The last few weeks have been busy times with a range of visitors to The Children's Bookshop. Earlier in the month Sally Murphy visited schools and dropped in to talk about her books Pearl Verses the World and Toppling. We loved Craig Smith's visit when he sang his way through his best selling picturebook Wonky Donkey.
Last Saturday 19th June, Jackie French and Bruce Whatley visited the store to share their new book Queen Victoria's Underpants. A crowd of approximately sixty gathered and we loved the book and the storytelling!
On Monday 21st June, Oliver Phommavanh joined the V.I.P. group of younger readers for a Thai afternoon tea to discuss his new novel Thai-riffic! I was impressed by his good humour and we sold lots of his book to keen readers.
I am looking forward to some visitors to the store in July- Andrew Daddo, Bruce Whatley (for a return visit) and Isobelle Carmody.
What's the staff reading? I am enjoying Indelible Ink by Fiona McGregor (for adults) and I have no idea how it is going to end. Ann loved The Lonely Polygamist by Brady Udall. Claire loved Passage by Justin Cronin- sounds intriguing. There are amazing picturebooks in the store at the moment- Armin Greder's The City, Luke Davies' Magpie and Oliver Jeffers' The Heart and the Bottle. And I am looking forward to reading Jackie French's new novel Oracle.
Lots of great books out there- so little time!