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Fiction Book of the Month

Legend of the Lost Lilies – Jackie French

A mysterious telegram: 'Lily needs you' is received just before a plane from war-wracked England lands in one of Sophie Greenman's paddocks. Sophie, Countess of Shillings, has been living a quiet life on her property in Australia, until love and loyalty draws her back to Shillings Hall where she trained to become one of Miss Lily's 'Lovely Ladies'. Now, in 1942, Shillings Hall is training women to become espionage agents.

Non-Fiction Book of the Month

Defiant Voices

Between 1788 and 1868, approximately 25,000 women were transported to Australia. For nearly 200 years, there has been a chorus of outrage at their vulgarity, their depravity and their promiscuity. Babette Smith takes the reader beyond this traditional casting of convict women, looking for evidence of their humanity and individuality.

Cookbook of the Month

The Slow Cook

Nothing beats slow cooking when it comes to convenience. With minimal preparation, simple ingredients and just one pot, you can set and forget, then enjoy hearty, wholesome meals every night of the week. Indulge in the joy of preparing simple, hearty, sustaining meals, with a healthy dose of family favourites in the mix, too.

Young Adult Book of the Month

Off the Map

Our home town. Sometimes it feels like the centre of the universe, sometimes it's the bum-end of nowhere. We are her sons and daughters. These are our triumphs and our heartaches, our fears and hopes for a better life.

Children's Book of the Month

Paws

Everything is changing for 11-year-old Alex and, as an autistic person, change can be terrifying. With the first day of high school only a couple of months away, Alex is sure that having a friend by his side will help. So, he’s devised a plan – impress the kids at school by winning a trophy at the PAWS Dog Show with his trusty sidekick, Kevin. This should be a walk in the park . . . right?

Picture Book of the Month

You're the Best, Mum!

Little Wombat loves his mum because she encourages him to bravely explore the world around him, and she is always there to comfort him when he's sad or pick him up when he falls. You're The Best, Mum! is a celebration of the special bond between mother and child from a beloved picture book creator.

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6 Remember
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7 Dear Mum
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8 In Good Company
by Sophie Hansen
9 With the Falling of the Dusk
by Stan Grant
10 Klara and the Sun
by Kazuo Ishiguro

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