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Modern children's classics of 2021

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Modern children's classics of 2021

These titles were all voted by Australian readers into the Better Reading Top 50 of 2021.

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Where the Wild Things Are by Maurice Sendak | Read aloud by Andrew Daddo

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Bluey: The Beach | Read aloud by Julia Gillard

Buy now: https://www.penguin.com.au/books/bluey-the-beach-winner-of-the-2020-abia-book-of-the-year-9781760894054 While Mum is off for a walk along the beach, Bluey discovers a beautiful shell.