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The best picture books of 2019

by Alexa Dretzke

Every year our staff vote for their favourite books, albums, films and TV shows of the past 12 months. Here are our top 10 picture books of the year, voted for by Readings' staff, and displayed in no particular order. (You can find all our best picks for books, music & DVDs of 2019 here.) All of the Factors of Why I Love Tractors by Davina Bell & Jenny Løvlie

Frankie can’t be deterred from…

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The best middle fiction books of 2019

by Dani Solomon

Every year our staff vote for their favourite books, albums, films and TV shows of the past 12 months. Here are our top 10 middle fiction books of the year, voted for by Readings' staff, and displayed in no particular order. (You can find all our best picks for books, music & DVDs of 2019 here.) How to Make a Movie in Twelve Days by Fiona Hardy

After a year of preparation, Hayley finally h…

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The best art & design books of 2019

by Kara McQueen

Every year our staff vote for their favourite books, albums, films and TV shows of the past 12 months. Here are our top 10 art and design books of the year, voted for by Readings' staff, and displayed in no particular order. (You can find all our best picks for books, music & DVDs of 2019 here.) Step into Paradise by Jenny Kee & Linda Jackson

Jenny Kee and Linda Jackson are arguably the mo…

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The best classical albums of 2019

by Alexandra Mathew

Every year our staff vote for their favourite books, albums, films and TV shows of the past 12 months. Here are our top 10 classical albums of the year, voted for by Readings' staff, and displayed in no particular order. (You can find all our best picks for books, music & DVDs of 2019 here.) Mari by Mari Samuelsen

Mari – Norwegian violinist Mari Samuelsen’s first solo recording for Deutsch…

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The best pop albums of 2019

by Ellen Cregan

Every year our staff vote for their favourite books, albums, films and TV shows of the past 12 months. Here are our top 10 pop albums of the year, voted for by Readings' staff, and displayed in no particular order. (You can find all our best picks for books, music & DVDs of 2019 here.) Designer by Aldous Harding

At first glance, this could be labelled an album of background music, but it’s…

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The best young adult books of 2019

by Leanne Hall

Every year our staff vote for their favourite books, albums, films and TV shows of the past 12 months. Here are our top 10 young adult books of the year, voted for by Readings' staff, and displayed in no particular order. (You can find all our best picks for books, music & DVDs of 2019 here.) It Sounded Better in My Head by Nina Kenwood

This warm and intelligent novel depicts an Australian…

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The best crime books of 2019

by Fiona Hardy

Every year our staff vote for their favourite books, albums, films and TV shows of the past 12 months. Here are our top 10 crime books of the year, voted for by Readings' staff, and displayed in no particular order. (You can find all our best picks for books, music & DVDs of 2019 here.) Two Girls Down by Louisa Luna

After two young girls vanish from a Kmart parking lot, bounty hunter Alice…

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The Voss Literary Prize shortlist 2019

The shortlist for the 2019 Voss Literary Prize has been announced.

The shortlisted titles are:

Book of Colours by Robyn Cadwallader The Making of Martin Sparrow by Peter Cochrane Boy Swallows Universe by Trent Dalton The Death of Noah Glass by Gail Jones Too Much Lip by Melissa Lucashenko The Shepherd’s Hut by Tim Winton

Launched in 2014, the Voss Literary Prize is awarded to the best novel …

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Our 2019 Christmas Gift Guide: The hard-to-buy-for kids edition

by Leanne Hall

Over the next few weeks, we’ll be compiling a host of gift guides to help you with your Christmas shopping. Here is a list of suggestions for the tricky children in your life. THEY DON’T LIKE READING

The brand-new Bluey books! - They’ve seen the TV show, now they can join Bluey at the beach, or at night, or enjoy some sticker fun. For ages 4 and up. Beast Feast - A very charming story …

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Our 2019 Christmas Gift Guide: The hard-to-buy-for teen edition

by Leanne Hall

Over the next few weeks, we’ll be compiling a host of gift guides to help you with your Christmas shopping. Here is a list of suggestions for the tricky teens in your life. THEY DON’T LIKE READING

Monuments – Ancient gods, modern day Sydney teens, sinister Hounds - this is a fast-paced and witty fantasy novel that will entertain with ease. Poemsia – Author Lang Leav draws on her real l…

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