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Jamie's 15 Minute Meals, starts 7:30pm October 25 on Ten
25 Oct 2012

Jamie Oliver returns to Network Ten with Jamie's 15 Minute Meals: a new cooking series that pushes the concept of fast, nutritious, everyday food to the next level. The series coincides with the release of his new cookbook Jamie's 15 Minute Meals.

Building on the phenomenal success of Jamie's 30 Minute Meals, in this series each half hour episode will offer two fifteen minute meals back to back to inspire viewers and show them just what they can achieve in a short space of time, every single day of the week.

Jamie's 15 Minute Meals, starts Thursday 25 October on Network Ten at 7:30pm. Jamie cooks Chilli Con Carne Meatballs, plus Sticky Kicking Chicken, Watermelon Radish Salad and Crunchy Noodles.

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Book Cover:  Jamie's 15 Minute Meals
This book is completely devoted to what you, the public, are asking for - super quick, tasty, nutritious food that you can eat everyday of the week. 
This book is completely devoted to what you, the public, are asking for - super quick, tasty, nutritious food that you can eat everyday of the week. 
Published: 28/09/2012
Format: Hardback
ISBN: 9780718157807
2012 Walkley Book Award - longlisted
23 Oct 2012

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Book Cover: The People Smuggler: The True Story of Ali Al Jenabi
The gripping, inspiring and confronting story of how one man escaped from Saddam's Iraq and eventually became 'the Oskar Schindler of Asia'.
The gripping, inspiring and confronting story of how one man escaped from Saddam's Iraq and eventually became 'the Oskar Schindler of Asia'.
Published: 26/04/2012
Format: Paperback
ISBN: 9780670076550
Book Cover: The Australian Moment
Australia appears to be the best-equipped nation to deal with the ongoing rumblings of the Great Recession. To what degree is that good fortune or good planning? A groundbreaking work on our government and character by one of our most respected journalists.
Australia appears to be the best-equipped nation to deal with the ongoing rumblings of the Great Recession. To what degree is that good fortune or good planning? A groundbreaking work on our government and character by one of our most respected journalists.
Published: 22/02/2012
Format: Paperback
ISBN: 9780670075218
Destiny Romance announces free Anne Gracie offer at DestinyRomance.Com
18 Oct 2012

Destiny Romance, Penguin Australia’s digital romance imprint is offering romance lovers a free digital short story by popular romance author Anne Gracie this month. Anyone who registers at destinyromance.com, will have the opportunity to read The Laird’s Vow, a charming historical romance by this three time shortlisted RITA award author.

Launched in August in Australia, Destiny Romance is quickly gathering momentum. The imprint which publishes eBooks across the romance genres of contemporary, historical, suspense, paranormal, fantasy, sci-fi and erotica, has a strong emphasis on discovering new Australian voices in the world of romantic writing.

The Destiny Romance website also allows readers internationally to purchase eBooks from the site, so they can enjoy their Destiny Romance eBooks anywhere – from the coffee shops of New York, to the tube stations of London and the beaches of Queensland.

The Penguin team behind Destiny Romance, Sarah Fairhall and Carol George, said “We are proud to be delivering Australian stories in a genre we both love, in a format that reflects changing tastes and times, and to a worldwide audience.”

Destiny Romance releases two new eBook titles every month and requests for media copies can be made via Net Galley.

Current titles available include:

Wish by Kelly Hunter

Harbinger by Peta Crake

Small Town Storm by Elise K Ackers

The Convenient Bride by Jennifer St George

CityGlitter by Carla Caruso

Double Exposure by Charmaine Ross

Rules are for Breaking by Imelda Evans

Princess Avenger by Bernadette Rowley

 

For more information please contact:

Alysha Farry, Marketing & Publicity Manager, Penguin Australia

alysha.farry@au.penguingroup.com  or 0419 220 108

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Book Cover:  Harbinger: Destiny Romance
A sexy paranormal romance from an exciting new Australian author.
A sexy paranormal romance from an exciting new Australian author.
Published: 16/08/2012
Format: eBook
ISBN: 9781742536484
Book Cover:  Small Town Storm: Destiny Romance
Fans of Nora Roberts will love this thrilling romantic suspense.
Fans of Nora Roberts will love this thrilling romantic suspense.
Published: 16/08/2012
Format: eBook
ISBN: 9781742536101
Book Cover: The Convenient Bride: Destiny Romance
A fabulous contemporary romance featuring exotic settings and a marriage of convenience.
A fabulous contemporary romance featuring exotic settings and a marriage of convenience.
Published: 16/08/2012
Format: eBook
ISBN: 9781742536491
Book Cover:  Cityglitter: Destiny Romance
Cityglitter is a charming, magical romance that leaves in its wake a glitter of fairy dust. 
Cityglitter is a charming, magical romance that leaves in its wake a glitter of fairy dust. 
Published: 15/09/2012
Format: eBook
ISBN: 9781742536552
Book Cover:  Double Exposure: Destiny Romance
An intense and thrilling romance set in the Victorian high country.
An intense and thrilling romance set in the Victorian high country.
Published: 15/09/2012
Format: eBook
ISBN: 9781742536569
Book Cover:  Rules Are For Breaking: Destiny Romance
A humorous contemporary romance from a great new Australian talent.
A humorous contemporary romance from a great new Australian talent.
Published: 15/10/2012
Format: eBook
ISBN: 9781742538020
2012 Speech Pathology Australia Book of the Year Awards
16 Oct 2012

Sonya Hartnett's Come Down, Cat! (illustrated by Lucia Masciullo) was named the Young Children Category Winner at the 2012 Speech Pathology Australia Book of the Year Awards. The Speech Pathology Australia Book of the Year Awards are presented annually for excellence in the development of children’s speech, language and literacy skills.

At this year’s awards, presented at a ceremony at the Royal Children’s Hospital in Melbourne on 16 October, a Lifetime Achievement Award was also presented to author and illustrator Graeme Base.

Congratulations to both Sonya Hartnett and Graeme Base.

Nominated Candidates for The 2013 Astrid Lingdren Award
12 Oct 2012

Congratulations to the following longlisted authors.

Melina Marchetta

Morris Gleitzman

Ursula Dubosarsky

For more information please visit alma.se/en

Congratulations! KOALA Awards Shortlist 2012 announcement
24 Sep 2012

We would like to congratulate the following authors and illustrators on their inclusion on the KOALA Shortlist. The KOALA shortlist is comprised of books chosen and voted on by children and young adults, making it extra special!

Section 1 Picture Storybooks
Enigma: A Magical Mystery by Graeme Base
The Jewel Fish Of Karnak by Graeme Base
The Terrible Plop by Ursula Dubosarsky and Andrew Joyner

Section 2 Fiction for Younger Readers
Extreme Adventure: Killer Whale by Justin D’ath
Mission Fox: Snake Escape by Justin D’ath
Our Australian Girl: Meet Grace by Sophie Laguna and Lucia Masciullo
Our Australian Girl: Meet Poppy by Gabrielle Wang and Lucia Masciullo

Section 3 Fiction for Older Readers
Specky Magee And The Best Of Oz by Felice Arena & Garry Lyon
Pizza Cake by Morris Gleitzman
Thai‐Riffic! by Oliver Phommavanh

Fiction for YEARS 7-9
The Midnight Zoo by Sonya Hartnett
Finnikin Of The Rock by Melina Marchetta

 

Teachers’, don’t forget to encourage your students to vote HERE. Voting is open till September 21st 2012.

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Book Cover:  Enigma

'Don't worry,' Bertie said at once. 'I'll solve this, have no fear,
For magic things that vanish almost always reappear. . .'

Bertie loves to visit the Retirement Home for Elderly Magicians and watch his grandpa perform magic tricks. But one day all the magicians' props go missing, so Bertie sets off to investigate. . .

Can he solve the mystery in time to save the show?

'Don't worry,' Bertie said at once. 'I'll solve this, have no fear,
For magic things that vanish almost always reappear. . .'

Bertie loves to visit the Retirement Home for Elderly Magicians and watch his...

Published: 27/10/2008
Format: Hardback
ISBN: 9780670072019
Book Cover: The Jewel Fish of Karnak
From the bestselling and highly acclaimed author of such classics asAnimaliaThe Eleventh Hour and The Legend of the Golden Snail, Graeme Base.
From the bestselling and highly acclaimed author of such classics asAnimaliaThe Eleventh Hour and The Legend of the Golden Snail, Graeme Base.
Published: 03/10/2011
Format: Hardback
ISBN: 9780670074679
Book Cover: The Terrible Plop

Here is the story of the Terrible PLOP, with a bear and a rabbit, and a hop hop hop.

But what is the PLOP? And where does it hide?

Open the book and look inside . . .




Here is the story of the Terrible PLOP, with a bear and a rabbit, and a hop hop hop.

But what is the PLOP? And where does it hide?

Open the book and look inside . . .




Published: 22/08/2012
Format: Paperback
ISBN: 9780143505136
Book Cover:  Killer Whale: Extreme Adventures

The whale flung itself onto the ice and came sliding up the slope on its belly. Straight towards Harry and me...

Sam Fox is on holidays with his family in Antarctica when their ski plane crashes on the ice. As the unstable iceshelf cracks apart, Sam and his younger brother become separated from the rest of the group. Before long, they're stranded on a wobbly icefloe. Just when it seems things couldn't...

The whale flung itself onto the ice and came sliding up the slope on its belly. Straight towards Harry and me...

Sam Fox is on holidays with his family in Antarctica when their ski plane crashes on the...

Published: 03/03/2008
Format: Paperback
ISBN: 9780143303206
Book Cover:  Snake Escape: Mission Fox Book 1
Bella is a giant hungry python who's spied a cockatoo for breakfast. Can Mission Fox save the day without getting tied up in knots?
Bella is a giant hungry python who's spied a cockatoo for breakfast. Can Mission Fox save the day without getting tied up in knots?
Published: 28/03/2011
Format: Paperback
ISBN: 9780143305811
Book Cover:  Our Australian Girl: Meet Grace (Book 1)
Meet Grace and join her adventure in the first of four exciting stories about a convict girl who is given a second chance.
Meet Grace and join her adventure in the first of four exciting stories about a convict girl who is given a second chance.
Published: 31/01/2011
Format: Paperback
ISBN: 9780143305286
Book Cover:  Our Australian Girl: Meet Poppy (Book 1)
A historical adventure story about a gold rush girl, Meet Poppy, is part of the Our Australian Girl series that explores the stolen generation.
A historical adventure story about a gold rush girl, Meet Poppy, is part of the Our Australian Girl series that explores the stolen generation.
Published: 31/01/2011
Format: Paperback
ISBN: 9780143305323
Book Cover:  Specky Magee and the Best of Oz
Specky has been selected to represent Australia in International Rules in this last book in the bestselling series.
Specky has been selected to represent Australia in International Rules in this last book in the bestselling series.
Published: 28/02/2011
Format: Paperback
ISBN: 9780143304678
Book Cover:  Pizza Cake
Stories with the lot! Pizza Cake is a new collection of 10 funny short stories for kids from one of our bestselling authors, Morris Gleitzman.
Stories with the lot! Pizza Cake is a new collection of 10 funny short stories for kids from one of our bestselling authors, Morris Gleitzman.
Published: 31/10/2011
Format: Paperback
ISBN: 9780143305989
Book Cover:  Thai-riffic!

Albert (Lengy) Lengviriyakul, is fed up with being Thai. His parents own a Thai restaurant with the cheesy name of Thai-riffic! and Lengy is sick of being his father's curry guinea pig, longing  to just eat pizza! At school he is a bit of a troublemaker, going to any lengths to hide his background. But when his best friend decides to become Thai for a day for a school project, Lengy...

Albert (Lengy) Lengviriyakul, is fed up with being Thai. His parents own a Thai restaurant with the cheesy name of Thai-riffic! and Lengy is sick of being his father's curry guinea pig, longing  to...

Published: 28/05/2010
Format: Paperback
ISBN: 9780143304852
Book Cover:  Finnikin of the Rock
From internationally best-selling and award-winning author Melina Marchetta comes The Lumatere Chronicles, her dazzling epic fantasy series.
From internationally best-selling and award-winning author Melina Marchetta comes The Lumatere Chronicles, her dazzling epic fantasy series.
Published: 31/08/2009
Format: Paperback
ISBN: 9780143009870
2012 WA Premier's Literary Awards - winners
18 Sep 2012

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Book Cover:  All That I Am
Based on real people and events, All That I Am is a masterful and exhilarating exploration of bravery and betrayal, of the risks and sacrifices some people make for their beliefs, and of heroism hidden in the most unexpected places.
Based on real people and events, All That I Am is a masterful and exhilarating exploration of bravery and betrayal, of the risks and sacrifices some people make for their beliefs, and of heroism hidden in the most unexpected places.
Published: 21/03/2012
Format: Paperback
ISBN: 9780143567516
Book Cover:  Cloudstreet the Screenplay
Author Tim Winton has worked with Ellen Fontana to translate this funny, sprawling saga into a brilliantly written TV mini-series.
Author Tim Winton has worked with Ellen Fontana to translate this funny, sprawling saga into a brilliantly written TV mini-series.
Published: 25/05/2011
Format: Paperback
ISBN: 9781926428314
2012 Galley Club Awards - shortlisted
11 Sep 2012

The shortlist for the Galley Club Awards for 2012 has been announced. These awards are an opportunity for the industry to acknowledge the individuals, publishers and printers who have excelled in book and magazine production in the preceding year.

Those who have achieved excellence will be honoured during the evening at the Annual Awards dinner in October.

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Book Cover:  Tucked In: For Everyone Having a Doona Day
The perfect gift for the bedbound or balm for the world-weary, Tucked In is sure to uplift, soothe and inspire.
The perfect gift for the bedbound or balm for the world-weary, Tucked In is sure to uplift, soothe and inspire.
Published: 28/02/2011
Format: Hardback
ISBN: 9781921382383
Book Cover: The Edible Balcony
Join popular media personality and foodie Indira Naidoo as she embarks on a mission to transform her tiny thirteen-floor balcony into a bountiful kitchen garden. 
Join popular media personality and foodie Indira Naidoo as she embarks on a mission to transform her tiny thirteen-floor balcony into a bountiful kitchen garden. 
Published: 31/10/2011
Format: Paperback
ISBN: 9781921382536
Book Cover: The Art of Pasta
For the more adventurous cook, Lucio's executive chef Logan Campbell has contributed some contemporary interpretations of classic pasta dishes, including rabbit cannelloni with Jerusalem artichoke sauce and beetroot gnocchi with pancetta and goat's cheese.
For the more adventurous cook, Lucio's executive chef Logan Campbell has contributed some contemporary interpretations of classic pasta dishes, including rabbit cannelloni with Jerusalem artichoke sauce and beetroot gnocchi with pancetta and goat's cheese.
Published: 03/10/2011
Format: Hardback
ISBN: 9781921382284
Book Cover: The Penguin Book of Australian War Writing
From the cliffs of Gallipoli, through the jungles of Vietnam, to the deserts of Afghanistan and Iraq, Australia's short history is a story of war.
From the cliffs of Gallipoli, through the jungles of Vietnam, to the deserts of Afghanistan and Iraq, Australia's short history is a story of war.
Published: 31/10/2011
Format: Hardback
ISBN: 9780670075522
Book Cover:  How to Make Gravy
His own stories in his own voice. Paul Kelly reads his award-winning 'mongrel memoir' in its entirety on 16 CDs, plus bonus disc with guest readers Cate Blanchett, Russell Crowe, Hugh Jackman, Judy Davis and Ben Mendelsohn.
His own stories in his own voice. Paul Kelly reads his award-winning 'mongrel memoir' in its entirety on 16 CDs, plus bonus disc with guest readers Cate Blanchett, Russell Crowe, Hugh Jackman, Judy Davis and Ben Mendelsohn.
Published: 30/11/2011
Format: Audio Visual
ISBN: 9781926428321
Melbourne Prize for Literature 2012 Finalists Announced
05 Sep 2012

The finalists in one of Australia’s most esteemed literary awards, the Melbourne Prize for Literature 2012 along with the Best Writing Award 2012, have been released. Congratulations to all our authors selected as finalists.

Alison Lester is a finalist for the Melbourne Prize for Literature 2012 to be awarded to a Victorian author whose body of published or produced work has made an outstanding contribution to Australian literature, as well as to cultural and intellectual life.

Sonya Hartnett (The Children of the King) and Paul Kelly (How to Make Gravy) are finalists in The Best Writing Award for a piece of published or produced work of outstanding clarity, originality and creativity by a Victorian writer. The work can be any genre or form for example, fiction, non-fiction, essays, plays, screenplays and poetry.

The recipient in each category will be announced on Wednesday, 7 November at www.melbourneprize.org

The Melbourne Prize 2012 judging panel consists of some of Australia’s most respected literary identities including, Readings Mark Rubbo OAM, Emeritus Professor and Writer Professor Brian Matthews FAHA, playwright Hannie Rayson, writer Christos Tsiolkas and Michael Williams of The Wheeler Centre.

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Book Cover:  Children of the King
Three children have been sent to live in the countryside, safe from the war in London. When they find two boys hiding in a castle, the past and future come together to make an extraordinary adventure.
Three children have been sent to live in the countryside, safe from the war in London. When they find two boys hiding in a castle, the past and future come together to make an extraordinary adventure.
Published: 21/03/2012
Format: Hardback
ISBN: 9780670076130
Book Cover:  How to Make Gravy
A memoir in a hundred songs – classy storytelling from Australia's most prodigious singer-songwriter. Buy the App
A memoir in a hundred songs – classy storytelling from Australia's most prodigious singer-songwriter. Buy the App
Published: 03/10/2011
Format: Paperback
ISBN: 9781926428277
Book Cover:  Sophie Scott Goes South
An adventure-filled picture book for younger readers based on best-selling and much-loved author Alison Lester's real experiences aboard an Antarctic expedition ship.
An adventure-filled picture book for younger readers based on best-selling and much-loved author Alison Lester's real experiences aboard an Antarctic expedition ship.
Published: 23/05/2012
Format: Hardback
ISBN: 9780670880683
Indigenous Literacy Day, Wednesday September 5, 2012
05 Sep 2012

Today is Indigenous Literacy Day and as a supporter of the Indigenous Literacy Foundation, we encourage you to take the opportunity to help us raise urgently needed funds for books to be delivered into remote indigenous communities.

You can help put a book into the hands of an indigenous child by donating $5 or more online at www.indigenousliteracyfoundation.org.au and by sharing this page you will further the opportunity to raise awareness and funds.
Thank you. 

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