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.

Jemima Bucknell
Online Fulfillment Manager
Readings
PO Box 1238
Carlton VIC 3053
jemima.bucknell@readings.com.au

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: ann.lelievre@readings.com.au).

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 2016 winner is Run, Pip, Run by J.C. Jones.

 Read reviewA Most Magical Girl

A Most Magical Girl

Karen Foxlee

Magical machines, wizards, witches, mysterious underworlds, a race against time - and two most magical girls

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 Read reviewElizabeth and Zenobia

Elizabeth and Zenobia

Jessica Miller

Timid Elizabeth and her unusual and fearless friend Zenobia arrive at Witheringe House, the old manor where Elizabeth's father and his beloved sister Tourmaline lived as children. Zenobia loves it-she's convinced it's haunted and...

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Escape to the Moon Islands (Quest of the Sunfish Book 1)

Escape to the Moon Islands (Quest of the Sunfish Book 1)

Mardi McConnochie

When Will and Annalie's father disappears, they set out on a perilous sea voyage to find him. 

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 Read reviewThe Secrets We Keep

The Secrets We Keep

Nova Weetman

A beautifully written and insightful new novel sensitively uncovering the effects of trauma on the mind of an eleven - year - old girl. I don't know if you've ever seen a house burn, but it's not like anything else ... Clem...

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Squishy Taylor and the Bonus Sisters (Book 1)

Squishy Taylor and the Bonus Sisters (Book 1)

Ailsa Wild, Ben Wood

A hilarious junior fiction book series from Australian author Ailsa Wild about solving mysteries, blending families and leaping to conclusions quicker than a ninja-gazelle!

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 Read reviewGrover Finds a Home (Grover McBane, Rescue Dog Book 1)

Grover Finds a Home (Grover McBane, Rescue Dog Book 1)

Claire Garth, Johannes Leak

Grover is a brave dog, but right now he's cold, wet, hungry and afraid.After escaping from his owner's yard in a thunderstorm, Grover is taken to a local animal shelter. The people there are kind, but Grover isn't sure...

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One Photo

One Photo

Ross Watkins, Liz Anelli

From Ross Watkins, the illustrator of The Boy Who Grew Into a Tree, and Liz Anelli, comes this moving picture book about family, the failings of memory and the strength of love. Told in stunning prose, with poignant artwork, this...

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Mechanica

Mechanica

Lance Balchin

Welcome to future Earth.Despite repeated warnings, the environment has become polluted to such an extent that many areas of the globe have become uninhabitable, and wildlife is now extinct.From the...

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 Read reviewHome in the Rain

Home in the Rain

Bob Graham

The extraordinary touches a seemingly ordinary moment of family life, in this tender, heart-warming story from the award-winning Bob Graham.

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 Read reviewMy Brother

My Brother

Dee Huxley, Oliver Huxley, Tiffany Huxley

When a gentle creature sets out to search for a lost brother, we are taken on an ethereal journey across land and sea to strange, beautiful and faraway places.

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The Patchwork Bike

The Patchwork Bike

Maxine Beneba Clarke, Van Thanh Rudd

What's the best fun in the whole village? Riding the patchwork bike we made! A joyous picture book for children by award-winning author Maxine Beneba Clarke.

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Out

Out

Angela May George, Owen Swan

Timely, powerful and moving, Out celebrates the triumph of the human spirit in the darkest times, and the many paths people take to build a new life.

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 Read reviewRockhopping

Rockhopping

Trace Balla

Join Clancy and Uncle Egg on a rambling, rockhopping adventure in Gariwerd (the Grampians), to find the source of the Glenelg River. A story about following your flow, and the unexpected places you may go.

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Within These Walls

Within These Walls

Robyn Bavati

For Miri and her family, life in Warsaw is full of simple joys. The smell of freshly baked challah, the pink flowers that bloom in their courtyard, the promise of summer holidays, and Fridays when everyone comes together to...

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 Read reviewA Most Magical Girl

A Most Magical Girl

Karen Foxlee

Magical machines, wizards, witches, mysterious underworlds, a race against time - and two most magical girls

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Dragonfly Song

Dragonfly Song

Wendy Orr

There are two ways of looking at Aissa's story. She's the miracle girl who escaped the raiders. Or she's the cursed child who called the Bull King's ship to the island.

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 Read reviewMrs Whitlam

Mrs Whitlam

Bruce Pascoe

Marnie Clark of Curdie Vale can ride but she doesn't have a horse. She dreams of owning one and having the whole world to ride it in. Before too long Marnie is gifted Mrs Margaret ‘Maggie' Whitlam, a beautiful, big...

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Captain Jimmy Cook Discovers Third Grade

Captain Jimmy Cook Discovers Third Grade

Kate Temple, Jol Temple, Jon Foye

Jimmy Cook has discovered that he has quite a lot in common with the explorer Captain James Cook. No doubt they were related. So when he finds out that Captain Cook met with a sticky end in Hawaii, he's determined to travel to the...

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Waer

Waer

Meg Caddy

When Lowell Sencha finds the strange girl lying as if dead on the riverbank, he is startled to find that she is like them: waer. Human, but able to assume the form of a wolf. The Sencha family's small community has kept itself...

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 Read reviewWords in Deep Blue

Words in Deep Blue

Cath Crowley

This is a love story. It's the story of Henry Jones and Rachel Sweetie. It's the story of how we leave our histories in the things we love - like books.

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The Bone Sparrow

The Bone Sparrow

Zana Fraillon

Subhi's imagination is as big as the ocean and wide as the sky, but his world is much smaller: he's spent his whole life in an immigration detention centre. The Bone Sparrow is a powerful, heartbreaking, sometimes funny...

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Yellow

Yellow

Megan Jacobson

If fourteen-year-old Kirra is having a mid-life crisis now then it doesn't bode well for her life expectancy. Her so-called friends bully her, whatever semblance of a mother she had has been drowned at the bottom of a gin bottle...

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 Read reviewFrankie

Frankie

Shivaun Plozza

Frankie Vega is angry. Just ask the guy whose nose she broke. Or the cop investigating the burglary she witnessed, or her cheating ex-boyfriend or her aunt who's tired of giving second chances...When a kid shows up...

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 Read reviewOne Would Think the Deep

One Would Think the Deep

Claire Zorn

Sam stared at the picture of the boy about to be tipped off the edge of the world: the crushing weight of water about to pummel him. Sam knew that moment exactly, the disbelief that what was about to happen could even be possible....

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The Gigantic Book of Genes

The Gigantic Book of Genes

Lorna Hendry

Genes are the blueprint for life. They are found inside the cells of all living organisms, and are responsible for how a plant or animal looks and grows. Welcome to the gigantic book of genes!

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Spellbound: Making Pictures with the A-B-C

Spellbound: Making Pictures with the A-B-C

Maree Coote

There are shapes all around us, shapes that look like the letters of the alphabet. This book reveals this typographic illustration, known as letter art.

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A-Z of Endangered Animals

A-Z of Endangered Animals

Jennifer Cossins

On this journey through the alphabet, you will encounter some of the world's most beautiful, rare and endangered animals from the majestic Amur Tiger of the Siberian plains to the shy Zebra Duiker from the rainforests of Africa.

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 Read reviewFabish: The Horse That Braved a Bushfire

Fabish: The Horse That Braved a Bushfire

Neridah McMullin, Andrew McLean

A powerful and beautifully illustrated picture book based on the true story of a brave horse called Fabish, who saved a group of young horses during the Black Saturday bushfires.

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Amazing Animals of Australia's National Parks

Amazing Animals of Australia’s National Parks

Gina Newton

This book brings together 55 national parks, selected across all Australian states and territories, and over 120 animals.

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William Bligh: A Stormy Story of Tempestuous Times

William Bligh: A Stormy Story of Tempestuous Times

Michael Sedunary, Bern Emmerichs

A Children's Book Council of Australia (CBCA) Notable Book for 2017, for the Eve Pownall Information award. Age range 9 to 12 William Bligh: a stormy story of tempestuous times unpeels the layers of some of the most incredible...

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 Read reviewA Patch from Scratch

A Patch from Scratch

Megan Forward

Jesse and Lewis want to grow their own fruit and vegies, just like people do on a farm. They're going to dig and build, plant and grow, and when they're finished they're going to have a feast!

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Mechanica

Mechanica

Lance Balchin

Welcome to future Earth.Despite repeated warnings, the environment has become polluted to such an extent that many areas of the globe have become uninhabitable, and wildlife is now extinct.From the...

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Melbourne Word by Word

Melbourne Word by Word

Mike McMahon

Word by word, sound by sound, sight by familiar sight, this is a book that evokes the spirit of Melbourne. Take a meander through Melbourne's iconic landmarks and hidden gems, and soak up the distinct Melbourne atmosphere, page...

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Small Things

Small Things

Mel Tregonning

An ordinary boy in an ordinary world...With no words, only illustrations, Small Things tells the story of a boy who feels alone with his worries, but who learns that help is always close by.

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The Patchwork Bike

The Patchwork Bike

Maxine Beneba Clarke, Van Thanh Rudd

What's the best fun in the whole village? Riding the patchwork bike we made! A joyous picture book for children by award-winning author Maxine Beneba Clarke.

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 Read reviewWelcome to Country

Welcome to Country

Aunty Joy Murphy, Lisa Kennedy

This is an expansive and generous Welcome to Country from a most respected Elder, Aunty Joy Murphy, beautifully given form by Indigenous artist Lisa Kennedy.

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