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Wondering what to read next? In addition to the online resources below, you can find magazines about books and reading in our libraries. Check out Good Reading Magazine, Magpies: Talking about books for Children, Voya Magazine, The Magazine of Fantasy and Science Fiction, and Writing Queensland.

book club
Book Club Information
Moreton Bay Region Libraries support almost 200 Book Clubs across the region, offering reading advice and Book Club Sets of 10 books each to borrow.
eLibrary
eLibrary
Use your library card number and password or PIN to download free eBooks, eAudiobooks, music and videos from our eLibrary.
local authors
Local Authors
Do you like to read local? Browse our local authors database to find authors who are writing around Moreton Bay. If you're a published author who was born in or currently resides in the Moreton Bay Regional Council area, you are eligible to become part of this Local Authors database.
Magpies
Magpies Magazine
Available for use within libraries only
Want to find out what to read next and what's new in children's literature? Magpies Magazine offers reviews of new children's and young adult books online, including children's literature articles and interviews. You can also borrow or reserve Magpies Magazine instead of reading it online.
Who else writes like
Who Else Writes Like...?
Have you read everything by your favourite authors? Use Who else writes likeā€¦? to identify authors that write in a similar style or genre. Please see our Customer Information Sheet [PDF - 295KB] for further details.
who next
Who Next...?
Who Next...? is a resource for children and young people that suggests authors and series based on their favourite authors. Age groups include: 5-7, 8-11, 12-14 and 14+. Who Next...? also suggests suitable titles for dyslexic and reluctant readers. Please see our Customer Information Sheet [PDF - 290KB] for further details.
First 5 50 books to read
50 Books to Read Before You're 5
Explore the variety of books and toys for your child to borrow and enjoy as you play and learn together. Browse the 50 Books to Read Before You're 5 list, pick up a copy in the library or download the booklet [PDF - 1.9MB].

Reading suggestion sources

Explore reader advisory websites to find your next read and discover new authors similar to your favourites.
  • Fantastic Fiction
    Information on over 350,000 books. Bibliographies for over 30,000 authors.
  • FictionDB
    FictionDB is your guide to authors & books, where you can keep track of your book lists and series, receive notifications whenever new books by your favorite authors are announced browse book lists, series, synopses and more.
  • First Tuesday Book Club
    First Tuesday Book Club is ABC TV's nationally televised book club that gathers together Australian booklovers on a monthly basis.
  • GoodReads
    Goodreads is the largest site for readers and book recommendations in the world. A home for casual readers and bona-fide bookworms alike, Goodreads users recommend books, compare what they are reading, keep track of what they've read and would like to read, find their next favorite book, form book clubs and much more.
  • Kids & Teens Books to Try
    Find reading resources for children of all ages.
  • Literature Map
    The tourist map of literature.
  • Stop You're Killing Me!
    Stop, You're Killing Me! is a resource for lovers of mystery, crime, thriller, spy, and suspense books, listing over 4,000 authors, with chronological lists of their books (over 45,000 titles), both series (4,600+) and non-series.
  • What Should I Read Next?

    Enter a book you like and the site will analyse a huge database of real readers' favorite books to provide book recommendations and suggestions for what to read next.

  • Whichbook
    Whichbook enables millions of combinations of factors and then suggests books which most closely match your needs. Adjust the sliders and see what happens. Also explore W Lists, such as 'Laugh Your Pants Off' and 'Bad Luck and Trouble'.

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