We’re thrilled to announce that the 2021 Penguin Random House Australia (PRHA) Write It Fellowship is open for submissions.
The presidential memoirs of Barack Obama, the 44th president of the United States, will be published in two volumes.
Celebrate 80 years of Puffin in 2020.
We’re thrilled to share that Wiradjuri author Tara June Winch’s The Yield has won the 2020 Miles Franklin Literary Award.
June 18, 2020 — Penguin Random House announced today that one million copies of Bluey books have sold in Australia.
Winner to be announced on 16 July 2020.
And the winner is... Sophie Overett!
We’re delighted to announce the publication of Richard Flanagan’s new novel, The Living Sea of Waking Dreams, in October 2020.
Smiling Mind is Australia's #1 mindfulness app.
In 2020, our favourite lovable puppy celebrates his 40th birthday and we're celebrating!
For the first time, a children’s picture book has won the Australian Book Industry Awards prestigious Book of the Year prize.
Winners to be announced on Wednesday 13 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.
Tara June Winch has won the Christina Stead Prize for Fiction and the Book of the Year.
Penguin Random House Australia believes that all children should have access to books and stories and be encouraged to develop a love of reading.
We are thrilled to announce the shortlist for the 2020 instalment of the $20,000 Penguin Literary Prize.
Penguin Random House authors Caro Llewellyn and Tara June Winch have been shortlisted for the 2020 Stella Prize.
Congratulations to all our designers longlisted for Australian Book Design Awards in 2020.
WILD SYMPHONY will thrill both children and adults with a beautiful story, illustrations and music through augmented reality.
Coming this November, a landmark collection from one of contemporary literature’s biggest names.
Following on from the success of the first three Bluey books, your favourite Heeler family is back with more must-have books for Easter and beyond!
Winners will be revealed on 23 March 2020.
Australian authors band together to support the Country Fire Authority.
Tim Winton has won the 2019 Voss Literary Prize for his novel The Shepherd's Hut.
Hidden in the shadows of the forest, Bo peeked under the low-hanging branches of a tree and watched the village children play a game.
I open my eyes and I am tangled in the sheets, books upside down on the floor.
Most people don’t expect cats and dogs to get along.
2020 was a year like no other.
‘Normal is a cycle on a washing machine’ is something my dad always told me.
The sickle moon had just slipped below the western horizon when the file of mounted men emerged from the trees.
My first ever race could have been a complete disaster.
I always thought the moment you met the great love of your life would be like the movies.
‘For young people who have never been through any of those things, or lived in a time when they were happening, this seems just frightful . . .
I would be lying if I said my mother’s misery has never given me pleasure.
Kiwi the Shih Tzu gets loose on the Thursday before the schools in the district let out for winter break.
On the day I was born, 3rd August 1986, ‘The Edge of Heaven’ by Wham! was number one.
Where will you be when your life ends?
Try to imagine two more different couples than these. You can’t.
Pripyat in the Ukraine is a place unlike anywhere else I have been. It is a place of utter despair.
I decided that Orion needed to die after the second time he saved my life.
Adjectives such as ‘singular’ and ‘extraordinary’ tend to be overused by biographers to describe the lives of the people they’re writing about, not to mention the publicists who are paid to promote their books.
Come now. On this mild summer’s night let us gaze upon two men who have known what it is to love and be loved, to hold and be held, and who now have only death for companionship.
By the time Eliza Maxine Olivia Miller was eleven, she had lived in eight different country towns.
Of all the things I’d imagined might stop us from reaching Rennart Castle by nightfall, goats had not even made the top fifty.
In the spring of 1944, I was sixteen, living with my parents and two older sisters in Kassa, Hungary.
Melbourne, 1912: on the busy corner of Collins and Swanston streets stood an attractive woman of middle age.
I am in the spare room, which doubles as my office, and I have just finished my day’s work.
International ballet star Mary Li reflects on a long-awaited opportunity to dance for the Australian Ballet.
A step-by-step guide to creating a virtual storytime for the kids you’re missing this holiday season.
2020 marks Monica McInerney’s 20th year as a published author. Here she offers 20 memories and observations on her writing career.
Award-winning YA author Shivaun Plozza shares the inspiration behind her latest book, The Boy, The Wolf and the Stars.
Bestselling author Elliot Perlman shares the inspiration behind his second children's book, Catvinkle and the Missing Tulips.
Find your new favourite book by checking out the book trailer first!
Australian authors and personalities read some of our favourite picture books.
Halloween’s almost here, and the witching hour is upon us! We’re stacking our TBR pile high with spooky, scary reads to get us into the Halloween mood before the 31st.
Travel back in time and witness both everyday life and great moments in history in this fascinating compliation of diaries through the ages.
Our books cover a huge variety of topics to stimulate a child’s mind, and that’s why teachers, parents and caregivers across the world look to us to support children’s learning.
In the spirit of Halloween, this October we revisited Susan Hill’s classic horror.
Jesse Fink reveals the machinations of writing a book with one of the biggest drug traffickers the world has ever known.
‘Space Gandalf’ Greg Quicke puts the magnitude of our solar system into mind-boggling focus.
How to Raise Happy and Successful Children author Esther Wojcicki outlines how your kids can write their own rules around screen time.
Garry Linnell reveals how a childhood fascination led to his exploration of the life, and love, of an oft-forgotten bushranger.
Monica McInerney on the family secrets, overseas trips and strange times that shaped her heartwarming new novel.
Jane Martino shares her inspiration behind the Smiling Mind picture book series.
Read along with Julia Gillard, Sam Thaiday, Jamila Rizvi and John Wood.
Bec Brown on the quarter-life crisis that changed her career path and what she learned along the way.
Notebooks ready! From You’ve Got This, Bec Brown runs an exercise in evaluating what matters most.
Turia Pitt on how to make early starts work for you.
Jacqueline Kent on the inspiration behind her book about an extraordinary woman, Vida.
Advocate for women's rights, campaigner for peace and genuine trailblazer for equality.
Browse the extensive list of books for high school students.
Learn how to make your own sourdough starter with James Strawbridge.
So easy to whip together, this one-pan meal has dinner on the table in 30 minutes!
A fruity dish from Ottolenghi Flavour by Yotam Ottolenghi and Ixta Belfrage.
A vegetarian recipe that is simply as good as any steak (with mash), if not better.
A satisfying aubergine and lentil dish from Ottolenghi Flavour by Yotam Ottolenghi and Ixta Belfrage.
With red pesto-layered filo, Cheddar and cottage cheese.
With fragrant spices, tomatoes, cashew butter and yoghurt.
With cajun spice, mango, sweet cherry tomatoes and lime.
With pink pickled onions.
With peanuts, marshmallows and chocolate.
With chilli, lemon and garlic beans.
A mash of ripe bananas is delicious baked in this sweet, bread-like cake, while spices and nuts add flavour and crunch.
Use up those ripes bananas in this easy, delicious recipe. And it's completely animal product free!
A divine recipe from How to be a Domestic Goddess.
An innovative way to bake banana bread from Food Hacker.
These creative margarita recipes from Let's Get Tropical put a delicious twist on a refreshing classic.
The story goes that monks at the Benedictine monastery in Catania invented this cake – while we’ll never know for sure, they certainly had a reputation as true food connoisseurs.
With root veg, porcini mushrooms, marmite & crispy rosemary.
With black bean sauce and tenderstem broccoli.
With poached eggs, spinach & peas.
Try this free recipe from Country Women’s Association Preserves.
A yummy and veggie-packed sandwich alternative or lunchbox addition from Boosting Your Basics.
One of Palestine’s national dishes, where chicken is cooked and served with layers of olive-oil-drenched flatbread.
A fish dish that can be on the table less than fifteen minutes after you’ve started making it.
The Future Women team reflect on the themes of Untold Resilience and extraordinary women interviewed for the book.
Lee Child and younger brother Andrew have collaborated for the first time on The Sentinel and Jack Reacher fans are in for a treat.
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.
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.
The inspirational author on gratefulness, savouring, self-love and getting through tough times.
The Either Side of Midnight author on comedy vs crime, writing advice and pointy things near eyeballs.
The English Pastoral author reveals some lessons learned on and from the land.
The bestselling author on thrilling reads and the things that scare her.
The Night Swim author shares her thoughts on heroes, villains and toilet paper (?!).
One of Australia's best-loved actors looks back on his lifetime in the spotlight.
The Women and Leadership co-authors answer our questions on gender equality and finding the inspiration to lead.
Author of AUSSIE KIDS: MEET MIA AT THE JETTY, Janeen Brian, takes us behind the scenes of her work.
The international bestselling author on cryptozoology, life in the 1950s and writing the ending early.
The Bluffs author takes us deep into the Tasmanian wilderness.
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.
Learn more about the science of running with physiotherpaist, Chris Napier, as he provides some insights on his book.
The 2019 Penguin Literary Prize winner on her inspiration, writing process and club sandwiches.
Sticks and Stones author and journalist Katherine Firkin on the true crime that’s helped shape her thrilling fiction debut.
We sat down with celebrated comic writer Kathy Lette to talk about throwing her knickers at Tom Jones, the time she met the Queen and more.
Falastin authors Tara Wigley and Sami Tamimi lift the lid on Palestinian cooking.
The international bestselling author on motherhood, the meaning of family and empathising with her main character.
The Adversary author on inspiration and essential reading.
The Sisters Grimm author answers our questions about storytelling, life and inspiration.
Debut author Sam Lloyd on the chess tournament that inspired his thrilling novel, The Memory Wood,
Test your creativity and brush up your building skills in this Halloween-themed LEGO activity pack.
You can join Arty and be a hero too!
Celebrating the launch of book two, Catvinkle and the Missing Tulips.
Write your own thank-you letters!
Discover the lives of incredible people in this free kids activity pack!
Download a word search and colouring page.
So . . . what noise DOES a Puffin make?
Lots of wondrous ideas for how to celebrate at home or in the classroom.
Explore the vastness of the universe in this epic activity pack!
Uncover nature's greatest scientists, engineers, and mathematicians from plants that can count to architect insects in this fun activity pack!
Observe the chemical reaction of making honeycomb at home in National Science Week 2020.
Come and visit Gong Gong – the town so nice, they named it twice.
Celebrate Father's Day with these DAD-TASTIC activities!
Search for clues hidden in the pictures and help Hound to solve the riddle in this delightful return to the world of Puffin the Architect.
Everything you need to celebrate the new Jeff Kinney release.
Parents: Click here for 10 minutes of peace. (You're welcome).
Learn about famous inventors and then have a go at designing your own invention!
A lonely piglet, a heart full of hope and a message in a bottle.
Learn how to become an Earth protector with this educational home project pack!
Got a teenager at home? Everything feel heightened during COVID-19? Help is at hand.
Yoga is a great way to work on your mental and physical wellbeing. Challenge yourself to try the core strengething Boat Pose!
Share the joy of LEGO bricks with the whole family.
Test your Bluey knowledge with this fun quiz.
Humans have felt the need to describe the world around them since the very beginning of our existence.
Your reading group will adore this family drama from much-loved author Monica McInerney.
Take your book club on a journey of self-discovery, with Glennon Doyle’s famed Untamed.
Gather your book club and get ready to gossip about the inhabitants of Spinifex.
Reading group discussion questions for ages 12+.
Explore themes of surrogacy, consequences and the redemptive power of love with your reading group.
Gather your book club and find out why everyone is talking about The Last Migration.
An electrifying and propulsive pick for your next book club meeting.
Take your literary discussions into new territories – at an appropriate distance.
Travel to ancient times and back again with Mark Haddon’s transcendent, spellbinding novel.
Invite your reading group on a French escapade with a twist.
Treat your reading group to a suspenseful thrill ride like no other.
Challenge your reading group to consider the biggest questions of our times.
Transport your reading group to our not-too-distant future.
Take your reading group on a journey of self-discovery.
Explore the cycles of love, loss and regret, that can follow a family through the years, with your reading group.
Journey to the English Cotswolds with your book club in the latest heartwarming family drama from Josephine Moon.
Kathy Lette’s Husband Replacement Therapy is a perfect spontaneous reading group choice.
Chew over some of life’s big questions with James Bradley’s timely thriller, Ghost Species.
Cut loose like an octogenarian with Lisa Ireland’s heart-warming romp.
Transport your book club to 1860s Australia, with Tom Keneally's The Dickens Boy.
Introducing: The Huddle – an online book club to connect you with authors and fellow readers.
A novel that will pull at the heartstrings of everyone in your book club.
Explore themes of obsession, reconciliation and revenge with your book club.
Delve into the loves and lives of Cassandra and Jane Austen with your reading group.