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Fiction Book of the Month

A Room Made of Leaves

What if Elizabeth Macarthur-wife of the notorious John Macarthur, wool baron in the earliest days of Sydney- had written a shockingly frank secret memoir? And what if novelist Kate Grenville had miraculously found and published it? That's the starting point for A Room Made of Leaves, a playful dance of possibilities between the real and the invented.

Non-Fiction Book of the Month

The Insider

Now, after 26 years, the ultimate insider is outside the House and ready to burst the Canberra bubble with his trademark sharp wit. His revelations of dealings, double dealings, friendships and feuds shine a light on the political processes of those in power: the egos, the sacrifices, the winners, the losers, the triumphs and the failures.

Cookbook of the Month

Vegan Fakeaway

We all love a takeaway. A great way to try food from around the world in the comfort of our own homes. But when hankering after a plant-based treat, the takeaway menu isn’t always the easiest thing to navigate. Vegan Fakeaway offers 70 recipes that deliver fast, easy, vegan takeaway classics that will make sure that you’re able to indulge, whenever the craving strikes.

Young Adult Book of the Month

Dark Blue Rising

Tabby lives a transient life with her mum Cate, never sticking in one place long enough to make friends. Until one day, an accident changes everything. Cate is arrested and Tabby realises her life has been a lie: Cate is not her mother. As she adjusts to her new life, Tabby finds herself drawn to the ocean, but all is not as it seems.

Children's Book of the Month

The Secret Library of Hummingbird House

Hattie Maxwell is trying to make sense of her life since the Big Split. It used to be the four of them - Mum, Dad, Ivy and Hattie - against the universe. And to make matters worse, her favourite place, Hummingbird House, is going to be demolished! Determined to stop the development, Hattie throws herself into uncovering the secrets of the house.

Picture Book of the Month

We’re Going On A Treasure Hunt

Yo! Ho! Ho! Join the fun as four bunnies set off on a thrilling pirate adventure to find the hidden treasure chest. With ten gold coins to find hidden under the flaps, it's an action-packed treasure hunt! You'll need to watch out for the obstacles along the way, leaping dolphins, colourful parrots, scary sharks and naughty monkeys.

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