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Indie Book Awards 2022 shortlist revealed

We're excited to announce four of our authors have made it to the shortlist.

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Tim Winton unveils new book covers

To celebrate 40 years of Tim Winton's publishing career, we are re-releasing 18 of his titles with all new book covers.

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Indie Book Awards 2022 longlist announced

Congratulations to our five authors who have been longlisted for the awards.

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The Yield wins Kate Challis RAKA 2021 Award

A huge congratulations to Wiradjuri writer Tara June Winch on her recent achievement.

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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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Cooper Not Out

In the summer of 1984, a country policeman was selected to play cricket for Australia. And this is what happened.

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The Power of Fun

When is the last time you had fun? I’m serious. Think about it.

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One Step Too Far

The first three men came stumbling into town shortly after ten a.m., babbling of dark shapes and eerie screams and their missing buddy Scott and their other buddy Tim, who set out from their campsite before dawn to get help.

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Pandora

He had not allowed for the weight. The cold he anticipated, the water’s sluggish buoyancy, this too he considered.

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Wahala

Am I strong enough?

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The Horsewoman

THE VIDEO SHOWS a little girl alone in her bedroom.

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The Midnight Girls

The first time the witch asked Marynka to bring her a heart, she had just turned thirteen.

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Jamie Whincup

Are you born to be something, or is it your childhood that shapes who you become?

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Baby It's Cold Outside

There aren’t many rules of singlehood, but I have made a few for myself in the two (if anyone asks, but really it’s four) years in which I’ve been single.

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Go Tell the Bees that I am Gone

THERE WAS A STONE under my right buttock, but I didn’t want to move.

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Tom Clancy's Chain of Command

Tim Goode grabbed the edge of the desk and pushed his padded chair away from the radar console, rolling it forward and back, bleeding off nervous energy while he took a scant moment to study the electronic blip moving northeast.

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Fear No Evil

Matthew Butler cocked his head to one side, considering the big-boned blonde in front of him.

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A Question of Guilt

A fly landed on the rim of his water glass.

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The Promise

The moment the metal box speaks her name, Amor knows it’s happened.

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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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The Every

This story takes place in the near future.

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The Book of Hope

We are going through dark times.

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Clive Cussler's The Devil's Sea

The Pratt & Whitney radial engines rasped and hunted as they struggled to inhale the high-altitude air.

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Misfits

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

Articles

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Cooper Not Out: An interview with Justin Smith and Matt Day

Cooper Not Out author Justin Smith chats to audiobook narrator Matt Day about his delightfully uplifting Australian novel.

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5 books to achieve your 2022 health goals

These books debunk diet myths and teach you how to eat well for happiness and health.

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5 books to help with your new year's resolution

Do you want to save money or change a habit? We have five books that will empower you to achieve your goals in 2022.

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Australia’s Top 10 Books for Kids in 2021

The most popular books of the year, written by Australian authors.

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New Year’s reading resolutions

Tips to help you pick a reading goal and achieve it.

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Author reveals process behind new Friday Barnes book cover

The author of the much-loved series offers a behind-the-scenes look at how she creates her eye-catching book covers.

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An exercise in letting go

Get ready to put pen to paper with this activity from Hugh van Cuylenburg's book Let Go.

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The simple three-step process for letting go of shame

The Resilience Project co-founder reveals a different side in his new no-holds-barred book tackling feelings of shame.

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Dear reader: A letter from Brené Brown

The bestselling author of Gifts of Imperfection and Dare to Lead on the vastness of human emotion.

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One of Us is Lying: Meet the suspects

Five students get detention, only four leave alive. How far would you go to protect your secrets?

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5 Christmas tales to get you in a festive mood

Make the lead-up to the holidays magical with these merry reads.

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Top 5 unmissable Aussie books of 2021

A list of page turners we recommend you read this year.

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What book you should read based on your star sign

Your zodiac sign could be key to discovering your next great read.

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Gary Mehigan reveals surprising Christmas lunch tradition

The TV chef has revealed the one Christmas favourite he leaves off the menu.

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Gary Mehigan's 5 tips for the perfect Christmas lunch

The TV chef shares his secrets to successfully entertaining friends and family over the holidays.

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Submissions open for the 2022 Penguin Literary Prize

We're on the lookout for aspiring authors wanting to tell their story.

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2021 Booker Prize winner announced

It's third time lucky for Damon Galgut, who won the Booker Prize after being shortlisted twice before.

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Explain That: Where did the Australian accent come from?

Karl Quinn delves into why the Australian accent sounds like it does and the biggest misconceptions about it.

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What is love at first sight?

Can a chemical reaction in your brain really decide your romantic future? Or have we been sold a fairytale?

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The most bonkers advice women have been fed for centuries

Should I wear an apron or bikini to a BBQ? How do I trap a husband? Does my period make me poisonous? Advice column with a difference.

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Corsets and shapewear: delightful or dangerous?

Kaz Cooke debunks bonkers advice fed to women for centuries, starting with their bodies and a 'need' for shapewear.

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A timeline of bad a** women in history

There are so many women who have achieved remarkable things in history, but it's likely you've never heard of them.

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Monica McInerney on writing for children

Bestselling Australian author of The Godmothers explores the joy of writing Marcie Gill and the Caravan Park Cat, her first book for kids.

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

Our authors and staff recommend these chilling tales for Halloween.

Recipes

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Vegan blackberry shortcake

Don't compromise on flavour in this delicious blackberry shortcake recipe from the Healthy Vegan Air Fryer Cookbook.

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Spicy black beans with crispy sweet potatoes

An easy meal to whip up from mostly store-cupboard ingredients.

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Three veg curry with pea mash

A simple and tasty meal absolutely packed with veg that can be whipped up in no time.

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Ted Reader's delicious wine-brined duck

A succulent and flavourful recipe from Smoking Foods.

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Raspberry and lemon ricotta baked cheesecake

A creamy, gut-loving treat from Eat More, Live Well.

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Beetroot, lentil and goat’s cheese salad

Enjoy this winning combination from Eat More, Live Well.

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My sumptuous beef bourguignon

With Burgundy, bacon, button mushrooms & baby onions.

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Greens and herbs quiche

A dairy-free and gluten-free tart that's full of flavour.

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Frankie and Olive’s roast chicken

An extra tasty roast that the whole family will love.

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Me, myself and Guinness pie

Don’t eat s*** pies. Eat this one instead.

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Tirameezoo

A ripper of a tiramisu jammed with delicious calories that are every bit worth it.

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Classic roast chicken

Try your hand at this classic Christmas recipe from Rebecca Wilson.

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Roast pork for Sundays and holidays

The perfect roast with apple sauce for special occasions.

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Apple and olive oil cake

The cake is not only vegan, it’s also gluten free – but most of all, it’s delicious.

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Honey-baked sriracha drumsticks

This is the perfect recipe not only for indoors by also for the barbecue.

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Roast mushroom bibimbap

A delicious rice dish from Matt Preston's World of Flavour.

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World's best biscuit

You'll have to try this recipe for yourself to determine if it really is the world's best biscuit.

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Frownie reversal orange chocolate brownie

Soak up memories of eating way too many Jaffas with this increds brownie recipe.

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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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Fiona McIntosh on writing a 'fish out of water' tale

The much-loved author chats to us about researching The Spy's Wife on the cusp of the pandemic starting, studying 1930s German history and baking cherry cakes.

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Tristan Bancks shares story behind Ginger Meggs

Author shares story behind Australia’s longest-running comic strip

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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.

Activities

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English home learning pack: grammar and punctuation

Test your grammar with this fun DK activity pack!

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Terry Denton's activity pages

Download these free activity sheets for the holidays.

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Maths home learning pack: multiplication

Feel prepared for the school year with this maths activity pack!

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Bluey: Hammerbarn Colouring Sheet

Join Bluey and Bingo on their trip to Hammerbarn!

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Penguin Teen Christmas Bingo

Join the Penguin Teen read-a-thon this summer.

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Colour in the Heeler sisters

Bluey and Bingo need the help of your colouring pencils!

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It's a Bluey Christmas colouring page

Happy holidays from Bluey, Bingo, Bandit and Chilli Heeler.

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Bluey's Summer Explorer activity pack

Let's go camping with the Heelers!

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Hooray! Take a Bluey quiz.

Based on the book and episode, Christmas Swim.

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LEGO Christmas Ideas activity pack

Build some fun Christmas decorations using your LEGO blocks with this activity pack! Download your free activity pack here. 

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The LEGO Games Book activity pack

Play these fun games using LEGO bricks with friends and family, at home or over video call! Download your free activity pack here.

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Marcie Gill and the Caravan Park activity pack

Colour in Marcie and George, the cat.

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LEGO Halloween Ideas activity pack

Get ready for Halloween with this awesome LEGO activity pack! Create a garden of ghoulish gourds or build some spooky skulls to surprise your party guests with.

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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.

Book clubs

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Empires book club notes

A compelling and inventive novel in five parts to share with your book club.

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The Spy's Wife book club notes

Much loved author Fiona McIntosh is back with an historical adventure to enjoy with your book club.

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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.