• On The Jellicoe Road

    Book Review – On the Jellicoe Road by Melina Marchetta

    Melina Marchetta’s coming-of-age novel is a refreshingly mature young adult adventure that captures the feeling on the crux of growing up and watching all that was familiar with the world shift into something new. On the Jellicoe Road transports the reader to a world caught between the dreams of childhood and the horrors of reality, …

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  • Stone Girl

    Book Review – Stone Girl by Eleni Hale

    Eleni Hale’s Stone Girl is an incredibly powerful and honest story about the Australian foster care system. Drawing on elements of Hale’s own childhood, the novel is a confronting look into the troubling conditions faced by the children most in need of care. When twelve-year-old Sophie is moved to a foster home after the death …

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  • Love Your Bookshop Day 2018 – Colouring in Competition

    August 12th is Love Your Book Shop Day! It’s the day book shop owners get to celebrate all of the lovely folks who come into our shops, while book lovers around the country get to celebrate their local independent book shop. We can’t wait! We’re having a party and will have other exciting celebrations to be …

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  • Book Review – Small Spaces by Sarah Epstein

    Small Spaces by Sarah Epstein is a fast-paced psychological thriller with a distinct Australian flavour. One for those with a morbid curiosity, this novel is rife with dark themes and mind games, leaving you itching to uncover all of its secrets. Tash Carmody is confronted with her past when the ghosts of her childhood reappear …

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  • Walker Books School Library Book $500 Bonus

    Walker Books is currently holding a promotion where school libraries can receive $500 of free books when they purchase $500 of books! This is a great opportunity for schools to make their library budget stretch a bit further or to have extra books for award nights – or more simply, just to stock up on …

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  • Andrew Hansen & Jessica Roberts Book Launch – Bab Sharkey and the Animal Mummies: The Weird Beard

    When twelve-year-old Bab Sharkey finds a magical beard in the Egyptian desert, it attaches itself to his face, making him the Pharaoh and granting him strange powers. Bab also finds the friends he’s always needed: a pair of undead animals wrapped in bandages called Scaler the Fish Mummy and Prong the Ibis Mummy. But the …

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  • Gus Gordon In Store Visit

    Gus Gordon is an internationally acclaimed illustrator and author. He has illustrated and written over 80 books for children. His illustrations are known for their loose and energetic line work, mixed media and humour. Gus’s first picture book, Wendy, was a Notable Book in the 2010 Children’s Book Council of Australia (CBCA) Picture Book of the …

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  • P is for Pearl

    Book Review – P is for Pearl by Eliza Henry Jones

    Eliza Henry Jones’ P is for Pearl is a sweet piece of summer escapism. Set in a quiet beach town in Tasmania, complete with romance and hints of mystery, it’s an easy way to pass the time over the summer holidays, sitting out in the sun with a drink in hand. The reader is dropped [...] More  →
  • White Night

    Book Review – White Night by Ellie Marney

    Ellie Marney’s new novel takes the grass-roots feeling of a tight-knit country town, and throws in an explosive mixture of cult ideologies, peer pressure and moral dilemmas. Set in a small town in rural Victoria, White Night tells the story of a status quo shaken by one secretive community, and a boy and a girl [...] More  →
  • Untidy Towns

    Book Review – Untidy Towns by Kate O’Donnell

    Kate O’Donnell’s debut novel, Untidy Towns, sets up an escapist fantasy, and then fills it with the reality of running away from your troubles. Who hasn’t dreamed of abandoning school and clinging to the safety of home? When Adelaide walks out of her suffocating boarding school, she thinks she’s free to live her life however [...] More  →
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