If you never had the pleasure of reading this book as a child (perhaps you were not yet born for ten years when this books came out), I'll fill you in: Famous fairytales retold as FAIRLYSTUPID tales...here are some examples of the hilarity that ensues................................
Sorry to give away the ending.
............needless to say, unlike The Gingerbread Man, the gift of speed was wasted on The Stinky Cheese Man....no one gave chase.
The not-so delectable Stinky Cheese Man.
And no fairlystupid tale would be complete without a whingeing, self-righteous hen !
2pm for the Kids group, and 3pm for for the Young Adult group.
The Kids' Book Club this month is Evan's Gallipoli by OUR FAVOURITE local author Kerry Greenwood on Saturday 1st June at 2pm.
Fourteen-year-old Evan Warrender travels with his father to the Dardenelles, where they intend to provide succour to the Allied soldiers. When they are captured by the Turks, they are launched into an epic journey, living on their wits and the kindness of strangers as they escape and travel through Turkey, back to Greece and finally home to Australia. Along the way they meet unlikely friends and companions, some of whom have deep secrets. And when Evan's own secret is revealed, we realise just how incredible the journey has truly been.
The YA Book Club is All This Could End by Steph BoweSaturday 1st June at 3pm
Nina doesn’t have a conventional family. Her family robs banks—even she and her twelve-year-old brother Tom are in on the act now. After yet another move and another new school, Nina is fed up and wants things to change. This time she’s made a friend she’s determined to keep: Spencer loves weird words and will talk to her about almost anything. His mother has just left home with a man who looks like a body-builder vampire, and his father and sister have stopped talking. Spencer and Nina both need each other as their families fall apart, but Nina is on the run and doesn’t know if she will ever see Spencer again…
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Check out these three fabulous books are on our new release shelf!
First is Hooray for Bread by the articulate Allan Ahlberg and illustrated by brilliant Bruce Ingman.
A book to read for breakfast
A book to read in bed
A tasty tale told slice by slice
Hooray, hooray... for bread!
Next is the terrific book Ted by Leila Rudge.
It's the story of Ted, a smart dog with his own jumper. He's been at the pet shop forever but no-one seems to notice him. Will Ted finally be noticed and find the perfect home?
(You get a free plush Ted toy when you purchase this book!)
Lastly we have the ineffable I've An Uncle Ivan by Ben Sanders
I've an Uncle Ivan, who's drivin' a pie van.
Meet Ivan and his pie van, Ivan's niece Kate, who only has one roller skate, and a host of charming characters in this brilliant book. The illustrations are fantastic and you can even make your very own pie-van (there's a paper-folding project at the back of the book)!
Looking for something to read this Easter? You could try one of these amazing novels. From Jon Skovron (author of Misfit), we have Struts & Frets.
It's a story about Sam. He loves music, is trying to understand girls and wants to keep his family together. Sam's dream is to win the upcoming battle of the bands and turn his best friend into his girlfriend (without any weirdness). First he must deal with a few issues; his Grandfather, the lead singer's temper, his hormones, and those catastrophes you can never plan for and that always seem to hit at the worst possible times. Struts & Frets is a great book - it's very funny and well written. You might spot the the chapter titles are all names of songs. It's a great story about music, friendship and having the courage to live your dreams. (It's also very cheap, only $7.95!) Secondly, we have The Zigzag Effect from Australian author Lili Wilkinson. (You might know her books Love-shy and A Pocketful of Eyes).
Sage has just moved with her family from Queensland to Melbourne.So that she can pay for a summer photography course, she gets a holiday job working for The Great Armand - an excellent but ageing magician. At the theatre she meets the beautiful assistant Bianca, and the very cute stagehand, Herb. One evening Sage, Herb and Bianca are staying late at the theatre and a wand gets broken on stage. Bianca sees this as a bad omen and is convinced that they have brought a curse upon themselves. Things start to happen, and when someone goes missing Sage must figure out who she can trust, who is keeping secrets and what is misdirection and trickery... The Zigzag Effect is a fantastic holiday read. Plus it's set in Melbourne which is always a bonus. Sage is an awesome character, and you get to learn a bit about stage magic along the way.
Are you looking for something fun? Cute? Easy to read? Then Life in Outer Space is for you!
This story is about Sam, a nerd whose life revolves around Star Wars, horror movies, and World of Warcraft. He has a small but loyal group of friends and until Princess Leia turns up he's not interested in girls. That is until he meets Camilla. With her cute English accent and her op-shop dresses, she's definitely different from the girls at his school. For a start, she's determined to be Sam's friend, even when he tries to ignore her. Sam thought all the movies he'd watched had taught him everything he needed to know. Maybe he was wrong.... A wonderful debut from Melbourne author Melissa Keil. With great characters and hilarious dialogue, this is a novel to be enjoyed by both boys and girls. Think John Green, but no tissue box required. You won't want to put it down! We love it and think you will too. This is the first novel from The Ampersand Project (a division of Hardie Grant Egmont) which publishes the best manuscripts from first-time young adult authors.