We are thrilled to announce that submissions for the annual Penguin Literary Prize are now open.
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.
I’m late for dinner again, but this time it’s not my fault. There’s a mansplainer in my way.
I began writing this book shortly after the end of my presidency—after Michelle and I had boarded Air Force One for the last time and traveled west for a long-deferred break.
How Kamala Harris felt the morning Donald Trump won in 2016
Captain Omar Rahal tracked the small boat racing across the placid waters of the narrow strait.
The Universe is everything around you, beyond you, and IT IS ALSO YOU . . .
Her daughter had just fallen back asleep in the crook of her elbow when Mariam noticed the man on the bench in the courtyard below.
The night she died, all our phones were turned off.
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.
Sometimes I look at my dogs, their furry, clawy feet, their silly noses, their ridiculous tails, and I think, why?
In case it’s not obvious to all readers, this is a work of satire, and while names may be real, the actions or statements of any person mentioned in this book must not be taken literally by anyone reading it.
As I reach for the doorbell, my phone bleeps with a text and my head instantly fills with a roll call of possibilities.
“LET’S KILL him again in slow motion,” I said.
I am Saroo Brierley’s second mother. He came into the lives of me and my husband, John, as a six-year-old from India, making us parents for the first time.
DEVON MONROE TORE HIS EYES off the two dead bodies in the powder-blue Bentley convertible, top down, idling not twenty yards away, and glanced at his best friend.
‘Here comes the princess, always dressed for a ball,’ the nurse affectionately said to my grandmother-in-law as we passed in the corridors of the Montefiore Jewish nursing home.
Troy. The most marvellous kingdom in all the world. The Jewel of the Aegean.
‘Normal is a cycle on a washing machine’ is something my dad always told me.
As the new year of 1910 moved closer to its second month, the world marvelled that there had been so few deaths in Paris when the River Seine rose more than eight metres and flooded the city.
I was born into utter poverty in Mao’s Communist China, one of seven sons of hardworking peasant parents in the north-east.
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.
Done binging the latest TV sensation? Pick up a book and keep the good times rolling.
It's been a bumper year for books, read on to hear about some of our favourites.
Including fun craft projects, incredible facts and stories of real children changing the world!
Twelve predictions of Christmas-time bestsellers for preschoolers, juniors and teens.
From inauguration through to Operation Neptune’s Spear, take a look at the milestones covered in Barack Obama's riveting memoir.
From the influence of family to his political rise and the world events that shaped his presidency, Barack Obama covers enormous ground in his Presidential Memoirs, Volume 1: A Promised Land. Here we break down some of the key themes and turning points.
Anxious Mums author Dr Jodi Richardson offers suggestions for taking care of your mental health in the early days of motherhood.
In Bachar Houli: Faith, Football and Family, AFL star Bachar Houli reveals how little by little he found his voice as an advocate for inclusion, understanding and tolerance.
In Cheat, Titus O’Reily offers a handy how-to guide for the professional athlete in your family.
Make this year the year you get your Christmas list ticked off early with a little help from your favourite authors.
Sue Smethurst on five of the remarkable images she discovered while researching the story of her grandmother-in-law.
At Paul Bangay’s beloved Stonefields, spring is a time of floral aroma.
As Merlin Sheldrake reveals in Entangled Life, there’s a lot more to fungi than you could ever imagine.
Fiona McIntosh shares five surprising facts she learned while researching The Champagne War.
This November we revisited Louisa May Alcott’s towering work of American fiction.
International ballet star Mary Li reflects on a long-awaited opportunity to dance for the Australian Ballet.
Deborah Abela delves into the inspiration behind her hit middle grade series, Grimsdon, and reflects on how her books spark discourse around climate change.
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.
Dogs constantly talk to us, and each other, with posture and movement and through sounds and scent – whether we notice it or not!
Find your new favourite book by checking out the book trailer first!
Australian authors and personalities read some of our favourite picture books.
So-named because it contains prunes, this is a classic Christmas dish, here using butter instead of the traditional beef suet.
The fruit mince in this recipe is quick to prepare and needs no time to mature, making these an easy festive treat to bake.
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.
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.
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.
The Lioness author shares a message of love, determination and hope.
The international ballet star on dance, deafness and discipline.
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.
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.
Settle in for a memorable reading group discussion, with Barack Obama’s long-awaited memoirs: A Promised Land.
Sweep your book club off to the sun-kissed vineyards of rural France.
These friends think they know everything about one another, but time has a way of making us strangers to those we love...
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.