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All unputdownable books, stories we can’t stop talking about. Take a sneak peek and be the first discover some truly great, new reads.

Now that we've counted down our Top 10 Bestselling Books of 2015, we thought we would guide you through our list of Top 10 Bestselling Children's Books of 2015. These books are perfect for younger readers, especially during the holiday period.

Jan 20

Top 10 Staff Picks of 2015

by Random House Australia on 20 January 2016

One of the great pleasures and privileges of working in a publishing house is getting first access to so many books! From debut authors right through to the biggest names in writing, there’s no greater thrill than discovering genius and flair on pages fresh from the printers and staying up all night to finish the book. In celebration of the incredible talent we witness every day, here are our Top 10 Staff Picks of 2015.

Congratulations to Penguin Random House authors shortlisted for the Indie Book Awards 2016.

Delve deep into time with these evocative and exciting historical fiction novels. Set against a vast array of bygone backdrops - from the beautiful untouched outback of early 19th century Australia to a Europe ravaged by World War II – there’s something for everyone in these brilliant stories.

Welcome to our countdown of Penguin Random House Australia’s ten biggest-selling books in 2015. If you haven’t read these books yet, make sure you grab a copy to add to your ‘must read’ pile!

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Dec 18

Hot Summer Reads

by Random House Australia on 18 December 2015

Summer downtime is different. Why? Because you’ve earned it. There’s no reason to feel guilty about a little (over) indulgence and you’re finally free to choose how you spend your time. From thriller to fantasy, romance and beyond, we’ve hand-picked some summer eBooks with hot prices to take you where you want to be this summer.

THE GRASS IS GREENER by Loretta Hill, the author of THE GIRL IN STEEL-CAPPED BOOTS and THE MAXWELL SISTERS, is a captivating novel about best friends, family and fighting for what you want – against all odds.

The Prime Minister, the Hon Malcolm Turnbull MP, presented West Australian author Joan London with the 2015 Prime Minister’s Literary Award for Fiction for her acclaimed novel, THE GOLDEN AGE, at a ceremony in Sydney on Monday 14 December.