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Books worth sharing Mother's Day 2024

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This Mother's Day, look for the Penguin

Looking for a great gift for Mum this Mother's Day?

We've got great book recommendations from every genre! Whether she’s a fan of blockbuster fiction, cosy crime thrillers or books to inspire, there’s something on this list for every mum.

Blockbuster fiction

My Favourite Mistake

How do you start again, after losing everything? Find out in the global no. 1 bestseller's latest heartstopper...

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Funny Story

Set over one sizzling summer comes a shimmering, joyful new novel about the happily-ever-after that wasn't and the exes determined to make the best of it from the #1 Sunday Times bestselling author of Happy Place and Book Lovers

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The Familiar

From Sunday Times bestselling author of Ninth House, Hell Bent and the Shadow and Bone series comes a highly anticipated, gorgeously written novel with a dusting of magic brimming with peril and dark deeds

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Crime fiction

The Cryptic Clue

Look who’s back in hot water! The highly anticipated new novel in The Tea Ladies mystery series, a runaway bestseller of the year. Ideal for fans of Richard Osman and Bonnie Garmus.

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Devil’s Kitchen

Candice Fox’s latest thriller is the definition of nailbiter, as a female agent goes undercover in a New York firefighting crew that is far more dangerous than the fires they fight.

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None of This is True

Prepare to be hooked: nail-biting suspense from the addictive number one ten-million-copy bestselling author.

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Inspiring books

Show Up

‘Whatever dreams you may have, if you want them enough, and you show up and back yourself, you can create the life you want. It’s completely up to you.’
Discover the accessible tools and tips that fitness and fashion entrepreneur Tammy Hembrow has used to build success and happiness in all the key areas of life.

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Your Time Starts Now

The extraordinary life story of Australia's beloved Julie Goodwin, first winner of MasterChef and bestselling cookbook author

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Lessons in Chemistry

The 6-million-copy worldwide and Sunday Times #1 bestseller and award-winner featuring the uncompromising, unconventional Elizabeth Zott

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Bestsellers

The Bee Sting

Irresistibly funny, wise and thought-provoking, The Bee Sting is a tour de force about family, fortune, and the struggle to be a good person when the world is falling apart

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The Other Bridget

'The feelgood read of the year.' - Better Reading

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Tomorrow, and Tomorrow, and Tomorrow

Stylish and open-hearted, this is a very different kind of love story, elevated and energised by being set in the world of creativity and video gaming

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QUIZ: Which YA fantasy should you read next

Take this fun quiz to figure out which fantasy book you should reach for next.

What readers are saying about $10 Meals with Chelsea

Chelsea Goodwin, the creator behind the $10 Meals Australia Facebook group, has released a cookbook full of incredible budget eats. See what readers are saying!

Papitas Fritas con Nduja (Nduja Pan-fried Potatoes)

Inspired by the Mexican dish papas con chorizo, this easy recipe sees new potatoes quickly pan-fried in spicy nduja for a colourful, flavour-packed side or main course.

Pollo Mariposa con Mantequilla de Guajillo (Guajillo Butter Spatchcock Chicken)

Brushed with a punchy Mexican dried chilli, lemon and garlic butter, this spatchcocked roast chicken is an impressive centrepiece for summer dinner parties.

Tacos de Colirflor Rostizada con Adobo Verde (Adobo Verde Roasted Cauliflower Tacos)

In this simple vegetarian taco recipe, cauliflower is roasted in a fresh and vibrant jalapeño and coriander adobo verde and a drizzle of tahini, before being served in corn tortillas and topped with a spoon cooling crème fraîche.

Traditional Taiwanese Chow Mein

If you were to ask my dad which of all the dishes my mom makes is his favorite, he would say Taiwanese chow mein.

Penguin Random House wins Publisher of the Year 2024

Penguin Random House has won Publisher of the Year at the 2024 Australian Book Industry Awards. Congrats and thank you to the authors, agents, booksellers, suppliers, employees and readers who made it possible.

James Bradley reveals the invisible structure underpinning his new book, Deep Water

We caught up with James Bradley to learn about his research process, approach to non-fiction and the unique structure that guides readers through a journey into our oceans.

10 things you didn’t know about electricity

Check out 10 fun electricity facts from Lee Constable’s new book.

Maxine Fawcett on the myth of the ‘perfect mother’

Ahead of Mother’s Day, author of Everything is Perfect, Maxine Fawcett, shares how she has come to embrace the imperfections of motherhood.

Everything you need to know about hockey romance books

What is hockey romance? Why is BookTok obsessed? Check out this article for everything you need to know.

Award-winning and shortlisted books of 2024

Discover some of the best Penguin Random House books of 2024 with this list of award-winning and shortlisted titles this year.

Better Reading’s Top 100 books of 2024 announced

Penguin Random House is proud to have twenty-four titles on the list this year.

The Studio Girls book club Questions

A sumptuous, nostalgic book about the Golden Age of cinema to read with your book club

Only The Astronauts creative writing project

Introduce students to a new form of narration with this activity inspired by Ceridwen Dovey’s new book, Only The Astronauts.

Ceridwen Dovey shares why she chose to set her new book in space

We caught up with the author to learn about her upcoming book, Only The Astronauts, why she chose to write about space and her unique narrative perspective.

Instant Pot Pulled Pork Sandwiches with Homemade Apple Slaw

Enjoy everything you love about slow-cooked barbecue in under 1 hour.

Chocolate Chip & Walnut Banana Bread

This recipe is the ultimate dessert and is guaranteed to warm you right up.

Cheesy Broccoli

This dish is a delicious and satisfying side the entire family can enjoy.

Aglio Olio Peperoncino

A classic and simple pasta dish.

Penguin Noir is back with two events in 2024

Learn about two exciting Penguin Random House author showcases this August!

Spaghetti Alla Nerano

A simple and delicious authentic vegetarian pasta.

Mini-me reads for mums and kids this Mother’s Day

Read by example this Mother’s Day with these book duos, perfect for mums and their children.