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6 June 2019
Cover and publication details for Philip Pullman’s The Secret Commonwealth revealed

Further details about the publication of Philip Pullman’s highly-anticipated new book, The Secret Commonwealth, are revealed today. 

28 May 2019
Puffin announces 100,000 reasons to get kids reading

54 bookshops across Australia will be getting a share of $100,000 to nurture young readers in their communities.

 

30 April 2019
The Handmaid’s Tale Audiobook Read By Elisabeth Moss

Elisabeth Moss, star of the hit TV show The Handmaid’s Tale, has narrated the audiobook edition of Margaret Atwood’s classic novel. 

24 April 2019
Announcing The Beautiful Ones by Prince

To be published October 2019. 

23 April 2019
Write It Fellowship Shortlist

The fellowship recipients will be announced 28 June 2019.

10 April 2019
2019 ABIAs Shortlist

Winners to be announced on Thursday 2 May 2019.

Extracts

The Whisper Man

Jake. There is so much I want to tell you, but we’ve always found it hard to talk to each other, haven’t we?

Unsolved

I am neither evil nor deranged. I am not uneducated, I am not poor, and I am not the product of an abusive upbringing. I do what I do for one, and only one, reason.

The Power Of One

This is what happened.

The Oracle

The winter moon lit the paving stones as Gelimer, King of the Vandals, and his brother, Tzazon, galloped their horses through the old triumphal arch, past the theater, past the forum, past the still-elegant sleeping town houses.

Tom Clancy's Enemy Contact

He was a Scorpion. First Ensign Salvio was never more proud of that fact than now. He checked his watch.

Happy Money

A few years ago, I had a unique experience that became the inspiration for the concept and title of this book.

Articles

What Does The Power of One Mean to You?

To celebrate thirty years of The Power of One our staff and authors reflect on what Bryce Courtenay's novel means to them.

Saving the Whole Stinkin’ Planet is a Family Affair

Lee Constable talks World Environment Day and how saving the whole stinkin' planet can be a family affair.

Soil Is Not a Dirty Word

Patrice Newell explores humanity’s relationship with the earth itself.

Hitchhiking with Kathryn Hind

Kathryn Hind reflects on winning the inaugural Penguin Literary Prize and her journey to becoming a published author. 

To the Power of 30

Celebrating 30 years of Bryce Courtenay’s magnificent debut – The Power of One.

A Powerful Legacy

Thirty years since publication, The Power of One continues to inspire.

Recipes

Cashew Nut Paella

A flavourful, plant-based paella with easy 'flex it' options to add meat or dairy, from the most helpful cookbook for mixed-diet households, DK's There's a Vegan in the House.

Veggie Gyoza

In Thermo Cooker Fresh Favourites Alyce Alexandra shares real-food recipes celebrating seasonal produce, such as these moreish dumplings.

Veggie-filled Sausage Rolls

A yummy and veggie-packed sandwich alternative or lunchbox addition from Boosting Your Basics.

Taco Bowls

One meal, three ways – from Boosting Your Basics.

Fig & Hazelnut Upside-down Cake

Fig season is now in full swing. Try this delicious, fibre-packed recipe from DK's Natural Baking.

Fruitcicles

Visually spectacular and perfect for warmer days.

Q&A

Kathryn Hind Q&A

We sat down with Kathryn Hind to discuss the inspiration for Hitch, the editing process and what's next for the ACT-based author.

Sienna Brown Q&A

The author discusses the research and inspiration behind her historical fiction novel, Master Of My Fate.

Q&A with Sarah Cruddas

Quick-fire questions with acclaimed space journalist, astrophysicist and author of The Space Race, Sarah Cruddas.

Ian McEwan Q&A

The acclaimed author answers our questions about his novel Machines Like Me.

Minnie Darke Q&A

The Star-crossed author takes on our rapid-fire questions.

Sam George-Allen Q&A

Rapid-fire questions for the author of Witches: What Women Do Together.

Activities

Where is the Green Sheep Activity Pack

Can you find the Green Sheep?

Lights Out, Leonard Activity Pack

The ultimate pack for dealing with your five-nosed, seven-tailed, eleven-handed, scaly-waily monster problems

The Very Hungry Caterpillar Activity Pack

It's the Very Hungry Caterpillar's 50th Birthday!

Nullaboo Hullabaloo Activity Pack

Bring fairies out of the garden into your home with this magical activity pack.

Moonwalkers Activity Pack

An out of this world activity pack!

Arthur and the Tiger Activity Pack

Arthur's Circus is full of daring performers, and this activity pack is full of fun!

Book Clubs

The Power of One Book Club Notes

Decades since publication, Bryce Courtenay’s debut still packs an emotional punch.

Hitch Book Club Notes

Join twenty-something Amelia and her dog Lucy as they hitchhike from one end of the country to the other.

Master Of My Fate Book Club Notes

This novel about one man’s journey to become his own master, from slavery in Jamaica, through to eventual freedom in colonial New South Wales, is perfect for book clubs.

If You Could Go Anywhere Book Club Notes

Paige Toon's romantic and utterly compelling new novel is sure to delight your book club.

Sixty Summers Book Club Notes

Take a journey through Europe with three friends as they retrace the steps of their 1978 backpacking trip.

Mac and His Problem Book Club Notes

This funny, erudite novel from one of the great European storytellers will have your book club dreaming of a trip to Barcelona.

Bonus

Underline Issue 8

For the love of reading. 

Underline Issue 7

For the love of reading. 

Underline Issue 6

For the love of reading. 

Underline Issue 5

For the love of reading.

Underline Issue 4

For the love of reading.

Underline Issue 3

For the love of reading.