• 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  →
  • In The Dark Spaces

    Book Review – In the Dark Spaces by Cally Black

    Cally Black’s In The Dark Spaces is an immersive sci-fi thriller that features some incredible aliens and insightful thoughts on human nature. While it’s full of action and danger, the heart of the story revolves around family, morality, communication, and love in all its forms. Exposition is scarce, but this works in the book’s favour. [...] More  →
  • Happy Sunday

    Happy Sunday! How gorgeous was that rain last night? Our little vegie patch looks so happy this morning .We’re open until 2pm today and the shop is looking ever so fabulous in preparation for the epic week ahead:.- On Tuesday evening the very fancy Young Adult fiction authors Will Kostakis and Shivaun Plozza will be …

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  • Auslan/English Bilingual Storytime

    Auslan/English Bilingual Storytime – this morning at 10.30am .We still have a few spots left for our first ever Auslan/English storytime this morning, so pop past if you’re around.Join Lucky and our Auslan interpreter Pauline as they read Kitchen Disco, Please Mr Panda and The Wolf The Duck and The Mouse..No prior knowledge of Auslan …

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  • Author Event – Shivaun Plozza + Will Kostakis

    Author Event – Shivaun Plozza + Will Kostakis – Tuesday 28th November 6.30pm. We are absolutely thrilled to be hosting Young Adult Fiction authors Shivaun Plozza and Will Kostakis. They popped into the shop earlier in the year and let me tell you, not only are they talented (and hardworking) authors, they are both absolutely …

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  • El Deafo

    We added the enchanting El Deafo to our graphic novel section recently. Filled with warmth and humour, the story hits you right in the heart from the get go. Based on the childhood experiences of author/illustrator Cece Bell who as a child developed meningitis and lost her hearing, the graphics and text are gripping from …

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