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Kids books, events & news for May

by Leanne Hall

This month we’re reading picture books for laughs and remembering Australian history. We’re also enjoying two unique and fantastical Australian middle grade adventures, and getting messy at the kitchen table with science experiments. You can find some of our best teen reads of the month here. SIX KIDS BOOKS TO READ THIS MONTH Square by Mac Barnett & Jon Klassen

Mac Barnett and Jon Klass…

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YA books, events & news for May

by Leanne Hall

The young adult category proves its versatility this month. We have robot-driven sci-fi, contemporary realism, historical fiction, and fairytale adaptations on our bedside tables. Read on for our top recommendations. You can find some of our best kids reads of the month here. SIX YA BOOKS TO READ THIS MONTH Lifel1k3 (Lifelike) by Jay Kristoff

The much-anticipated new book by bestselling…

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The YABBA shortlists 2018

The Young Australians Best Book Awards (YABBA) were established in 1985 by a group of Victorians keen to see children engage in reading Australian books. Their goal is to have children recommend, read, rate and reward their favourite Australian books.

During Term 1 each year children across Victoria are asked to recommend their favourite Australian books to other children by nominating four Aust…

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Book recommendations for people who find Mother’s Day hard

Mother’s Day is fast approaching and this can be a challenging time for some people, whether due to death, difficulties with trying to conceive, or just regular old complicated feelings. A couple of years ago we published a blog post featuring reading recommendations for people who find Mother’s Day difficult. You can read our original post here and we’ve included additional suggestions below. …

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The story behind Bonesland

by Brendan Lawley

Bonesland is an Australian YA debut that digs into the small-town agonies of adolescence. Author Brendan Lawley tells us why he wrote this book, and who he hopes will read it.

When people find out you wrote a book, you hear the same things:

‘Cool, where’s my free copy?
‘What’s it about?’
‘How long is it?’
‘How long did it take you to write?’
‘How much money will you make?’
‘Is it actually get…

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Win a night at Lake House in Daylesford

One lucky Readings customer has the chance to win one night’s accommodation in a Waterfront Suite at Lake House in Daylesford, including full breakfast and 3-course a la carte lunch or dinner for two in Alla Wolf-Tasker’s award-winning dining room.

To enter, purchase Three Decades On: Lake House and Daylesford from any Readings shop or the Readings website. This is a stunning new book from Alla …

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The Sydney Morning Herald Best Young Australian Novelists for 2018

Four emerging Australian writers have been named The Sydney Morning Herald Best Young Australian Novelists for 2018. Congratulations to Jennifer Down, Shaun Prescott, Marija Peričić and Pip Smith!

Here are our bookseller recommendations for each of their books.

Pulse Points by Jennifer Down

‘Jennifer Down brings to these 14 stories her sharp control over language, her mastery of voice and …

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15 books to gift on Mother’s Day

Mother’s Day is around the corner (Sunday 13 May). Here are 15 books to appeal to all different kinds of readers, and you can find even more gift suggestions here – including cookbooks, crime thrillers, science books, and more. This month, we’ve also included a Mother’s Day Gift Guide as an insert in the Readings Monthly. You can pick up a copy of the newsletter from any of our shops, or you can…

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