Author Interview: Ken Linnett on Rough Habit

Rough HabitAuthor: Ken LinnettRelease Date: 1 May, 2020Publisher: Slattery Media GroupRRP: $24.99 (PB) ABOUT THE BOOK: Rough Habit An Unlikely Champion is a tale that captures the essence of horse racing – from dreaming to inspiration, to luck good and bad, to fortunes and reputations made. It’s the story not just of an unexpected champion horse, but of those who … More Author Interview: Ken Linnett on Rough Habit

Mini Review: Lalani of the Distant Sea

Lalani of the Distant Sea Author: Erin Entrada Kelly Release Date: January 2020 RRP: $14.99 (PB) Publisher: Allen & Unwin Synopsis: Twelve-year-old Lalani lives with her mother, stepfather and stepbrother on the island of Sanlagita, whose residents are suffering from drought. The story follows Lalani’s quest to save her mother and bring fortune to her … More Mini Review: Lalani of the Distant Sea

Mini Review: Malamander by Thomas Taylor

Malamander (Eerie-on-Sea #1) Author: Thomas Taylor Release Date: 1 May, 2019 RRP: $17.99 (PB) Publisher: Walker Books Synopsis: Herbert Lemon works as a Lost-and-Founder, returning lost items to their individuals at the Grand Nautilus Hotel in the town of Eerie-on-the-Sea, a tourist seascape which empties during the chilly winter. One night, a girl called Violet … More Mini Review: Malamander by Thomas Taylor

Spring-Inspired Reads

Forget spring cleaning, we’ll be spring reading this season! As Spring approaches after one chilly winter, here are ten of our favourite reads, new and old, to read with your littles and brighten up your September days. Flower Power Labradors by Allison Langton Flower Power Labradors! Come with me to shake their paws. Black and … More Spring-Inspired Reads

The Value of Bookshops

For some time local businesses have found themselves diminishing thanks to large shopping chains and online retailers. Local bookshops are no exception to the rule. In Stranger Things season three, town members protest against the ’80s consumerist shift to the one-stop-shop and cultural sphere: the shiny new shopping centre. These days, shopping centres have been … More The Value of Bookshops