Tag Archives: Children’s Books

The Lasting Appeal of “Buddy” Children’s Books

As a young child, I was already big on books. Although I had a large collection of picture flats, there were some that I loved more than others. On reflection, these best-loved books all seemed to have something in common; they … Continue reading

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Lessons I Learned from Children’s and Young Adult Literature

I’m about to admit something that many women in my age-group would be embarrassed to admit:  I have no significant childhood memories of reading Judy Blume.  I never read Are You There God? It’s Me, Margaret.  I never read Then Again, … Continue reading

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Featured Titles Newsletter

Fiction Paris      by Edward Rutherfurd, Hachette, TR, $39.99 City of love. City of splendour. City of terror. City of dreams. Inspired by the haunting, passionate story of the city of lights, this epic novel weaves a gripping tale … Continue reading

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A Writing Masterclass with John Marsden

John Marsden, the writer of the masterful Tomorrow When the War Began series, is holding a writing masterclass at the Wellington City Library this Saturday (the 13th) from 10am to 12pm. The Children’s Bookshop in Kilbirnie is the organising force … Continue reading

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vicbooks’ Monster May Sale

Our annual sale starts on Wednesday the 18th and runs through to Friday the 20th of May. It’s a collection of rummageable gems, academic gap fillers and children’s delights. We’re putting it in the foyer of the Memorial Theatre in … Continue reading

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Editing Enid

Hodder, the UK publisher of Enid Blyton’s work, has decided they are going to “sensitively and carefully” revise the text of her books. They’re starting with 10 of the Famous Five novels. Mercy me, or rather, as the new text … Continue reading

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Teen Sleuth Nancy Drew Turns 80

The teenage detective, who encouraged more than one generation of girls to look to themselves and their natural abilities to accomplish what they wanted, has turned 80. Girl power, indeed; I’d back Nancy over the Spice Girls any day of … Continue reading

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