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Our 2020 Christmas Gift Guide: The kids edition

by Leanne Hall

Over the next few weeks, we’ll be compiling a host of gift guides to help you with your Christmas shopping. GIFT IDEAS FOR AGES 0-2

Board books are wonderful picks for babies – we recommend stacking a few together and tying them with ribbon for a thoughtful present. Animal-obsessed babies will delight in the touch and feel features of That’s not my wombat…, and the captivating animal noises…

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Our 2020 Christmas Gift Guide: The teen edition

by Leanne Hall

Over the next few weeks, we’ll be compiling a host of gift guides to help you with your Christmas shopping. CONTEMPORARY STORIES

If you’re buying for a teen that loves relatable realism, then we have some excellent choices this festive season.

The F Team is a funny, thought-provoking and heartwarming debut.

Sydney author Rawah Arja’s debut The F Team is equal parts entertaining and tho…

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What we’re reading: Boyd, Spector & Schweblin

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. Bronte Coates is reading Samanta Schweblin

Earlier this year I listened to the audiobook of Samanta Schweblin’s 2017 Booker Prize shortlisted novel, Fever Dream, and I was completely blown away. The story is structured as a conversation betwe…

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Shop early & shop local with Readings this festive season

Christmas is going to be different this year. With social distancing, Covid restrictions, supply chain issues, postage delays and more, we’re strongly recommending you start – and finish – your gift shopping as promptly as possible. Shop early and shop local with Readings!

Over the coming weeks, we’ll be publishing a selection of curated gift guides, sharing our picks for the best book and musi…

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The winners of the CBCA Book of the Year Awards 2020

The Children’s Book Council of Australia (CBCA) has announced their Book of the Year Awards winners for 2020. These Awards celebrate the best Australian books for readers in early childhood up to young adult readers.

Here are the winners for each category.

Older Readers (for ages 13-18 years) This Is How We Change The Ending by Vikki Wakefield

Sixteen-year-old Nate McKee has a lot of worr…

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What we’re reading: Tremblay, Wilkinson & O'Donnell

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. Leanne Hall is recommending two LoveOzYA novels

I have just finished a really satisfying reading week with two new Australian YA novels that kept me enthralled and entertained.

Kate O'Donnell’s This One Is Ours follows dreamy and effervescen…

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The Baillie Gifford Prize shortlist 2020

The Baillie Gifford prize is the UK’s most prestigious award for nonfiction writing.

The 2020 shortlisted titles have just been announced and include:

One Two Three Four by Craig Brown The Idea of the Brain by Matthew Cobb Black Spartacus by Sudhir Hazareesingh Our Bodies, Their Battlefield by Christina Lamb Stranger in the Shogun’s City by Amy Stanley The Haunting of Alma Fielding by Kate Sum…

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The Ned Kelly Awards winners 2020

Congratulations to the 2020 winners of the Ned Kelly Awards for the best in Australian crime writing. Best crime fiction The Wife and the Widow by Christian White

On a tourist island off the Victorian coast, two women come to slow realisations about the men they love. Kate’s husband has vanished, a body is found on the island, and Abby suspects her husband might be involved -– while the tr…

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