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10 Kids Graphic Novel Favourites of 2021

by Angela Crocombe

It was such a fantastic year for graphic novels, with many beautiful new books coming out from both Australian and international authors and artists. Here are ten of our favourites (in reading age order) for children that were published in 2021.

The Super Adventures of Ollie & Bea: It’s Owl Good

by Renee Treml

Come with Ollie and Bea on a HARE-raising adventure with a HOPPY ending!

Ollie…

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10 women writing history in 2021

by Angela Crocombe

They say that history is written by the victors. Well, if the plethora of brilliant history written by women in 2021 is any indication, the tide is turning.

We have an incisive look at the ongoing colonial violence experience by First Nations people, a humorous look at advice to women over the ages, a history of the piano, an exploration of racism in the Jazz Age in Australia, and an in-depth e…

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The 2021 passive-aggressive gift guide

Maybe it’s your officious brother-in-law, your housemate’s insufferable new boyfriend, the judgemental mother of your child’s best friend… there’s always someone whose presence on your gift list is more duty than delight. Our handy passive-aggressive gift guide offers some good suggestions for books that that read between the lines. For the person who definitely buys everything from Amazon: …

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12 Queer YA Favourites of 2021

by Angela Crocombe

It’s been an incredible year for queer young adult fiction, with a dizzying array of novels that encompass the range and breadth of queer stories today. Here are twelve of our favourites (because our original plan of ten just wasn’t enough!) of 2021, in no particular order: Henry Hamlet’s Heart by Rhiannon Wilde

Henry Hamlet doesn’t know what he wants after school ends. It’s his last semes…

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What we’re reading: Wolitzer, Laurain & Shusterman

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. Rosalind McClintock is reading Today a Woman Went Mad in the Supermarket by Hilma Wolitzer

I’m currently reading Hilma Wolitzer’s Today a Woman Went Mad in the Supermarket and loving it.

It is a series of short stories all written before 19…

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Extract from Broadsheet’s Home Made and your chance to win

Home Made is a love letter to Melbourne food and the people we share it with, featuring 80 diverse and cook-able recipes for home - curated by Broadsheet - by the city’s best food innovators. We’re lucky enough to be featuring a delicious recipe from the cookbook below, and if you purchase a copy of the Home Made in store before 9 December you can go into the draw to win a $250 Broadsheet dinin…

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Our top picks of the month for book clubs

For book cubs that want to decolonise their thinking… Another Day in the Colony by Chelsea Watego

In this collection of deeply insightful and powerful essays, Chelsea Watego examines the ongoing and daily racism faced by First Nations peoples in so-called Australia. Drawing on her own experiences and observations of the operations of the colony, she exposes the lies that settlers tell about …

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Our top 10 bestsellers of the week

How to End a Story: Diaries 1995-1998 by Helen Garner

Devotion by Hannah Kent

QAnon and On by Van Badham

Game by Sean Kelly

Seven and a Half by Christos Tsiolkas

Love Stories by Trent Dalton

Apples Never Fall by Liane Moriarty

Lincoln Highway by Amor Towles

Silverview by John le Carre

Ottolenghi Test Kitchen: Shelf Love by Yotam Ottolenghi & Noor Murad

Our best-seller from the past week is th…

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