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A wry, humorous debut novel

When you’re heading towards 40 and people start to notice you a bit less, what do you do with your new powers of invisibility? This is an affectionate novel about grabbing onto life and claiming your place.

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From Stanley Tucci comes a funny, poignant, heartfelt and satisfying serving of memories and meals.

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Two couples. One twisted game.

This dark thriller follows Elena and Adam who are housesitting in Wimbledon and are instantly seduced by their new upscale surroundings. When their beautiful, enigmatic neighbours Sophia and Finn invite them into their world, it’s hard to deny. But things are much more complex and dangerous than they seem on the surface . . .

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A gorgeous board book about imaginative play

Honey is waiting to see Doctor Bingo, but Receptionist Bluey tells her to be patient. Some of the other cases the doctor needs to attend to are a real pickle! Will Honey ever get a turn?

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An engrossing thriller about a volcanic eruption

Combining the talents of two of our greatest storytellers, James Patterson and Michael Crichton present a thriller unlike any other.

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The story of America’s political polarisation

Nick Bryant argues that hate, divisiveness and paranoia are a core part of America’s story. Combining brilliant storytelling with historical research, he shines a light on the problems plaguing America today.

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Escape to the captivating island of Tuga de Oro

London vet Charlotte Walker has embarked on a fellowship to study endangered tortoises. But soon, her work is interrupted by the island’s quirky community and a blossoming romance with the new island doctor.

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Tim Winton tour announced!

The book tour for Tim Winton’s new book, Juice, has been announced. He will be visiting every state and territory this October to introduce readers to this epic novel of determination, survival and the limits of the human spirit.

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A special limited edition sticker activity book

Celebrate 20 years of the green sheep with fun stickers, puzzles, colouring in pages and more.

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New additions to children’s series

Some of your favourite, fun children’s series just got new additions. Mia is writing a script for the drama club’s first-ever IRL show, and Felix finds himself on a snowy mountain after another shower mishap.

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Deborah Callaghan on writing routines and fictional worlds

The Little Clothes is a clever and affectionate novel from Deborah Callaghan. We caught up with the author to hear about her writing routine, the publishing process and more.

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QUIZ: Which YA fantasy should you read next

Take this fun quiz to figure out which fantasy book you should reach for next.

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Sarah Ogilvie on the research, cataloguing and technology behind The Dictionary People

The Dictionary People is a joyful read, but behind the book was a lot of hard work. We caught up with the author to learn about how she approached such a massive project.

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What readers are saying about $10 Meals with Chelsea

Chelsea Goodwin, the creator behind the $10 Meals Australia Facebook group, has released a cookbook full of incredible budget eats. See what readers are saying!

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Penguin Random House wins Publisher of the Year 2024

Penguin Random House has won Publisher of the Year at the 2024 Australian Book Industry Awards. Congrats and thank you to the authors, agents, booksellers, suppliers, employees and readers who made it possible.

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James Bradley reveals the invisible structure underpinning his new book, Deep Water

We caught up with James Bradley to learn about his research process, approach to non-fiction and the unique structure that guides readers through a journey into our oceans.

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Penguin Noir is back with two events in 2024

Learn about two exciting Penguin Random House author showcases this August!

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Mini-me reads for mums and kids this Mother’s Day

Read by example this Mother’s Day with these book duos, perfect for mums and their children.

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A guide to Marian Keyes

Want to read Marian Keyes’s books but aren’t sure where to start? Check out this run-down on the bestselling author and her many wonderful works.

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The best books to read with your book club in autumn 2024

These are the Penguin Random House books that over 80,000 book clubs voted as the best group reads this month.

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8 tips for aspiring authors from Morris Gleitzman

Morris Gleitzman shares his top tips for writers ahead of his new book, Tweet.

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What are writers' festivals like? A book publisher shares

Go behind the scenes at Adelaide Writers' Week with publisher Meredith Curnow.

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An Inheritance Games series explainer

Learn about the Inheritance Games series, how the books relate to each other and the correct order in which to read them.

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Meet the characters from The Tea Ladies

Meet the tea ladies from Amanda Hampson’s Tea Ladies series.

Fresh Voices

Book clubs
The Little Clothes book club questions

A humorous, provocative and affectionate novel to read with your book club.

Q&A
Deborah Callaghan on writing routines and fictional worlds

The Little Clothes is a clever and affectionate novel from Deborah Callaghan. We caught up with the author to hear about her writing routine, the publishing process and more.

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Generate a husband

Generate a husband in honour of Holly Gramazio’s debut novel, The Husbands.

Book clubs
What I Would Do to You book club questions

A stunning, thought-provoking debut to read with your book club.

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Georgia Harper says she ‘ruined her mum’s fantasy’

Find out why Georgia Harper’s writing routine ruined her mum’s idyllic vision of a writerly life. Plus, learn about her love for Anne Rice and her unlucky skill for attracting strangers’ stories.

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Fun Fact: Sarah-Jane Collins wrote much of her debut novel in a bar

Sarah-Jane Collins shares how her background as a reporter inspired her to write her debut novel, Radiant Heat.

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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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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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Debut authors share their best tips for aspiring authors

The Fresh Voices of 2023 share their advice with fellow writers. Whether you’re aspiring to get your book published or looking for writing tips, these words of wisdom will help.

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The rare success of one author's open submission

An author and editor share the unique publication story of Amy Doak's debut novel, Eleanor Jones is Not a Murderer.

Book clubs
The Secrets of the Huon Wren book club questions

A deeply moving novel to read with your book club.

Q&A
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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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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Spicy Lotus Root Salad

Some restaurants in Taiwan will set out appetisers at the front entrance, and I always reach for the lotus root salad.

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Slow Cooker Sticky Toffee Pudding

This slow cooker version of the classic pudding is perfect for getting ahead on dessert. Simply prep the pudding mix in the morning and it'll be ready for serving at dinner time!

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Taiwanese Braised Pork Rice

I'm not trying to boast, but if there's one thing out of the 88 recipes in this cookbook that I know you need to try, it's this dish.

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Pumpkin Pancakes

Who needs pumpkin pie when you have pumpkin pancakes?

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Cinnamon Pecan Rolls

Nutty, sweet, cinnamon goodness.

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Chicken Dumpling Soup

Battle a chilly brisk day with this chicken dumpling soup.

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Papitas Fritas con Nduja (Nduja Pan-fried Potatoes)

Inspired by the Mexican dish papas con chorizo, this easy recipe sees new potatoes quickly pan-fried in spicy nduja for a colourful, flavour-packed side or main course.

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Pollo Mariposa con Mantequilla de Guajillo (Guajillo Butter Spatchcock Chicken)

Brushed with a punchy Mexican dried chilli, lemon and garlic butter, this spatchcocked roast chicken is an impressive centrepiece for summer dinner parties.

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Tacos de Colirflor Rostizada con Adobo Verde (Adobo Verde Roasted Cauliflower Tacos)

In this simple vegetarian taco recipe, cauliflower is roasted in a fresh and vibrant jalapeño and coriander adobo verde and a drizzle of tahini, before being served in corn tortillas and topped with a spoon cooling crème fraîche.

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Traditional Taiwanese Chow Mein

If you were to ask my dad which of all the dishes my mom makes is his favorite, he would say Taiwanese chow mein.

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Instant Pot Pulled Pork Sandwiches with Homemade Apple Slaw

Enjoy everything you love about slow-cooked barbecue in under 1 hour.

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Chocolate Chip & Walnut Banana Bread

This recipe is the ultimate dessert and is guaranteed to warm you right up.

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Cheesy Broccoli

This dish is a delicious and satisfying side the entire family can enjoy.

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Aglio Olio Peperoncino

A classic and simple pasta dish.

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Spaghetti Alla Nerano

A simple and delicious authentic vegetarian pasta.

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Lemon Diva Cupcakes

These punchy little lemon cakes remain one of my favourite memories from Season One of MasterChef. They won me a mystery box challenge and became one of my most-requested recipes.

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Double Chocolate and Hazelnut Quinola

Who said delicious dessert had to be unhealthy?

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Baked Spiced Aubergine with Hummus Mint and Pomegranate

A scrumptious eggplant with a marinade packed full of flavour.

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Chermoula Chicken with Papaya

A delicious chicken with a tasty traditional North African marinade.

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Chicken Fried Rice

As seen on This Morning, this flavour-packed air-fryer chicken fried rice from Bored of Lunch is a healthy alternative to a classic takeaway dish. Best of all, it will be on the table in just 30 minutes so it's ideal for busy weeknights.

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Air Fryer Sweet Chilli Prawn Cocktail Pitta

This ultra-speedy lunchtime dish packs crispy air fried pittas with a fresh sweet chilli mayo prawn cocktail.

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Marinara Meatball Sub

Meatballs, cooked in a rich marinara sauce, are topped with melted cheese and piled into crusty rolls in this easy air fryer recipe from Bored of Lunch.

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Fitwaffle's Lemon Cheesecake

Finished with whipped cream and plenty of lemon zest this easy no-bake cheesecake is one to whip up on warm summer days.

Activities

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Willa and Woof: Camp Chaos maze activity

Help Willa find Woof with this fun maze activity!

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Detective Beans colouring-in activity

Check out this fun Detective Beans and the Case of the Missing Hat colouring activity!

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Only The Astronauts creative writing project

Introduce students to a new form of narration with this activity inspired by Ceridwen Dovey’s new book, Only The Astronauts.

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Bluey Mother's Day colouring-in activity for the whole family!

Wackadoo! Unwind with this great colouring-in activity, just in time for Mother’s Day!

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Play and Grow with The Very Hungry Caterpillar

Join The Very Hungry Caterpillar on his adventures with these fun activities.

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Bluey Easter activity pack

Celebrate Easter with this free printable download.

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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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