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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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Michelle Obama documentary, Becoming, released on 6 May

Netflix have announced a new documentary following Michelle Obama during the publication of her bestselling memoir, Becoming, which will be released on Wednesday 6 May.

Extracts

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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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Puff Piece

I pull into Doncaster Park ’n’ Ride, in north-eastern Melbourne.

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How to Take a Breath

Breathing covers a spectrum of needs, and it is important to know the best way to breathe in order to meet our needs at any moment, and how best we can move through sleep, rest, activity, exercise, sport, play, work, stress, ill health and recovery.

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Anything But Fine

The second it happens, I know my life is over.

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A Slow Fire Burning

Inside Laura's head, Deidre spoke. The trouble with you, Laura, she said, is that you make bad choices.

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The Gilded Cage

Running. They had to keep running. The night was dark, the cold so bitter that it pierced straight through to their bones, but still, they couldn’t stop. Not when death itself chased their heels.

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UGLY

I was born Phillip William Mawson on 9 February 1945 in Fairfield, a western suburb of Sydney.

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Dune: The Lady of Caladan

In her mind and heart, Jessica found herself at the bottom of an abyss.

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Snow Country

From his height only a hundred feet above the trees, the pilot could see two people running over the ground below – one coming out of a wood, another through a gate in the lane, clinging on to his hat as he ran.

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Jailhouse Lawyer

I WASN’T PRESENT at the courthouse in Erva, Alabama, on that morning in June, when events unfolded that would suck me into the undertow of Douglas County.

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The Man Who Died Twice

Sylvia Finch wonders how much longer she can do this.

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We Were Never Here

Kristen trotted to the patio’s edge and crouched, long arm outstretched.

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Why you should give a f*ck about farming

If you had told me thirty years ago that I would be moved to write a book in my fifty-fifth year about farming, I would have said you were barking mad.

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Corporal Hitler’s Pistol

On Friday afternoons Flo Honeywood, wife of the eminent master builder Burley Honeywood, was required to go forth

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The Farmer’s Friend

The October wind twirled coffee-coloured willy-willies south across the Queensland border.

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The Wattle Island Book Club

Standing on the edge of the cliff, Grace Elliott turned her face to the sky.

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The Wolf's Howl

For a squire of noted charm and alleged cleverness, Reeve of Norwood is displaying neither of those traits today.

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CSI Told You Lies

‘So, why true crime?’

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Not a Happy Family

There are many expensive houses here in Brecken Hill, an enclave on the edge of Aylesford, in the Hudson Valley.

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12 Bytes

In 2009 – 4 years after it was published – I read Ray Kurzweil’s The Singularity Is Near.

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The Echo Chamber

In a waiting room at St Mary’s Hospital, Paddington, George Cleverley sits quietly, looking at his five-year-old son

Articles

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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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Fart and Burp are Superstinkers for Book Week

Get Book Week ready with Zoë Foster Blake

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Trending on BookTok: Fantasy Edition

The most popular fantasy books on TikTok right now.

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Boredom Busters

Download a colouring page, watch a read aloud video or discover a new favourite book.

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Let's read a story together

Picture books read aloud by Matt Preston, Zoë Foster Blake and more!

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Choosing a garden colour scheme

One of Australia's most high-profile landscape designers offers advice on creating a successful colour scheme for plantings.

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5 books to binge right now

Get reading before these titles hit the big (or small) screen.

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Easy costume hacks for Book Week 2021

Bluey masks, Roald Dahl favourites, Friday Barnes, Ginger Meggs and more.

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2021 Eisner Award Nominees

Considered the 'Oscars' of the comic book industry, here's our 2021 nominees.

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Research rabbit holes

Karen Ginnane on the fun facts she learnt while writing When Days Tilt.

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Be four again

The Leading Edge author on embracing the art of play and leading with curiosity.

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Celebrate the small wins

The bestselling author of The Life Plan on the importance of noticing the little things that you accomplish each day.

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History, magic and London

Karen Ginnane on the inspiration for her debut YA novel, When Days Tilt.

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The Authority Gap by numbers

Startling figures from Mary Ann Sieghart revealing the unseen bias at work in our everyday lives.

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Supercharge your savings

Victoria Devine's top five tips to help you reach your savings goals sooner.

Recipes

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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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Seekh kebab toad in the hole

This is toad in the hole, Asian style!

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Banana ice cream cheesecake

A sweet, oaty, hazelnutty base filled with a banana ice cream ‘cheesecake’ layer, then topped with blueberry compote. Yum!

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Hot Cross Bun Loaf

Try it fresh or toasted, this Easter treat is utterly delicious.

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Saucy vodka pasta

A delicious, boozy dinner party dish that's sure to impress.

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Sticky date pudding for everyone

It’s so moreish and delicious everyone will want a slice.

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Semolina ghriba (Moroccan coconut cookies)

Delight your book club with these delicious cookies from The Moroccan Daughter.

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Ricotta and fruit bruschetta

A slightly sweet ricotta spread livens up toast and pairs wonderfully with a pear and banana topping in this delicious morning starter.

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Keto air fryer lemon pound cake

“Pound” cake comes from using a pound each of four ingredients, but Aaron Day shows how to get the same buttery-rich texture without the sugar and extra carbs in this delicious keto air fryer recipe.

Q&A
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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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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Richard Flanagan Q&A

The Booker Prize winning author answers our questions about his strangely beautiful story about hope and love and orange-bellied parrots: The Living Sea of Waking Dreams.

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Turia Pitt Q&A

The inspirational author on gratefulness, savouring, self-love and getting through tough times.

Activities

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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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The Very Hungry Caterpillar's Wild Animal Hide and Seek activity pack

Cut out wild animals to play hide and seek around the house!

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Under Your Feet activity pack

Dig a little deeper to find a hidden world!

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How to Make a Better World activity pack

A fun and inspiring practical guide on how young people can make a real difference.

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What A Waste activity pack

Everything you need to know about what we’re doing to our environment, good and bad.

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Earth's Incredible Oceans colouring sheet

A gorgeously illustrated book all about oceans for young animal and conservation enthusiasts.

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Smiling Mind 3: Noisy Tom activity pack

How do you communicate your feelings?

Book clubs

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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.

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The Jam Queens book club notes

With IVF treatments, a family trip on the Ghan and some award winning jam, there's plenty to unpack with your reading group.

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Becoming: Adapted for Younger Readers

Book club discussion questions and teaching resources.

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Tipping book club notes

A light-hearted and optimistic pick for book club.

Book clubs
The Silent Listener book club notes

Take your reading group into the dark, gothic heart of rural Australia.

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The One Hundred Years of Lenni and Margot book club notes

A tale of extraordinary friendship and a lifetime of stories to share with your book club pals.