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The History of Puffin Australia

How a little cartoon bird became the icon of stories for kids.

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How I’m celebrating Indigenous Literacy Day in 2020

Commissioning Editor for Young Readers, Jess Owen, speaks about her experience working with the Indigenous Literacy Foundation.

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DK Catalogue 2020

Be inspired by DK's range of entertaining books in our updated 2020 catalogue.

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Rising stars of crime fiction

Three rising stars of crime fiction are teaming up for a series of virtual events in 2020.

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Power grapple

Nick Bryant reveals the unlikely start-point of Donald Trump’s first ‘semi-serious’ presidential bid.

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The stubbed toe method

Paul Verhoeven reveals a strange coping mechanism introduced to his father by ‘a wise, weird and wizened mentor’.

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Dream chasers

Join wine merchant John Baker on a treasure-hunting adventure of a lifetime, in search of Stalin’s secret multimillion-dollar wine cellar.

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Click for Vic

Some bookstores are working a little differently at the moment in Victoria. 

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The best new books for high school students

Keep the classroom engaged with these new books for teens.

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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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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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International Dog Day

Dogs are an author’s best friend.

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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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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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Classic of the month: Frankenstein

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

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