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If you belong to a book club and are wondering what book you should read next, subscribe to receive our free monthly Book Club e-news. Each edition of the Love to Read Local Book Club e-news contains detailed information about our selected ‘Book of the Month’ with accompanying notes to prompt discussion in your group!

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Book of the month

Book Cover for Step Up Mrs Dugdale

Step Up, Mrs Dugdale, Lynne Leonhardt (Matilda Bay Books)

When Henrietta Augusta Dugdale was denied access to her three young sons because she could no longer bear to live with their father, it evoked within her a keen ...

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What we are reading

Barefoot Bea

  • Author: Heather Neilly, illust. Ruth de Vos
  • Publisher: Yellow Brick Books

Meet Beatrice Jones. She moves through her days at top speed and in bare feet – shoes just get in the way. Playful illustrations show a confident Bea playing tag, …

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  • Author: Mark Greenwood, illust. Terry Denton
  • Publisher: Picture Puffin

Mark Greenwood is an expert at turning historical events into exciting stories, thus making them accessible to young readers.  Moonwalkers distils the essence of the 1969 Apollo 11 mission and …

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Rosie’s Travelling Tea Shop

  • Author: Rebecca Raisin 
  • Publisher: HQ Fiction

If you love a heart-warming read with a twist, look no further. When Rosie, a Michelin-starred chef and queen of contingency plans is unceremoniously dumped by her husband on her …

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Alex and the Alpacas Save the World

  • Author: Kathryn Lefroy
  • Publisher:  Fremantle Press

Alex’s mundane holidays accompanying her single mum on a visit to her grumpy grandfather’s Tasmanian farm soon become anything but. This incredible and original story quickly unfolds as a racy …

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