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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- 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 book reviews, author profiles, short stories, book trivia, podcasts and more. It highlights Australian and New Zealand content. Click on the latest issue to read the digital version of the magazine. Issues go back to 2003.
Suitable for Ages: Adult
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Good Reading for Young Adults (formally SpineOut) is suitable for high school students, covering book reviews, art, and more. No flipbook available for recent issues. Past issues go back to 2010.
Suitable for Ages: 11-19
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Good Reading For Kids (formally 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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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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- 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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- 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
Who Else Writes Like...? A 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. Browse by authors, genres, country, award-winning titles, or more to find author suggestions.
Suitable for Ages: 14 - Adult
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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. Browse by authors, genres, country, award-winning titles, or more to find author suggestions.
Suitable for Ages: 0-14
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