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A spotlight on Wombat, Mudlark & Other Stories by Helen Milroy

Wombat, Mudlark & Other Stories by Helen Milroy is one of the six books shortlisted for this year’s Readings Children’s Book Prize. Here’s everything you need to know about this collection of warm and inspiring fables.

Wombat, Mudlark & Other Stories is a book that engages readers from the very first page. Each of these bite-sized stories is imbued with a timeless quality, and feels as big …

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Andy, Terry & Jill share the books they love

by Andy Griffiths, Terry Denton & Jill Griffiths

Hi, my name is Andy. I write books about an ever-expanding treehouse with my friends Terry and Jill. (I write the words, Terry draws the pictures and Jill does the editing.) If you’re like most of our readers you’re probably wondering what books we read when WE were growing up (given that we weren’t able to read Treehouse books because we hadn’t got around to writing them).

Well, not surprising…

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The CBCA Book of the Year Awards shortlists 2020

The Children’s Book Council of Australia (CBCA) has announced its Book of the Year Awards shortlists for 2020. Congratulations to all the authors, illustrators, editors and publishers!

Here are the shortlists for each category.

Older Readers (for ages 13-18 years) The Boy Who Steals Houses by C.G. Drews How it Feels to Float by Helena Fox Ghost Bird by Lisa Fuller When the Ground is Hard by …

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A spotlight on The Dog Runner by Bren MacDibble

The Dog Runner by Bren MacDibble is one of the six books shortlisted for this year’s Readings Children’s Book Prize. Here’s everything you need to know about this gripping, action-packed tale touching on the climate crisis.

The Dog Runner is an action-packed adventure with a highly original premise. The narrative moves along at a breakneck pace, and highlights the importance of resilience a…

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The CILIP Carnegie & Kate Greenaway Medals shortlists 2020

The shortlists for the 2020 CILIP Carnegie and Kate Greenaway Medals have been announced.

The Carnegie Medal is awarded by children’s librarians for an outstanding book written in English for children and young people.

Here are the shortlisted books for the 2020 Carnegie Medal:

The Black Flamingo by Dean Atta, illustrated by Anshika Khullar Nowhere on Earth by Nick Lake Lark by Anthony McGowa…

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A spotlight on Sherlock Bones and the Natural History Mystery by Renée Treml

Sherlock Bones and the Natural History Mystery by Renée Treml is one of the six books shortlisted for this year’s Readings Children’s Book Prize. Here’s everything you need to know about this unique graphic novel.

Sherlock Bones and the Natural History Mystery is a funny, quirky mystery. With lots of natural history facts scattered throughout, there’s plenty to learn within this graphic nov…

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Our favourite worlds in middle grade fantasy

by Leanne Hall

One of the joys of reading fantasy is being transported to other worlds that are breathtakingly different – and fascinatingly similar – to the our own regular human world. Here are some favourite books for children that take us to places strange and wonderful. All these picks are suitable for ages 9 to 12.

Dragon’s Green by Scarlett Thomas

The first book in Scarlett Thomas’s amazing World

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