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Penguin Random House Australia to expand Bluey publishing program with new illustrated chapter books in 2024

Penguin Random House Australia and BBC studios are thrilled to announce that the Bluey publishing program will expand in 2024 to include three new illustrated chapter books.

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Submissions for the $20,000 Penguin Literary Prize 2024 now open

The annual Penguin Literary Prize returns, offering literary fiction writers the opportunity to win $20,000 and publish with PRH AU.

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Penguin Random House to publish Serena Williams’ memoir

Penguin Random House will publish two books by cultural icon Serena Williams, winner of 39 major tennis titles, four-time Olympic gold medallist, and champion for equality and justice in sports.

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Write It Fellowship recipients 2023

We're delighted to announce the recipients of the 2023 Write It Fellowship.

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Neverlanders wins the Children’s Book Council of Australia Book of the Year Award for Older Readers 2023

Tom Taylor and Jon Sommariva have won the 2023 Book of the Year for Older Readers for their graphic novel, Neverlanders, published 20 September 2022.

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Penguin Random House AU celebrates first-ever Penguin Noir event

On 9 August 2023, Penguin Random House AU hosted our first-ever in-house author event for Penguin Noir: A Crime Author Showcase.

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T2 and Penguin Random House AU announce limited edition gift packs

T2 and Penguin Books Australia have joined forces to honour the perfect paring of tea and books.

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All about the Be Well team

Meet our Be Well team, dedicated to workplace wellness and employee empowerment.

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Penguin Noir: A Crime Author Showcase

An exciting Penguin Random House author showcase on 9 August!

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Darren Hayes announces new book coming late 2024

We are delighted to announce the acquisition of World rights in a memoir from singer, songwriter and former front man of Savage Garden, Darren Hayes.

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Penguin Literary Prize 2023 Winner Announced

And the winner is . . . Michelle See-Tho!

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Tim Winton has just been awarded the 2023 Lloyd O’Neil Award

The Australian Publishers Association (APA) has named Tim Winton the recipient of the 2023 Lloyd O’Neil Award, which honours outstanding service to the Australian book industry.

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2023 ABIAs shortlist announced

Winners will be announced on 25 May 2023.

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Penguin Random House AU takes home two awards at the 2022 Shop! ANZ Retail Marketing Awards

Penguin Random House AU (PRH AU) took home one Gold and one Silver honour for our fan-favourite permanent penguin bookcase.

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Penguin Random House Australia to publish 'Question 7' by Richard Flanagan

Penguin Random House Australia acquires 'Question 7', by Richard Flanagan, Booker Prize-winning author.

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2023 Penguin Literary Prize shortlist announced

See the six shortlisted titles for the 2023 Penguin Literary Prize. Winner to be announced 15 June 2023.

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Write It Fellowship 2023 now open

Applications for the 2023 Write It Fellowship are now closed.

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Penguin Random House donates $30,000 to Story Factory in 2022

PRH is excited to announce that we will increase our contribution to Story Factory by $10,000 this year to provide funding for internships, work experience placements and a novella program to inspire young writers.

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How Penguin Random House AU implemented diversity & inclusion initiatives in 2022

Look back at how PRH AU implemented social impact initiatives in 2022.

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Penguin Random House ANZ donated $100,000 to Indigenous Literacy Foundation in 2022

In a longstanding relationship with the Indigenous Literacy Foundation, Penguin Random House is proud to contribute $100,000 to support literacy programs in remote Communities across Australia.

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PRH acquires new books from beloved children’s entertainer, Emma Watkins

Penguin Random House Australia (Puffin) has acquired the rights to Australia’s next big pre-school brand, Emma Memma in an expansive publishing program, encompassing story, novelty and activity formats.

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SPARE, the memoir from Prince Harry, The Duke of Sussex, to be released on January 11

The Prince's new book will tell his extraordinary life story in his words for the first time.

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Bluey books hit 5 million sales in Australia and New Zealand range

5,000,000 Bluey Books and Counting: Penguin and BBC Studios Celebrate Huge Sales Milestone.

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The Warm Hands of Ghosts

Freddie’s clothes came to Veith Street instead of Blackthorn House, and the telegram that ought to have preceded them didn’t reach Laura at all.

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Fourteen Days

Call me 1A. I’m the super of a building on Rivington Street on the Lower East Side of New York City.

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Supercommunicators

If there was one thing everyone knew about Felix Sigala, it was that he was easy to talk to.

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Joy Moody is Out of Time

It was always busier in the cold months at Joyful Suds, Bayside's Premier Laundromat.

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Beautiful Chaos

I was told my world would change.

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The Soul

This is a history of the soul, or what we now call the mind, the mysterious inner voice that wills us to think and act and is unique to each of us.

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Kind of, Sort of, Maybe, But Probably Not

It was fair to say that Phoebe Cotton's brain was like a mixing desk where some of the controls were a little bit broken.

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Only the Astronauts

My love, we need to talk.

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Lead Us Not

It was dark in the gym.

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Jaded

The Lincoln Room was at full capacity.

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The Book of Doors

In Kellner Books on the Upper East Side of New York City, a few minutes before his death, John Webber was reading The Count of Monte Cristo

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Radiant Heat

Alison was still alive.

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Little White Lies

APRIL 15, 4:59 P.M.

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Deadly Little Scandals

LABOR DAY, 3:17 A.M.

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Reboot with Kayla

Welcome to Reboot with Kayla!

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The Catch

If I were a character in a classic slasher film, I'd be the first to die.

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The Little Clothes

Audrey Mendes caught a bus from the ferry wharf to the first strip of small shops.

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My Friends

It is, of course, impossible to be certain of what is contained in anyone’s chest,

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Everything Is Perfect

Jon rolls off me and I pull the bedsheet to my chin.

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I Hope This Doesn't Find You

It’s an honor to be waiting outside the school gates in the winter cold.

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What I Would Do To You

Sometimes you find a piece of yourself you never knew existed.

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The Cryptic Clue

Hazel Bates has been keeping a close eye on the man at the corner table since they arrived at the Bellevue Hotel.

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Award-winning and shortlisted books of 2024

Discover some of the best Penguin Random House books of 2024 with this list of award-winning and shortlisted titles this year.

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How to go in the running to win free books every month!

Subscribers to our newsletter are automatically eligible to win free books every month. Learn more details here.

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This journal is perfect for capturing your Eras Tour memories

Discover the unofficial Taylor Swift fan journal that’s perfect for memorialising your Eras Tour concert experience.

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The Other Bridget Book Pack giveaway

Your chance to win an exclusive The Other Bridget Book Pack.

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Some of the most anticipated YA books of 2024

Exciting upcoming books for YA readers.

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A Ranger’s Apprentice movie is coming, and fans can’t wait!

Learn more about the upcoming Ranger's Apprentice movie and see what fans have to say about it

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10 ways to take back your power

Kemi Nekvapil shares an empowering exercise to help you live without apology.

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Read before you watch: Masters of the Air

Everything you need to know about Masters of the Air before the Apple TV+ miniseries drops.

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Look inside Alfie the Kind

A heartwarming picture book about kindness by the 2019 Australian of the Year, Dr Richard ‘Harry’ Harris.

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Love The Inheritance Games? Here are two more Jennifer Lynn Barnes books to read next

Check out two books, perfect for fans of The Inheritance games, YA mystery and One of Us is Lying.

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Ali Abdaal’s best tips for goal-setting in 2024

We caught up with productivity expert Ali Abdaal to get his best advice for smashing our 2024 goals, overcoming challenges and enjoying each step of the process.

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DK Catalogue 2024

Dive in and discover your next adventure with DK.

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QUIZ: find your partner in crime this summer

Take this fun quiz to find out which crime novel you should read this summer.

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Debut authors share what surprised them most about the publishing process

The Fresh Voices of 2023 look back on what they found most surprising when publishing their debut novels.

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3 unexpected tips for elevating your life

Advice from Shannah Kennedy and Colleen Callander that will help you kick-start change.

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Look inside Escape from Mr Lemoncello's Library: The Graphic Novel

Check out a few pages from this fun graphic novel, adapted from a bestselling book.

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Sustainability at Penguin Random House Australia in 2023

See the targets that PRH achieved in 2023 and our plans for the future.

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A look back at some of 2023’s most memorable bookish events

A highlights reel featuring some of the best Penguin Random House events this year.

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The best book duos to gift for Christmas 2023

Perfect book pairings to give loved ones this holiday season.

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Some of the most anticipated books of 2024

From authors including Rachael Johns, Amor Towles, Leigh Bardugo and so many others!

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Award-winning and shortlisted books of 2023

Discover some of the best Penguin Random House books of 2023 with this list of award-winning and shortlisted titles this year.

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Penguin picks: 6 employees share their favourite books of 2023

See what Penguin Random House employees chose as their favourite books of the year.

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QUIZ: Which book should you read this summer?

Take this quiz to discover what your summer read should be in 2023.

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Raspberry, White Chocolate and Pecan Brioche Bake

Whip up this easy brioche bake for a crowd-pleasing brunch dish or prep in advance and pop in the freezer for a low effort weekend breakfast in the future.

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Creamy Sausage and Cannellini Bean One-Pot

Whether you prep this easy dish in advance or cook straight away, this warming one pot recipe is highly adaptable and can be made on the hob, in a slow cooker or pressure cooker.

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Feta and Spinach Filo Swirls

Batch prep these easy feta and spinach filo swirls ahead of time and freeze for an easy snack or light meal later.

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Spiced fish with coconut

Aromatic and packed with spices.

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Cheese and herb bread

A soft and fluffy flavourful loaf of bread.

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Beef Wellington

Mary Berry's take on a traditional and mouth-watering dish.

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Slow Cooker Honey and Hoisin Duck Wraps

Cooked on low for 8 hours, the tender duck will simply fall off the bone, ready to be wrapped in tortillas with spring onions, cucumber and hoisin sauce in this slow cooker take on the classic takeaway dish.

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Slow Cooker Butterbean Pesto and Chorizo Stew

Packed with butter beans and spicy chorizo this easy stew is topped with pine nuts, fresh basil and dollops of pesto.

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Slow cooker veggie Lancashire hot pot

A meat-free take on the classic dish, this hearty hot pot is packed with lentils, mushrooms and carrots. Swap the Worcestershire sauce for Henderson's Relish for a fully vegetarian version.

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Tofu, Sesame and Soy Noodles

Super simple, and healthy too!

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Garlic Butter Chicken Bites

Delicious, soft and very versatile.

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PB & J No-Cook Porridge

PB & J in breakfast form, and super easy too!

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Cod Puttanesca

Inspired by the classic pasta dish, this easy one-pot dish sees cod fillets cooked in a rich tomato sauce with olives, capers and anchovies.

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Hearty Sausage Casserole

A wholesome comfort classic, this warming one-pot casserole is ideal for cold winter evenings.

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Tomato Boursin Pasta

This simple tomato pasta is stirred through with Boursin cheese to create a silky smooth creamy sauce.

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Chicken Tikka

Whenever I go to a BBQ restaurant, I have a difficult time choosing between chicken or beef. I usually lean toward chicken and save beef for special occasions. You really can’t go wrong with a spiced chicken on the BBQ.

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Spinach and Potato Curry

A tasty, well-balanced Indian veg dish.

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Thai Green Fish Curry

An aromatic fakeaway with a spicy kick.

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Millet, Peanut Butter, and Chocolate Blondies

What exactly is a blondie, you might ask? Imagine a brownie, except it is not brown as there is no cocoa powder.

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Espresso Coffee Cake

In the UK, coffee cake is literally a cake with coffee in it.

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Macadamia Feta and Herb Scones (Biscuits)

You have got to love the English language for its various dialects and cultural differences! Here is a case in point: a British biscuit is what North Americans call a cookie, but biscuits in North America are more like British scones.

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Asian Glazed Drumsticks

A family-friendly Friday night favourite.

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Beef Bone Broth

You can replace stock with bone broth in your soups and for sipping between meals.

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Pear & Walnut Upside-Down Cake

I love a good cake and this is just that. Juicy, moist and wonderfully light, but most importantly, not too sweet.

Q&A
Ferdia Lennon shares the Plutarch passage that inspired Glorious Exploits

Plus, find out why he taught himself to memorise an entire deck of cards while researching for the novel.

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How drama school inspired Chris MacDonald to write The Actor

Plus, learn about which fictional character he’d like to dine with and the musician he always turns to when singing karaoke.

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Jessica Bull shares how she entered Jane Austen’s world while writing her debut novel

She took up a few new hobbies, including horseback riding, sewing and Georgian dance.

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Lottie Hazell shares how she came up with the idea for Piglet

Plus, the cosy fictional world she’d most like to live in.

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An interview with Ela Lee about her debut novel, Jaded

We caught up with debut author Ela Lee to learn about how she made time for writing while working full-time, her ‘big break’ into publishing and more.

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Gareth Brown shares how a yearning to travel inspired The Book of Doors

Plus find out why he’d choose to live in Middle Earth and main difference between him and Hugh Jackman.

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How the characters from Abbey Lay’s Lead Us Not came to her in an imagined conversation

The debut author also shares the fictional character she’d most like to meet and why she loved Lemony Snicket’s writing as a child.

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Alex Michaelides shares why his new novel was his favourite to write

Learn about Alex Michaelides’s new book, the real-life people who inspired his characters and how growing up in Cyprus contributed to the setting.

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Rachael Johns shares her trick for getting words onto the page

We caught up with Rachael Johns to learn about her writing routines, favourite rom-coms and new book The Other Bridget.

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Shannah Kennedy and Colleen Callander explain what the word 'elevate' means to them

We caught up with the co-authors of Elevate to learn more about their work, their goals for 2024, and their best advice for getting out of a slump.

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Former MasterChef judge Matt Preston picks a favourite cravat of all time

In honour of his memoir, Big Mouth, we caught up with Matt Preston. Learn about what inspired him to write the book, how it differs from his journalism experience and whether – if forced to choose – he’d pick fashion or food.

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Two authors share their Grandparents’ Day plans

We caught up with Fiona McArthur and Morris Gleitzman to learn about their Grandparents’ Day plans, the books they read with their grandchildren and advice for new grandparents.

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Richard Flanagan shares how dreams inspired his new book

We caught up with Richard Flanagan to learn more about his new book, Question 7. Find out why he chose the title and how science is a form of creativity.

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Arthur C. Brooks shares the selfish reason for his new book with Oprah

Find out what inspired ‘Build the Life You Want’ and what both authors hope readers take away from it.

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How a dream inspired Jessica Yu's debut novel

We caught up with Jessica Yu to learn more about her writing routine and the shortlist award that helped launch her career.

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Jessica Seaborn on inspiration, observation and navigating the publishing process

Debut author Jessica Seaborn shares a few things that helped her get her debut novel, Perfect-ish, published.

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Claire van Ryn shares her unique 3-step writing process

Plus, find out what inspired Claire's first novel and how her previous work experience helped her write The Secrets of the Huon Wren.

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Why Karen Kirsten chose to share her family’s true World War II story

Karen Kirsten shares what it was like writing her family history and the research process behind her new book, Irena’s Gift.

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How fanfic inspired sydney khoo to become an author

We chatted with sydney khoo about writing routines, fanfic, and how the Write It fellowship lead to their first book deal and debut novel, The Spider and Her Demons.

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How a Doctorate of Arts led Annette Higgs to her debut novel

The 2022 Penguin Literary Prize winner shares her unique method of writing On a Bright Hillside in Paradise.

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Breanne Mc Ivor shines light on the unique process of writing her debut novel

Find out how she was inspired by her experience as a makeup artist and woman living in modern Trinidad.

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Katie Bishop shares how ‘writing feels like home’

We caught up with Katie Bishop to learn more about her debut novel, The Girls of Summer. Find out how #MeToo inspired the novel and what it was like writing during Covid lockdowns.

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Countdown to Yesterday Word Search

Download a free activity pack!

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Emma Memma colouring-in activity

Colour in with Emma Memma!

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Chico the Schnauzer colouring activity

A fun colouring-in activity for dog lovers!

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Bluey Christmas Activity

Get in to the Christmas spirit with Bluey

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Say ‘happy holidays’ with this printable Ranger’s Apprentice card

Print and customise this Ranger’s Apprentice holiday card to share with your loved ones this year.

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Print a free card for Grandparents’ Day

Celebrate Grandparents' Day with this free, printable card featuring Spot the dog.

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Grandparents' Day book bingo

Celebrate Grandparents' Day with a reading challenge!

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Alice-Miranda and the Christmas Mystery Activity

Get in to the Christmas spirit with the Alice-Miranda activity!

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Bluey and Bingo's guide to making Dad laugh

Bluey and Bingo share their guide for making Dad laugh this Father's Day.

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10 easy book week costumes

In need of some book week costume ideas? Look no further, these book week costumes are super simple and kid approved.

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DIY Ranger's Apprentice cloak

How to make your own Ranger's Apprentice Cloak for book week and beyond!

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An A to Z of Dreaming Differently Activity

Dream differently with this beautiful activity pack!

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Being Jimmy Baxter

Colour in with Jimmy Baxter

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Football Fever Activity

Everyone's got football fever!

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Bluey Pencil Toppers Activity

Follow along with Bluey to make your own pencil toppers

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We Are Matildas Colouring In

Celebrate football and the team spirit of the CommBank Matildas with this activity

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Bluey Mother's Day Queen's Crown

Follow along with Bluey and make mum a queen's crown for Mother's Day!

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Bluey Valentines Day Card

Share a Valentines Day card with your family.

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Willa and Woof 3 Colouring In

Colour in with Willa and Woof

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Koko and the Coconut Colouring In

Colour in with Koko and the Coconut

Book clubs

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Kind of, Sort of, Maybe, But Probably Not book club questions

A charming, quirky novel to read with your book club.

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The Bee Sting book club questions

A thought-provoking book about family and fortune to read with your book club.

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The Other Bridget book club questions

A feelgood romantic comedy by Australia's bestselling romance writer.

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Foul Play book club questions

A heart-stopping jack Hawksworth novel to read with your book club.

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Eleanor Jones is Not a Murderer Book Club Questions

Amy Doak on the creation of Eleanor Jones is Not a Murderer.

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The Sugar Palace book club questions

A heart-stopping romantic adventure to read with your book club.

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Black Sheep book club questions

A sweeping historical novel to read with your book club.

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Others Were Emeralds book club questions

A stirring coming-of-age novel to read with your book club.

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Back to Bangka book club questions

A gripping wartime memoir with a twist, to read with your book club.

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On a Bright Hillside in Paradise book club questions

A book about faith and family to read with your book club.

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As the River Rises book club questions

A medical romance to read with your book club.

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Love Match book club questions

An Australian country romance to read with your book club.

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Doll's Eye book club questions

A story of love, loss and survival to read with your book club.

Book clubs
Perfect-ish book club questions

A smart, funny and heartfelt anti-romcom to read with your book club.

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Why We Are Here book club questions

A love story for strange days to read with your book club.

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The Secrets of the Huon Wren book club questions

A deeply moving novel to read with your book club.

Book clubs
Wifedom book club questions

A powerful blazing genre-bending masterpiece to discuss with your book club.

Book clubs
Hamlet is Not OK classroom discussion points

Some great points to discuss with your classroom or book club, from this quirky new take on Shakespeare's Hamlet.

Book clubs
The Days Toppled Over book club questions

An exploration of mental health and family to read with your book club.

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I Look Forward to Hearing From You book club questions

A satirical, madcap roller-coaster ride through Hollywood to read with your book club.

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Broken Bay book club questions

A captivating and intriguing new novel to read with your book club.

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Notes on Her Colour book club questions

A story of motherhood, daughterhood, trauma, race, privilege, music and queerness to discuss with your book club.

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Anam book club questions

A meditation on home and belonging to read with your book club.

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The Collected Regrets of Clover book club questions

A life-affirming novel to read with your book club.