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30 reasons to read the entire Readings Children’s Book Prize shortlist

This year’s shortlist for the Readings Children’s Book Prize features six amazing books! Here are 30 reasons why you should read all of them. If you’d like to buy all six books at once – and we recommend you do! – the entire shortlist is available here at a special price. The Bad Guys by Aaron Blabey

1. It’s funny. Seriously funny.
2. It’s g…

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Limited signed books from Jonathan Franzen, Hanya Yanagihara and Jon Klassen

We had three international authors visit us this week to sign copies of their books for our Carlton shop and online customers. There’s a very limited number of signed copies available so get in quick. Jonathan Franzen

Jonathan Franzen is an American novelist and essayist. His 2001 novel, The Corrections, earned Franzen a National Book Award,…

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Animal tales for young readers

Whether they’ve got fur or scales or feathers, animals are a big part of our lives, and so it’s no surprise that you could fill a whole bookshelf with great animal stories for children. Here’s a selection of our favourite animal tales for readers aged 7+. CAT LOVERS Carbonel by Barbara Sleigh

If we’re talking books about cats, we can’t go…

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