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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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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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One Night on the Island

‘You genuinely want to send me to a remote island to marry myself?’

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The Swimmers

The pool is located deep underground, in a large cavernous chamber many feet beneath the streets of our town.

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Zadie Ma and the Dog Who Chased the Moon

The day she turned eleven was the day Zadie Ma discovered her superpower.

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The Palace Papers

They chose Valentine’s Day 2005 as the date to release the engagement news and Camilla’s new title of HRH The Duchess of Cornwall bestowed by the Queen.

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We Run Tomorrow

My face is pressed into the ground. The dirt tastes like blood.

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22 Seconds

Cindy Thomas was working at the dining table she’d bought at a tag sale down the block.

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Idol

Samantha watched the girls as they filed into the event hall, tilting their heads back to stare at the ornate vaulted ceiling with its oversized chandeliers dripping silver and blue crystals.

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The Blood Traitor

The woman was crying. Tears ran like rivers down her face, dripping off her chin and soaking her tunic. She had to stay silent. No one could learn of her sorrow. Because no one would understand.

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No Less the Devil

Malcolm ran. One hand curled against his chest, the wrist swollen and aching, the fingers numb and almost black in the sickly yellow streetlight.

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Book Lovers

When books are your life – or in my case, your job – you get pretty good at guessing where a story is going.

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How to Lose Friends and Influence White People

We find ourselves at a time in history when, in Western democracies, what was seen as the natural order is being challenged in a way it never has been before.

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Ikigai

The art of staying young while growing old

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Abomination

To avoid being seen by their teachers or anyone in the frum community who might dob Yonatan in, they ignored the tram stop outside the 7-Eleven on the corner of Hotham and Balaclava and opted for one further down the road.

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Here Goes Nothing

The beginning of the end

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Three Minutes with Spirit

The probability of you: It’s close to a miracle in every sense of the word that you are holding this book in your hands.

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Don't Worry

Reduce, let go, leave behind

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Seven Days

The second he walks in the door I know something is wrong.

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What We All Saw

Nineteen seventy-six was the year we covered up the death of a twelve-year-old boy, hiding his body from his family and the world forever.

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French Braid

This happened back in March of 2010, when the Philadelphia train station still had the kind of information board that clickety-clacked as the various gate assignments rolled up.

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Death of the Black Widow

Could a building sweat? If someone were to ask him, Walter O’Brien would say no.

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Prometheus High 1: How to Make a Monster

Lightning flashed, and Athena Strange began counting.

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This is the Night They Come For You

It is the middle of a hot and clammy afternoon at Police Headquarters in Algiers.

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Elizabeth Finch

She stood before us, without notes, books or nerves. The lectern was occupied by her handbag.

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Lessons in Chemistry

The thirty-year-old mother of Madeline Zott rose before dawn every morning and felt certain of just one thing: her life was over.

Articles

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Did you know? Bill Gates reads 50 books a year

Bill Gates, the billionaire founder of Microsoft, credits his hefty reading list for his success.

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Lynette Noni shares sage advice for developing lifelike characters

Lynette Noni, bestselling author of YA fantasy The Prison Healer trilogy shares how she creates unforgettable characters that feel like real people.

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The Glucose Goddess’ number one trick for dessert without the sugar crash

If you love dessert but hate the sugar crash that follows, this trick is for you. Jessie Inchauspé – AKA The Glucose Goddess – shares her top tip for enjoying sweets, so you can have your cake and eat it too!

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Why the Australian outback makes a perfect setting for crime novels

An intro to the bourgeoning genre of outback noir.

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Tap into your inner knowing with this super easy exercise

Have a big decision to make? Don’t know which direction to go in your life? Now might be the perfect opportunity to tap in to your inner knowing.

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Shirley Marr shares experience as child that inspired new book

‘That memory will stay with me for a long time, it was really touching and something I will always remember.’

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We’re giving away a one-of-a-kind Penguin bookcase

... and more (including $1000 cash and $500 worth of books)!

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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?

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5 key ways to re-establish control of your body and mind after trauma

Bessel Van der Kolk provides some key guidance on how to reclaim your life after trauma in his insightful book, The Body Keeps the Score.

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The greatest middle grade books of 2022

Gripping new stories for ages 8–12.

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QUIZ: Which Emily Henry book should you read?

If you're a fan of contemporary romance with humour and wit, you've probably heard of Emily Henry - find out which of her novels you should pick up with this handy quiz!

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Nicole Alexander details river-trade history that inspired new book

The Last Station introduces us to a once-prosperous family facing ruin and a paddle-steamer captain clinging to a dying world.

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QUIZ: How well do you know The Great Gatsby?

Celebrate the anniversary of The Great Gatsby by putting your knowledge to the test with our newest quiz!

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What We All Saw - Reading Group Questions

Four friends experience something supernatural, something terrifying, in the wood one summer.

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The book that gets teenagers reading

International bestselling author Karen M. McManus is known for her high school thrillers

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3 tips to help flatten your glucose curves

For most of us, energy peaks and troughs throughout the day are something we accept as part of life – but what if it didn’t have to be that way?

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Meet the family at the centre of our must-have whodunnit

The Cunninghams don't really get along, and every one of them has killed someone. Meet the family to help you find the culprit.

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Authors share secrets to perfect Easter feast

Matt Preston and Alyce Alexandra reveal their go-to Easter recipes and tips for a stress-free long weekend.

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Children's author reveals family's Easter tradition

Adrian Beck shares his favourite moment with family every Easter.

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Our top Easter long weekend reading picks

Looking to escape into a book this Easter long weekend? Here are our recommendations to truly help you unwind.

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The books behind the BAFTA award wins

Find out more about our books that are behind this year's British Academy Film Award winners.

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Five books to celebrate International Day of Happiness

Embrace your happiness with a list of books that will give you hope in a world facing unprecedented challenges.

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An exercise to instantly boost your mood

A simple, positive, practical toolkit for better mental health, from clinical psychologist and TikTok star Dr Julie Smith.

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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.

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Sticky, Spicy Basil Shrimp

I developed a habit of eating the entire shrimp when I was a kid.

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Cherry Clafoutis

This delightful recipe from Maggie Beer's Summer Harvest Recipes is sure to delight your guests.

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Golden Chicken Stock

I just can’t cook without a good stock, and a chook stock is the one I use most of all.

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Child-friendly beef stroganoff

A scrumptious winter favourite, perfect for the whole family.

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Buttery Beef and Peanut Stir-Fry

I get these intense cravings for stir-fries. Whether it’s the hottest humid night or a blistering cold day, a stir-fry energizes me in a way that few dishes can. This one is on regular rotation in my home kitchen.

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Herby Rice and Black Bean Salsa Burrito Bowl

Both fresh and substantial, this burrito bowl is packed with fresh herbs which elevate the rice to something special.

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Cheesy stuffed mushrooms

A quick and easy favourite from the Healthy Keto Air Fryer Cookbook.

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Banana chocolate-chip oat cookies

Try your hand at this delicious vegan cookie recipe.

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Grilled eggplant salad | yam makreua yao

An attractively smokey salad from Thai Food.

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Marinated prawn salad with grated coconut | pla gung mapraow krut

A delicious and easy dish that's full of flavour.

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Beef Panaeng | geng panaeng neua

A panaeng curry is perhaps one of the most popular in the Thai repertoire.

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Chocolate penguin bites

A fun treat to make with the kids.

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Speculoos cake

This cake is a must for speculoos biscuit lovers.

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No-bake chocolate hazelnut cheesecake bars

These cheesecake bars are thick, chocolatey and ultra-indulgent.

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Cod with tahini, pine nuts and spinach

I confess that I was seduced by the man who made this dish for me.

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Baked rhubarb posset with almonds

I love rhubarb and used to grow it outside my window in east London.

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Grilled branzino

A favourite fish recipe from Joshua Weissman.

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Mouth-watering hot cross buns

Don't deprive yourself of this Easter favourite.

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Cacio e pepe

Try your hand at this simple yet delicious dish from Joshua Weissman.

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Cacio e pepe and brown butter sage sauce

A perfect dish to post to Instagram.

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Dark chocolate sandwich biscuits

If you're into TimTams, this recipe is for you.

Q&A
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.

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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.

Activities

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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!

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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.

Book clubs

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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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What We All Saw book club questions

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

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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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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.

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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.