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What has changed in children’s books over the past 20 years?

Next Monday is the 20th anniversary of the publication of Harry Potter and the Philosopher’s Stone! To mark the occasion, we asked three of our staff members to reflect on what’s changed in children’s books over the past 20 years. Here are their responses.

‘Harry Potter came along at a time when the children’s section of the bookshop I worked a…

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An interview with a teen reader

Over the next few weeks we’re participating in a work experience program with students from high schools across Melbourne. Today, Ewen Cusworth from Fitzroy High tells us about his favourite book covers, being a judge for the Inky Awards, and more. How would you describe your taste in books?

I enjoy reading mostly fiction so stuff like romance…

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Our top picks of the month for book clubs

For a conversation about empathy and books… The Ministry of Utmost Happiness by Arundhati Roy

Arundhati Roy’s second novel takes readers on an intimate journey across the Indian subcontinent – from the cramped neighbourhoods of Old Delhi and the glittering malls of the burgeoning new metropolis, to the snowy mountains and valleys of Kashmir. B…

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