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9 February 2018
New Australian Children’s Laureate

Morris Gleitzman announced as the Australian Children’s Laureate for 2018-2019.

8 February 2018
Literary Prize Winner

Announcing the winner of the Penguin Random House Australia Literary Prize.

29 January 2018
Literary Prize Shortlist

Announcing the shortlist for the Penguin Random House Australia Literary Prize.

10 October 2017
New from E L James

E L James’s Darker: Fifty Shades Darker As Told By Christian to be published 28 November 2017.

7 September 2017
New Novel from Tim Winton

Tim Winton’s new novel The Shepherd’s Hut acquired by Penguin Random House Australia (ANZ)

22 June 2017
New from John Green

Turtles All the Way Down will publish 10 October 2017.

Extracts

Macbeth

The man hadn’t shown himself for months, but only one person owned that helmet and the red Indian Chief motorbike.

Misfit

From the ages of four to six, I thought I was a dog.

Mr Bambuckle's Remarkables Fight Back

Miss Frost’s first day at Blue Valley School was a remarkably horrible day.

A Wrinkle in Time

It was a dark and stormy night.

Hellbent

Evan’s scuffed knuckles, a fetching post-fight shade of eggplant, ledged the steering wheel.

The Culture Code

Let’s start with a question, which might be the oldest question of all: Why do certain groups add up to be greater than the sum of their parts, while others add up to be less?

Articles

Simple Tips to Eat Well and Live Longer

Can what you eat determine how long, and how well, you live?

Sharing the Love

Some of our favourite authors offer up their go-to book gifts.

3 Yin Yoga Positions For Better Sleep

Feel rested and relaxed.

Thomas' Friends From Around The World

Meet Sodor’s many visitors.

Reading Goals for the Year Ahead

Take a fresh approach to the way you read in 2018.

Kissing Frogs

An introduction to Sami Lukis’ Romantically Challenged. 

Recipes

Gemelli with Anchovies, Tomato and Mascarpone

A creamy, tangy pasta dish from Nigella Lawson's At My Table that's so easy to make.

Banana, Carrot and Seed Bread

A loaf recipe perfect for babies, toddlers, teens and grown-ups at any time of the day from Annabel Karmel’s Baby-Led Weaning Recipe Book.

Gingerbread Men

Fill your home with the aroma of festive spices this Christmas.

Apricot Tart with Frangipane

Try this simple and elegant dessert from Nadine Levy Redzepi's Downtime.

My Mother's Chicken Curry

Bring love and deliciousness into your kitchen with this chicken curry from Nadine Levy Redzepi's Downtime.

Char-grilled Aubergine & Feta Rolls

These lovely aubergine rolls are from Rick Stein's The Road to Mexico.

Q&A

Five minutes with Karen Cleveland

The author of espionage-thriller Need to Know on her real-life inspiration for the novel.

Writing an Island

Judy Nunn offers insights into the creation of her book Sanctuary.

Paula Hawkins Q&A

The Into the Water author on writing, remembering and day-to-day darkness.

Katherine Scholes Q&A

The bestselling author on her unyielding love affair with the African continent.

Morris Gleitzman Spills The Beans

Morris throws caution to the wind and answers all of your questions. . . 

Alice Campion Q&A

The Shifting Light author(s) on research, sequels and keeping plotlines on-track.

Activities

Need a Book Week costume quickly?

For the next week, kids around the country will be taking part in activities involving their favourite book characters. Everything from colouring in and craft to dressing up as their favourite character for the day. Why? Easy . . . Children’s Book Week is here!

The Unmourned Crossword

Settle down with a cup of eight down and test your skills. 

Where Should Your Next Adventure Be?

Take our World of Wanderlust-inspired quiz and find out.

Lolcatz Pub Quiz

Andrew Masterson’s Lolcatz, Santa, and Death by Dog facts exposed.

The Soldier’s Curse Crossword

Test your skills and meet Hugh Monsarrat.

Book Clubs

Child of Mine Book Club Notes

Discuss the themes of motherhood and parental rights in Child of Mine with your book club.

Four Respectable Ladies Seek Part-Time Husband Book Club Notes

Book clubs will love Barbara Toner’s charming, witty novel set in post-WWI New South Wales.

Stella and Margie Book Club Notes

Explore Stella and Margie’s themes of friendship, duty, acceptance and reconciliation with your book club.

White Chrysanthemum Book Club Notes

Discover the strength of sisterhood in the face of war and adversity with your book club.

Whipbird Book Club Notes

Transport your book club to a vineyard setting with Robert Drewe’s topical-yet-comic family saga Whipbird.

A Long Way from Home Book Club Notes

Take your book club on the race of a lifetime around Australia with Peter Carey’s A Long Way From Home.

Bonus

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For the love of reading.

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A Note from Monica

Start reading an exclusive animated extract of The Trip of a Lifetime.

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For the love of reading. 

Start a Book Club

Eight simple tips for getting your reading group up and running.