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Recommended Aussie books for beginner readers

We love to see Australian junior fiction for kids embarking on their reading journey. Here are some recommended reads for beginner and newly independent readers. (And we’re always hungry for more!) From Nerd to Ninja (Ninja Kid Book 1) by Anh Do

Nerdy Nelson gets a big shock on his tenth birthday when he learns that he’s the last ninja on ea…

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A monthly update from our Teen Advisory Board

This month, we were fortunate to have a visit from Scot Gardner. Now a critically acclaimed author of several novels for young readers, Scot began his career writing for Earth Garden magazine and got his big break when he took the manuscript of his first novel to a John Marsden writing camp.

Scot travelled two hours by train to be with us. He sho…

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The Women’s Prize for Fiction shortlist 2018

The shortlist for the 2018 Women’s Prize for Fiction has been announced. This Prize celebrates excellence, originality and accessibility in women’s writing from throughout the world.

Sarah Sands, Chair of the judging panel, says: ‘The themes of the shortlist have both contemporary and lasting resonance encompassing the birth of the internet, race…

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