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Finalists for National Book Critics Circle Awards 2018

The finalists for the National Book Critics Circle (NBCC) awards have been announced. The NBCC honours outstanding writing and fosters a national conversation about reading, criticism and literature.

Here is the complete list of NBCC Award finalists for the publishing year 2018:

Fiction Milkman by Anna Burns Slave Old Man by Patrick Chamoiseau…

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Books to help with starting school

Starting school is a big life event – as is starting at a new kinder, creche, childcare or being in a new class with a new teacher. Here are some bookish suggestions around routines, anxiety, friendships and social skills to ease any bumps in the road. STARTING PREP/FOUNDATION Starting School by Jane Godwin & Anna Walker

Five children app…

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Meet the bookseller with Claire Atherfold

Claire Atherfold is the Children’s Book Buyer at our newly renovated State Library bookshop. Here, she shares what books are on her TBR pile, and which authors she would invite to a dinner party. Why did you decide to work in books?

Books have always been a large part of my life. From a very early age I have memories of my mum reading to me, a…

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