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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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Australian Book Design Awards 2020 longlist announced

Congratulations to all our designers longlisted for Australian Book Design Awards in 2020.

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Dan Brown's picture book debut

WILD SYMPHONY will thrill both children and adults with a beautiful story, illustrations and music through augmented reality.

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New Margaret Atwood poetry collection

Coming this November, a landmark collection from one of contemporary literature’s biggest names. 

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More Bluey books on their way in time for Easter!

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! 

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Announcing the shortlist for the 2020 Indie Book Awards

Winners will be revealed on 23 March 2020.

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Authors For Fireys

Australian authors band together to support the Country Fire Authority.

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2019 Voss Literary Prize

​Tim Winton has won the 2019 Voss Literary Prize for his novel The Shepherd's Hut.

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Announcing the longlist for the 2020 Indie Book Awards

Winners to be announced 23 March 2020.

Extracts

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Un-cook Yourself

‘Normal is a cycle on a washing machine’ is something my dad always told me.

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Ranger's Apprentice The Royal Ranger 4: The Missing Prince

The sickle moon had just slipped below the western horizon when the file of mounted men emerged from the trees.

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Born to Run

My first ever race could have been a complete disaster.

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Chemical Hearts

I always thought the moment you met the great love of your life would be like the movies.

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Burnt Sugar

I would be lying if I said my mother’s misery has never given me pleasure.

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Help Yourself

Kiwi the Shih Tzu gets loose on the Thursday before the schools in the district let out for winter break.

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The Coast-to-Coast Murders

Where will you be when your life ends?

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A Deadly Education

I decided that Orion needed to die after the second time he saved my life.

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Pure Narco

Adjectives such as ‘singular’ and ‘extraordinary’ tend to be overused by biographers to describe the lives of the people they’re writing about, not to mention the publicists who are paid to promote their books.

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Moonlite

Come now. On this mild summer’s night let us gaze upon two men who have known what it is to love and be loved, to hold and be held, and who now have only death for companionship.

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The Godmothers

By the time Eliza Maxine Olivia Miller was eleven, she had lived in eight different country towns.

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The Fire Star

Of all the things I’d imagined might stop us from reaching Rennart Castle by nightfall, goats had not even made the top fifty.

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The Gift

In the spring of 1944, I was sixteen, living with my parents and two older sisters in Kassa, Hungary.

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Vida

Melbourne, 1912: on the busy corner of Collins and Swanston streets stood an attractive woman of middle age.

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More Than a Woman

I am in the spare room, which doubles as my office, and I have just finished my day’s work.

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Daddy

LINDA WAS INSIDE, ON HER PHONE—TO WHO, THIS EARLY?

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The Kingdom

I heard him before I saw him.

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The Gifts of Imperfection

Owning our story and loving ourselves through that process is the bravest thing that we will ever do.

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Tomorrow Will Be A Good Day

I heard them long before I saw them, the throaty rumble of their Second World War engines reverberating in my hearing aids as I sat outside on the morning of my 100th birthday.

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Atomic Love

The hot touch of the city still on her, Rosalind unfastens her stockings and drops them in the bathroom sink with a handful of washing soda.

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V2

On a Saturday morning in late November 1944, in a railway shed in the Dutch seaside resort of Scheveningen, three ballistic missiles, each nearly fifteen metres long...

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Lionhearts

Robin Hood is dead, long live Robin Hood.

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Deacon King Kong

DEACON CUFFY LAMBKIN OF FIVE ENDS BAPTIST CHURCH became a walking dead man on a cloudy September afternoon in 1969.

Articles

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Researching and writing The Godmothers

Monica McInerney on the family secrets, overseas trips and strange times that shaped her heartwarming new novel.

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Classic of the month: The Woman in Black

In the spirit of Halloween, this October we revisited Susan Hill’s classic horror.

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Bluey books read aloud

Read along with Julia Gillard, Sam Thaiday and Jamila Rizvi.

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You’ve Got This… and here’s why

Bec Brown on the quarter-life crisis that changed her career path and what she learned along the way.

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A value proposition

Notebooks ready! From You’ve Got This, Bec Brown runs an exercise in evaluating what matters most.

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The very best morning routine

Turia Pitt on how to make early starts work for you.  

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Discovering Vida

Jacqueline Kent on the inspiration behind her book about an extraordinary woman, Vida.

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Introducing Vida Goldstein

Advocate for women's rights, campaigner for peace and genuine trailblazer for equality.

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Penguin 2020 Secondary Catalogue

Browse the extensive list of books for high school students.

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Researching The Orphan of Good Hope

The bestselling author on how a trip to Cape Town inspired her fascinating historical fiction novel.

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Classic of the Month: The Great Gatsby

This month we revisit the bachelor’s paradise of the decadent, enigmatic millionaire Jay Gatsby.

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Read between the lies

In Eley Williams’ The Liar’s Dictionary, we’re forced to interrogate the very foundations of ‘truth’.

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Fake. It. ’Til. You. Make. It.

From The Space Between: 29 things we wish we could have told ourselves on the final day of university.

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The History of Puffin Australia

How a little cartoon bird became the icon of stories for kids.

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How I’m celebrating Indigenous Literacy Day in 2020

Commissioning Editor for Young Readers, Jess Owen, speaks about her experience working with the Indigenous Literacy Foundation.

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DK Catalogue 2020

Be inspired by DK's range of entertaining books in our updated 2020 catalogue.

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Rising stars of crime fiction

Three rising stars of crime fiction are teaming up for a series of virtual events in 2020.

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Power grapple

Nick Bryant reveals the unlikely start-point of Donald Trump’s first ‘semi-serious’ presidential bid.

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The stubbed toe method

Paul Verhoeven reveals a strange coping mechanism introduced to his father by ‘a wise, weird and wizened mentor’.

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Dream chasers

Join wine merchant John Baker on a treasure-hunting adventure of a lifetime, in search of Stalin’s secret multimillion-dollar wine cellar.

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Click for Vic

Some bookstores are working a little differently at the moment in Victoria. 

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The best new books for high school students

Keep the classroom engaged with these new books for teens.

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Breathe in, breathe out x 25,000

James Nestor explores the lost art of breathing properly.

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Read aloud videos by dads

Aussie authors and fathers read picture books for Father's Day 2020.

Recipes

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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.

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Crispy salmon tacos

With cajun spice, mango, sweet cherry tomatoes and lime.

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Slow-cooked pork pibil

With pink pickled onions.

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S’mores rocky road

With peanuts, marshmallows and chocolate.

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Slow roasted peppers

With chilli, lemon and garlic beans.

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Classic banana bread

A mash of ripe bananas is delicious baked in this sweet, bread-like cake, while spices and nuts add flavour and crunch.

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Vegan banana bread

Use up those ripes bananas in this easy, delicious recipe. And it's completely animal product free!  

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Banana bread

A divine recipe from How to be a Domestic Goddess.

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Banana bread in a jar

An innovative way to bake banana bread from Food Hacker.

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Tropical margarita cocktail

These creative margarita recipes from Let's Get Tropical put a delicious twist on a refreshing classic. 

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Traditional Sicilian orange cake

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.

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Allotment cottage pie

With root veg, porcini mushrooms, marmite & crispy rosemary.

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Chicken noodle stir-fry

With black bean sauce and tenderstem broccoli. 

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Giant veg rösti

With poached eggs, spinach & peas.

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CWA tomato relish

Try this free recipe from Country Women’s Association Preserves.

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Veggie-filled sausage rolls

A yummy and veggie-packed sandwich alternative or lunchbox addition from Boosting Your Basics.

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Chicken musakhan

One of Palestine’s national dishes, where chicken is cooked and served with layers of olive-oil-drenched flatbread.

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Roasted cod with a coriander crust

A fish dish that can be on the table less than fifteen minutes after you’ve started making it.

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Labneh cheesecake with roasted apricots, honey and cardamom

A cheesecake recipe that is sweet, of course, but at the same time punchy and totally distinct.

Q&A
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.

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Julia Gillard and Ngozi Okonjo-Iweala Q&A

The Women and Leadership co-authors answer our questions on gender equality and finding the inspiration to lead.

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Janeen Brian Q&A

Author of AUSSIE KIDS: MEET MIA AT THE JETTY, Janeen Brian, takes us behind the scenes of her work.

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Rachel Joyce Q&A

The international bestselling author on cryptozoology, life in the 1950s and writing the ending early.

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Kyle Perry Q&A

The Bluffs author takes us deep into the Tasmanian wilderness.

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Pandora Sykes Q&A

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. 

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Science of Running Q&A

Learn more about the science of running with physiotherpaist, Chris Napier, as he provides some insights on his book.

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Imbi Neeme Q&A

The 2019 Penguin Literary Prize winner on her inspiration, writing process and club sandwiches.

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Katherine Firkin Q&A

Sticks and Stones author and journalist Katherine Firkin on the true crime that’s helped shape her thrilling fiction debut.

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Kathy Lette Q&A

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.

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Falastin Q&A

Falastin authors Tara Wigley and Sami Tamimi lift the lid on Palestinian cooking.

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Katherine Scholes Q&A

The international bestselling author on motherhood, the meaning of family and empathising with her main character.

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Quick questions: Ronnie Scott

The Adversary author on inspiration and essential reading.

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Menna van Praag Q&A

The Sisters Grimm author answers our questions about storytelling, life and inspiration.

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Sam Lloyd Q&A

Debut author Sam Lloyd on the chess tournament that inspired his thrilling novel, The Memory Wood, 

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Rachel Givney Q&A

We sat down with the Jane in Love author to chat all things Austen, 1800s England, and artists with disastrous romantic lives.

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Melina Marchetta on Zola

Melina Marchetta's new series is perfect for beginner readers.

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Charlie Mackesy Q&A

The artist on his inspiration for The Boy, The Mole, The Fox and The Horse​.

Activities

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Timelines of Everyone activity pack

Discover the lives of incredible people in this free kids activity pack! 

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Aussie Kids: Meet Matilda at the Festival

Download a word search and colouring page.

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Activities to celebrate 80 years of Puffin

So . . .  what noise DOES a Puffin make?

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Roald Dahl Story Day 2020 party pack

Lots of wondrous ideas for how to celebrate at home or in the classroom.

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Mysteries of the Universe activity pack

Explore the vastness of the universe in this epic activity pack!

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Wild Scientists activity pack

Uncover nature's greatest scientists, engineers, and mathematicians from plants that can count to architect insects in this fun activity pack!

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Make Your Own Honeycomb with Edie's Experiments

Observe the chemical reaction of making honeycomb at home in National Science Week 2020.

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Small Town activity sheets

Come and visit Gong Gong – the town so nice, they named it twice.

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Father's Day activities and poster

Celebrate Father's Day with these DAD-TASTIC activities!

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Hound the Detective activity pack

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.

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Awesome Friendly activity pack

Everything you need to celebrate the new Jeff Kinney release.

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A new colouring in page every day!

Parents: Click here for 10 minutes of peace. (You're welcome).

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Inventors activity pack

Learn about famous inventors and then have a go at designing your own invention!

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Finding François activity pack

A lonely piglet, a heart full of hope and a message in a bottle.

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World Environment and Ocean Day: educational activity pack

Learn how to become an Earth protector with this educational home project pack!

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What's My Teenager Thinking?

Got a teenager at home? Everything feel heightened during COVID-19? Help is at hand. 

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Boat pose exercise

Yoga is a great way to work on your mental and physical wellbeing. Challenge yourself to try the core strengething Boat Pose!

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LEGO activity packs

Share the joy of LEGO bricks with the whole family. 

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Wackadoo! Here's a Bluey quiz!

Test your Bluey knowledge with this fun quiz.

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Online learning: Making Your Mark with The Tell

Humans have felt the need to describe the world around them since the very beginning of our existence.

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Happy birthday, Spot!

Celebrate 40 years of Spot with these fun activity packs.

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Zola activity pack

A beautiful activity pack for Melina Marchetta's new series, What Zola Did

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Activities for World Environment Day

Help kids learn and engage with the environment around them through these informative and fun activity sheets! 

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Explore the great outdoors with the Very Hungry Caterpillar!

Find insects, listen for sounds, do some colouring in and receive your very own certificate of completion.

Book clubs

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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.

Book Clubs
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.

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The Last Migration book club notes

Gather your book club and find out why everyone is talking about The Last Migration.

Book Clubs
The Night Swim book club notes

An electrifying and propulsive pick for your next book club meeting.

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Online book clubs: a step-by-step guide

Take your literary discussions into new territories – at an appropriate distance.

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The Porpoise book club notes

Travel to ancient times and back again with Mark Haddon’s transcendent, spellbinding novel.

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The Snakes book club notes

Invite your reading group on a French escapade with a twist.

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Conviction book club notes

Treat your reading group to a suspenseful thrill ride like no other.

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21 Lessons for the 21st Century book club notes

Challenge your reading group to consider the biggest questions of our times.

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Homo Deus book club notes

Transport your reading group to our not-too-distant future.

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Sapiens book club notes

Take your reading group on a journey of self-discovery.

Book Clubs
The Spill book club notes

Explore the cycles of love, loss and regret, that can follow a family through the years, with your reading group.

Book Clubs
The Cake Maker’s Wish book club notes

Journey to the English Cotswolds with your book club in the latest heartwarming family drama from Josephine Moon.

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HRT book club notes

Kathy Lette’s Husband Replacement Therapy is a perfect spontaneous reading group choice.

Book Clubs
Ghost Species book club notes

Chew over some of life’s big questions with James Bradley’s timely thriller, Ghost Species.

Book Clubs
The Secret Life of Shirley Sullivan book club notes

Cut loose like an octogenarian with Lisa Ireland’s heart-warming romp.

Book Clubs
The Dickens Boy book club notes

Transport your book club to 1860s Australia, with Tom Keneally's The Dickens Boy.

Book Clubs
The Huddle

Introducing: The Huddle – an online book club to connect you with authors and fellow readers.

Book Clubs
The Beautiful Mother book club notes

A novel that will pull at the heartstrings of everyone in your book club.

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The Recovery of Rose Gold book club notes

Explore themes of obsession, reconciliation and revenge with your book club.

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Miss Austen book club notes

Delve into the loves and lives of Cassandra and Jane Austen with your reading group.