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About our eBooks
Welcome to the world of digital reading! With your new reading device you now have access to a wonderful world of books right in the palm of your hand. Our eBooks are compatible with a range of handheld reading devices. Follow the instructions from your device manufacturer to transfer or import eBooks from your computer to your device. You can buy our eBooks from Amazon.com, Apple iBookstore, Google Play, Kobo, Readcloud and booki.sh.

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With so many great eBooks to choose from where do you start? We have put together a list of our most popular eBooks which include some of Penguin Australia’s biggest selling titles from the past few years. It’s never been easier to sit back, relax and start reading. Click here to see our full range of eBooks.

Book Cover:  Indigo Spell: Bloodlines V3
Book #3 in the bestselling Bloodlines series by international superstar Richelle Mead. Sydney Sage is an Alchemist, one of a group of humans who dabble in magic and serve to bridge the worlds of humans and vampires. They protect vampire secrets – and human lives.
Book #3 in the bestselling Bloodlines series by international superstar Richelle Mead. Sydney Sage is an Alchemist, one of a group of humans who dabble in magic and serve to bridge the worlds of humans and vampires. They protect vampire secrets – and human lives.
Published: 12/02/2013
Format: eBook
ISBN: 9781742537405
Price: $19.99
Book Cover:  Specky Magee And The Best Of Oz
Specky has been selected to represent Australia in International Rules in this last book in the bestselling series.
Specky has been selected to represent Australia in International Rules in this last book in the bestselling series.
Published: 23/02/2011
Format: eBook
ISBN: 9781742531977
Price: $16.95
Book Cover:  Last Sacrifice: A Vampire Academy Novel Volume 6
The international number 1 bestselling Vampire Academy series by Richelle Mead is now a major motion picture.  \r\nRead it before it hits cinemas in 2014!\r\nIT ALL COMES DOWN TO NOW.\r\n\r\nMurder. Love. Jealousy. And the ultimate sacrifice.
The international number 1 bestselling Vampire Academy series by Richelle Mead is now a major motion picture.  \r\nRead it before it hits cinemas in 2014!\r\nIT ALL COMES DOWN TO NOW.\r\n\r\nMurder. Love. Jealousy. And the ultimate sacrifice.
Published: 07/12/2010
Format: eBook
ISBN: 9781742531724
Price: $16.99
Book Cover:  After
The next instalment of the story begun in the award-winning Once and Then and followed by Now.
The next instalment of the story begun in the award-winning Once and Then and followed by Now.
Published: 25/07/2012
Format: eBook
ISBN: 9781742536262
Price: $19.99
Book Cover:  Once
Once I escaped from an orphanage to find my Mum and Dad.

Once I saved a girl called Zelda from a burning house.

Once I made a Nazi with toothache laugh.

My name is Felix.

This is my story.

The reference at the end of the book to readers' notes refers to the teachers' notes which can be found at our Education Centre.

Once I escaped from an orphanage to find my Mum and Dad.

Once I saved a girl called Zelda from a burning house.

Once I made a Nazi with toothache laugh.

My name is Felix.

This is my story.

The reference...

Published: 01/08/2005
Format: eBook
ISBN: 9781742284897
Price: $16.99
Book Cover:  Glass Houses: The Morganville Vampires Book One
Welcome to Morganville. Just don`t stay out after dark.

Morganville is a small town filled with unusual characters - when the sun goes down, the bad come out. In Morganville, there is an evil that lurks in the darkest shadows - one that will spill out into the bright light of day.

For Claire Danvers, high school was hell, but college may be murder. It was bad enough that she got on the wrong side of...

Welcome to Morganville. Just don`t stay out after dark.

Morganville is a small town filled with unusual characters - when the sun goes down, the bad come out. In Morganville, there is an evil that lurks...

Published: 04/01/2011
Format: eBook
ISBN: 9781742531786
Price: $16.95
Book Cover:  Boy Overboard
A story of adventure, ball control and hope. Jamal and Bibi have a dream. To lead Australia to soccer glory in the next World Cup. But first they must face landmines, pirates, storms and assassins. Can Jamal and his family survive their incredible journey and get to Australia? Sometimes, to save the people you love, you have to go overboard.
A story of adventure, ball control and hope. Jamal and Bibi have a dream. To lead Australia to soccer glory in the next World Cup. But first they must face landmines, pirates, storms and assassins. Can...
Published: 01/08/2002
Format: eBook
ISBN: 9781742283722
Price: $15.99
Book Cover:  Dog Days: Diary of a Wimpy Kid (BK4)
It's the summer holidays, the weather's great, and all the kids are having fun outside. So where's Greg Heffley? Inside his house, playing video games with the shades drawn.

Greg, a self-confessed 'indoor person,' is living out his ultimate summer fantasy: no responsibilities and no rules. But Greg's mom has a different vision for an ideal summer . . . one packed with outdoor activities and 'family...

It's the summer holidays, the weather's great, and all the kids are having fun outside. So where's Greg Heffley? Inside his house, playing video games with the shades drawn.

Greg, a self-confessed 'indoor...

Published: 31/10/2012
Format: eBook
ISBN: 9781742538891
RRP: $14.95
Book Cover:  Looking For Alibrandi
Melina Marchetta's stunning debut novel Looking for Alibrandi is one girl's story of her final year at school, a year she sets herself free. Josephine Alibrandi is seventeen and in her final year at a wealthy girls' school. This is the year she meets her father, the year she falls in love, the year she searches for Alibrandi and finds the real truth about her family – and the identity she...
Melina Marchetta's stunning debut novel Looking for Alibrandi is one girl's story of her final year at school, a year she sets herself free. Josephine Alibrandi is seventeen and in her final year...
Published: 01/12/1993
Format: eBook
ISBN: 9781742284163
Price: $19.95
Book Cover: The Sending: The Obernewtyn Chronicles Volume 6
The Obernewtyn Chronicles, book six (The Sending) by Isobelle Carmody. The time has come at last for Elspeth Gordie to leave the Land on her quest to find and stop the computermachine Sentinel from unleashing the deadly Balance of Terror arsenal.   \r\n
The Obernewtyn Chronicles, book six (The Sending) by Isobelle Carmody. The time has come at last for Elspeth Gordie to leave the Land on her quest to find and stop the computermachine Sentinel from unleashing the deadly Balance of Terror arsenal.   \r\n
Published: 26/10/2011
Format: eBook
ISBN: 9781742534213
Price: $32.95
Book Cover:  Now
Set in the current day, this is the final book in the series that began with Once, continued with Then and is... Now . Felix is a grandfather. He has achieved much in his life and is widely admired. He has mostly buried the painful memories of his childhood, but they resurface when his granddaughter Zelda comes to stay with him. Together they face a cataclysmic event armed only with their with gusto...
Set in the current day, this is the final book in the series that began with Once, continued with Then and is... Now . Felix is a grandfather. He has achieved much in his life and is widely admired. He...
Published: 03/05/2010
Format: eBook
ISBN: 9781742530550
Price: $19.99
Book Cover:  Then
I had a plan for me and Zelda

Pretend to be someone else

Find new parents

Be safe forever

 

Then the Nazis came

I had a plan for me and Zelda

Pretend to be someone else

Find new parents

Be safe forever

 

Then the Nazis came

Published: 02/06/2008
Format: eBook
ISBN: 9781742280349
Price: $19.99
Book Cover:  Bloodlines V1
The major new series from the author of the #1 bestselling Vampire Academy. Sydney's blood is special. That's because she's an Alchemist – one of a group of humans who dabble in magic and serve to bridge the worlds of human and vampires. They protect vampire secrets – and human lives.\r\n 
The major new series from the author of the #1 bestselling Vampire Academy. Sydney's blood is special. That's because she's an Alchemist – one of a group of humans who dabble in magic and serve to bridge the worlds of human and vampires. They protect vampire secrets – and human lives.\r\n 
Published: 23/08/2011
Format: eBook
ISBN: 9781742533902
Price: $19.95
Book Cover:  Cabin Fever: Diary of a Wimpy Kid (BK6)
Greg Heffley is in big trouble. School property has been damaged, and Greg is the prime suspect. But the crazy thing is, he's innocent. Or at least sort of.

The authorities are closing in, but when a surprise blizzard hits, the Heffley family is trapped indoors. Greg knows that when the snow melts he's going to have to face the music, but could any punishment be worse than being stuck inside with your...

Greg Heffley is in big trouble. School property has been damaged, and Greg is the prime suspect. But the crazy thing is, he's innocent. Or at least sort of.

The authorities are closing in, but when a surprise...

Published: 31/10/2012
Format: eBook
ISBN: 9781742538914
RRP: $14.95
Book Cover:  Diary of a Wimpy Kid (BK1)
Being a kid can really stink. And no one knows this better than Greg Heffley, who finds himself thrust into high school where undersized weaklings share the hallways with kids who are taller, meaner, and already shaving.

Luckily Greg has his best friend and sidekick, Rowley. But when Rowley's popularity starts to rise, it kicks off a chain of events that will test their friendship in hilarious fashion...

Being a kid can really stink. And no one knows this better than Greg Heffley, who finds himself thrust into high school where undersized weaklings share the hallways with kids who are taller, meaner, and...
Published: 31/10/2012
Format: eBook
ISBN: 9781742538860
RRP: $14.99
Book Cover:  Ugly Truth: Diary of a Wimpy Kid (BK5), The
Greg Heffley has always been in a hurry to grow up.

But is getting older really all it's cracked up to be?

Greg suddenly finds himself dealing with the pressures of boy-girl parties, increased responsibilities, and even the awkward changes that come with getting older - all without his best friend, Rowley, at his side.

Can Greg make it through on his own?

Or will he have to face the 'ugly truth'?...

Greg Heffley has always been in a hurry to grow up.

But is getting older really all it's cracked up to be?

Greg suddenly finds himself dealing with the pressures of boy-girl parties, increased responsibilities...

Published: 31/10/2012
Format: eBook
ISBN: 9781742538907
RRP: $14.95
Book Cover:  Rodrick Rules: Diary of a Wimpy Kid (BK2)
Whatever you do, don't ask Greg Heffley how he spent his summer holidays, because he definitely doesn't want to talk about it.

As Greg enters the new school year, he's eager to put the past three months behind him... and one event in particular. Unfortunately for Greg, his older brother Rodrick knows all about the incident. And secrets have a way of getting out... especially when a diary is involved. ...

Whatever you do, don't ask Greg Heffley how he spent his summer holidays, because he definitely doesn't want to talk about it.

As Greg enters the new school year, he's eager to put the past three months...

Published: 31/10/2012
Format: eBook
ISBN: 9781742538877
RRP: $14.95
Book Cover:  Last Straw: Diary of a Wimpy Kid (BK3), The
Greg Heffley will never change his wimpy ways... somebody just better tell Greg's dad that. Frank Heffley actually thinks he can get his son to toughen up and he enlists Greg in organised sports and other 'manly' endeavours. Thus far, Greg manages to side-step his father's efforts, then comes the threat of military school and Greg realises, he has to shape up or ship out!

Greg Heffley will never change his wimpy ways... somebody just better tell Greg's dad that. Frank Heffley actually thinks he can get his son to toughen up and he enlists Greg in organised sports and other...
Published: 31/10/2012
Format: eBook
ISBN: 9781742538884
RRP: $14.95
Book Cover:  Unreal!
It's Unreal . . .

the flies were up to my armpits and they were still falling.

I was scared out of my wits. I didn't want to drown in a sea of flies. It's all a bit much really.

A reunion of bones.

The irresistible kisser.

Wonder underpants.

Cow-dung custard.

It's Unreal . . .

the flies were up to my armpits and they were still falling.

I was scared out of my wits. I didn't want to drown in a sea of flies. It's all a bit much really.

A reunion of bones.

The...

Published: 06/06/1994
Format: eBook
ISBN: 9781742286860
Price: $14.95
Book Cover:  Girl Underground
A story of friendship, courage and a bit of crime. Bridget wants a quiet life. Including, if possible, keeping her parents out of prison. Then a boy called Menzies makes her an offer she can't refuse, and they set off on a job of their own. It's a desperate, daring plan – to rescue two kids, Jamal and Bibi, from a desert detention centre. Can Bridget and Menzies pull off their very first jail...
A story of friendship, courage and a bit of crime. Bridget wants a quiet life. Including, if possible, keeping her parents out of prison. Then a boy called Menzies makes her an offer she can't refuse...
Published: 07/06/2004
Format: eBook
ISBN: 9781742280981
Price: $16.99
Book Cover:  Finnikin Of The Rock
From internationally best-selling and award-winning author Melina Marchetta comes Book One in The Lumatere Chronicles, her dazzling epic fantasy series.
From internationally best-selling and award-winning author Melina Marchetta comes Book One in The Lumatere Chronicles, her dazzling epic fantasy series.
Published: 31/08/2009
Format: eBook
ISBN: 9781742284804
Price: $19.99
Book Cover:  Hating Alison Ashley
'Utter loathing and hatred,' I said. 'I wouldn't even be on the same bus as you . . . If I could have caught a virus in time.' Erica Yurken knew she was destined for great things. Never in any doubt about her own genius, she felt superior to everyone at notorious Barringa East . . . that is, until Alison Ashley turned up.
'Utter loathing and hatred,' I said. 'I wouldn't even be on the same bus as you . . . If I could have caught a virus in time.' Erica Yurken knew she was destined for great things. Never in any doubt about...
Published: 01/05/1984
Format: eBook
ISBN: 9781742282978
Price: $17.99
Book Cover:  Froi Of The Exiles
Gripping and intense, complex and richly imagined, Froi of the Exiles is a dazzling sequel to Finnikin of the Rock, from the internationally best-selling and multi-award-winning author of Looking for Alibrandi, Saving Francesca, On the Jellicoe Road and The Piper's Son.
Gripping and intense, complex and richly imagined, Froi of the Exiles is a dazzling sequel to Finnikin of the Rock, from the internationally best-selling and multi-award-winning author of Looking for Alibrandi, Saving Francesca, On the Jellicoe Road and The Piper's Son.
Published: 28/09/2011
Format: eBook
ISBN: 9781742534060
Price: $24.95
Book Cover:  Third Wheel: Diary of a Wimpy Kid (BK7), The
In The Third Wheel , love is in the air—but what does that mean for Greg Heffley? A Valentine's Day dance at Greg's middle school has turned his world upside down. As Greg scrambles to find a date, he's worried he'll be left out in the cold on the big night. His best friend, Rowley, doesn't have any prospects either, but that's a small consolation. Then an unexpected twist gives Greg a partner...
In The Third Wheel , love is in the air—but what does that mean for Greg Heffley? A Valentine's Day dance at Greg's middle school has turned his world upside down. As Greg scrambles to find a date...
Published: 14/11/2012
Format: eBook
ISBN: 9781742538921
RRP: $14.95
Book Cover:  Paul Jennings' Trickiest Stories
Children all over the world can't resist the special magic of a Paul Jennings story - for over twenty years he has entertained and enthralled young readers.

This special collection of Paul's trickiest stories proves yet again that he is the master of unexpected twists and turns!

Children all over the world can't resist the special magic of a Paul Jennings story - for over twenty years he has entertained and enthralled young readers.

This special collection of Paul's trickiest...

Published: 29/09/2008
Format: eBook
ISBN: 9781742282237
Price: $24.95
Book Cover:  Paul Jenning's Weirdest Stories
Paul Jennings' books are enjoyed by millions of children throughout the world. From the hugely popular UnCollected series comes this special selection of tales – a showcase of Paul's storytelling talents at their very best . . . and weirdest!
Paul Jennings' books are enjoyed by millions of children throughout the world. From the hugely popular UnCollected series comes this special selection of tales – a showcase of Paul's storytelling...
Published: 30/10/2006
Format: eBook
ISBN: 9781742283050
Price: $24.99
Book Cover:  Vampire Academy Volume 1
The international number 1 bestselling Vampire Academy series by Richelle Mead is now a major motion picture.

Read it before it hits cinemas in 2014!

The astonishing first book that kicked off the international bestselling series.

ONLY A TRUE BEST FRIEND CAN PROTECT YOU FROM YOUR IMMORTAL ENEMIES . . .

Lissa Dragomir is a Moroi princess: a mortal vampire with a rare gift for harnessing the earth's...

The international number 1 bestselling Vampire Academy series by Richelle Mead is now a major motion picture.

Read it before it hits cinemas in 2014!

The astonishing first book that kicked off the international...

Published: 31/01/2008
Format: eBook
ISBN: 9781742530123
Price: $16.99
Book Cover:  Shadow Kiss: Vampire Academy Volume 3
The international number 1 bestselling Vampire Academy series by Richelle Mead is now a major motion picture.  \r\nRead it before it hits cinemas in 2014!\r\nWHAT IF FOLLOWING HER HEART MEANS ROSE COULD LOSE HER BEST FRIEND FOREVER?\r\n\r\nRose Hathaway knows it is forbidden to love another guardian.  Her best friend, Lissa – the last Dragomir princess – must always come first.  Unfortunately, when it comes to gorgeous Dimitri Belikov, some rules are meant to be broken . . . 
The international number 1 bestselling Vampire Academy series by Richelle Mead is now a major motion picture.  \r\nRead it before it hits cinemas in 2014!\r\nWHAT IF FOLLOWING HER HEART MEANS ROSE COULD LOSE HER BEST FRIEND FOREVER?\r\n\r\nRose Hathaway knows it is forbidden to love another guardian.  Her best friend, Lissa – the last Dragomir princess – must always come first.  Unfortunately, when it comes to gorgeous Dimitri Belikov, some rules are meant to be broken . . . 
Published: 24/11/2008
Format: eBook
ISBN: 9781742530147
Price: $16.99
Book Cover:  Spirit Bound: Vampire Academy Volume 5
The international number 1 bestselling Vampire Academy series by Richelle Mead is now a major motion picture.  \r\nRead it before it hits cinemas in 2014!\r\nSALVATION HAS ITS PRICE . . .\r\n 
The international number 1 bestselling Vampire Academy series by Richelle Mead is now a major motion picture.  \r\nRead it before it hits cinemas in 2014!\r\nSALVATION HAS ITS PRICE . . .\r\n 
Published: 18/05/2010
Format: eBook
ISBN: 9781742530512
Price: $16.99
Book Cover:  Blood Promise: Vampire Academy Volume 4
The international number 1 bestselling Vampire Academy series by Richelle Mead is now a major motion picture.  \r\nRead it before it hits cinemas in 2014!\r\nBOUND BY LOVE, BUT SWORN TO KILL . . .
The international number 1 bestselling Vampire Academy series by Richelle Mead is now a major motion picture.  \r\nRead it before it hits cinemas in 2014!\r\nBOUND BY LOVE, BUT SWORN TO KILL . . .
Published: 26/08/2009
Format: eBook
ISBN: 9781742286563
Price: $16.99
Book Cover:  Frostbite: Vampire Academy Volume 2
The international number 1 bestselling Vampire Academy series by Richelle Mead is now a major motion picture.  \r\nRead it before it hits cinemas in 2014!\r\nWHEN LOVE AND JEALOUSY COLLIDE ON THE SLOPES, WINTER BREAK TURNS DEADLY . . .
The international number 1 bestselling Vampire Academy series by Richelle Mead is now a major motion picture.  \r\nRead it before it hits cinemas in 2014!\r\nWHEN LOVE AND JEALOUSY COLLIDE ON THE SLOPES, WINTER BREAK TURNS DEADLY . . .
Published: 01/09/2008
Format: eBook
ISBN: 9781742530130
Price: $16.99
Book Cover:  Black Dawn: The Morganville Vampires Book Twelve
When a tide of ferocious draug, the vampire's deadliest enemy, floods Morganville, its eclectic mix of residents must fight to save their town from devastation.
When a tide of ferocious draug, the vampire's deadliest enemy, floods Morganville, its eclectic mix of residents must fight to save their town from devastation.
Published: 01/05/2012
Format: eBook
ISBN: 9781742535050
Price: $16.95

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20 May 2016
Children’s Book Council of Australia Awards Shortlist Announced
We are delighted to announce that the following Penguin Random House authors have been shortlisted for the Children’s Book Council of Australia Awards:

Suri’s Wall by Lucy Estela and Matt Ottley
Ollie and the Wind by Ronojoy Ghosh

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