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What we’re reading: Jessica Townsend, Jane Harper & Melissa Lucashenko

Each week we bring you a sample of the books we’re reading, the films and TV shows we’re watching, and the music we’re listening to. Ellen Cregan is reading Nevermoor: The Trials of Morrigan Crow by Jessica Townsend

This week I’ve been reading Jessica Townsend’s hotly anticipated children’s fiction book. I don’t often get around to reading m…

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Recommended children’s fiction from emerging Australian writers

It’s been a brilliant year for Australian children’s books. Here is a sample of 12 middle fiction reads (ages 8-12) from exciting, fresh voices to suit young readers with all kinds of interests. Lintang and the Pirate Queen by Tamara Moss

The spirited and determined Lintang dreams of leaving her home to travel the high seas. When she defends…

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New novels that show the world from a child’s perspective

Writing from a child’s or teenager perspective might sound simple, but getting it right is notoriously difficult. Here are five new novels that feature compelling and authentic young voices. How Saints Die by Carmen Marcus

How Saints Die portrays adult breakdown through the eyes of a brightly imaginative and irrepressibly curious child. 10-y…

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