to develop a love of reading.
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We are thrilled to announce the shortlist for the 2020 instalment of the $20,000 Penguin Literary Prize.
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Penguin Random House authors Caro Llewellyn and Tara June Winch have been shortlisted for the 2020 Stella Prize.
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Congratulations to all our designers longlisted for Australian Book Design Awards in 2020.
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WILD SYMPHONY will thrill both children and adults with a beautiful story, illustrations and music through augmented reality.
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Coming this November, a landmark collection from one of contemporary literature’s biggest names.

Extracts

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Atticus Van Tasticus sank deep into his hammock chair as the rhythmic creak and groan of The Grandnan rocked him somewhere near sleep.
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Max ran his finger along the text and read the words again.
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The City was built on a sharp mountain that jutted improbably from the sea, and the sea kept trying to claim it back.
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I have told Eileen to get rid of all the mirrors.
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When I close my eyes we’re all still alive and it becomes obvious then what the gods want from us.
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Bill Shorten had grand ambitions to become Australia’s next Bob Hawke.

Articles

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Simple ways you can stock up on books – no panic buying required.
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Four easy steps to buy local without leaving the house.
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Mindfulness can encourage kindness and help children to manage their emotions.
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This is the only sewing reference you will ever need, with step-by-step photographs to show you how to sew absolutely everything.
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Hazel Edwards remembers 40 years with her Hippo.
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The Prime Minister of New Zealand is famous for her empathy and leadership skills.

Recipes

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Rick Stein's French fig and frangipane tarts feature a buttery shortcrust pastry case filled with sweet almond and verdant fig.
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An impressive recipe from Eat Green by bestselling author Melissa Hemsley.
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Tahini and dark chocolate combine in these divine cookies.
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Based on the traditional Vietnamese dish of ‘bún’, this refreshing noodle salad is tossed in a zesty citrus dressing and topped with chicken flavoured with ginger and lemongrass.
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With spiced tamarind & peanut sauce, fresh coriander.
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With warm arrabbiata dressing, chilled baby mozzarella and fresh mint.

Q&A

Q&A
The Sisters Grimm author answers our questions about storytelling, life and inspiration.
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Debut author Sam Lloyd on the chess tournament that inspired his thrilling novel, The Memory Wood, 
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We sat down with the Jane in Love author to chat all things Austen, 1800s England, and artists with disastrous romantic lives.
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Melina Marchetta's new series is perfect for beginner readers.
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The artist on his inspiration for The Boy, The Mole, The Fox and The Horse​.
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The author of Dear Edward on the real plane crash and sole survivor who inspired her novel.

Activities

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Our downloadable activity sheets are perfect to aid their discovery with lots of fun facts and things to do.
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Keep the kids entertained with these fun book-related ideas.
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Celebrating 80 years of Puffin!
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Host a LLAMAZING book party with these llama crafts!
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The pack that's jam-packed with fun activities!
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Are you brave like Beetle or scared like Boo?

Book Clubs

Book Clubs
Explore themes of obsession, reconciliation and revenge with your book club.
Book Clubs
Delve into the loves and lives of Cassandra and Jane Austen with your reading group.
Book Clubs
Escape with your reading group to the sleepy seaside town of Banksia Bay, where all of the inhabitants seem to be hiding something.
Book Clubs
Pick a feel-good book club read this month.
Book Clubs
Take your reading group on a time-travelling adventure with Jane Austen.
Book Clubs
Miles Franklin Award-winner Evie Wyld is back with an intricately crafted and compulsively readable story.

Bonus

Bonus
For the love of reading.
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For the love of reading.
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For the love of reading.
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For the love of reading.
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For the love of reading.
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For the love of reading.