BR Kids

 

Better Read Kids is a wonderful venture in children’s literature. Owners of Better Read Than Dead, Newtown, and parents to four kids each, Pat and Terry have learned that it’s never too early to instill a love of reading in children.

 

Extra space was dedicated to Better Read Kids within Better Read Than Dead to promote an extensive range of books for children, from babies to young adults. Our bookstore has since been recognised as the best for kids books in both range and selection by Time Out Magazine Sydney.

 

We are passionate about providing a creative space for children and young adults to grow and develop their own love of literature. As part of this endeavour, we host regular school holiday workshops in writing and illustrating, host events with children’s authors, run creative writing competitions for children and we visit local schools and community spaces. We do all this with the aim of inspiring a child’s love of books and sparking a child’s creativity.

  

 

 

Our Better Read Kids Team

 

Jan and Mischa are our resident children’s and young adult book experts. They are always ready to help you with any queries or puzzles you may have.

 

Do you have a voracious reader you simply can’t keep up with? 

 

Are you looking for a book on a specific topic or theme?

 

Would you like to find a follow-up read to a particular book beloved by your child?

 

Are you struggling to get you child enthused by reading?

 

Do you sort of remember the colour and shape of a book you saw one time that you’d really like to get your hands on?

 

Jan and Mischa can help with all these questions, and with whatever else you can throw at them!

 

Simply fill out the enquiry form at the bottom of this page and they will get back to you, or you can email them directly.

 

 

 

School Services

 

At Better Read Kids we offer the following school services.

 

  • Stock orders for school libraries are class sets (please see the discount structure below for more details)
  • Quotes for stock orders
  • Book Fairs
  • Title research for libraries and teachers
  • School visits and presentations to student and teachers
  • Teacher/Librarian evenings in-store
  • Talks to parents dealing with reluctant readers

 

Our school orders discount structure is as follows.

 

  • All single title orders will be invoiced at a rate of 15% off RRP
  • All class sets of 10 or more copies will be invoiced at 20% off RRP
  • Please note that these discount rates do not apply to low-discount or NET priced items

 

Please fill out the enquiry form at the bottom of this page or contact jan@betterread.com.au for more information.

 

Please note that school orders should not be placed through this website as it does not support invoicing or discounts.

 

 

 

 

Book Clubs

Want to talk about the books you love to people your age who also love them? Then you should join one of ours book clubs! We currently host one book club each per month for primary-aged students and high school-aged students.

 

The Mysterious Book Society

The Mysterious Book Society is named after one of our all-time favourite children’s series, The Mysterious Benedict Society. This book club is for children in primary years 3-6. We meet upstairs at Better Read Than Dead, Newtown at 4pm on the first Tuesday of each month.

 

Miss Peregrine’s Young Adult Book Club

All high school-aged book fanatics are welcome at this club dedicated to discovering the newest, juiciest young adult reads. Named after our YA specialist and host Mischa’s favourite series, Miss Peregrine’s Home for Peculiar Children. Join us upstairs at Better Read Than Dead, Newtown at 4:30pm on the second Tuesday of each month.

 

 

Please contact mischa@betterread.com.au if you'd like more information on our kids book clubs. 

 

 

 

Story Time

 

Story time is held in-store at 10 am every Tuesday and Saturday. All are welcome to join!

 

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Kids Writing Competition

 

Are you a budding creative writer aged 8-14?

 

Write a short creative piece (approx. 800 words) about the theme intersections.

 

Inspired by Meet Me At the Intersection, a young adult anthology of short fiction, memoir and poetry from a variety of genres that showcases the diverse stories and histories of all Australians. This theme encourages entrants to write about their own stories or family histories in any genre or form they see fit.

 

Please email all entries to mischa@betterread.com.au as a Word document attachment. Clearly state your full name, age and the title of your work in the body of the email.

 

Please ensure that you receive a reply to your entry within a couple of days. If you do not, please resend the email.

 

Entries close on Saturday December 1st 2018.

 

Winners will be announced at an in-store event at 2pm on Sunday December 16th 2018.

 

The winners will receive a Better Read Than Dead gift voucher! 

First prize: $100 voucher

Honorary prize: $50 voucher

 

Encouragement prizes will also be given to any entry that particularly catches our attention or stands outside the box.

 

Each entrant will be published in the seasonal Better Read Kids anthology and will receive a free copy of the anthology.

 

 

 

School Holiday Workshops

Better Read Kids hosts creative writing and illustration workshops for children every school holidays. These workshops are held upstairs at Better Read Than Dead and are taught by prolific Australian children’s authors and illustrators.

 

Check back later for more info about our 2019 summer School Holiday Workshops program. 

 

 

 

Kids Monthly Reading Guides

 

We know how hard it can be to put the right book in a child's hands, which is why we try to make the process as easy as possible with our Better Read Kids Reading Guides! We handpick the featured titles and update the guide every month so that you can find the best books available for kids aged 0-12 with just one glance. 

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