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Penguin Random House Australia will publish Bindi Irwin's debut picture book in February 2025

Bindi Irwin has a message for animal-loving kids: You can help protect the planet and all who call it home!

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Chloe Adams wins the $20,000 Penguin Literary Prize 2024 for The Occupation

Penguin Random House Australia is thrilled to announce The Occupation by Chloe Adams as the winner of the Penguin Literary Prize 2024.

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Penguin Random House wins Publisher of the Year 2024

Penguin Random House has won Publisher of the Year at the 2024 Australian Book Industry Awards. Congrats and thank you to the authors, agents, booksellers, suppliers, employees and readers who made it possible.

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Penguin Random House Australia celebrates 20th anniversary of Where is the Green Sheep? with special gold-foiled collector’s edition

To celebrate the twentieth anniversary of Where is the Green Sheep, Penguin Random House Australia will publish a special gold-foiled collector’s edition, available in Australian stores from 30 April 2024.

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2024 ABIAs shortlist announced

Check out the Penguin Random House books that have been shortlisted for the ABIAs in 2024. The winners will be announced on 9 May 2024.

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Two Penguin Random House books have been shortlisted for the 2024 CBCA awards

Check out the Penguin Random House books that have been shortlisted.

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2024 Penguin Literary Prize shortlist announced

See the six shortlisted titles for the 2024 Penguin Literary Prize. Winner to be announced 6 June 2024.

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Penguin Random House Australia to expand Bluey publishing program with new illustrated chapter books in 2024

Penguin Random House Australia and BBC studios are thrilled to announce that the Bluey publishing program will expand in 2024 to include three new illustrated chapter books.

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Submissions for the $20,000 Penguin Literary Prize 2024 now open

The annual Penguin Literary Prize returns, offering literary fiction writers the opportunity to win $20,000 and publish with PRH AU.

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Penguin Random House to publish Serena Williams’ memoir

Penguin Random House will publish two books by cultural icon Serena Williams, winner of 39 major tennis titles, four-time Olympic gold medallist, and champion for equality and justice in sports.

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Write It Fellowship recipients 2023

We're delighted to announce the recipients of the 2023 Write It Fellowship.

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Neverlanders wins the Children’s Book Council of Australia Book of the Year Award for Older Readers 2023

Tom Taylor and Jon Sommariva have won the 2023 Book of the Year for Older Readers for their graphic novel, Neverlanders, published 20 September 2022.

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Penguin Random House AU celebrates first-ever Penguin Noir event

On 9 August 2023, Penguin Random House AU hosted our first-ever in-house author event for Penguin Noir: A Crime Author Showcase.

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T2 and Penguin Random House AU announce limited edition gift packs

T2 and Penguin Books Australia have joined forces to honour the perfect paring of tea and books.

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All about the Be Well team

Meet our Be Well team, dedicated to workplace wellness and employee empowerment.

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Penguin Noir: A Crime Author Showcase

An exciting Penguin Random House author showcase on 9 August!

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Darren Hayes announces new book coming late 2024

We are delighted to announce the acquisition of World rights in a memoir from singer, songwriter and former front man of Savage Garden, Darren Hayes.

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Penguin Literary Prize 2023 Winner Announced

And the winner is . . . Michelle See-Tho!

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Tim Winton has just been awarded the 2023 Lloyd O’Neil Award

The Australian Publishers Association (APA) has named Tim Winton the recipient of the 2023 Lloyd O’Neil Award, which honours outstanding service to the Australian book industry.

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2023 ABIAs shortlist announced

Winners will be announced on 25 May 2023.

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Penguin Random House AU takes home two awards at the 2022 Shop! ANZ Retail Marketing Awards

Penguin Random House AU (PRH AU) took home one Gold and one Silver honour for our fan-favourite permanent penguin bookcase.

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Penguin Random House Australia to publish 'Question 7' by Richard Flanagan

Penguin Random House Australia acquires 'Question 7', by Richard Flanagan, Booker Prize-winning author.

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2023 Penguin Literary Prize shortlist announced

See the six shortlisted titles for the 2023 Penguin Literary Prize. Winner to be announced 15 June 2023.

Extracts

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The Creeper

‘Tom, are we lost?’

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Such Charming Liars

“Would the young lady like to see something with a pearl?”

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The Coven

In the 329 years since my making, I'd come to appreciate the finer things in life.

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The Book of Elsewhere

A room, full of violence to come.

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Breaking the Dark

Jessica turns onto her side and blinks into the darkness.

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The Bright Sword

Collum punched the other knight in the face with the pommel of his sword gripped in his gauntleted fist,

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The Wife's Secret

On most days of the year, Beacon Bay was a postcard-worthy little town.

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Two Sides to Every Murder

Gia North’s lungs ached as she tore through the trees.

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The Fallen Woman

Jane Saville's gasp conveyed her shock as her mother's words landed like small blows.

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Live for Me

Dead bodies are being found around town again.

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Back to Birdsville

Phoebe McFadden, seventeen and wise to her dad’s fondness for the horses, tilted her head to watch her only parent straighten the new sign on the front entrance of the racetrack.

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In a Place of Darkness

God’s sake, why did everything have to be such a sodding . . . trial?

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Slow Dance

The wedding invitation came, and Shiloh said yes, of course she’d be there.

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This Kingdom of Dust

Woman is born free, and everywhere she is caged.

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The Science of Beauty

What is beauty?

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Love Unleashed

‘To Brynn Wallace: the future managing editor of The Paris Review!’

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Eruption

Rachel Sherrill, thirty years old in a few days, master’s degree from Stanford in conservation biology, rising star in her world, still thought of herself as the smartest kid in the class.

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Yarn Quest

I suppose I should start at the very beginning.

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Ten things I wish you knew about your child's mental health

The one universal truth of childhood is that there is always hope.

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The Venice Hotel

She stood above him while the air left his body in a low, final exhale.

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Cactus Pear For My Beloved

I park my father's old Camry in the last remaining disabled spot outside the Logan Shopping Centre.

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The Lyrebird Lake Ladies Choir

Hannah stood in the wings, waiting for the actor on stage to finish his soliloquy.

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The Forever War

American democracy has become so diseased because for most of the country’s history it has never been that healthy.

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A Refiner's Fire

The first few times, the messages on Instagram gave no certainty of their numbers,

Articles

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The best budget cookbooks to help you save on dinner

Discover the best budget cookbooks to teach you how to cook delicious meals without spending a fortune.

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These gorgeous new editions of Shakespeare classics are perfect for YA readers

Everything you need to know about the Shakespeare STAGED collection.

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7 awesome Bluey Book Week costumes that you can make yourself

Learn how to make seven Book Week costumes inspired by the Bluey books. Each costume is easy to make and will look great during Book Week 2024.

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Fart and Burp are the perfect Book Week costumes for 2024

Get Book Week-ready with Zoë Foster Blake's beloved Fart and Burp characters.

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Bedtime reading challenge

Enter to win a book pack, inspired by the 10 Minutes to Bed books!

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What to put in a compost bin

Wondering what to put in a compost bin? Check out this advice from The Self-Sufficiency Garden for nutrient-rich compost.

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Books to read if you loved Lessons in Chemistry

What to read after Lessons in Chemistry.

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Penguin Noir is back with two events in 2024

Learn about two exciting Penguin Random House author showcases this August!

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Sherri Crichton shares the backstory of Eruption's collaboration

Sherri Crichton, wife of the late Michael Crichton, explains in this letter how the unfinished manuscript of Eruption came to be completed by James Patterson.

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Award-winning and shortlisted books of 2024

Discover some of the best Penguin Random House books of 2024 with this list of award-winning and shortlisted titles this year.

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Look inside The Sea in Me

Look inside the breathtaking picture book by multitalented athlete, musician and writer Cody Simpson.

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QUIZ: What kind of crime novel should you read this winter?

Cosy crime, rural crime, detective fiction . . . what will your next crime read be?

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Your Guide to the Penguin Authors at ABC RN's Big Weekend of Books

ABC RN’s Big Weekend of Books 2024 is almost here! Learn about the Penguin authors you can hear from.

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Penguin Random House children’s authors at Sydney Writers’ Festival 2024

Learn more about the children’s authors who were part of the 2024 Sydney Writers' Festival and check out their books.

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QUIZ: Which YA fantasy should you read next

Take this fun quiz to figure out which fantasy book you should reach for next.

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What readers are saying about $10 Meals with Chelsea

Chelsea Goodwin, the creator behind the $10 Meals Australia Facebook group, has released a cookbook full of incredible budget eats. See what readers are saying!

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10 things you didn’t know about electricity

Check out 10 fun electricity facts from Lee Constable’s new book.

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Maxine Fawcett on the myth of the ‘perfect mother’

Ahead of Mother’s Day, author of Everything is Perfect, Maxine Fawcett, shares how she has come to embrace the imperfections of motherhood.

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Everything you need to know about hockey romance books

What is hockey romance? Why is BookTok obsessed? Check out this article for everything you need to know.

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Better Reading’s Top 100 books of 2024 announced

Penguin Random House is proud to have twenty-four titles on the list this year.

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Mini-me reads for mums and kids this Mother’s Day

Read by example this Mother’s Day with these book duos, perfect for mums and their children.

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A guide to Marian Keyes

Want to read Marian Keyes’s books but aren’t sure where to start? Check out this run-down on the bestselling author and her many wonderful works.

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Books recommended by Marian Keyes

If you love Marian Keyes, you might also enjoy these books. See the titles she’s praised publicly and get ready to add them to your ‘must read’ list.

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The best books to read with your book club in autumn 2024

These are the Penguin Random House books that over 80,000 book clubs voted as the best group reads this month.

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Buddy Oliver's Greens Pasta

Try this kid-friendly recipe for greens pasta from Buddy Oliver for a quick and easy weeknight dinner. Packed with broccoli and peas and topped with a crunchy garlicky breadcrumb topping this simple dish is ready in just 20 minutes.

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Rhubarb Pie

A tasty spring-time pie.

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Quick Meatball Pizza with Cherry Tomatoes and Mozzarella

This Quick Meatball Pizza with Cherry Tomatoes and Mozzarella is an easy, flavour-packed recipe that makes a satisfying weeknight dinner. Ready in under an hour, this speedy recipe is guaranteed to be a new family favourite.

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Pink Cake

Yellow cake with a watermelon-strawberry jam filling.

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Survival Burger

A special type of burger that is well loved by foragers, woodcutters, and adventurers of all kinds.

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Cheddar Taralli

Taralli are one of the most popular crackers across Italy.

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Butter Cookies

Where would an Italian cookie tray be without these?

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Ciambella Della Mattina

The ciambella is a typical citrus-based breakfast cake served in the morning in bars across the country. It’s pleasantly simple, both in flavor and in effort. Because I couldn’t resist adding some American touches here, blueberries and a wildflower honey glaze bring a little extra sweet zing, making this a breakfast that straddles the best of both worlds.

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White Chocolate & Raspberry Dessert Pots

This is an elegant dessert when you want to impress dinner guests.

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My Signature Splatter Cake

I first made this cake 10 years ago and haven't changed a single thing! I absolutely love it.

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Rainbow Crêpe Cake

We are all nervous when it comes to making pancakes, but, I'm telling you it's so easy. I avoided making crêpes for ages, but when I finally made them, I realized it was beyond easy. . . so why not make them into a rainbow cake?

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Vegan Banana Pancakes

These vegan pancakes are quick and easy to make for a wholesome breakfast. Why not experiment with different flavour combinations – for example you could swap out the cinnamon for lemon zest and frozen blueberries. Serve with a generous drizzle of nut butter for some extra protein.

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Fresh Vermicelli Noodle Salad

This salad is made with raw vegetables which makes it quick and easy. It is delicious for lunch or dinner on hot days.

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Spicy Lotus Root Salad

Some restaurants in Taiwan will set out appetisers at the front entrance, and I always reach for the lotus root salad.

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Slow Cooker Sticky Toffee Pudding

This slow cooker version of the classic pudding is perfect for getting ahead on dessert. Simply prep the pudding mix in the morning and it'll be ready for serving at dinner time!

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Taiwanese Braised Pork Rice

I'm not trying to boast, but if there's one thing out of the 88 recipes in this cookbook that I know you need to try, it's this dish.

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Pumpkin Pancakes

Who needs pumpkin pie when you have pumpkin pancakes?

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Cinnamon Pecan Rolls

Nutty, sweet, cinnamon goodness.

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Chicken Dumpling Soup

Battle a chilly brisk day with this chicken dumpling soup.

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Papitas Fritas con Nduja (Nduja Pan-fried Potatoes)

Inspired by the Mexican dish papas con chorizo, this easy recipe sees new potatoes quickly pan-fried in spicy nduja for a colourful, flavour-packed side or main course.

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Pollo Mariposa con Mantequilla de Guajillo (Guajillo Butter Spatchcock Chicken)

Brushed with a punchy Mexican dried chilli, lemon and garlic butter, this spatchcocked roast chicken is an impressive centrepiece for summer dinner parties.

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Tacos de Colirflor Rostizada con Adobo Verde (Adobo Verde Roasted Cauliflower Tacos)

In this simple vegetarian taco recipe, cauliflower is roasted in a fresh and vibrant jalapeño and coriander adobo verde and a drizzle of tahini, before being served in corn tortillas and topped with a spoon cooling crème fraîche.

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Traditional Taiwanese Chow Mein

If you were to ask my dad which of all the dishes my mom makes is his favorite, he would say Taiwanese chow mein.

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Instant Pot Pulled Pork Sandwiches with Homemade Apple Slaw

Enjoy everything you love about slow-cooked barbecue in under 1 hour.

Q&A
Author Stephanie Wood on adapting her memoir, Fake, to screen

We caught up with Stephanie Wood to learn what it was like to watch her memoir become a series, plus her advice for creating healthy relationships.

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How Planet Ark’s new book will inspire kids

Planet Ark’s new book, Now for the Good News, focuses on positive environmental initiatives to inspire future action.

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Bill Edgar shares how his life has changed since his first book

Plus, two of the most outrageous requests he’s had from clients.

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Michelle Wong shares the beauty fact that surprised her most

We caught up with Michelle Wong, creator of Lab Muffin Beauty Scienceand author of The Science of Beauty, to find out what inspired her book.

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Brooki Bakehouse owner, Brooke Bellamy, shares how she turned her iconic recipes into a cookbook

We caught up with Brooke Bellamy: TikTok sensation, owner of Brisbane-based Brooki Bakehouse and author of the upcoming recipe book Bake with Brooki.

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Brooke Robinson shares the inspiration behind The Negotiator

Brooke Robinson shares her secrets to crafting an intriguing plotline, her love of research and how she winds down after a day of writing about high-stakes scenarios.

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Anna Johnston shares the real-life inspiration behind her debut novel

We caught up with Anna Johnston to learn more about The Borrowed Life of Frederick Fife, her writing process, and which fictional character she’d most like to have dinner with.

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Kirsty Greenwood on blending fantastical elements with big-city life in The Love of My Afterlife

Author Kirsty Greenwood shares why she wanted to write about the challenges of making friends as an adult, which parts of writing were most challenging, and what she hopes readers take away from the book.

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3 key lessons that Dr Billy Garvey has learnt from teachers

Dr Billy Garvey, author of Ten Things I Wish You Knew About Your Child's Mental Health, shares some invaluable lessons that he has learnt from the teachers in his life.

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How physical activity can improve your work performance

Authors Shannah Kennedy and Colleen Callander explain how they use physical activity to improve their leadership, productivity and mindset.

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Deborah Callaghan on writing routines and fictional worlds

The Little Clothes is a clever and affectionate novel from Deborah Callaghan. We caught up with the author to hear about her writing routine, the publishing process and more.

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Sarah Ogilvie on the research, cataloguing and technology behind The Dictionary People

The Dictionary People is a joyful read, but behind the book was a lot of hard work. We caught up with the author to learn about how she approached such a massive project.

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James Bradley reveals the invisible structure underpinning his new book, Deep Water

We caught up with James Bradley to learn about his research process, approach to non-fiction and the unique structure that guides readers through a journey into our oceans.

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Ceridwen Dovey shares why she chose to set her new book in space

We caught up with the author to learn about her upcoming book, Only The Astronauts, why she chose to write about space and her unique narrative perspective.

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John Boyne on the role of the elements in his books

Irish author John Boyne discusses the role of the elements in his new books, and the inspiration for his new book Earth.

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A day in the life of Senior Designer, Olivia Mead

Learn what a day in the life of a senior designer at Penguin Random House looks like.

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Tobias Madden shares the inspiration behind his new novel, Wrong Answers Only

We caught up with Tobias Madden to learn about his new novel, Wrong Answers Only. Plus, discover his secrets for tapping into your creativity and his top tips for aspiring authors.

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Georgia Harper says she ‘ruined her mum’s fantasy’

Find out why Georgia Harper’s writing routine ruined her mum’s idyllic vision of a writerly life. Plus, learn about her love for Anne Rice and her unlucky skill for attracting strangers’ stories.

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Fun Fact: Sarah-Jane Collins wrote much of her debut novel in a bar

Sarah-Jane Collins shares how her background as a reporter inspired her to write her debut novel, Radiant Heat.

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Ferdia Lennon shares the Plutarch passage that inspired Glorious Exploits

Plus, find out why he taught himself to memorise an entire deck of cards while researching for the novel.

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How drama school inspired Chris MacDonald to write The Actor

Plus, learn about which fictional character he’d like to dine with and the musician he always turns to when singing karaoke.

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Jessica Bull shares how she entered Jane Austen’s world while writing her debut novel

She took up a few new hobbies, including horseback riding, sewing and Georgian dance.

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Lottie Hazell shares how she came up with the idea for Piglet

Plus, the cosy fictional world she’d most like to live in.

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An interview with Ela Lee about her debut novel, Jaded

We caught up with debut author Ela Lee to learn about how she made time for writing while working full-time, her ‘big break’ into publishing and more.

Activities

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12 easy book week costumes

In need of some book week costume ideas? Look no further, these costumes are super simple and kid-approved.

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The Space Between Activity Pack

Download your a fun multi-page activity pack.

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MOOKI vs The Big Scary Word Search

Download a free activity pack!

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Yarn Quest colouring-in activity

Check out this fun Yarn Quest colouring-in activity.

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Yarn Quest character quiz

A super fun quiz to find out which Yarn Quest character you're most like.

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Willa and Woof: Camp Chaos maze activity

Help Willa find Woof with this fun maze activity!

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Detective Beans colouring-in activity

Check out this fun Detective Beans and the Case of the Missing Hat colouring activity!

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Only The Astronauts creative writing project

Introduce students to a new form of narration with this activity inspired by Ceridwen Dovey’s new book, Only The Astronauts.

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Bluey Mother's Day colouring-in activity for the whole family!

Wackadoo! Unwind with this great colouring-in activity, just in time for Mother’s Day!

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Play and Grow with The Very Hungry Caterpillar

Join The Very Hungry Caterpillar on his adventures with these fun activities.

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Bluey Easter activity pack

Celebrate Easter with this free printable download.

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Countdown to Yesterday Word Search

Download a free activity pack!

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Emma Memma colouring-in activity

Colour in with Emma Memma!

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Chico the Schnauzer colouring activity

A fun colouring-in activity for dog lovers!

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Bluey Christmas Activity

Get in to the Christmas spirit with Bluey

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Say ‘happy holidays’ with this printable Ranger’s Apprentice card

Print and customise this Ranger’s Apprentice holiday card to share with your loved ones this year.

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Print a free card for Grandparents’ Day

Celebrate Grandparents' Day with this free, printable card featuring Spot the dog.

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Grandparents' Day book bingo

Celebrate Grandparents' Day with a reading challenge!

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Alice-Miranda and the Christmas Mystery Activity

Get in to the Christmas spirit with the Alice-Miranda activity!

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Bluey and Bingo's guide to making Dad laugh

Bluey and Bingo share their guide for making Dad laugh this Father's Day.

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DIY Ranger's Apprentice cloak

How to make your own Ranger's Apprentice Cloak for book week and beyond!

Book clubs

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Book clubs
Eleanor Jones Can't Keep a Secret book club questions

A tense and quirky mystery novel to read with your book club.

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Jade and Emerald book club questions

A fierce, emotional, and nostalgic novel to read with your book club.

Book clubs
The Lyrebird Lake Ladies Choir book club questions

A lyrical, deeply moving story to read with your book club.

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The Little Clothes book club questions

A humorous, provocative and affectionate novel to read with your book club.

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Psykhe book club questions

A new twist on a Greek myth that gives voice, power and agency to the woman at the centre of the story.

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The Studio Girls book club Questions

A sumptuous, nostalgic book about the Golden Age of cinema to read with your book club

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The Cryptic Clue book club questions

The second book in The Tea Ladies series is a fun mystery to read with your book club.

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What I Would Do to You book club questions

A stunning, thought-provoking debut to read with your book club.

Book clubs
A Gentleman in Moscow book club questions

A letter from the author and book club questions for one of Amor Towles' most popular books.

Book clubs
Kind of, Sort of, Maybe, But Probably Not book club questions

A charming, quirky novel to read with your book club.

Book clubs
The Bee Sting book club questions

A thought-provoking book about family and fortune to read with your book club.

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The Other Bridget book club questions

A feelgood romantic comedy by Australia's bestselling romance writer.

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Foul Play book club questions

A heart-stopping jack Hawksworth novel to read with your book club.

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Eleanor Jones is Not a Murderer Book Club Questions

Amy Doak on the creation of Eleanor Jones is Not a Murderer.

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The Sugar Palace book club questions

A heart-stopping romantic adventure to read with your book club.

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Black Sheep book club questions

A sweeping historical novel to read with your book club.

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Others Were Emeralds book club questions

A stirring coming-of-age novel to read with your book club.

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Back to Bangka book club questions

A gripping wartime memoir with a twist, to read with your book club.

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On a Bright Hillside in Paradise book club questions

A book about faith and family to read with your book club.

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As the River Rises book club questions

A medical romance to read with your book club.

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Love Match book club questions

An Australian country romance to read with your book club.

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Doll's Eye book club questions

A story of love, loss and survival to read with your book club.

Book clubs
Perfect-ish book club questions

A smart, funny and heartfelt anti-romcom to read with your book club.

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Why We Are Here book club questions

A love story for strange days to read with your book club.