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June in review

This month, we were delighted to announce that the winner of our Readings Children’s Book Prize is Run, Pip, Run – a moving, tender, wonderfully wry story for readers 9 and up. You can read more about the Prize announcement here, as well as an interview with winning author J.C. Jones here.

June also saw Lisa McInerny named the winner of the Baile…

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New editions of old favourites

The Invention of Nature by Andrea Wulf $22.99

Alexander von Humboldt is the great lost scientist. Napoleon was jealous of him, Simon Bolivar’s revolution was fuelled by his ideas, Darwin set sail on the Beagle because of Humboldt, and Jules Verne’s Captain Nemo owned all his many books. He simply was, as one contemporary put it, ‘the greatest …

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Books for reluctant readers

Reluctant reader – it’s a label that gets thrown around a lot for kids who would rather do anything else than pick up a book. And if you’re a book-loving parent of a reluctant reader, it can be heartbreaking to see your child miss out on the joys of a good book.

It’s important to recognise why somebody is a reluctant reader, and the reasons rang…

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