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Smell-E books arrive

Scintillate your senses with the latest scent-sation in publishing.

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Penguin Literary Prize shortlist announcement

We're thrilled to reveal the shortlist for the 2021 Penguin Literary Prize.

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PRH to Release BECOMING Younger Readers Edition

Acclaimed Memoir by Former First Lady of the U.S. Michelle Obama Has Sold More Than 15 Million Copies Worldwide

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Penguin Literary Prize 2021

We are thrilled to announce that submissions for the annual Penguin Literary Prize are now open.

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Write It Fellowship 2021 now open

We’re thrilled to announce that the 2021 Penguin Random House Australia (PRHA) Write It Fellowship is open for submissions.

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A Promised Land, by Barack Obama, to be published in Australia on 18 November

The presidential memoirs of Barack Obama, the 44th president of the United States, will be published in two volumes.

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Puffin water bottles are in stores now!

Celebrate 80 years of Puffin in 2020.

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The 2020 Miles Franklin Literary Award winner Is…

We’re thrilled to share that Wiradjuri author Tara June Winch’s The Yield has won the 2020 Miles Franklin Literary Award.

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One million Bluey books sold in Australia

June 18, 2020 — Penguin Random House announced today that one million copies of Bluey books have sold in Australia.

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2020 Miles Franklin shortlist

Winner to be announced on 16 July 2020.

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Penguin Literary Prize 2020 winner announced

And the winner is... Sophie Overett!

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New Richard Flanagan novel this October

We’re delighted to announce the publication of Richard Flanagan’s new novel, The Living Sea of Waking Dreams, in October 2020.

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Happy 40th birthday, Spot!

​In 2020, our favourite lovable puppy celebrates his 40th birthday and we're celebrating!

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Bluey: the Beach wins 2020 ABIA Book of the Year

For the first time, a children’s picture book has won the Australian Book Industry Awards prestigious Book of the Year prize.

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2020 ABIAs shortlist

Winners to be announced on Wednesday 13 May.

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Michelle Obama documentary, Becoming, released on 6 May

Netflix have announced a new documentary following Michelle Obama during the publication of her bestselling memoir, Becoming, which will be released on Wednesday 6 May.

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2020 NSW Premier's Literary Awards

Tara June Winch has won the Christina Stead Prize for Fiction and the Book of the Year.

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Penguin Random House Australia open licence: online story time and read-aloud videos and live events

Penguin Random House Australia believes that all children should have access to books and stories and be encouraged to develop a love of reading.

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Penguin Literary Prize shortlist announcement

We are thrilled to announce the shortlist for the 2020 instalment of the $20,000 Penguin Literary Prize.

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Stella Prize 2020 shortlist announced

Penguin Random House authors Caro Llewellyn and Tara June Winch have been shortlisted for the 2020 Stella Prize. 

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Australian Book Design Awards 2020 longlist announced

Congratulations to all our designers longlisted for Australian Book Design Awards in 2020.

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Dan Brown's picture book debut

WILD SYMPHONY will thrill both children and adults with a beautiful story, illustrations and music through augmented reality.

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New Margaret Atwood poetry collection

Coming this November, a landmark collection from one of contemporary literature’s biggest names. 

Extracts

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The Prison Healer

Looking down at the boy strapped to the metal table before her, Kiva Meridan leaned in close and whispered, “Take a deep breath.”

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Mirror Man

He opened the new bag of coffee beans and inhaled, relishing the toasted aroma that his favourite brand of arabica gave off.

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Burn

The lions woke me up around two in the morning.

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You’re Not Broken

I’ve seen a lot of different therapists over the years.

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Like Mother

Her baby’s fingers look like small furled leaves and Louise lifts them to her lips to kiss.

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Why We Sleep

Do you think you got enough sleep this past week?

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The Emporium of Imagination

A little bit of magic is about to appear.

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The Sunflower Sisters

No one suspected the blond boy’s cargo as he drove his crude pony cart through the streets of Charleston.

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The Red Book

LIGHTS, CAMERA, action. This could mean everything to Latham. It could be his ticket out.

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The Chase

From where she sat at the back of the bus, the driver’s death was a confusing spectacle to Emily Jackson.

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Win

The shot that will decide the championship is slowly arching its way toward the basket.

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House of Hollow

I was ten years old the first time I realised I was strange.

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21st Birthday

CINDY THOMAS FOLLOWED Robert Barnett’s assistant down the long corridor at the law firm of Barnett and Associates in Washington, DC.

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The Golden Tower

It seemed like just another ordinary Tuesday when Sophie met Baccio.

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Far from Home

From her early years we’d made a few trips together on Rough Guide research assignments to destinations in Europe.

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Malibu Rising

Malibu catches fire.

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The Sanatorium

Discarded medical equipment litters the floor: surgical tools blistered with rust, broken bottles, jars, the scratched spine of an old invalid chair.

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Chatter

I stood in the darkness of my living room, my knuckles white, my fingers tense around the sticky rubber handle of my Little League baseball bat, staring out the window into the night, trying desperately to protect my wife

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The Hatmakers

It was a wild and lightning-struck night.

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Listen, Layla

‘The full moon rose over us,’ Layla sang, while she carefully joined two pieces of metal together in the broiling, cramped welding bay.

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Just Like You

How could one say with any certainty what one hated most in the world?

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The Fine Art of Invisible Detection

Umiko Wada wasn’t a private detective. She just worked for one.

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The Auschwitz Photographer

Wilhelm Brasse switched on the enlarger and a bright beam of white light fell on to the sheet of photographic paper.

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The Whole Truth

‘More fizz, anyone? Dad – how about you? You’re not even driving, so no excuses.’

Articles

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Celebrating the 30th anniversary of Cloudstreet

Tim Winton and his publisher Nikki Christer reflect on 30 years of Cloudstreet.

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Tabitha Bird's inspiration

The Emporium of Imagination author on the power of magical realism.

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Michelle Obama: note to self

The First Lady of the United States pens a letter to her younger self.

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The Most Anticipated YA Books of 2021

New stories from bestselling authors Lynette Noni, Becky Albertali, Karen M. McManus, Rick Riordan, and more.

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The Unsolved Mysteries that Inspired House of Hollow

Author Krystal Sutherland shares her favourite stories.

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Creative ideas for your egg hunt this Easter

Boost your Easter spirit by hiding books, chocolate and toys in eggs.

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5 reasons reading is good for you

The abundant benefits of books.

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Raising an independent dog

Australia’s leading animal behaviourists on raising a calm, confident puppy.

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Designing Emotional Female

A behind-the-scenes look at the cover design process for Yumiko Kadota’s memoir.

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Bold, wise and funny girls

The best books for educators to share on International Women’s Day 2021

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How to stop procrastinating

Use the two-minute rule from Atomic Habits to get motivated.

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Kids and self-confidence

The bestselling author and cartoonist on how to feel more confident.

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How to get your kids to eat vegetables

Wisdom from foodie, father and author of the Nelson series, Andrew Levins.

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Meet Friday Barnes

Girl detective extraordinaire!

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The low-down on 'fast fashion'

Let's take a closer look at the impact of those irresistibly cheap T-shirts.

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Buying houseplants

Here's a guide to the art of buying houseplants.

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My home is out of control

Simple steps from Mums Who Clean for getting on top of a messy house.

Article
This will be hard

In How to Avoid a Climate Disaster, Bill Gates outlines just some of the hurdles between humanity and a net-zero carbon world.

Article
What’s your perspective?

Take the quiz from Raising Girls Who Like Themselves to find out if the glass is half full or half empty.

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The six books that changed my life in 2020

Dot Tonkin recommends you move these to the top of your TBR stack.

Article
What is intermittent fasting?

Heard about intermittent fasting, but aren't quite sure what it means? Here's everything you need to know.

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5 Reasons We Love Little Gem

(and You Will Too!)

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Read these books before your kids go back to school

Books for first timers, experienced students or parents at home.

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Suzi McAlpine on the inspiration behind Beyond Burnout

Find out the inspiration behind Beyond Burnout, as well as what you'll learn from reading it!

Recipes

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Suckling lamb, pomodoro

A comforting lamb dish with potatoes, wine and passata.

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Pizza diavola

The perfect pizza for chilli lovers.

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Seekh kebab toad in the hole

This is toad in the hole, Asian style!

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Banana ice cream cheesecake

A sweet, oaty, hazelnutty base filled with a banana ice cream ‘cheesecake’ layer, then topped with blueberry compote. Yum!

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Hot Cross Bun Loaf

Try it fresh or toasted, this Easter treat is utterly delicious.

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Saucy vodka pasta

A delicious, boozy dinner party dish that's sure to impress.

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Sticky date pudding for everyone

It’s so moreish and delicious everyone will want a slice.

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Semolina ghriba (Moroccan coconut cookies)

Delight your book club with these delicious cookies from The Moroccan Daughter.

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Ricotta and fruit bruschetta

A slightly sweet ricotta spread livens up toast and pairs wonderfully with a pear and banana topping in this delicious morning starter.

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Keto air fryer lemon pound cake

“Pound” cake comes from using a pound each of four ingredients, but Aaron Day shows how to get the same buttery-rich texture without the sugar and extra carbs in this delicious keto air fryer recipe.

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Fudge cake slice

This recipe has been a fan favourite for over a decade. Cut it into slices for the kids or into tiny squares as a treat with your cuppa. It also freezes well, so you can stash a few squares away for when no one is looking.

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Lasagne soup with cheesy garlic melts

This hearty soup is a proper hug in a mug. The ricotta and Parmesan topping really fulfills the 'lasagne' promise, but if you don’t want to bother you can just top it with grated cheese and it’ll still be a winner. The super-cheesy garlicky toasties are a good addition to any tomatoey soup — or just eat them on their own!

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Plum pudding

So-named because it contains prunes, this is a classic Christmas dish, here using butter instead of the traditional beef suet.

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Christmas fruit mince pies

The fruit mince in this recipe is quick to prepare and needs no time to mature, making these an easy festive treat to bake.

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Chicken in a pot with lemon and orzo

This is not exactly the same as perhaps the most precious recipe in my repertoire, My Mother’s Praised Chicken, which found a home in my eighth book, Kitchen, but it owes a lot to it. A family favourite, it’s a simple one-pot dish which brings comfort and joy, and it is my pleasure to share that with you.

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Chocolate, tahini banana bread

I have been making a banana bread with chocolate and tahini on repeat for a while now, and every time I’ve eaten it over the last year or so, I couldn’t help thinking that the particular combination of intense chocolatiness, sweet, texture-softening banana and the rich earthiness of tahini would make the perfect warm pudding.

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Sourdough starter

Learn how to make your own sourdough starter with James Strawbridge. 

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One-pan salmon with zucchini and potato wedges

So easy to whip together, this one-pan meal has dinner on the table in 30 minutes!

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Berry platter with sheep’s labneh and orange oil

A fruity dish from Ottolenghi Flavour by Yotam Ottolenghi and Ixta Belfrage.

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Portobello steaks and butter bean mash

A vegetarian recipe that is simply as good as any steak (with mash), if not better.

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Stuffed aubergine in curry and coconut dal

A satisfying aubergine and lentil dish from Ottolenghi Flavour by Yotam Ottolenghi and Ixta Belfrage.

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Easiest broccoli quiche

With red pesto-layered filo, Cheddar and cottage cheese.

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My kinda butter chicken

With fragrant spices, tomatoes, cashew butter and yoghurt.

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Crispy salmon tacos

With cajun spice, mango, sweet cherry tomatoes and lime.

Q&A
Krystal Sutherland Q&A

House of Hollow author on ghost doors, googling corpses and advice to aspiring YA authors.

Q&A
Yumiko Kadota Q&A

The Emotional Female author on writing, toxic workplaces and what's next.

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Meg Bignell Q&A

The Welcome To Nowhere River author on the art of noticing, the importance of community and finding time to write.

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Andrew Mackie Q&A

The Tour author on royalty, research and writing historical fiction.

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Lyn Yeowart Q&A

The Silent Listener author on the best and hardest things about finishing her debut novel.

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Julietta Henderson Q&A

The Funny Thing About Norman Foreman author on grief, happiness and her favourite comedy legend.

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Sue Brierley Q&A

The Lioness author shares a message of love, determination and hope.

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Mary Li Q&A

The international ballet star on dance, deafness and discipline. 

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Future Women Q&A

The Future Women team reflect on the themes of Untold Resilience and extraordinary women interviewed for the book.

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Lee Child and Andrew Child Q&A

Lee Child and younger brother Andrew have collaborated for the first time on The Sentinel and Jack Reacher fans are in for a treat.

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Essie Davis Q&A

The Australian actress on the daunting task of narrating The Living Sea of Waking Dreams audiobook for Booker Prize winning author (and family friend) Richard Flanagan.

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Richard Flanagan Q&A

The Booker Prize winning author answers our questions about his strangely beautiful story about hope and love and orange-bellied parrots: The Living Sea of Waking Dreams.

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Turia Pitt Q&A

The inspirational author on gratefulness, savouring, self-love and getting through tough times.

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Benjamin Stevenson crime and thriller Q&A

The Either Side of Midnight author on comedy vs crime, writing advice and pointy things near eyeballs.

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James Rebanks Q&A

The English Pastoral author reveals some lessons learned on and from the land.

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Lisa Jewell Q&A

The bestselling author on thrilling reads and the things that scare her.

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Megan Goldin crime and thriller Q&A

The Night Swim author shares her thoughts on heroes, villains and toilet paper (?!).

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John Wood Q&A

One of Australia's best-loved actors looks back on his lifetime in the spotlight.

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Julia Gillard and Ngozi Okonjo-Iweala Q&A

The Women and Leadership co-authors answer our questions on gender equality and finding the inspiration to lead.

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Janeen Brian Q&A

Author of AUSSIE KIDS: MEET MIA AT THE JETTY, Janeen Brian, takes us behind the scenes of her work.

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Rachel Joyce Q&A

The international bestselling author on cryptozoology, life in the 1950s and writing the ending early.

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Kyle Perry Q&A

The Bluffs author takes us deep into the Tasmanian wilderness.

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Pandora Sykes Q&A

The co-host of The High Low and author of How Do We Know We're Doing It Right? discusses modern life, millenials and motherhood. 

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Science of Running Q&A

Learn more about the science of running with physiotherpaist, Chris Napier, as he provides some insights on his book.

Activities

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Smiling Mind 3: Noisy Tom activity pack

How do you communicate your feelings?

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Masters of Disguise activity pack

In what part of the world could you find an Orchid Mantis?

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Worlds of Wonder colouring sheet

Get ready to discover a whole new world of colours.

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World Earth Day kids activity packs

This Earth Day, help kids learn and engage with the environment around them through these informative and fun activity sheets.

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Mr Men 50th Anniversary Party Pack

Celebrate 50 years of the wonderful world of Mr Men and Little Miss with this fun party pack

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Bluey Easter activity pack

Celebrate Easter with this free printable download.

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Blue Flower colouring page

Maybe being different isn't so bad after all.

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Hello and Welcome activity pack

Yarma gurra dahn gooramay!

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Dragon World activity pack

Enter a world of dragons in this free activity pack.

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Simple patch pocket

Learn how to add on a patch pocket to any garment.

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What Zola Did on Thursday activity pack

Colouring pages, word search and a spot-the-difference.

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Little Gem colouring pack

Meet everyone's new favourite witch

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Super-Me Activity Pack

Download free mindfulness worksheets for kids.

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The Secret Explorers activity pack

Join The Secret Explorers on a fact-filled adventure in this free activity pack!

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Meet The Secret Explorers

Meet the group of brilliant kids from around the world who come together to fix problems, solve mysteries, and learn new things!    

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The Witches Activity Pack

Beware, the Witches are here. And we have the perfect activity pack to keep you prepared.

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30 days of gratitude from My Journey Starts Here

Practising gratitude is scientifically proven to make you happier. Use the prompts in this download to help you fill out the table of all the things you are grateful for. 

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Back to Sleep Activity Pack

From the hilarious new picture book from Zoë Foster Blake, comes the fun activity pack.

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LEGO Halloween Ideas activity pack

Test your creativity and brush up your building skills in this Halloween-themed LEGO activity pack.

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I'm a Hero Too activity pack

You can join Arty and be a hero too!

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Catvinkle Activity Pack

Celebrating the launch of book two, Catvinkle and the Missing Tulips.

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The Thank-you Present Activity Pack

Write your own thank-you letters!

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Timelines of Everyone activity pack

Discover the lives of incredible people in this free kids activity pack! 

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Aussie Kids: Meet Matilda at the Festival

Download a word search and colouring page.

Book clubs

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Book clubs
The Emporium of Imagination book club notes

A beautiful and uplifting story to share with your reading group.

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Like Mother book club notes

Explore themes of motherhood, secrets and family lore with your book club.

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The Jam Queens book club notes

With IVF treatments, a family trip on the Ghan and some award winning jam, there's plenty to unpack with your reading group.

Book clubs
Becoming: Adapted for Younger Readers

Book club discussion questions and teaching resources.

Book clubs
Tipping book club notes

A light-hearted and optimistic pick for book club.

Book clubs
The Silent Listener book club notes

Take your reading group into the dark, gothic heart of rural Australia.

Book clubs
The One Hundred Years of Lenni and Margot book club notes

A tale of extraordinary friendship and a lifetime of stories to share with your book club pals.

Book clubs
The Moroccan Daughter book club notes

A must-read for book clubs and fans of The Little Coffee Shop of Kabul.

Book clubs
Listen, Layla Book Club Notes

Reading group discussion questions for ages 12+.

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Fragile Monsters book club notes

Sweep your book club off to Malaysia with this spellbinding novel of war and family betrayal.

Book clubs
Thursday Murder Club book club notes

A classic whodunit for the most perceptive reading groups.

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A Promised Land book club notes

Settle in for a memorable reading group discussion, with Barack Obama’s long-awaited memoirs: A Promised Land.

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The Champagne War book club notes

Sweep your book club off to the sun-kissed vineyards of rural France.

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Life After Truth book club notes

These friends think they know everything about one another, but time has a way of making us strangers to those we love...

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The Godmothers book club notes

Your reading group will adore this family drama from much-loved author Monica McInerney.

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Untamed book club notes

Take your book club on a journey of self-discovery, with Glennon Doyle’s famed Untamed.

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The Bush Telegraph book club notes

Gather your book club and get ready to gossip about the inhabitants of Spinifex.

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The Fire Star book club notes

Reading group discussion questions for ages 12+.

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The Sister’s Gift book club notes

Explore themes of surrogacy, consequences and the redemptive power of love with your reading group.

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The Last Migration book club notes

Gather your book club and find out why everyone is talking about The Last Migration.

Book clubs
The Night Swim book club notes

An electrifying and propulsive pick for your next book club meeting.

Book clubs
Online book clubs: a step-by-step guide

Take your literary discussions into new territories – at an appropriate distance.

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The Porpoise book club notes

Travel to ancient times and back again with Mark Haddon’s transcendent, spellbinding novel.

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The Snakes book club notes

Invite your reading group on a French escapade with a twist.