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30
November 2012
Posted by Elvira Ralston

Choosing Books for Gifts - Classics for 9 to 12 Year Olds

Choosing Books for Gifts - Classics for 9 to 12 Year Olds
Classics can be a great choice for children who are avid readers.  Giving a child books that you loved at their age is such a lovely way to share a love of reading with them.  Many of the books that we are recommending in this section are also great for younger children...
27
November 2012
Posted by Elvira Ralston

Pre-Teen Fantasy

Pre-Teen Fantasy
Which fantasy books shaped our childhood?  I'm not talking about the ones with the sparkly vampires.  I’m talking about the ones you read BEFORE you discovered there was something quite interesting going on between girls and boys; when you could be best friends with a beloved pet or even a...
20
November 2012
Posted by Elvira Ralston

Owl Know How

Owl Know How
  Cat Rabbit and Isobel Knowles are two very talented Melbourne ladies who have made the most delightful picture book featuring creatures made of felt; it's called Owl Know How and this week we are featuring it in our Degraves Street window.  The ladies were extremely generous in lending us...
19
November 2012
Posted by Elvira Ralston

Alison Lester exhibition at City Library

Alison Lester exhibition at City Library
Alison Lester was born in 1952 in Foster, Victoria.  Anyone who has read her books will not be surprised to hear that she grew up on a farm with horses.  Alison published her first book; Clive Eats Alligators in 1986 and it was commended by the C.B.C (as it was then known) in that...
05
November 2012
Posted by Elvira Ralston

Choosing Books for Gifts

Choosing Books for Gifts
The holiday season is nearly upon us.  We have started seeing all kinds of Christmas confectionary in the supermarket, decorations are starting to apear in department stores and here at The Little Bookroom, Christmas and Hanukkah books have started to sneak into our deliveries.  So, we thought it might be time...
30
October 2012
Posted by Elvira Ralston

Stories For Spirited Little Girls

Stories For Spirited Little Girls
Once upon a (when I was a spirited little girl), girls weren’t supposed to get their dresses dirty, climb trees or dig for worms.  Good little girls wore pristine pink dresses, baked cakes and helped their mummies; while those naughty boys were out getting into trouble and having al the...
15
October 2012
Posted by Elvira Ralston

Brave Squish Rabbit Launch

Brave Squish Rabbit Launch
On Saturday (13th October) we hosted the launch of a brand new book called Brave Squish Rabbit, which is  written and illustrated by Katherine Batterby!  We were thrilled to have Andy Griffiths as the official launcher of this fab new book.  And we were extra specially pleased because it also just happened to be...
02
October 2012
Posted by Elvira Ralston

Bologna Children's Book Fair

Bologna Children's Book Fair
Have you ever wondered why some children's books get printed in so many languages, while others stay in their own country?  Part of the answer (besides some books being universally wonderful) is at the Bologna Children's Book Fair. Bologna Children's Book Fair is the place book publishers go to find new...
24
September 2012
Posted by Elvira Ralston

Gus Gordon- Herman and Rosie launch

Gus Gordon- Herman and Rosie launch
We were delighted to kick off the school holidays with the launch of Herman and Rosie by Gus Gordon.  It's always such a pleasure to meet an author who's work you adore and find out they lovely people too.  And the very charming Gus didn't disappoint.  Herman and Rosie was officially launched by...
10
September 2012
Posted by Elvira Ralston

Clare Beaton illustrates with fabric

Clare Beaton illustrates with fabric
Clare Beaton has a rather unique illustration style; she creates beautiful pictures using vintage fabric, buttons, braid and sequins.  She says she finds inspiration in all kinds of old fabrics: "Old aprons are a favourite source of wonderful patterns."  She hand stitches the fabric together making delightful scenes which are then photographed and used to illustrate...
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Welcome!

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

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