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September 01, 2021

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More Books, More Often is the key message behind the AUSTRALIA READS initiative - developed to introduce kids and teens to the joys of lifelong reading.

AUSTRALIA READS is a unique Australian book industry collaboration (between authors, booksellers, libraries and publishers) born of a common passion for, and mutual interest in, championing reading, promoting the many mental health and lifestyle benefits of reading books, and encouraging the next generation of avid book readers to significantly increase book reading by all Australians – no matter the format they read.

As part of the Australia Reads project they've commissioned some special books so that everyone can afford to join in the fun! Young readers are going to absolutely adore the four Australia Reads Special Editions - each ONLY $4.99!

Written as part of Australia Reads to celebrate the wonder and magic of reading, they cover everything from laugh-out-loud funny to the wistfulness of love lost and found. You know they’re going to be popular when they’ve been written and illustrated by some of Australia’s most admired (and generous) authors: the award-winning team of Ursula Dubosarsky and Andrew Joyner, acclaimed YA rom-com writer Jenna Guillaume, the dynamic duo of Professor Lisa Harvey-Smith and First Dog on the Moon, and hilarious AFL kids series writers Nicole Hayes and Adrian Beck.

There’s something for every kid who loves reading, and for every kid who doesn’t… yet!

The Magnificent Hercules Quick - image Link to the book

Little Book, BIG Universe - image Link to the book

The Deep End - image Link to the book

The Missing Cup - image Link to the book

Find out more about Australian Reading Hour events - image Link to their site