Saturday, July 30, 2011

Spot it... Again!

Spot It Again! Find More Hidden Creatures, Delphine Chedru (Abrams)

Not "same old same old" but the same concept brought back with new and fantastic pages and pages of wonderful illustrations. Your kids will love looking for the tiny set of eyes, or small creature hiding among the colours and shapes of Chedru's book.

A keeper.

Thursday, July 28, 2011

Forever, Maggie Stiefvater

The Wolves of Mercy Falls: Forever, Maggie Steifvater (Scholastic)

Not only incredibly exciting, fast-paced and very romantic, The Wolves of Mercy Falls series have the most beautiful covers. You should own them in hardback because you will treasure them forever.

In Maggie Stiefvater's Shiver, Grace and Sam found each other.

In Linger, they fought to be together.

Now, in Forever, the stakes are even higher than before. Wolves are being hunted. Lives are being threatened. And love is harder and harder to hold on to as death closes in.

Now in stock at the Younger Sun.

Wednesday, July 27, 2011

Great New Picture Books!

Bugs in the Garden, Beatrice Alemagna (Phaidon)

We loved Bugs in a Blanket and know you all did too. Unbelievably cute fluffy, crafted wee bugs in blankets, all wonderfully presented in a sturdy hardback book, perfect for small hands that are beginning to be a bit gentler with their books (!) Now, in Bugs in the Garden the bugs have left the house and are playing in the garden. It's just as cute, and a little bit more energetic.

Some Dads, Nick Bland (Scholastic)

He's prolific. He's GREAT.

Some Dads is another fab book from Australia's own Nick Bland (author of The Very Cranky Bear and The Wrong Book). A whole bunch of little sons and daughters - all animals - interact with their dads in the most beautiful and hilarious ways.

And it rhymes.

Hattie and the Fox
, Mem Fox and Patricia Mullins

25th Anniversary Edition (in Board Book!)

We're big fans of the classics here at the Younger Sun and we're so happy to be able to stock Hattie and the Fox for you all, in a perfect-for-toddlers hardy board book, but still big enough to really enjoy the pictures. A lovely story about Hattie the chook who protects all her farm friends from the fox.

Tuesday, July 26, 2011

Book Launch Tonight

Come on down to the Sun Bookshop tonight to help us celebrate the launch of Clara in Washington - the new hilarious YA novel by Penny Tangey.

6pm for a 6.30 start

Have a drink and some nibbles and grab a copy of the book.

See you tonight!

Monday, July 18, 2011


Scat, Carl Hiassen, Orion

When Nick and Marta's terrifying science teacher Mrs Starch goes missing on a school excursion to the swamp, rumours about the disappearance are flying about school. Was she disposed of by angry student Duane Scrog, who has been known to eat entire pencils and once gnawed off a bit of his PE teacher's finger?

or perhaps she was eaten by a bear?

What follows is a twisty, fast paced plot complete with multilingual macaws, wonderfully eccentric characters and a setting evoked so vividly that once I finished this I spent the remaining afternoon researching Florida panthers and swamps in general.

I thoroughly enjoyed this, highly recommended.


Sunday, July 17, 2011

All I Ever Wanted

All I Ever Wanted, Vikki Wakefield : Text Publishing

Mim's got plans to get out of her dead-end suburb. She's following the rules she creates - no booze, no drugs, no tattoos, no sex, no swearing, even - all so that she doesn't end up like her mum. She has a box of Lonely Planets that'll help her on her way. But life's starting to get a little out of control. Her best friend Tahnee has a new, serious boyfriend, her brothers are both doing time and a strange young woman has moved in next door, who keeps the strangest hours.

But Mim has been sent (reluctantly) to pick up a package from Feeney Tucker and on her way home is intercepted by the love of her life (not that he'd know it) Jordan Mullen...and things take a turn for the worst.

This wonderful debut novel is gritty and hopeful and an absolute must-read.

Most highly recommended.


Friday, July 1, 2011

Nog arrives at the Younger Sun!

Nog and the Land of Noses, Bruce Whatley, Scholastic

Nog lives in the Land of Noses, where spectacular noses are the norm. There are noses that go up, some that go down, some that are curly and some that can be used to catch fish.

Sadly, Nog's nose does not do anything special.

Or does it...