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Recommended YA books & news for February

by Leanne Hall

The YA reading year is off to a great start. In February, we’ve got a sweet political rom-com, a playlist of love stories, gripping sci-fi adventures, and unique fantasy reads that span from gentle to sinister. Find our February picks for kids books here. YA BOOK OF THE MONTH

Two big-name authors come together in Yes No Maybe So, a heartwarming cross-cultural political rom-com that uses al…

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Recommended kids books, news & events for February

by Leanne Hall

This month in children’s books you can celebrate nature, animals and Country, embark on magical adventures to distant lands and strange cities, figure your feelings out, and learn about Martin Luther King and David Attenborough. Find our February picks for YA books here. KIDS BOOK OF THE MONTH

A new picture book from acclaimed author and illustrator Bronwyn Bancroft is always a treat! Co

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At Home with Chris Gordon, February 2020

by Chris Gordon

Our monthly food and gardening columnist looks to the year of cookbooks ahead and makes some predictions for what foods will be trending in 2020…

Guess what the vegetable for 2020 is? Be still my heart, it’s brussels sprout! And the drink for the year is oat milk, which I believe is basically porridge.

A new decade brings so many promises for a better and kinder life, with or without sprouts.…

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Six Australian debuts to read in February

We round-up six exciting new Australian voices to read this month. You can find even more new Australian fiction by browsing the collection below. Cherry Beach by Laura McPhee-Browne

Hetty and Ness, best friends since childhood, have left suburban Melbourne for the first time to live abroad in Toronto. Hetty is charming and captivating, the life of the party; Ness is a wallflower, hopeless…

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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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