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Superproofs are here!

In stores July 2021.

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Penguin Literary Prize 2021 winner announced

And the winner is... James McKenzie Watson!

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The Queen's Birthday Honours 2021

Penguin Random House authors and publisher Julie Watts recognised in this year's list.

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Write It Fellowship recipients 2021

We're delighted to announce the recipients of the 2021 Write It Fellowship.

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2021 Stella Prize winner announced

​We are thrilled to share The Bass Rock by Evie Wyld has won the 2021 Stella Prize!

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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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The Paper Palace

Things come from nowhere.

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Moonwalking with Einstein

There were no other survivors.

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The Invisible Life of Us

We are absolute podcast tragics.

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The Leading Edge

Every one of us is born with the ability to lead the change we care enough to make.

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Escape from Manus

‘I’m going to die tonight. I’m going to die tonight.’

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The Night She Disappeared

The baby is starting to grumble.

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Suspects

‘What on earth has Harry got now?’

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The Shadow

In the bar room of Jack & Charlie’s 21 Club, toys dangled from the ceiling.

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Private Rogue

“OVERLORD, THIS IS Sabre. We are three clicks from the target.”

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The Body Keeps the Score

One does not have be a combat soldier, or visit a refugee camp in Syria or the Congo to encounter trauma.

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When Days Tilt

It is a time of tilting days.

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Scorpion

Henrietta Yi and her team have been underground for three days.

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Semut

An old man, his arm around a woman, smiles from a photograph at the top of my computer screen.

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The Rabbits

The night Charlie Rabbit disappears, Delia thinks of her sister.

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The Missing Girl

Nineteen-ninety, I reflected, was not turning out to be the best of years for me.

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The Deep

The boy gasped for breath, hair in his mouth, before the next wave slammed him back against the bottom. He tumbled, the fizz of bubbles around him.

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The Eighth Wonder

Ethan Salt tip-toed to the very edge of the tenement rooftop, rolling his special poster into a perfect telescope.

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The Coffin Confessor

It was a perfect day for a funeral.

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The Saboteurs

They gave him the gun in New York, he was pretty certain, and he thought some money too.

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Undisruptable

Business. Read the textbooks and you’re in no doubt that it’s a sensible career of deep dullness.

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Better off Dead

The stranger got into position under the streetlight at eleven p.m., as agreed.

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The Anthropocene Reviewed

MY NOVEL TURTLES ALL THE WAY DOWN was published in October of 2017, and after spending that month on tour for the book, I came home to Indianapolis and blazed a trail between my children’s tree house and the little room where my wife and I often work

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She's on the Money

Hello, I’m so glad you’ve picked up my book.

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Tom Clancy's Target Acquired

“WHY ARE WE HERE AGAIN?” MASTER SERGEANT CARY MARKS SAID, SHIFTING HIS weight for what seemed like the hundredth time.

Articles

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2021 Eisner Award Nominees

Considered the 'Oscars' of the comic book industry, here's our 2021 nominees.

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Research rabbit holes

Karen Ginnane on the fun facts she learnt while writing When Days Tilt.

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Be four again

The Leading Edge author on embracing the art of play and leading with curiosity.

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Celebrate the small wins

The bestselling author of The Life Plan on the importance of noticing the little things that you accomplish each day.

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History, magic and London

Karen Ginnane on the inspiration for her debut YA novel, When Days Tilt.

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The Authority Gap by numbers

Startling figures from Mary Ann Sieghart revealing the unseen bias at work in our everyday lives.

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Supercharge your savings

Victoria Devine's top five tips to help you reach your savings goals sooner.

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Undisruptable: the back-story

Australia’s most entertaining business blogger, Ian Whitworth, explains his path to publication.

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Five books to get you out of a reading rut

Overcoming the dreaded book slump is easy with these rad reads.

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Top 10 Queer YA Books of 2021

Read the rainbow with new stories from Becky Albertalli, Tobias Madden, Krystal Sutherland, Alicia Jasinska and more.

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‘I could eat a piece of a man’

Port Arthur convicts turned to cannibalism in an attempt to survive in the harsh Australian bush.

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The eight Plant Proof principles

Set yourself up for good health with a whole-food plant-based diet.

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Your very own piece of the internet

Tips from Stay at Home Mum on how to blog for a profit.

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2021 ABIA winners

Vivian Pham and Penguin Random House honoured in Australian Book Industry Awards.

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New Zoom backgrounds

Video chats are here to stay. Make them fun with a Penguin backdrop.

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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.

Recipes

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Prawn wontons with spring onion, ginger and vinegar dressing

A delicious wonton recipe from Kylie Kwong to try at home.

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'Triple threat' chocolate brownies

People have requested this recipe the most after hearing about it in the Ed Sheeran episode.

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Chickpea cookie dough bites

Cookie dough, but it's healthy? Yep. We play to win the game.

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Toasted marshmallow and rhubarb cake

An epic celebration cake topped with decadent marshmallow icing.

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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.

Q&A
How I wrote it: Femi Fadugba on The Upper World

The debut author of the YA novel soon to hit Netflix on discipline, working with Daniel Kaluuya, and the complications of writing about time travel.

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Sophie Overett Q&A

The Penguin Literary Prize winner on inspiration, advice and what's next.

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Abigail Balfe Q&A

Meet the author-illustrator and autism advocate behind A Different Sort of Normal.

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Fiona McIntosh on DCI Jack Hawksworth

The bestselling author discusses tapping back into Jack's world, twisty-turny stories and her favourite crime dramas.

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Anna Zobel Q&A

Meet Anna Zobel, author and illustrator of Little Gem.

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Shirley Marr Q&A

A Glasshouse of Stars author on second-person narration, immigration and childhood fears.

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Maggie Shipstead Q&A

The Great Circle author on inspiring travel, research and spending seven years on her latest novel.

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First Person Singular cover design Q&A

Vintage Creative Director Suzanne Dean and artist Lena Peters on circles, Murakami and monkeys.

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Josephine Moon Q&A

The Jam Queens author on the joy of writing foodie fiction.

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Krystal Sutherland Q&A

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

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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.

Activities

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Where Are You, Magoo? Activity Pack

Pre-schoolers will love to play hide-and-seek with Magoo, the fun and loveable red dog from We Love You Magoo!

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Frankie and the Fossil Activity Pack

A sweet and funny picture book for anyone who loves dinosaur fossils, friends and cheese sandwiches.

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Outdoor Maker Lab water rocket activity pack

Step outside and discover the science that surrounds you

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Outdoor Maker Lab activity pack

Step outside and discover the science that surrounds you.

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The Space Race activity pack

Take an awe-inspiring journey through space history!

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Smiling Mind 4: The Inside Day activity pack

Find joy inside on a rainy day with Milly and her classmates.

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Fart and Burp are Superstinkers Activity Page

Zoë Foster Blake's beloved character Fart is back. Together with his new friend Burp, they're off on an adventure to use their bad pongs for good!

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How to be an ally for autistic people

Download the poster by Abigail Balfe.

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Our 5 most popular activity packs

And other great ideas for indoor days.

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Endangered Animal Tales activity pack

Meet Coco, the Fish with Hands!

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The Silly Seabed Song activity pack

Jelly flubber! Wobbly gong!

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Stand Up! Speak Up! Activity pack

Make your own Stand Up! Speak Up! mini-book.

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Ginger Meggs activity

Help Ginger and Mike find these 16 hidden items in his messy bedroom.

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The Very Hungry Caterpillar's Wild Animal Hide and Seek activity pack

Cut out wild animals to play hide and seek around the house!

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Under Your Feet activity pack

Dig a little deeper to find a hidden world!

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How to Make a Better World activity pack

A fun and inspiring practical guide on how young people can make a real difference.

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What A Waste activity pack

Everything you need to know about what we’re doing to our environment, good and bad.

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Earth's Incredible Oceans colouring sheet

A gorgeously illustrated book all about oceans for young animal and conservation enthusiasts.

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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.

Book clubs

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Mirror Man book club notes

Ponder whether one life is worth more than another with Fiona McIntosh's latest thriller.

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The Rabbits book club notes

A (Penguin Literary Prize) winning pick for book club.

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The Deep book club notes

This heart-stopping thriller set on the rugged coast of Tasmania is an excellent choice for book club.

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The Coconut Children book club notes

An award-winning pick for your next book club meeting.

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Echolalia book club notes

What could drive a mother to do the unthinkable?

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Secrets My Father Kept book club notes

A captivating novel about love, sacrifice, secrets and resilience that's perfect for book club.

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Lovebirds book club notes

A pick for book club that's warm, witty and wise.

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A Glasshouse of Stars book club notes

An exquisite, heartbreakingly beautiful gem of a novel for anyone who loved Wonder, Lenny's Book of Everything, A Monster Calls or When You Reach Me.

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The Chase book club notes

Track down your reading group to discuss Candice Fox's latest thriller.

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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.

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Becoming: Adapted for Younger Readers

Book club discussion questions and teaching resources.

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Tipping book club notes

A light-hearted and optimistic pick for book club.

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The Silent Listener book club notes

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

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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.

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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.

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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.