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Put a Penguin Book under the tree this Christmas

We might be biased, but we think books make the best Christmas presents. Hours of entertainment for friends and family from every walk of life, and they're even easy to wrap!

Whether you're getting presents sorted in October or doing a last-minute dash to the bookshop, we're here to help. See our top picks for readers of every genre . . . we've even got non-readers sorted.

Have a browse through our gift suggestions for readers below, then grab yourself a book and a cup of tea and rest up for the festive season.

Bestsellers from Australian talent

Everyone In My Family Has Killed Someone

Agatha Christie and Arthur Conan Doyle meet Knives Out and The Thursday Murder Club in an ingenious blend of classic and modern murder mystery.

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Life: What Nat to Do

Free yourself from crappy clichés telling you how to live your life.
Forget what you should do.
This is what NAT to do.

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The Long Weekend

Six short stories from Australia’s master storyteller Judy Nunn.

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Last-minute guaranteed great gifts

Always Room for Christmas Pud

If you’ve ever over-indulged on Christmas Day, this witty and nostalgic book is for you.

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The Boy, the Mole, the Fox and the Horse: The Animated Story


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Atlas of the Heart

This major new work from the international bestselling author of Gifts of Imperfection and Dare to Lead examines the 87 emotions and experiences that define us, and provides a compelling framework to help us all become more emotionally fluent and connected.

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One for them, one for you

Why Has Nobody Told Me This Before?

A positive, practical handbook for better mental health from clinical psychologist and multi-million-follower TikTok sensation, Dr Julie Smith

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Investing with She’s on the Money

The ultimate millennial investment guide from the award-winning, number one bestselling author of She’s on the Money
Finalist: Best Personal Finance & Investment Book of the Year at the 2023 Business Book Awards

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Atomic Habits

A revolutionary guide to using tiny changes in behaviour to transform your life

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Internationally bestselling blockbusters

The Bullet That Missed

The third book in the record-breaking Thursday Murder Club series from British national treasure Richard Osman.

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The Orphans

The highly anticipated new historical adventure by the bestselling author of The Spy's Wife.

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Lessons in Chemistry

The 8-million-copy worldwide and Sunday Times #1 bestseller and award-winner featuring the uncompromising, unconventional Elizabeth Zott

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Iconic memoirs and moments

Not Now, Not Ever

Ten years on from the speech that stopped us all in our tracks – Julia Gillard’s misogyny speech. Where were you then? And where are we now?

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No Spin

The Commemorative edition of the bestselling NO SPIN, a look at the extraordinary cricketing career and life of Shane Warne in his own words.

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One of the greatest rock memoirs ever written and a Sunday Times bestseller now out in paperback - the honest, irreverent and powerfully entertaining life story of the U2 front-man.

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Foodie greats


A book to rival 15-Minute Meals and 5 Ingredients in its smart simplicity - a one-pan cookbook from Jamie

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Ottolenghi SIMPLE

130 brilliantly simple, brand-new recipes from the bestselling author of Plenty, Plenty More, Jerusalem and Ottolenghi: The Cookbook.

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The Vegemite Cookbook

Tastes like Australia! Over 40 recipes for celebrating and sharing Australia’s iconic and beloved spread: VEGEMITE.

Winner: Best Corporate Brand Cookbook at the International Gourmand Awards.

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Inspirational women and their stories

Fifteen Seconds of Brave

In your darkest hour, can you still find hope?

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We Love Love

‘Raw and unfiltered, we present to you our ultimate and alphabetical guide to life, love and self!’ – Laura and Britt, creators of the hit podcast Life Uncut

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The best stocking stuffers for kids

How to Build LEGO Dinosaurs

A guide to building 30 LEGO dinosaurs with tips and techniques from expert LEGO builders

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Busy Betty

From Academy Award–winning actress, founder, and bestselling author, Reese Witherspoon, comes Busy Betty, a story about a creative, curious, and exuberant young girl who has big plans and an even bigger heart.

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Bluey: 12 Days of Christmas

Based on the hit ABC KIDS TV show!

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