The Little Bookroom – The Little Bookroom

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12
February 2014
Posted by Leesa Lambert

REVIEW by Isabel

REVIEW by Isabel
Boys Don't Knit by T.S. Easton    In ten words or less: An enjoyable read for boys and girls alike. Boy’s don’t knit is a very funny, comforting read.  Ben is a true geek with a hilarious outlook on life. When he is put under probation he is told to...
15
October 2013
Posted by Leesa Lambert

REVIEW by Jasper

REVIEW by Jasper
Mortality Doctrine #1: The Eye of Minds by James Dashner In ten words or less: Action packed from the very start! I liked it because it had a unique storyline but still had everything you want in a good book. Once you started it is like you're ‘caught in a net’ and...
15
October 2013
Posted by Leesa Lambert

REVIEW by Sam (Age 7)

REVIEW by Sam (Age 7)
Star Wars - Jedi Academy by Jeffrey Brown In ten words or less: funny, cool, awesome Roan is just a normal boy planning to go to pilot academy until a little green guy invites him to go to Jedi Academy instead! Now he has to go to school with totally different people....
05
July 2013
Posted by Elvira Ralston

Gender Roles in Children’s Picture Books

Gender Roles in Children’s Picture Books
   This image is from a London department store in 2013. First of all let me just say: this subject is a minefield.  People can get very fired-up about gender roles, especially if it involves their children.   Otherwise intelligent people can collapse into confusion, wracked with indecision over the simple question...
25
June 2013
Posted by Elvira Ralston

An Interview with Belinda Murrell

An Interview with Belinda Murrell
One of the best parts of my job is meeting fabulous Australian writers and illustrators.  It is such a wonderful thing to meet a writer or illustrator whose work I really enjoy and find that they are great people too. So, when Belinda Murrell and Serena’s publicist asked if they...
18
June 2013
Posted by Elvira Ralston

Books about grief for under 6 year olds

Books about grief for under 6 year olds
The subject of death is such a hard one to explain to children as it can be fraught with our own fears and lack of surety about our beliefs.  Many people will turn to traditional faiths and of course there are many children’s versions of religious texts. But, there are...
07
June 2013
Posted by Elvira Ralston

Tina Matthews

Tina Matthews
                                                 The Little Bookroom’s Degraves Street shop was lucky enough to have a visit from the charming Tina Matthews.  She is a Sydney based author/illustrator best known for Out of The Egg.  Tina was on her way back...
27
May 2013
Posted by Elvira Ralston

Philip Pulman's Top Ten for Pre-Teens

Philip Pulman's Top Ten for Pre-Teens
I absolutely adore Philip Pullman's writing.  I remember years ago when I worked at a different book shop (yes, there was a time in my life before The Little Bookroom, but it was so long ago and so sad, it has basically passed into myth).  Anyway, one of the other staff...
17
May 2013
Posted by Elvira Ralston

Books for Year Nines

Books for Year Nines
 Here are five books we love for Year Nine classrooms:                                                      Between Shades of Gray by Ruta Sepetys I absolutely loved this book.  It covers some fascinating aspects of modern history and opens up so many moral...
29
April 2013
Posted by Elvira Ralston

Children's Book Authors and Illustrators

Children's Book Authors and Illustrators
Children's book authors and illustrators are a strange bunch.  It’s an occupational hazard; they tend to spend a lot of time working alone drawing or writing about talking pigeons, caterpillars eating salami or trying to find just the right turn of phrase for a tree. Here are a few pictures...
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Welcome!

The Little Bookroom - bringing children's books to Melbourne since 1960.

Visit our shops in Carlton North and Degraves St (CBD) for the best books, both past and present!

This little website will keep you up to date with essential new releases, events and our recommendations for schools.

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Happy reading!