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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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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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The Saboteurs

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

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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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Faking It

Voices seep into my consciousness, gentle as osmosis. They heave me slowly out of darkness like dragging a buoy from unfathomable depths.

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Languages of Truth

Before there were books, there were stories. at first the stories weren’t written down.

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Why First-borns Rule the World and Later-borns Want to Change It

How’s your birth order knowledge? Pretty good I suspect.

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Secrets My Father Kept

As Marie prepared to break into her father’s bedroom, she felt a little pool of guilt well up inside her for betraying him.

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Echolalia

It would be easy not to notice him. Just a small thing. Dappled with dried bracken and dirt.

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The President’s Daughter

A board a Night Stalkers Special Operations MH-60M Black Hawk helicopter code-named Spear One, Navy chief Nick Zeppos of SEAL Team Six checks his watch.

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Finding the Mother Tree

For generations, my family has made its living cutting down forests. Our survival has depended on this humble trade.

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Acts of Desperation

The first time I saw him, I pitied him terribly.

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Bad People – and How to Be Rid of Them

Happenstance had me born on 30 September 1946 – the very day of the judgment at Nuremberg

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A Glasshouse of Stars

You have arrived for a better life at the New House in the New Land.

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Karma

The inner journey through an uncharted landscape can be fraught with contradictions of thought, emotion, experience, and action.

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A World Without Email

In late 2010, Nish Acharya arrived in Washington, DC, ready to work. President Barack Obama had appointed Acharya to be his director of innovation and entrepreneurship

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When They Find Her

Freya was sleeping.

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Great Circle

I was born to be a wanderer.

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What Would You Do If You Weren't Afraid?

Like many people, I had sought a solution for my anxiety in therapy and medication.

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The Better Brain

Like almost all scientists, we also struggled with the concept of nutritional treatment of mental disorders when we first began our research, but once we engaged with the science, we realized that this kind of approach has amazing potential.

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My Father the Murderer

It’s an unusual feeling to be interviewed about your darkest secret, unusual but also freeing.

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Protector

The king of Persia looked across the heart of Athens.

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Lovebirds

Her bag was packed but still she resisted leaving.

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Project Hail Mary

“What’s two plus two?”

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The Girl Remains

The sound of a twig snapping from somewhere behind made the girls freeze.

Articles

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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.

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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.

Recipes

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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.

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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.

Q&A
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.

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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.

Activities

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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.

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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!    

Book clubs

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Book clubs
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.

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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.

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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.