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Our top 10 bestsellers of the week

Dark Emu by Bruce Pascoe A Very Stable Genius by Carol D. Leonnig & Philip Rucker Where the Crawdads Sing by Delia Owens Damascus by Christos Tsiolkas Conversations with Friends by Sally Rooney Such a Fun Age by Kiley Reid No One Is Too Small to Make a Difference by Greta Thunberg Superpower by Ross Garnaut American Dirt by Jeanine Cummins The Weekend by Charlotte Wood

Bruce Pascoe’s groundbre…

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The most anticipated books of 2020

by Alison Huber

Dear Reader

It must be said: it has been a grim start to the year. I have always imagined 2020 as the year that officially starts ‘the future’ (well, actually, it used to be the year 2000, but somehow that came and went two decades ago). But instead of the flying cars, intergalactic travel, and neural telepathy of my imagination, we are deep in climate emergency. The climate refugees in The Glad

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Story time at Readings in 2020

Readings is pleased to offer a free weekly half-hour children’s story time at our Doncaster, Kids and Malvern shops.

Here are the details for each shop…

Readings Doncaster
Ground level, Westfield Doncaster, 619 Doncaster Road, Doncaster
11am - 11.30am, Mondays

Readings Kids
315 Lygon Street, Carlton
10am - 10.30am, Fridays

Readings Malvern
185 Glenferrie Road, Malvern
10.30am - 11am, Thurs…

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What we’re reading: Aoife Clifford, Phillip Roope & Kevin Meagher

Each week we bring you a sample of the books we’re reading, the films we’re watching, the television shows we’re hooked on or the music we’re loving. Fiona Hardy is reading Shark Arm by Phillip Roope & Kevin Meagher

In 1935, a recently-caught tiger shark at the Coogee Aquarium vomited up a human arm in front of witnesses. The arm had on it a tattoo of two boxers facing off, and while the id…

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Winners of the Victorian Premier’s Literary Awards 2020

Congratulations to all the winners of the 2020 Victorian Premier’s Literary Awards!

The winner of the Fiction Award is Damascus by Christos Tsiolkas.

Damascus is a work of soaring ambition and achievement. Based around the gospels and letters of St Paul, and focusing on characters one and two generations on from the death of Christ, this is a historical novel of immense power and an unflinc…

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The most anticipated children’s & young adult books of 2020

by Angela Crocombe

2020 already feels like a bumper year for new children’s and young adult books, particularly from local talent.

In March we have a new middle grade novel from Jessica Miller, who has previously been shortlisted for the Readings Children’s Book Prize. It is called The Republic of Birds and I have it on good authority that it is brilliant. Also in March, we have a fantastic debut middle grade nove…

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Exciting children’s books to look out for in 2020

It’s a new year and we’re excited about all the fantastic children’s books that will be published in 2020. Here are some of the titles that have already piqued our interest. For the most anticipated YA books of 2020, check out our comprehensive roundup here. Picture books Coming Home to Country by Bronwyn Bancroft (February) Counting our Country by Jill Daniels (February) Izzy and Frank b…

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The 2020 winners of the Caldecott, Newbery & Printz awards

The American Library Association (ALA) has announced its top books for children and young adults, including the influential Caldecott, Newbery and Printz awards. The winners include…

Winner of the John Newbery Medal for the most outstanding contribution to children’s literature:

New Kid by Jerry Craft

This timely and honest graphic novel is about starting over at a new school where dive…

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