Friday, December 24, 2010

to you all...

MERRY CHRISTMAS to our festive little bookworms!

We hope your holiday is filled with fun and Aussie-themed Christmas carols, such as Colin Buchanan's Aussie Jingle Bells:

"jingle bells, jingle bells, Christmas time is beaut!

oh what fun it is to ride in a rusty Holden ute!"

or Rolf Harris' classic Six White Boomers (our favourite).

And we also hope you get...
from the booksellers at the Younger Sun Bookshop!! xxx

Sunday, December 19, 2010

Pigeons in the Post

Pigeon Letters is an in-school letter writing exchange linking school students with Australian authors. Run over two school terms, the project facilitates a creative collaboration between the author and student, resulting in a piece of writing such as a short story, poem or comic. The final pieces are published in a professionally printed and bound book.

The Younger Sun is very pleased to be selling this marvellous book. There are 21 fantastic short stories

The authors involved this year are Kirsty Murray, Sally Rippin, Meredith Costain, Michael Pryor, Paul Collins, Gabrielle Wang, Andrew McDonald, Jen Storer, Michael Hyde, Martine Murray, Jackie Kerin, Robert Greenberg, Claire Saxby, Tony Wilson, Bernard Caleo, Mirranda Burton, Alison Lloyd, Jen Breach, George Ivanoff, Stephanie Brotchie and Sherryl Clark. Wow!

Not to mention 21 fantastic emerging authors from Footscray City Primary School. Yeah!

Visit the Pigeons website here.

Wednesday, December 15, 2010

Good deeds at Christmas : Buy a present for a local Sudanese child

The Younger Sun bookshop is going to be giving a bunch of books as Christmas presents to young Sudanese children this year. The majority of these kids have arrived in Australia as refugees or are the children of refugees from South Sudan.

Most of these kids are otherwise unlikely to receive anything at Christmas and by giving books we're also increasing their access to reading materials within their homes. So if you would like to donate a book too - you can! Just come into the shop and choose one you think is great.

The books will be distributed amongst young Sudanese families in Melbourne's west by the Lost Boys Association.

Already our hearts have been warmed by the generosity of our customers. Thank you!

Tuesday, December 14, 2010

Gift Ideas for Titchy Small Kids this Christmas

The Noisy Book, Solidad Bravi

ABC is for Circus, Patrick Hardy

Flip-o-saurus, Sarah Bell

The Very Cranky Bear box set, Nick Bland

The Wonky Donkey box set, Craig Smith and Katz Crowley

Friday, December 3, 2010

Hey Teenager! Do you love Christmas?

Dash and Lily's Book of Dares by Rachel Cohn and David Levithan (Allen & Unwin)

From the authors of the excellent Nick and Norah's Infinite Playlist and Naomi and Ely's No Kiss List comes this gorgeous and funny Christmas-themed story about geek-chic - or maybe just geek - Lily (who loved Christmas) and snarly hipster Dash (who does not love Christmas).

Dash finds a red notebook at his favourite bookshop (no, not the Sun Bookshop) in between his favourite author's books. On the front it says DO YOU DARE? and inside is written:

I've left some clues for you.
If you want them, turn the page.
If you don't, put the book back in the shelf, please.

...and so begins a mad-cap game of dares and adventure. christmas carols, department stores, Madame Tussauds and insane relatives. It's clever, very very funny, heartwarming and full of Christmas cheer. This is one of my favourite books of the year.