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Tim Winton anniversary collection commemorates 40 Years of Writing

Another six iconic Tim Winton titles reissued in new covers with Trent Parke photos.

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2022 Davitt Awards shortlist announced

The Davitt Awards recognise Australian women crime writers. See which books made the shortlist this year.

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PRH partners with Football Australia’s national teams to inspire children around the country.

Penguin Random House Australia (Puffin) has acquired an eight-book publishing program with Football Australia to promote football and the Australian senior national teams, the Socceroos and CommBank Matildas, in the lead-up to a huge 12 months for football in Australia.

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Michelle Obama announces new book – The Light We Carry – coming this November

In an inspiring follow-up to her critically acclaimed, #1 bestselling memoir Becoming, former First Lady of the United States Michelle Obama shares practical wisdom and powerful strategies for staying hopeful and balanced.

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The Boy, the Mole, the Fox and the Horse: The Animated Story announced

'I made a film with some friends about a boy, a mole, a fox and a horse – their journey together and the boy’s search for home. I hope this book gives you courage and makes you feel loved.' Love Charlie x

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2022 Ned Kelly Shortlist Announced

The Ned Kelly Awards recognise and celebrate the very best crime writing has to offer. See which Penguin Random House books have been shortlisted this year...

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Penguin Literary Prize 2022 Winner Announced

And the winner is . . . Annette Higgs!

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Penguin Random House wins Publisher of the Year

Penguin Random House was named Publisher of the Year at the 2022 Australian Book Industry Awards. Thank you to all of the authors, agents, booksellers, suppliers, staff and our amazing readers who made it possible. 

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2022 ABIAs shortlist announced

Winners to be announced on Thursday 9 June.

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Acknowledgement of Country now in local titles and audiobooks

The new addition is an important opportunity to show respect for Traditional Owners.

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Reese Witherspoon's debut picture book announced

Busy Betty features a creative, curious, and exuberant young girl who has big plans.

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CBCA Book Award Notables 2022

Fourteen Penguin and Puffin books have been selected for the CBCA Book Awards Notables list.

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Netflix film inspired by The Power of the Dog leads Oscar nominations

The movie based on Thomas Savage's dark poetic tale has received 12 Academy Award nominations.

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Legend Nat's What I Reckon wins 2021 FAB Award

Hey champions, Nat's What I Reckon has won the Booktopia award for the second year in a row.

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Edgy new murder mystery optioned for TV series

Benjamin Stevenson's new book Everyone in My Family Has Killed Someone is set to become a limited series.

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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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Against All Odds Young Readers’ Edition

Life can lead you to the most unexpected places. In this book, you will read about the extraordinary rescue that Harry and I participated in over a number of tumultuous days in July 2018.

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Nimblefoot

The Moscow Maestro is wearing a nanny goat around his neck like a scarf.

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What About Thao?

‘Just go back to where you came from.’

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The Retreat

Thea’s scream rips through the clearing, startling the birds from the trees in a flurry of flapping wings.

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The Scrap Iron Flotilla

It was 2100 hours, with night drawn in.

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Patting the Shark

A lone figure sits astride their surfboard, like a rider on a horse, calmly balanced, scanning the horizon, searching the vast blue undulations for telltale signs of an approaching swell.

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The Happiest Little Town

It wasn’t the happiest of beginnings. Tilly tried to pretend it would be okay . . .

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Faithless

Even in the summertime the sea here glistens a chill, leaden blue, the late afternoon shadows darkening the water.

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The Orphans

Henry Appleby shook his head and flapped the page with disgust, reaching for his glass of ale nearby.

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Denizen

I was twenty-four when Christian was born, much younger than I’d ever expected to become a father.

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With Love From Wish & Co

Alone in the quiet of Wish & Co after closing time, Marnie Fairchild decided to give it a try.

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All Four Quarters of the Moon

Ah Ma said she could tell if the mooncakes she was making that year for the Mid-Autumn Festival would be perfect or not just by the feel of the yolk.

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When Souls Tear (Time Catchers, #2)

Ava dropped the flowers on Elsie’s grave as if they were newly lit fireworks.

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The Silver Sea (The Golden Tower, #2)

‘Salute,’ said Sophie to her opponent.

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A Reluctant Witch's Guide to Magic

“Not frogs again,” said twelve-year-old Willa Birdwhistle as a large green-and-purple frog landed — splat — on her head.

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Tomorrow, and Tomorrow, and Tomorrow

Before Mazer invented himself as Mazer, he was Samson Mazer, and before he was Samson Mazer, he was Samson Masur...

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Five Bush Weddings

Six twangy notes of guitar were all it took for every man in a hundred-metre radius to unbuckle his belt, drop his pants and do a dumb dance in his undies.

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Deception

Alice Kent turned up the volume on her car radio as Eric Clapton, playing her favourite number, ‘Layla’, came on.

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The All of It

Mum pulled the white Holden Commodore over to the side of the road.

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The Family Remains

I stare down at the young man who stands below me ankle-deep in the mud of the banks of the Thames.

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Escape

He’s here somewhere. I know it. And the girl might still be alive.

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The Crimson Thread

Yia-Yia knew many stories of gods and heroes, giants and nymphs, and the Three Fates who spun and measured and cut the thread of life.

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The Night Ship

The child sails in a crowded boat to the end of the Zyder Zee.

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The Angry Women's Choir

Last week’s performance by the West Moonah Women’s Choir at the Festival of Voices offered up generous serves of the ‘singalong, sway and smile’ repertoire the choir’s audiences have come to rely on.

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Did you know: Ottessa Moshfegh walked the runway, and 8 more fun facts

9 interesting facts about Ottessa Moshfegh, author of Lapvona.

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A useful guide to reading Elizabeth Strout’s Lucy Barton books

Learn about Elizabeth Strout's Lucy Barton books in honour of her Booker prize longlist nomination for Oh William! Learn more about the series and the order in which we recommend reading the four books.

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Want more enjoyment and better reading? Put down the e-reader, data suggests

In the debate over e-readers versus paper books, scores from PISA 2018 suggest that good-old-fashioned books beat digitised modes of reading.

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How Oliver Phommavanh wrote himself into his new book, What About Thao?

We sat down with Oliver Phommavanh to talk about his new book, What About Thao? Learn all about it and the personality traits he shares with the main characters.

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Hot tip: Bullet Train author, Kotaro Isaka, might be the next Murakami

Learn about Bullet Train author, Koatrao Isaka, and why he’s being heralded as the next Murakami.

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James Patterson's daily writing routine starts with a 5:30 wake-up

James Patterson’s writing routine pumps out bestsellers. This is what he does.

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Bachar Houli on writing a picture book, just in time for Father's Day

We spoke with Bachar Houli about his new children’s book, My Baba is the Best.

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9 of the best Roald Dahl quotes to get ready for Roald Dahl Day

Learn about Roald Dahl Story Day and revisit some of the author's best quotes.

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The 10 types of customers you meet in a record store

Katharine Pollock, author of Her Fidelity, shares the 10 types of customers you meet in a record store.

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The albino dog that inspired Jacqueline Harvey to write new children's series

An interview with Jacqueline Harvey about her new series, Willa and Woof.

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5 of the best Austen-inspired film adaptations to watch after the new Persuasion

Have you recently watched the new Persuasion adaptation on Netflix? Did it leave you hungry for more Austen? Check out five of the best Jane Austen film adaptations to watch next.

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6 new and upcoming YA books worthy of your TBR list this winter

Learn about the new YA books that you’ll want to read this winter.

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How a good group of friends helped author write children’s book during lockdown

Learn about The Book of Wondrous Possibilities and the writing group that helped the author perfect it.

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Ready to change your life? This audiobook is the perfect place to start

10 reasons to listen to Why Has Nobody Told Me This Before? by Dr Julie Smith.

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6 reasons to join a choir, according to Meg Bignell’s new book

Learn why you should join a choir and find a choir near you.

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5 tips for helping your child embrace discomfort

Help your kid accept tough times with this advice from Embrace Kids.

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6 great books about space to teach you about our universe

These books about space will enlighten, entertain, and leave you in awe of our amazing universe.

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DK Eyewitness bookseller guide

Explore DK's revitalised travel list, covering everything local and abroad.

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Author shares the touching reason for new novel’s rural Queensland setting

Clare Fletcher talks about her new book, Five Bush Weddings, and why she chose a country setting for this unmissable debut novel.

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DK Catalogue 2022

Be inspired by DK's vast array of wonderful books in our 2022 catalogue.

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Tristan Bancks shares the number one skill he learned from his teachers

We recently caught up with Tristan to learn more about Cop & Robber and the influences that shaped his writing.

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The Inheritance Games book 3 is coming! Here’s a recap of the series so far

A recap of The Inheritance Games to get you ready for the third book.

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An easy audiobook hack that will have you reading more books than ever

Find out how to speed up audiobooks to read more in less time.

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What to read next based on your favourite coffee order

We all need a little help choosing our next read sometimes. This time, we've got you sorted!

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Awamat (Lebanese doughnut balls)

Bring the Middle East to you with these crisp and crunchy Lebanese doughnut balls. They’re a sweet end to lunch or a treat with a cup of unsweetened tea.

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Prawn Kebabs

Cook up lunch with Bluey and Bingo

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Harissa Cauliflower Traybake

With peppers & tomatoes, fluffy couscous & mint-rippled yoghurt.

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3-minute pasta sauce

This is perfect for lunch or dinner, and is even a winner in packed lunch boxes, served hot or cold.

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Zingy Vietnamese-Style Noodles with Fried Sesame Tofu

For a nutritious meal you can whip up in a flash without compromising on delicious flavour, you can't go past this.

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Three-ingredient chocolate pots

These are so simple and delicious, plus they’re plant-based!

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Mum’s Filipino Chicken with Mango-Tomato Salsa

However you cook this delectable dish, we're sure everyone will be going back for seconds (and thirds...)

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Minestrone, risoni and kale pesto

Tobie Puttock allows the vegetables to do the talking in his warming take on minestrone.

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Chiles rellenos with salsa roja risotto

While it isn't risotto in the traditional sense, Ixta Belfrage has reimagined the dish with delectable results.

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Chicken, pineapple and ’nduja bake

This divine dish is the perfect combination of sweet and savoury and will soon become a firm favourite.

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Porcini ragù

Mushroom lovers rejoice! This flavour-packed vegetarian main dish from the co-author of bestselling Ottolenghi FLAVOUR, Ixta Belfrage, is sure to impress.

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The ultimate chocolate chip cookie

A delicious treat that everyone will enjoy.

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Chickpea Glow Bowl

Enjoy this wholesome, beautifully spiced meal from the Fibre Fuelled Cookbook.

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Cheesy courgette pizza

A delicious and easy lunch recipe that kids will love.

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Paella

This divine paella dish is sure to be loved by all.

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Quinoa, Corn and Black Bean-Stuffed Peppers

These delicious stuffed peppers are a hearty addition to your weekly meal rotations.

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Pork and Caramelised Apple Sausage Rolls

We’ve sealed the deal on these pork sausage rolls by adding a sweet apple mixture to bring them to life.

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Creamy Garlic Chicken (Slow Cooker)

This irresistible creamy garlic sauce will work well with chicken, pork or veal, or for a vegetarian option use root vegetables.

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Tray-Bake Ginger Beef Meatballs with Vegetables

A tray-bake twist on the standard stir-fry!

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Get cooking with Bluey and Bingo

It's Pizza Night at the Heeler house . . . and now at yours, too!

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Cauliflower steak

Try your hand at James Strawbridge's vegetarian pub classic.

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Crispy chilli chicken | Swadilo piro tareko valeko masu

Try your hand at this traditional Nepalese dish from Santosh Shah.

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Salsa Agresto

This flavourful salsa makes an excellent topping for a huge variety of meat and vegetable dishes – a true all-rounder.

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Halloumi with Lemony Honey and Sesame Salt

Fried cheese is one of life’s greatest pleasures, and having experienced many of them, I feel confident saying so.

Q&A
Author shares the single most important takeaway from new book

We talked to Cadance Bell to learn all about her new book, The All of It.

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The YouTube video that sparked inspiration for author’s new book

Meg Bignell talks singing, self-doubt, and the YouTube video that made her want to write about a choir in her new novel, The Angry Women’s Choir.

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Q&A with Rebecca Wilson

Instagram sensation and author of What Mummy Makes talks about weaning and her upcoming cookbook, Fast Family Food.

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Q&A with Shivaun Plozza

Author of A Reluctant Witch’s Guide to Magic, out July 2022

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How winner of the Penguin Literary Prize 2021 used life experiences to inspire upcoming novel

James McKenzie Watson, winner of the Penguin Literary Prize 2021, shares how growing up in rural NSW, past struggles with mental health, and his present nursing career helped shape his debut novel, Denizen.

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How author abandons classic notions of the afterlife in Here Goes Nothing

Steve Toltz shares his inspiration for the afterlife, how he freed his characters from technology, and how he envisioned a near-future world in his new novel, Here Goes Nothing.

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The questioning of faith that led author to write his debut novel

Ashley Goldberg talks favourite scenes, lived experience, and the real-life events that inspired his debut novel, Abomination.

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The infuriating meeting that pushed author to write novel

Bonnie Garmus was seething when she got back to her desk after a work meeting. It was then she began writing Lessons in Chemistry.

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Meet Stuart Wilson

'For me, horror is inextricably linked to comedy, so I loved writing the icky replantation scene.'

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Author's bizarre Google search while writing new book

Benjamin Stevenson talks to us about his new must-have mystery and his friend's odd act that inspired his book.

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Bob Hawke: The former PM's last interview and diary entries revealed

Troy Bramston brings us the real story of Bob Hawke, revealing his stunning triumphs and shocking failures.

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Adam Hills shares the inspiration for his debut children's book

Rockstar Detectives is out now at your local bookshop.

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Lizzie Pook reveals the real people behind her characters

Debut author Lizzie Pook talks about the years-long process of writing her novel and the real-life stories behind the characters.

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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.

Activities

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Nature's Treasures scavenger hunt activity pack

Go outside and explore nature with this fun scavenger hunt activity pack from Nature's Treasures.

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Bluey: Perfect Activity Page

Colour in Bandit and celebrate Father's Day with this awesome activity page!

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Make your own pirate hat with The Pirates on the Bus

Ahoy, me hearties! What say you – would you like to be a pirate?

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A World Full of Poems activity pack

Explore the world of poetry in this fun activity pack! Inspire your kids to get creative and write their own poems.

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Bluey and Bingo's Fancy Restaurant Activity

Join Bluey and Bingo at their Fancy Restaurant and learn how to make lots of yummy recipes - for real life.

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Recycle and Remake activity pack

Recycle a t-shirt and turn it into a tote bag!

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Song of the White Ibis activity pages

Download these free colouring-in and activity pages from Phillip Gwynne's latest picture book.

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How to Do Hard Things activity pack

Take some time for your mental health and wellness with this free activity pack.

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Princess Olivia Investigates activity pack

Explore world science topics with Princess Olivia!

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Bluey: Typewriter Activity Page

Colour in Snickers, Bluey and Winton!

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Alfie the Brave Activity Page

Colouring in with Alfie the Brave!

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365 Things to do with LEGO Bricks activity pack

Design a LEGO dream home with this fun activity pack!

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The LEGO Ideas Book activity pack

Organise your desk with a LEGO stationary holder!

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The Sea Book activity pack

Find out how you can protect the ocean and its creatures in this fun activity pack!

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Bluey Easter Quiz

How well do you know the Bluey: Easter book and episode?

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Rockstar Detectives word search

Download a free activity page.

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That Cat colouring page

Colour in THAT CAT!

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It's a Wonderful World activity pack

Find out how you can make a difference in this fun activity pack!

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Fish and Forest activity pack

Embark on an adventure with fisherman Finn and his dog, Skip!

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Bluey Easter Biscuits

Decorate some Easter biscuits with Bluey and Bingo

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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!

Book clubs

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Faithless book club questions

A remarkable story about love, literature and family to read with your book club.

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The Man Who Died Twice book club questions

If your book club has already read The Thursday Murder Club, dive into book #2: The Man Who Died Twice.

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Lessons in Chemistry book club questions

A Sunday Times bestseller and BBC Between the Covers Book Club pick.

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Atlas of the Heart book club questions

Atlas of the Heart should be your next book club pick. A guide to mapping meaningful connection, this book is compelling, enlightening and ripe with discussion points.

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Denizen book club questions

From the winner of the 2021 Penguin Literary Prize comes this rural thriller, perfect for reading with your book club.

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The Crimson Thread book club questions

A gripping historical fiction to read with your book club.

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The Book of Wondrous Possibilities Reading Group Questions

Here are some questions to get your discussion started about The Book of Wondrous Possibilities!

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The Making of Her book club notes

An absorbing story to discuss with your book club.

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Abomination book club questions

Explore friendship, faith, family and identity with this compelling debut, perfect for book clubs.

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Cop and Robber Reading Group Questions

If your mum was a cop and your dad was a criminal who needed your help to commit a crime, would you do it to save him?

Book clubs
All Four Quarters of the Moon book club questions

There’s so much to talk about in this big-hearted story starring sisters and storytellers Peijing and Biju, a lost family finding their way, a Little World made of paper, a Jade Rabbit, and the ever-changing but constant moon . . .

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Five Bush Weddings book club notes

A delightful, Australian-bush style romantic comedy that will keep your book club enthralled with hilarity and delight.

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Everyone In My Family Has Killed Someone book club notes

Everyone In My Family Has Killed Someone is a fiendishly clever mystery that will keep your book club guessing and introduces a family of characters brilliant for discussion.

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What We All Saw Book Club Questions

Discuss the biggest YA thriller of 2022 with your reading group.

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The Last Station book club notes

An unputdownable Australian novel to read with your book club.

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The Ex Talk book club notes

Public radio co-hosts navigate mixed signals in Rachel Lynn Solomon's sparkling romantic comedy debut.

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The Herd book club notes

A standout book club novel. Unputdownable and thought-provoking.

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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.