Woodgrove Book Club
Woodgrove Book Club
We've partnered with QBD The Bookshop to bring you monthly book recommendations
Published 13 May

Woodgrove has partnered with QBD The Bookshop to bring you the Woodgrove Book Club. 

Each month, new book recommendations will be shared, and we encourage our Woodgrove community to get involved and discuss the books with one another. 

For the month of May we have three book recommendations for every age, see below: 


Little Disasters by Sarah Vaughan 

From the bestselling author of 'Anatomy of a Scandal' - a new thought-provoking novel exploring the complexity of motherhood and all that connects and disconnects us. 

You think you have the perfect family. But everything can be broken. Liz and Jess have been friends for ten years, ever since they both started a family. But how well do they really know each other?  

Book reviews provided by QBD The Bookshop 

A fantastic thought-provoking drama shinning a light on the trials and tribulations of parenthood. When Jess (Mother of 3) takes her 11-month-old to the hospital, her friend Liz (a pediatrician) raises suspicions about the child's injuries. With an emotionally charged insight into women's mental health, this plot is fast paced with twists and surprising reveals and an ending you will not see coming.
- Stacey, Colonnades 

Jess is an accomplished stay at home mum, who has just had her third child. But this baby is different. Some days the crying is unbearable and all she wants is for it to stop. When Jess goes to emergency with her baby with a scrambled story, dark questions start to arise. Little Disasters is the ultimate page turner of twists, turns and the desperate cry for the truth of one fateful night.
- Kristyn, Mt Ommaney 

Liz is a pediatrician in a difficult position; her friend Jess has come into the emergency room with her daughter Betsey sporting a head injury, and a story that doesn't quite add up. An emotionally devastating read that delves into child abuse, friendship, trust and motherhood, Little Disasters is eye-opening to some of the darker depths of parenthood. 
- Megan, Traralgon 


The Strangeworlds Travel Agency by LD Lapinski (ages 9+) 

At the Strangeworlds Travel Agency, each suitcase transports you to a different world. All you have to do is step inside . . .

When 12-year-old Flick Hudson accidentally ends up in the Strangeworlds Travel Agency, she uncovers a fantastic secret: there are hundreds of other worlds just steps away from ours. All you must do to visit them is jump into the right suitcase. Then Flick gets the invitation of a lifetime: join Strangeworlds' magical travel society and explore other worlds.

But, unknown to Flick, the world at the very centre of it all, a city called Five Lights, is in danger. Buildings and even streets are mysteriously disappearing. Once Flick realizes what's happening, she must race against time, travelling through unchartered worlds, seeking a way to fix Five Lights before it collapses into nothingness - and takes our world with it.

A magical adventure for 9+ readers that will take you to whole new worlds.

Book review provided by QBD The Bookshop 

Visit the Strange Worlds Travel Agency, a place where every suitcase holds a doorway to another world. This wonderful adventure is filled with fantastic characters, a plucky heroine, wondrous places, and is a story which anyone from age 8-80 will enjoy.
Eleanor – Chatswood 


Bluey: Bob Bilby

Bluey: Bob Bilby explores a delightful depiction of family life, shared experiences, life lessons and differences. They open windows for children to look into and share Australian lifestyles, growing up and family relationships, in a fun and inspiring way.


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