Book Club: because reading a great book and then not being able to discuss it is like winning tattslotto and not telling anyone about it!
Twins Annalie and Will are sailing halfway across the world to find their missing father, while trying to evade the all-powerful Admiralty that governs their world in this highly original nautical adventure story with a speculative fiction twist.
The crew face off against storms and pirates, but the biggest threat of all comes from the Admiralty, the all-powerful navy that rules the oceans of the world. The Admiralty are supposed to be the good guys, but the deeper the Sunfish voyages into the Moon Islands, the more they realise that nothing is what it seems.
Our new Book Club meets on the last Thursday of every month at The Little Bookroom at 4pm. It’s for kids in grades five and six who want to find a great new read, chat about it and maybe even meet the author…
We choose each book club title with a few things in mind: it must be hot off the press so that no one has had a chance to read it; and preferably Australian – we are very lucky to live in a city with so many talented authors and strong publishers. Choosing Australian novels means we’re supporting our local industry. And we can invite the author to join us!
We hope that our Book Club will encourage young readers to challenge their usual tastes, think critically about books without ‘losing the fun’, and meet other readers. After all, there’s nothing better than a peer recommendation (no matter how hard we grown-up booksellers try).
Numbers are limited to 30, and our aim is that the selected novel will be read before Book Club to avoid the risk of spoilers.
If you have any queries please email firstname.lastname@example.org - we’re grateful for any feedback.
When & Where
The Little Bookroom
The Little Bookroom - bringing children's books to Melbourne since 1960.
The Little Bookroom opened its doors to the public on Friday the 13th October, 1960, the first bookstore in Australia to stock only children's books. It has been a Melbourne institution ever since!
The shop is named for a collection of stories by Eleanor Farjeon who wrote:
"I am proud and happy to know you've chosen the title of my book for the title of your Bookshop in the City my Father first set foot in the 1850s when he emigrated to Australia as a boy of 16. The stories he told me of his arrival in Melbourne have always made it seem to be one of 'my' cities. Thank you for giving me a home in it"
Edward Ardizzone illustrated 'The Little Bookroom' and provided us with an original ink illustration for our logo, a treasure indeed.