Reading ideas

Library book shelves

Check out some of the book lists prepared by our library team.

Looking to broaden your reading horizons?

Reading ideas for adults

Australian graphic novels

Australian women and their stories

Disability awareness reads

Write your story

LGBTIQA+ booklist


Lesbian fiction

Women's Health

Sustainable living

The Classics

Mindfulness reads

Plastic Free July

16 Days of Activism Let's change the story to prevent violence against women. What we read can challenge our attitudes and create a future where we are all safe, equal and respected. Here are some book recommendations for kids and adults that encourage us to think differently about Gender and Equality.

Reading ideas for children and youth

National Science Week

Premier's Reading Challenge booklists for early childhood and prep to Year 2, Years 3 and 4, Years 5 and 6, Years 7 and 8, and Years 9 and 10

International Women's Day booklists for early yearsjunior readers and for youth (aged 12-25)

The Children's Book Council of Australia announces Notable Reads lists each year. Each category can include fiction, drama or poetry. Check out their lists for early years (ages 0–6 years), junior readers (ages 7–12 years), and youth readers (ages 13–18 years). Find out more at

Beginner chapter books for newly independent readers

Early childhood - eating, sleeping and dental care

Youth Rainbow Reads for IDAHOBIT 2024

Autism Awareness reads for early years, junior readers, and youth

Heartstopper readalikes - youth reads featuring positive, happy queer stories

Diwali junior and youth reads


If you see something you like to borrow, log in with your library card number and 6 digit PIN to reserve an item!

Make sure you also visit visit our library catalogue which is regularly updated with a selection of reading recommendations to suit a wide range of interests, reading levels and age groups.