Schools and Libraries

Schools and libraries are eligible to receive a 20% discount on all trade books* purchased through our website, and also receive discounts on our huge range of DVDs and CDs.

(Please note, some exceptions may apply — not many — and this discount may not be combined with other offers.)

To access your 20% online discount, your school or library needs to set up an online account with us. The first step of this process is downloading and filling out this credit application form. Once completed, please send the form (via email or post) to our online fulfillment manager, who will set up your account and provide you with further information.

Garry Mansfield
Online Fulfillment Manager
PO Box 1238
Carlton VIC 3053

If you’d like to chat directly with a staff member about setting up an account, or find out further information about what Readings can offer to schools and libraries, our schools and libraries liaison Ann Le Lievre would love to hear from you (email:

Our website has a range of great blog posts and book collections created especially for teachers and librarians. You can view a number of collections below, and you’ll find more children’s books here, and more adult books here, as well as relevant blog posts here and here.

Don’t forget about our Readings Children’s Book Prize, which recognises and celebrates Australian books that children love to read, and raises the profile of debut and on-the-rise Australian children’s book authors. Our 2018 winner is Tarin of the Mammoths by Jo Sandhu.

And we are thrilled to add the Readings Young Adult Prize, to celebrate exciting emerging voices in Australian young adult literature. Our 2018 winner is Amelia Westlake by Erin Gough.

Victorian Premiers' Reading Challenge 2019

This year’s Victorian Premiers’ Reading Challenge is now open, with more than 200 new books on the reading lists! You can download a handy reference excel spreadsheet of all the new titles added for 2019 here, and view an online collection here.

If you’re a new or existing customer, you can either fill out the spreadsheet and email it to or simply use it as a guide to make an online order.

Ottilie Colter and the Narroway Hunt

Ottilie Colter and the Narroway Hunt

Rhiannon Williams

Finalist for the Readings Children's Book Prize 2019In the most thrilling fantasy of the year, a young girl must pretend to be a boy to rescue her brother from a secret order of monster hunters.<br...

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 Read reviewThe Peacock Detectives

The Peacock Detectives

Carly Nugent

Shortlisted for the 2017 Text Prize, The Peacock Detectives is a delightfully Australian story about self-discovery and dealing with change for upper middle-graders.

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Black Cockatoo

Black Cockatoo

Carl Merrison, Hakea Hustler

Finalist for the Readings Children's Book Prize 2019Black Cockatoo is a vignette that follows Mia, a young Aboriginal girl as she explores the fragile connections of family and culture.<br...

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 Read reviewReal Pigeons Fight Crime

Real Pigeons Fight Crime

Andrew McDonald, Ben Wood

In Real Pigeons Fight Crime, Rock and his mystery-solving friends will tackle their first caseload: Why have all the breadcrumbs disappeared? Who on earth is kidnapping bats? And can the pigeons avert a dinner disaster??

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 Read reviewThe Orchard Underground

The Orchard Underground

Mat Larkin

An explosive, suspenseful and utterly brilliant middle-grade mystery for fans of Louis Sachar's Holes.

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 Read reviewElementals: Ice Wolves (Book 1)

Elementals: Ice Wolves (Book 1)

Amie Kaufman

New York Times bestselling author Amie Kaufman delivers heart-pounding adventure and breathtaking magical inventions in this unforgettable story about finding one's place in a sharply divided world.

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