Children’s Book Week 2016, running from 20 – 26 August, is the perfect opportunity to celebrate the brilliant stories and storytellers Australia has to offer.
100 Years of Gumnut Babies!
Beautiful new centenary edition to celebrate the publication of May Gibb’s fist book, Gumnut Babies in 1916. May Gibb’s marvellous creation- the Gumnut world, with its tiny heroues and heroines and deliciously villainous villains-has fascinated generations of children since its first publication. Ages 8+
Josephine is a kangaroo — who loves to dance. Her little brother, Joey, tells herthat kangaroos don’t dance, they hop — but Josephine continues to point her toes and leap through the air. Ages 4–9
Every Saturday, with a hop, a skip and a magical twirl, Mia, Emma and Grace turn into … fairy dancers! Enter their enchanted world of fun, friendship, fairy wings and dancing. Ages 3–8
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THE TALES OF MRS MANCINI tells the story of a cat who, together with her human friend, Filippina, runs a cake shop full of delectable treats. Alongside her flair for flan, Mrs Mancini also has a special ability to bring lonely children together. A collection of three fully illustrated short stories celebrating friends and friendship! Ages 3+
Truly Tan Hoodwinked!
The next adventure in the best-selling Truly Tan series. Ages: 8-12
Meet Tan. She’s funny. She’s lively. She has the mind of a Great Detective! A hilarious series for fans of Clarice Bean and Ruby Redfort. Ages 8–12
Withering- by- Sea by Judith Rossell
High on a cliff above the gloomy coastal town of Withering-by-Sea stands the Hotel Majestic. Inside the walls of the damp,dull hotel, eleven year old orphan Stella Montgomery leads a miserable like with her three dreadful aunts. But one night, Stella sees something she should’t have…Ages 9+
Wormwood Mire by Judith Rossell
The highly anticipated sequel to 2014’s runaway bestseller WITHERING-BY-SEA When Stella Montgomery returned to the Hotel Majestic cold and wet but exhilarated by adventure, the Aunts were furious. Now they are sending Stella away to the old family home at Wormwood Mire, where she must live with two strange cousins and their governess. But within the overgrown grounds of the mouldering house, dark secrets slither and skulk, and soon Stella must be brave once more …