Family Book Club Destination Australia!

We’re into July but it’s not too late to join in our family book club as we head to Australia! We’ve got a new co-host, Breanne of This Vintage Moment.

What books are we reading in July and August?

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For the youngest readers, the picture book selected is Possum Magic by Mem Fox, illustrated by Julie Vivas. (Can’t find it? I’ll list some other suggestions on Thursday).

For July’s early elementary / middle grade title, we’re reading The Slightly True Story of Cedar B. Hartley by Martine Murray. August’s selection for teens / adults is [Follow the] Rabbit Proof Fence by Doris Pilkington (a.k.a. Nugi Garimara), our one and only nonfiction pick for the year. (You may find the book under either title, depending on the edition your library carries)

Chat about the books

We’d love to chat about the books with you in the Facebook group – tell us what you & your family think about the titles, or share additional ideas for books (or crafts, or food) that connect to the theme!

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Previously on The Deliberate Reader

Three years ago: Book Review: A Teaspoon of Earth and Sea by Dina Nayeri.


  1. I’m not sure if you can get it in the US, but my absolutely favorite Aussie picture book is called Wombat Stew. Ooey gooey yummy chewy wombat stew! I still break out into song occasionally on this one, even though my boys are now teens.

    • That’s on my list for Thursday, but neither of my local libraries have it so I didn’t get to see it. Now you make me really regret that!

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