What to Read

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There are many online resources to help you learn more about engaging your kids in reading and to offer tips and suggestions of what your child may like to read.
Below are some of our favourite places for tips and guidance on finding the best books and inspiration.


Inside a Dog
All about books – by young people, for young people.
Inside a Dog is a place for teen readers and the home of Inky, the reading wonder-dog.
  • Find great reads
  • Share your reviews of books you love (or hate!) 
  • Discuss book news and hot topics on the news blog and in forums
  • Gain insight into an author's thoughts about writing and reading with our Writer in Residence
  • Join or create a book club to talk about your reading.

Who next...?

 When children ask: “Who can I read next?” or “Who writes like my favourite author?”, the answers are here in Who Next…?  Writers of children’s fiction are listed with suggestions of other authors who write in a similar way, together with key book and series titles.


  • in four age groups: 5-7, 8-11, 12-14 and 14+
  • by genre and theme
  • graphic novels, read out loud titles, short stories and titles for dyslexic or struggling readers
  • prize-winning children’s books
  • by country of birth of authors
  • other useful links


Great Australian Books for Children 2018

The Children's Book Council of Australia have released their list of Notable children's books for 2018. Some great reads for children can be found here

 Notable Books for Children 2018


Find links of other inspirational websites below.