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14 February 2019
Puffin to give $100,000 to bookshops to get kids reading

On the initiative, Julie Burland, CEO Penguin Random House Australia, said, “As Australia’s largest publisher, we feel a responsibility to help younger generations become readers.” 
 

11 February 2019
Blind Date with a Book

This Valentine’s Day Blind Date with a Book is back… but this time it’s bigger than ever before.

7 February 2019
Malcolm Gladwell announces his first book in six years

Talking to Strangers: What We Should Know about the People We Don’t Know will be published in September 2019. 

6 February 2019
Penguin Literary Prize Shortlist

Announcing the shortlist for the 2019 Penguin Literary Prize.

24 January 2019
The Mister, a new novel from E L James, to be published in April

E L James, whose Fifty Shades of Grey series has broken sales records for contemporary adult publishing (150 million copies sold worldwide), has written a new novel, The Mister, which will be published on 16 April 2019. 

16 January 2019
Announcing the Shortlist For The 2019 Indie Book Awards

Winners to be announced 18 March 2019.

Extracts

Fusion

In the beginning we were a single pluripotent embryo that was so burst-full of genetic potential it considered becoming two embryos and then part way through this most delicate of processes, changed its mind.

The Great Wide Open

All families are secret societies. Realms of intrigue and internal warfare, governed by their own rules, regulations, boundaries, frontiers. Rules which often make no sense to those outside its borders.

The Chef

“GIMME TWO scoops, three waddles, and a shake!”

I Owe You One

The trouble with me is, I can’t let things go.

Out of the Dark

A man melted into the throng of tourists gathered along the E Street walkway.

The Wedding Guest

No Regrets. Stupid name for a signature cocktail. Brears had found the recipe online, this tequila-Baileys thing.

Articles

Astral Territory

Star-crossed author Minnie Darke reflects on the role of astrology in her life.

Unknown Territory

In Fridays with My Folks, Amal Awad unpacks some of life’s biggest questions.

Stolen Moments in Time

Molly Murn reflects on the creation of Heart of the Grass Tree.

Forever Entwined

Award-winning memoirist Kate Richards discusses the genesis of her debut novel, Fusion.

Ten Tips for Snacking Well

Smart Snacks author Flip Shelton shares her top-ten snacking tips.

Meet the characters: Charlie Changes into a Chicken

Charlie Changes into a Chicken is the first book in a side-splitting new series by Sam Copeland and illustrated by Sarah Horne, it's about 9-year-old Charlie McGuffin who has an incredible secret, this book is sure to have you squawking with laughter!​

Recipes

Fruitcicles

Visually spectacular and perfect for warmer days.

Venus Bars

A delicious and healthy sweet treat from Smart Snacks

Tuna Fettuccine

Delicious pasta with baby zucchini, cherry tomatoes, pecorino and crushed almonds from Jamie Cooks Italy.

Eggplant and Roasted Tomato Polenta Lasagne

A healthier, flavour-packed version of a heart-warming comfort dish, from Modern Australian Vegan.

Surya 'Summer Sun' Smoothie Bowl

Balance your Dosha with this delicious, Ayurvedic smoothie recipe from Eat Feel Fresh.

Durga (Warrior Goddess) Bowl with Herbal Cashew Tzatziki

A healthy, protein-packed meal with quinoa, hummus, cucumber and avocado from Eat Feel Fresh.

Q&A

Sophie Kinsella Q&A

Bestselling author Sophie Kinsella on her new book, I Owe You One

Kirsten Drysdale Q&A

Rapid-fire questions for the author of I Built No Schools in Kenya.

Fiona McIntosh Q&A

The bestselling author of The Tea Gardens discusses her penchant for the crime and thriller genre.

 

A Conversation with Michelle Obama

Questions and answers with the former First Lady.

Charlotte Milner Q&A

Bee-hind the scenes of our brand new children's book.

Mike Carlton Q&A

Rapid-fire questions for one of Australia’s best-known broadcasters and journalists.

Activities

Lottie and Walter Activity Pack

The pack that has plasticine walruses!

Puffin Activity Pack

Puffin's Picks of Fun Activities

Sleep Tight, Platypup Activity Pack

A cosy activity for anyone who's still just a little bit afraid of the dark

Amelia Chamelia Party Pack

Party fun with Amelia Chamelia

Peppa Pig Activity Pack

To celebrate the release of PEPPA PIG: PEPPA THE MERMAID, we have a fun activity pack for a Peppa Party!

Robot and Unicorn Puppet Templates: Fun-Filled Craft for Kids

Discover infinite paper possibilities!

Book Clubs

Heart of the Grass Tree Book Club Notes

A searing and hope-filled debut that would be perfect for a mother-daughter book club.

The Cottage at Rosella Cove Book Club Notes

Bring your book club together and celebrate the power of human connection with this uplifting novel from Sandie Docker.

 

Half Moon Lake Book Club Notes

Explore the parent-child bond, identity, and what it means to be part of a family with your book club.

Becoming Book Club Notes

A reading guide for Michelle Obama’s intimate, powerful and inspiring memoir.

The Pearl Thief Book Club Notes

A sweeping, epic story of love and betrayal from Fiona McIntosh; The Pearl Thief will leave a lasting impression on your book club.

Any Ordinary Day Book Club Notes

Investigating how ordinary people endure the unthinkable, Leigh Sales’ latest work will spark conversation at your next book club.

Bonus

Underline Issue 8

For the love of reading. 

The Great Outdoors Activity Book

Enter the draw to win a $500 Anaconda Voucher!

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.