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Find Your Next Read

Finished a good book and don't know what to read next? Read book reviews and find similar authors to make decisions that might lead to your next favourite book.

Books and Authors

Gale's Books and Authors provides new ways to explore authors and books to help you choose what to read next.

Suitable for Ages: All Ages

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Get started with Books and Authors

  • Browse genres and sort by Children, Youth, and Adult
  • Search for authors or book titles to find reviews and read-a-likes
  • Book lists available for book awards, expert picks, and librarian favourites
  • Fiction and non-fiction included

Good Reading Magazine

On Good Reading's Hub for Book Lovers, find loads of articles about books and authors plus independent reviews of the latest books. Click on the latest issue to read the digital version of the magazine.

Suitable for Ages: Adult

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Get started with Good Reading Magazine

  • Highlights Australian and New Zealand content
  • Provides book reviews, author profiles, short stories, book trivia, podcasts and more
  • Issues go back to 2003
  • Full text replica issues available
  • Search for your favourite book or author

PK Magazine

Published by Good Reading, PK Magazine is suitable for primary school students, covering book reviews, art, and more. Past issues can be found by clicking the three lines in the top right corner.

Suitable for Ages: 5-11

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Get started with PK Magazine

  • Highlights Australian and New Zealand content
  • Kids can submit content to be published
  • Provides book and art reviews, author profiles, short stories, book trivia and more
  • Issues go back to 2004
  • Full text replica issues available
  • Website fully searchable to look for your favourite book or author

Premier's Reading Challenge

The Challenge aims to encourage a love of reading for leisure and pleasure in students, and to enable them to experience quality literature.

Suitable for Ages: 5-14

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Get started with the Premier's Reading Challenge

  • Booklists are sorted into groups based on school year: K-2, 3-4, 5-6, 7-8, 9+
  • Browse by title, author or category
  • Updated yearly
  • Don't have to participate in the Challenge to use the booklists, but books read after the Challenge closes do count towards the next year

The Source - Magpies Magazine

The Source is a subject guide to children’s fiction, poetry and short stories from around the world. Only available in the library.

Suitable for Ages: 5-14

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Get started with The Source

  • Search by Books & Authors, Poets & Poetry, Short Stories and Awards
  • Includes children's classics as well as modern children's literature
  • Emphasises Australian and New Zealand literature
  • Only available in the library

SpineOut Magazine

Published by Good Reading, SpineOut is suitable for high school students, covering book reviews, art, and more. Past issues can be found clicking the three lines in the top right corner.

Suitable for Ages: 11-19

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Get started with SpineOut

  • Highlights Australian and New Zealand content
  • Young Adults can submit content to be published
  • Provides book and art reviews, author profiles, short stories, book trivia, and more
  • Issues go back to 2010
  • Full text replica issues available
  • Search your favourite book or author

Who Else Writes Like...? A Reader's Guide to Fiction Authors

Who Else Writes Like...? A reader's guide to fiction authors is an online tool for readers, by suggesting authors that are similar to their favourite authors.

Suitable for Ages: 14 - Adult

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Get started with:
Who Else Writes Like...? A Readers' Guide to Fiction Authors

  • Browse by authors names to find a list of similar authors
  • Select from a list of options such as genres, author's home country, or more to create a list of authors that might you
  • Under 'Features' on the website, find different categories such as Book Awards or Editor's Choice

Who Next...? A Guide to Children's Authors

Who Next...? A guide to children’s authors is an online tool designed to help encourage children and young people to read more widely, by suggesting authors they might enjoy.

Suitable for Ages: 0-14

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Get started with Who Next...? A Guide to Children's Authors

  • Browse by authors names to find a list of similar authors
  • Select from a list of options such as genres, ages, or more to create a list of authors that might interest your child
  • Under 'Features' on the website, find different categories such as Graphic Novels or Book Awards