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2022 Andrew Carnegie Medals for Excellence longlist

We're thrilled to have 14 books featured on the longlist.

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Gathering Dark shortlisted for the Ned Kelly

Candice Fox reveals secrets to success after latest Ned Kelly shortlisting.

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Superproofs are here!

In stores July 2021, until stocks run out.

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Penguin Literary Prize 2021 winner announced

And the winner is... James McKenzie Watson!

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The Queen's Birthday Honours 2021

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

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Write It Fellowship recipients 2021

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

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2021 Stella Prize winner announced

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

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Smell-E books arrive

Scintillate your senses with the latest scent-sation in publishing.

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Penguin Literary Prize shortlist announcement

We're thrilled to reveal the shortlist for the 2021 Penguin Literary Prize.

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PRH to Release BECOMING Younger Readers Edition

Acclaimed Memoir by Former First Lady of the U.S. Michelle Obama Has Sold More Than 15 Million Copies Worldwide

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Penguin Literary Prize 2021

We are thrilled to announce that submissions for the annual Penguin Literary Prize are now open.

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Write It Fellowship 2021 now open

We’re thrilled to announce that the 2021 Penguin Random House Australia (PRHA) Write It Fellowship is open for submissions.

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A Promised Land, by Barack Obama, to be published in Australia on 18 November

The presidential memoirs of Barack Obama, the 44th president of the United States, will be published in two volumes.

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Puffin water bottles are in stores now!

Celebrate 80 years of Puffin in 2020.

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The 2020 Miles Franklin Literary Award winner Is…

We’re thrilled to share that Wiradjuri author Tara June Winch’s The Yield has won the 2020 Miles Franklin Literary Award.

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One million Bluey books sold in Australia

June 18, 2020 — Penguin Random House announced today that one million copies of Bluey books have sold in Australia.

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2020 Miles Franklin shortlist

Winner to be announced on 16 July 2020.

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Penguin Literary Prize 2020 winner announced

And the winner is... Sophie Overett!

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New Richard Flanagan novel this October

We’re delighted to announce the publication of Richard Flanagan’s new novel, The Living Sea of Waking Dreams, in October 2020.

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Happy 40th birthday, Spot!

​In 2020, our favourite lovable puppy celebrates his 40th birthday and we're celebrating!

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Bluey: the Beach wins 2020 ABIA Book of the Year

For the first time, a children’s picture book has won the Australian Book Industry Awards prestigious Book of the Year prize.

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2020 ABIAs shortlist

Winners to be announced on Wednesday 13 May.

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The Burning

The dead man lived up the hill. We could have walked, if the world wasn’t ending and we didn’t have to bring him back.

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Marcie Gill and the Caravan Park Cat

The year Marcie Gill turned ten, three mysterious things happened.

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Big Shot: Diary of a Wimpy Kid (16)

When I got to the gym for basketball tryouts tonight, I counted twenty-eight kids. That meant twenty kids would make one of the two teams, and everyone else would get cut. So I liked my odds.

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Kensy and Max 8: High Voltage

Max looked at his watch for the umpteenth time since they’d left home. ‘Do you really think this is a good idea?’...

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Killer Content

“I swear to God, if we don’t get it this time, I’m going to kill you both.” Cami’s face is red with exertion.

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The Ice Whisperers

The cold woke Bela up.

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Misfits

Thank you so much for picking up this book and peeling back the first page to discover its contents.

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Daughter of the Deep

Here’s the thing about life-shattering days. They start just like any other.

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The Spy’s Wife

Max looked at his watch, and a sinking realisation that he was late plunged through him.

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Pony

A country boy of ten living near Boneville was, recently, walking to his house in the vicinity of a large oak tree, when a violent storm arose.

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Atomic Habits

It is so easy to overestimate the importance of one defining moment and underestimate the value of making small improvements on a daily basis.

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The Break

He stepped onto the beach, the sand warm beneath his feet, his board tucked under his arm, and the memory came back to him.

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Ranger's Apprentice The Royal Ranger 5: Escape from Falaise

‘Tie them up,’ Baron Lassigny ordered. ‘They’re under arrest.’

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Silverview

At ten o’clock of a rainswept morning in London’s West End, a young woman in a baggy anorak

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Taste

I grew up in an Italian family that, not unusually, put great import on food.

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The Party Crasher

I know I can do this, I know I can. Whatever anyone else says. It’s just a matter of perseverance.

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Oh William!

I would like to say a few things about my first husband, William.

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ER Nurses

Angela Parawan was born in New York City and grew up in Virginia Beach.

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The Jealousy Man

I ’m not afraid of flying. The chances of dying in a plane crash for the average frequent flyer are one in eleven million.

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The Devil's Work

He cradled the dead body in his hands.

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Showtime!

They all knew how the fire started. It was the clogs.

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The Lincoln Highway

JUNE 12, 1954— The drive from Salina to Morgen was three hours, and for much of it, Emmett hadn’t said a word.

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Well Hello

Pre-emptively – it’s not an audition for a show and it’s not an ABC thing.

Articles

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What’s the scariest book you’ve ever read?

Our authors and staff recommend these chilling tales for Halloween.

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The phenomena behind Wimpy Kid and Bluey

We’ve all heard of the phenomena that is Diary of a Wimpy Kid and Bluey, but what is it that has made these beloved series so successful?! Here are some of our thoughts..

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QUIZ: Find the perfect Christmas gift

Find the perfect stocking stuffer or gift for a bookworm with our Christmas quiz.

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Truth behind Reese's book club success

Everybody is raving about Reese Witherspoon's book club — here are the reasons for its success.

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What to read after watching Squid Game

Our top five books to read after bingeing the first season.

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Books for when you need a good cry

Grab a box of tissues because these books are sure to get the waterworks flowing.

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Daisy Jones and The Six – meet the band

Get excited for the TV adaptation of Taylor Jenkins Reid's bestselling novel.

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5 tips for buying the perfect Christmas gift

We all want to buy a gift friends and family will love unwrapping this Christmas. Here are five tips for picking a book they'll want to devour.

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The 3 crucial lockdown lessons from A Gentleman in Moscow

Can a life without luxury actually be the richest of all?

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5 ways to celebrate Love Your Bookshop Day

It's time to let your favourite bookshop know you love them. Here are some simple ways you can celebrate Love Your Bookshop Day.

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Audiobooks that perfectly match your favourite song

If you've worn out your favourite song perhaps it's time to switch to an audiobook that matches the mood of your best-loved banger.

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Five tips for surviving year 12 exams

As year 12 students prepare for their exams, author of Atomic Habits, James Clear, has some simple tips that could help.

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Journalist’s haunting encounter at serial killer’s murder scene

When Garry Linnell stumbled across the grisly story of Frederick Deeming, he knew it was the one he wanted to tell.

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Dire prediction of ‘uninhabitable’ parts of Australia

Greg Mullins, former Commissioner of Fire and Rescue NSW, predicts parts of Australia will record 50C days in just decades to come.

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The 2021 Booker Prize shortlist revealed

The shortlist for the 2021 Booker Prize has been announced, with four Penguin Random House novels named.

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'Utterly broken': The Resilience Project co-founder’s powerful admission

Hugh van Cuylenburg was being interviewed on a national radio station when he surprised himself with an admission.

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The song behind The What On Earth Institute of Wonder, by Lisa Nicol

Light-emitting Mushrooms and the High Priestess of Soul; The song behind The What On Earth Institute of Wonder.

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Simple reading hacks for time-poor dads

Two authors — who are also dads — share their tips on how fathers can get a moment to themselves.

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The four hidden health benefits of reading

Reading offers us entertainment and a quick escape from reality, but did you know about these other hidden health benefits?

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QUIZ: How well do you know the classics?

Celebrate the 75th anniversary of Penguin Classics with a quiz to test your knowledge!

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QUIZ: What book best suits your dad for Father's Day

Take our quiz to discover which books match your dad's personality so you can buy the perfect Father's Day gift.

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The top books for dad this Father's Day

Show them you know them by picking a book that perfectly matches your dad.

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Five easy hacks to declutter your bookshelf

The top tips for sprucing your bookshelf during the annual spring clean.

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The habit that can lift your mood in just six minutes

There is one act that will help lift your mood in just minutes as we prepare to enter the new spring season.

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Tomato sauce

A delicious multi-purpose sauce from Good Food Every Day.

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Burnt Basque cheesecake

The burnt Basque cheesecake surely owes its newfound popularity in part to #lockdown 2020.

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Spinach and ricotta lasagne

A fresh and delicious lasagne to enjoy regularly.

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Vodka lemon drizzle pancakes with blackberry compote

There is, I have to confess, no need to put the vodka in the blackberry compote that accompanies these, but it does add to the sense of occasion.

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Vietnamese poached chicken salad with mint & coriander

What appeals to me about this salad is the combination of lightly poached chicken, bean sprouts, spring onions and herbs with roasted chopped nuts and sesame seeds, and the slightly gloopy fish sauce, lime juice and chilli dressing.

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Morgan's TikTok-famous recipes

These top 5 most-liked recipes made it into MADE BY MORGAN.

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Confit tandoori chickpeas

These chickpeas have had their fair share of Insta fame for a multitude of reasons.

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Sticky miso bananas with lime and toasted rice

This dessert ticks all our flavour boxes.

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Apple, cheddar and clove galette

Freeform galettes are one of the easiest types of tart you can make – the dough is wonderfully forgiving.

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Cinnamon Scrolls

Learn to make the famous scrolls of Bistro Morgan Bakehouse.

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Spaghetti with anchovies and olives

A simple pasta dish that you can whip up in minutes from Claudia Roden's Med.

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Spiced saffron rice

Enjoy this aromatic Arabian rice as a side dish for a delicious dinner.

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Jam jar prawn cocktails

With cocktail sauce, avo, tomatoes & crispy pancetta crumbs.

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Tangerine dream cake

A pleasure to make, this cake is joyous served with a cup of tea.

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Tandoori Purple Broccoli with Masala Sauce

A colourful and bold dish that unleashes another side to this tender vegetable.

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Go-To Brownies

Morgan Hipworth's best brownies ever.

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Chocolate cherry babka

A beautiful Black Forest-inspired babka that's sure to impress.

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Doughnut bites

Quick to make and even quicker to eat!

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Prawn wontons with spring onion, ginger and vinegar dressing

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

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'Triple threat' chocolate brownies

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

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Chickpea cookie dough bites

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

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Toasted marshmallow and rhubarb cake

An epic celebration cake topped with decadent marshmallow icing.

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Suckling lamb, pomodoro

A comforting lamb dish with potatoes, wine and passata.

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Pizza diavola

The perfect pizza for chilli lovers.

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Phillip Gwynne Q&A

Bestselling author of DEADLY, UNNA? on his latest coming-of-age YA novel, THE BREAK.

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Q&A with Molly Oldfield

Bursting full of children’s curiosity Everything Under the Sun is a glorious celebration of life on earth.

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Five Minutes with Mem Fox

Five minutes with one of Australia’s most beloved children’s authors

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Charlotte McConaghy Q&A

'I want reading my novels to feel like walking through a forest or swimming in the ocean, to offer a breath of fresh air and remind readers of the beauty that still remains in the world.'

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How I wrote it: Femi Fadugba on The Upper World

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

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Sophie Overett Q&A

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

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Abigail Balfe Q&A

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

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Fiona McIntosh on DCI Jack Hawksworth

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

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Anna Zobel Q&A

Meet Anna Zobel, author and illustrator of Little Gem.

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Shirley Marr Q&A

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

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Maggie Shipstead Q&A

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

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First Person Singular cover design Q&A

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

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Josephine Moon Q&A

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

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Krystal Sutherland Q&A

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

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Yumiko Kadota Q&A

The Emotional Female author on writing, toxic workplaces and what's next.

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Meg Bignell Q&A

The Welcome To Nowhere River author on the art of noticing, the importance of community and finding time to write.

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Andrew Mackie Q&A

The Tour author on royalty, research and writing historical fiction.

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Lyn Yeowart Q&A

The Silent Listener author on the best and hardest things about finishing her debut novel.

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Julietta Henderson Q&A

The Funny Thing About Norman Foreman author on grief, happiness and her favourite comedy legend.

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Sue Brierley Q&A

The Lioness author shares a message of love, determination and hope.

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Mary Li Q&A

The international ballet star on dance, deafness and discipline. 

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Future Women Q&A

The Future Women team reflect on the themes of Untold Resilience and extraordinary women interviewed for the book.

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Lee Child and Andrew Child Q&A

Lee Child and younger brother Andrew have collaborated for the first time on The Sentinel and Jack Reacher fans are in for a treat.

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Essie Davis Q&A

The Australian actress on the daunting task of narrating The Living Sea of Waking Dreams audiobook for Booker Prize winning author (and family friend) Richard Flanagan.

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Dinosaurs and Other Prehistoric Life activity pack

Jump into the pages of this incredible anthology and learn about unusual prehistoric creatures.

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Change Sings activity pack

You are the voice that needs to be heard!

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The Camping Trip activity pack

Enjoy hands-on learning with Henry on his camping trip.

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Which Harding-Pencroft House do you belong to?

Take the aptitude test to find out!

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The Met series activity pack

Learn about iconic artists and what they inspired them in this fun activity pack! Children will be encouraged to showcase their creativity and use famous techniques to create their own work of art.

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Everything Under The Sun Fun

A curious question for every day of the year.

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Roald Dahl Story Day 2021 party pack

Download activities for school and home.

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Father's Day Bingo with Ginger Meggs

illustrated by Jason Chatfield

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The Nature Adventure Book activity pack

Encourage adventurous children to get creative and learn about the outdoors in this fun activity pack.

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Sports Heroes activity pack

How do little kids become sporting superstars? Find out in this inspiring activity pack featuring three Olympic legends.

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Where Are You, Magoo? Activity Pack

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

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Frankie and the Fossil Activity Pack

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

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Outdoor Maker Lab water rocket activity pack

Step outside and discover the science that surrounds you

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Outdoor Maker Lab activity pack

Step outside and discover the science that surrounds you.

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The Space Race activity pack

Take an awe-inspiring journey through space history!

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Smiling Mind 4: The Inside Day activity pack

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

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Fart and Burp are Superstinkers Activity Page

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

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How to be an ally for autistic people

Download the poster by Abigail Balfe.

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Our 5 most popular activity packs

And other great ideas for indoor days.

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Endangered Animal Tales activity pack

Meet Coco, Poppy and Rusty!

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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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You and Me on Vacation book club notes

Two friends. Ten summer trips. Their last chance to fall in love.

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Daisy Jones and The Six book club notes

A fun rock 'n' roll story that's perfect for book club.

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Great Circle book club notes

Take your book club on an enthralling journey over oceans and continents.

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If I Had Your Face book club notes

A glitteringly dark and unsettling debut that's perfect for book club.

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Showtime! book club notes

Let Judy Nunn take you on a scintillating journey through the golden age of Australian show business.

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The Farmer’s Friend book club notes

An uplifting Australian drama from rural midwife and bestselling author Fiona McArthur.

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How to start a book club

Get your very own book club off the ground with these tips from The Wattle Island Book Club author.

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Wattle Island Book Club book club notes

A story filled with courage, passion and hope to share with your reading group.

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A Slow Fire Burning book club notes

An exciting new thriller from the author of The Girl on the Train to discuss with your book club.

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The Paper Palace book club notes

A magnificent literary pick for book club.

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Cutters End book club notes

A desert highway. A remote town. A murder that won’t stay hidden.

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The Garden of Hopes and Dreams book club notes

A timely and uplifting story about the importance of community and connection from much-loved author Barbara Hannay.

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Once There Were Wolves book club notes

Part thriller, part redemptive love story, and sure to be a crowd-pleaser at your next book club meeting.

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Mirror Man book club notes

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

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The Rabbits book club notes

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

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The Deep book club notes

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

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The Coconut Children book club notes

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

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Echolalia book club notes

What could drive a mother to do the unthinkable?

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Secrets My Father Kept book club notes

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

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Lovebirds book club notes

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

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A Glasshouse of Stars book club notes

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

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The Chase book club notes

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

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The Emporium of Imagination book club notes

A beautiful and uplifting story to share with your reading group.

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Like Mother book club notes

Explore themes of motherhood, secrets and family lore with your book club.