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John Flanagan’s Ranger’s Apprentice and Brotherband adventure series have sold more than fifteen million copies worldwide. His books are available in more than one hundred countries, are regularly on the New York Times bestseller list, and have had multiple award shortlistings and wins in Australia and overseas. John, a former television and advertising writer, lives with his wife in a Sydney beachside suburb.

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12 easy book week costumes

In need of some book week costume ideas? Look no further, these costumes are super simple and kid-approved.

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A Ranger’s Apprentice movie is coming, and fans can’t wait!

Learn more about the upcoming Ranger's Apprentice movie and see what fans have to say about it

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QUIZ: Which Ranger’s Apprentice book should you ask for this Christmas?

Take this quiz to find out which Ranger’s Apprentice book you should put on your wish list.

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Say ‘happy holidays’ with this printable Ranger’s Apprentice card

Print and customise this Ranger’s Apprentice holiday card to share with your loved ones this year.

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5 easy, last-minute Halloween costumes for kids

These easy last-minute Halloween costumes are easy to DIY but still look great. So cute, you’ll forget they’re homemade from clothes and materials you already have.

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5 series to read if you like Ranger’s Apprentice

Series like Ranger’s Apprentice to read next.

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How to host a Ranger's Apprentice book club

Learn how to host your own Ranger's Apprentice book club complete with snacks, costumes and more.

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QUIZ: Which occupation would you have in the Ranger’s Apprentice world?

Find out whether you’d be a knight, Ranger, diplomat or chef.

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DIY Ranger's Apprentice cloak

How to make your own Ranger's Apprentice Cloak for book week and beyond!

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6 things John Flanagan wants readers to know about the Brotherband books

John Flanagan shares the inside scoop on his bestselling fantasy series, Brotherband.

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Ranger's Apprentice honey coffee

Emulate Will and Halt from the Ranger’s Apprentice series with this fun and easy coffee recipe.

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Meet the horses from the Ranger’s Apprentice series

Get details on the most prominent Ranger horses from Ranger's Apprentice.

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How to pack a Ranger’s Apprentice-inspired lunch

Channel your inner Will Treaty with this packed lunch inspired by the Ranger’s Apprentice series.

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Jenny's famous mince pies from Ranger's Apprentice

Learn how to make the mince pies that Jenny brings to the Harvest Day picnic with her fellow apprentices.

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15 beach reads to enjoy this summer

See some of the best beach reads of 2023. Fiction, non-fiction, and children’s books, there’s something from every genre to enjoy.

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John Flanagan's new book was partially inspired by a popular TV series

We caught up with John Flanagan, author of the Ranger’s Apprentice series to learn about his new book, what he’s working on now, and his most memorable experience with a fan.

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Love Ranger's Apprentice? Then you NEED to see this fan art

See some of the amazing artwork created by fans of the Ranger’s Apprentice series.

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3 easy Ranger’s Apprentice Halloween costume ideas

How to dress up as Will, Halt or Alyss this Halloween.

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Brotherband 9: The Stern Chase by John Flanagan | Cover animation

Buy now: https://www.penguin.com.au/books/brotherband-9-the-stern-chase-9781761043062 Pirates have stolen the Skandians' best ship and it's up to Hal and the Heron brotherband to find them in the unputdownable ninth adventure in the New York Times bestselling series. Outnumbered but determined, the Herons are ready for action. The scene is set for an epic battle at sea . . . For years now, the Skandians have been the guardians of the Stormwhite Sea, stopping piracy wherever they find it. But there are some who don't like the Skandians' new role. When their enemies strike at the heart of Hallasholm, damaging every ship and stealing the pride of the fleet, there is one hope. Hal's ship, the newly rebuilt Heron, was being repaired so the attackers didn't find her. Hal and the Heron brotherband - along with the Oberjarl, Erak - set off to find Wolfwind. But when they discover the thieves are using Wolfwind to plunder ships and towns and blame the Skandians, Hal realises the pirates have a more sinister plan. #Brotherband #JohnFlanagan

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Australia’s top 10 kids’ books of 2020

Here are some of the best selling books of the year.

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Australia’s top 12 kids books for Christmas 2020

Twelve predictions of Christmas-time bestsellers for preschoolers, juniors and teens.

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Ranger's Apprentice The Royal Ranger 5: Escape from Falaise by John Flanagan | Series recap

Buy now: https://www.penguin.com.au/books/rangers-apprentice-the-royal-ranger-5-escape-from-falaise-9781760890476 The stakes have never been higher for the Rangers of Araluen in the New York Times bestselling series. Will and Maddie are imprisoned at Chateau des Falaises. Baron Lassigny is scheming to recruit them as spies for hire, but Maddie raises the stakes when she challenges Lassigny’s garrison commander to a duel on horseback. Will is horrified – especially when he realises the treacherous baron won't fight fair. If Maddie can survive the duel, they still need to escape the heavily guarded chateau and rescue the kidnapped prince they were sent to retrieve. It will take all their ingenuity, courage and determination to triumph this time – and to solve the mystery of who betrayed them. #RangersApprentice #TheRoyalRanger #JohnFlanagan

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Superproofs are here!

In stores July 2021, until stocks run out.

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Easy costume hacks for Book Week 2021

Bluey masks, Roald Dahl favourites, Friday Barnes, Ginger Meggs and more.

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Book trailers for kids

Find your new favourite book by checking out the book trailer first! 

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Ranger's Apprentice The Royal Ranger 4: The Missing Prince by John Flanagan | Book Trailer

Buy now: https://www.penguin.com.au/books/rangers-apprentice-the-royal-ranger-4-the-missing-prince-9781760890452 The New York Times bestselling series continues with another nailbiting mission for Will Treaty and his fearless young apprentice. #RangersApprentice #TheRoyalRanger #JohnFlanagan

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Binge-worthy books: the ten best kids' series that will keep on giving

Just like a good TV show, a beloved book series can lift our mood. Here are some of the best for kids.

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Brotherband 8: Return of the Temujai by John Flanagan

In a battle of Skandians vs Temujai, the brotherband are facing their most formidable enemy yet. The Heron brotherband are home in Skandia – but their usually peaceful country is in danger. The Temujai have never given up on their ambition to claim Skandia for their own. The ruthless warriors from the Eastern Steppes waited a number of years after the Skandians thwarted them last time - with the help of the legendary Rangers of Araluen - but now they're on the move. Learn more: https://www.penguin.com.au/books/brotherband-8-9780143785941

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John Flanagan writing tips

Tips for budding writers from the bestselling Ranger’s Apprentice author.

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Who is the man in the red fox mask? THE ROYAL RANGER: THE RED FOX CLAN

The next generation of Ranger's Apprentice is here! John Flanagan makes a spectacular return to the New York Times bestselling world of Ranger's Apprentice with the revelation of a conspiracy that could end the Kingdom! bit.ly/WhoIsTheManInTheRedFoxMask THE ROYAL RANGER: THE RED FOX CLAN is out now in Australia and New Zealand!

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Brotherband 7: The Caldera

Enter the world of Brotherband, the bestselling series by John Flanagan. http://bit.ly/EnterTheWorldOfBrotherband Music by Evolutionary Theory