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Our children’s & YA top 10 bestsellers of the week

Young Dark Emu by Bruce Pascoe The World’s Worst Teachers by David Walliams The Good Thieves by Katherine Rundell Sick Bay by Nova Weetman Wilam: A Birrarung Story by Aunty Joy Murphy, Andrew Kelly and Lisa Kennedy The Peacock Detectives by Carly Nugent Pig the Tourist by Aaron Blabey Fashionista by Maxine Beneba Clarke Moonwalkers by Mark Greenwood and Terry Denton Peppa Pig: 150 Things to Make

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Growing Up Queer in Australia

To celebrate the release of the essential new anthology Growing Up Queer in Australia, Readings will donate $2 from every sale of this book in the month of August to Minus 18, an organisation that champions rights for lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, intersex and queer youth Australia-wide.

Black Inc., the book’s publisher, has generously agreed to match our final donation, so Minus 18 will…

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Our top 10 bestsellers of the week

Three Women by Lisa Taddeo A Wunch of Bankers by Daniel Ziffer Plots and Prayers by Niki Savva The Prettiest Horse in the Glue Factory by Corey White Dark Emu by Bruce Pascoe Open House Melbourne Weekend: 2019 Program by Open House Melbourne Fake by Stephanie Wood Boy Swallows Universe by Trent Dalton Knife (Harry Hole, Book 12) by Jo Nesbo The Chain by Adrian McKinty

Our bestseller list last …

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Celebrate the moon-landing anniversary with kids books

by Leanne Hall

Fifty years ago is ancient history to contemporary kids – but luckily there’s a plethora of children’s books bringing to life the wonder and awe of 1969’s Apollo 11 Moon mission and the moment Neil Armstrong took that first step. Here are some of our favourites.

Where’s Mr Astronaut? by Ingela P Arrhenius

If your baby is showing early signs of a future career in space exploration, you may…

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What We’re Reading: Jones, Cusk

Each week we bring you a sample of the books we’re reading, the films and TV shows we’re watching, and the music we’re listening to.

Julia Jackson is reading An American Marriage by Tayari Jones

This isn’t the sort of book I’d normally pick up for myself, but I’m really enjoying An American Marriage. In case you didn’t know, Tayari Jones is this year’s winner of the Women’s Prize for Ficti…

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The Inky Awards shortlist 2019

The shortlists for the 2019 Inky Awards have been announced! These awards are presented by State Library Victoria (SLV) for local and international fiction, poetry, anthologies and graphic novels written for young adults. Congratulations to all the authors on the shortlist!

Check out the full list of titles below.

The titles shortlisted for the Gold Inky Award (for an Australian book) are: …

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Cookbooks for winter

The days are short, and the nights are long. For many of us, warming up in winter comes from a good, hearty meal. We’ve rounded up some savoury and sweet cookbooks that will keep you snug and cosy all winter long. Winter: Warm Recipes for Cold Nights by Louise Franc

It’s official: winter was specifically designed so that comfort food could exist. Slow-cooked meats, hearty stews, decadent de…

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Business and finance books that read like political thrillers

Satisfy your thirst for intrigue with our collection of business and finance books that read like political thrillers. Truth is stranger than fiction… A Wunch of Bankers by Daniel Ziffer

The dark heart of banking is brought to the cold light of day in Daniel Ziffer’s A Wunch of Bankers, a meticulously researched and completely thrilling look into the banking royal commission that enraged an…

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Kids books to make you giggle

by Leanne Hall

It’s the depth of winter, so what better time to snuggle up with a funny book? We recommend some of our favourite kids reads that are guaranteed to make you laugh and lift your spirits.

Brenda Is a Sheep by Morag Hood

Brenda says she’s a sheep, but to be honest, Brenda’s a little shady. She has a pointy snout, pointy canine teeth, she doesn’t enjoy eating grass, and her baa is non-existent…

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Our kids and YA staff round up their favourite releases this year (so far)

If you can believe it, we’re already staring down the barrel of the second half of 2019. With so many exciting new releases rapidly headed our way, we asked our wonderful kids and YA staff to reflect on the releases they’ve really enjoyed already this year. Read on for their recommendations.

Kim Gruschow from Readings St Kilda has loved:

I adored Song for a Whale by Lynne Kelly, a book ab…

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