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Our 2018 Christmas Gift Guide: What to buy your children

by Leanne Hall

Over the next few weeks, we’ll be compiling a host of gift guides to help you with your Christmas shopping. GIFT IDEAS FOR AGES 0-2

For very little babies, you can’t go wrong with a soft, squishy cloth book. The Wee Gallery cloth books are among some of the classiest, and Friendly Faces in the Forest and Friendly Faces at the Farm are adorable.

Flashcards with high-contrast illustrations a…

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The Voss Literary Prize shortlist 2018

The shortlist for the 2018 Voss Literary Prize has been announced.

The shortlisted titles are:

No More Boats by Felicity Castagna The Last Garden by Eva Hornung The Choke by Sofie Laguna Storyland by Catherine McKinnon The Book of Dirt by Bram Presser Half Wild by Pip Smith

Launched in 2014, the Voss Literary Prize is awarded to the best novel published in Australia in the previous year, and…

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Get ready for Christmas in 2018 with Readings

November has arrived and the Christmas cheer is drawing ever-nearer… Let us help make shopping during this year’s festive season as easy and painless as possible!

Over the next few weeks we’ll be publishing our curated gift guides, sharing our top 10 best books, CDs and DVDs of the year, and releasing our annual Summer Reading Guide which is always jam-packed with recommendations. We’ll also be …

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Our children’s & YA top 10 bestsellers of the week

The Meltdown (Diary of a Wimpy Kid Book 13) by Jeff Kinney Wundersmith: The Calling of Morrigan Crow (Nevermoor Book 2) by Jessica Townsend All the Ways to be Smart by Allison Colpoys & Davina Bell Tales from the Inner City by Shaun Tan Bonnie and Ben Rhyme Again by Mem Fox & Judy Horacek The Ice Monster by David Walliams & Tony Ross Wakestone Hall (Stella Montgomery Book 3) by Judith Rossell Ev

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Our top 10 bestsellers of the week

Special Guest by Annabel Crabb & Wendy Sharpe The Uncollected Plays of Shaun Micallef by Shaun Micallef Ottolenghi SIMPLE by Yotam Ottolenghi The Lost Man by Jane Harper Any Ordinary Day by Leigh Sales Milkman by Anna Burns Past Tense by Lee Child The Arsonist by Chloe Hooper Bridge of Clay by Markus Zusak Nine Perfect Strangers by Liane Moriarty

Our bestselling books of last week include two …

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The winners of the Environment Award for Children’s Literature 2018

The Wilderness Society has revealed the winners of this year’s Environment Award for Children’s Literature. This award is presented annually to fiction and nonfiction books that ‘foster a love of wild places and wildlife in young Australians’ and ‘encourage a sense of responsibility for our natural world’.

Here are the winners for all three categories…

Non-fiction (joint winners) Rock Pool

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What we’re reading: Jasmine Guillory, Sarah Moss & Ottessa Moshfegh

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. Mike Shuttleworth is reading Helen Oxenbury: A Life in Illustration by Leonard S. Marcus

Generations of adults – children once – grew up reading the books of Helen Oxenbury: We’re Going on a Bear Hunt, Ten Little Fingers and Ten Little Toes, Farmer Duck, There

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Our Christmas opening hours for 2018

Here are the changes to our regular trading hours for each of our seven shops during the Christmas and New Year period. You can view the shop pages here. CHRISTMAS OPENING HOURS AT READINGS CARLTON

Monday 3 December – 8am - 11pm
Tuesday 4 December – 8am - 11pm
Wednesday 5 December – 8am - 11pm
Thursday 6 December – 8am - 11pm
Friday 7 December – 8am - 11pm
Sunday 9 December – 9am - 10pm
Mon…

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Our top 10 bestsellers of the week

The Lost Man by Jane Harper Milkman by Anna Burns Any Ordinary Day by Leigh Sales Ottolenghi SIMPLE by Yotam Ottolenghi Nine Perfect Strangers by Liane Moriarty The Three Secret Cities by Matthew Reilly Preservation by Jock Serong Bridge of Clay by Markus Zusak The Arsonist by Chloe Hooper Books That Saved My Life by Michael McGirr

Jane Harper’s addictive new thriller tops our list of bestsell…

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Our children’s & YA top 10 bestsellers of the week

Wundersmith: The Calling of Morrigan Crow (Nevermoor Book 2) by Jessica Townsend The Meltdown (Diary of a Wimpy Kid Book 13) by Jeff Kinney All the Ways to be Smart by Allison Colpoys & Davina Bell The Hate U Give by Angie Thomas Kingdom of Ash (Throne of Glass Book 7) by Sarah J. Maas Tales from the Inner City by Shaun Tan Wakestone Hall (Stella Montgomery Book 3) by Judith Rossell Lenny’s Book

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