Thursday, December 20, 2012

Create! Draw!

Do you like drawing? Creating? Doodling in the margins of your notebook? Maybe these books are for you. Check them out.

Street Art Doodle Book: Outside the Lines compiled by Dave the Chimp

256 Pages of colouring and doodling fun from over 75 street artists from around the world

Let's Make Some Great Art by Marion Deuchars

This book is packed with stimulating ideas to spark your creative imagination. You can complete the Mona Lisa's smile, or design your own Jackson Pollock... 

Wreck This Box by Keri Smith

Wreck this box. Make a mess with the box. This is not a box. 
Keri Smith tells you all the ways you could wreck this box. Have fun turning it into a plant box, or making it into a diorama! The possibilities are endless.

My Wonderful World of Fashion and My Even More Wonderful World of Fashion 
by Nina Chakrabarti

Two books for drawing, creating and dreaming. 
Ever wondered what the Pharaoh Queen wore to parties? Do you know how to tie-dye a t-shirt? What do platform shoes have in common with Ancient Japan? 
Complete and colour in drawings, design your own clothes and invent textile patterns. 

 Draw Me a House by Thibaud Herem

A book for budding architects and designers! Create and colour in your own houses and furniture. 

Wednesday, December 12, 2012

It's Beginning to Look a Lot Like Christmas (Part 2)

More fantastic Christmas books!

 The Lion, the Unicorn and Me by Jeannette Winterson

Winnie the Pooh and the Grand Christmas Surprise

Christmas at the Toy Museum by David Lucas

The Twelve Days of Christmas by Jane Ray

The Jolly Christmas Postman by Janet & Allan Ahlberg

The Story of Christmas illustrations by Pamela Dalton

Christmas Wombat by Jackie French

Tuesday, December 11, 2012

Really Big Questions

Really Really Big Questions About Me
Written by Dr Stephen Law and illustrated by Marc Aspinall 

Have you ever wondered...

Where did I come from? 
What am I made of? 
Why do I have a belly  button? 
Why am I lucky? 
How do I know I'm not dreaming? 
Where is my mind?*
Can I move things with my mind? 
Could I swap bodies with someone? 

The answers to all of these questions, and many more, can be found 

With clear explanations and bright illustrations, this is the perfect book for anyone who wonders about... Well, anything really! 

*in the water, see it swimming. 

Saturday, December 8, 2012

It's beginning to look a lot like Christmas (Part 1)

Look at all of the wonderful Christmas books that have just come in!

Bubbay - A Christmas Adventure by Josie Wowolla Boyle

Little Book of Christmas 

An Aussie Night Before Christmas by Yvonne Morrison

Through the Animals' Eyes by Christopher Wormell

The Twelve Days of Christmas by Laurel Long

The Christmas Quiet Book by Deborah Underwood

I Love Christmas by Anna Walker

Where's Santa? by Lois Shea

Wednesday, December 5, 2012

I Wonder Why...

Have you ever wondered why rainforests grow so high? 
Or why stars shine? 

Why kings lived in castles? 
Or why racing cars go fast? 

Are you curious about why the Earth shakes? 
Have you ever pondered the need for dinosaurs to have spikes? 
Or wondered why the tide comes in? 

Well, look no further because we have the answers to these questions, and more! 
They can be found within the 10 little books housed in this excellent travel pack, the Question Express! 


Friday, November 23, 2012

Books into movies

These books are all being made into movies. Read them before you see them on the big screen.

The Perks of Being a Wallflower (book by Stephen Chbosky)
November 2012

Charlie is a socially-awkward teenager, trying to figure out high school and life. This is the year he starts to make some friends.

The Hobbit (book by J.R.R. Tolkien)
December 2012

Bilbo Baggins is a Hobbit who likes his comforts and rarely leaves home. But when his friend Gandalf the wizard arrives on his doorstep, he is taken on an unexpected adventure...

The Host (book by Stephanie Meyer)
March 2013

From the author of the Twilight saga comes a new romance. A love triangle in two bodies.

Oz: The Great and Powerful (The Wonderful Wizard of Oz by Frank L. Baum)
March 2013

Join Dorothy on her adventures in the land of Oz.

Mortal Instruments: City of Bones (book by Cassandra Clare)
August 2013

Clary Fray is seeing things: vampires in Brooklyn and werewolves in Manhattan. Irresistibly drawn towards a group of sexy demon hunters, Clary encounters the dark side of New York City - and the dangers of forbidden love.

Friday, November 9, 2012

Classic Novels now in Board Books

Wonderful classics! Just right for toddlers.

Count with Dracula and Jane Eyre

Learn colours with Alice in Wonderland and A Christmas Carol

And admire the beautiful felt creations in Moby Dick, 

and Pride and Prejudice.

Wednesday, November 7, 2012

New YA Books

Check out these new Young Adult titles. Which one would you like to read?

Creepy & Maud by Dianne Touchell 

Creepy & Maud charts the relationship between two social misfits, played out in the space between their windows. Creepy is a boy who watches from the shadows, keenly observing and caustically commentating on human folly. Maud is less certain. A confused girl with a condition that embarrasses her parents and assures her isolation. 

Together Creepy and Maud discover something outside their own vulnerability - each others. But life is arbitrary; and loving someone doesn't mean you can save them.

Time Between Us by Tamara Ireland Stone

Chicago, 1995. Anna is sixteen, and fiercely determined to travel the world.

San Francisco, 2012. Bennett is seventeen... and desperately trying to stay in one place.

They were never supposed to meet. Their paths were never supposed to cross. But Bennett has the incredible ability to travel through time and space, and suddenly finds himself in Anna's world.

Burning Blue by Paul Griffin

When Nicole Castro, the most popular girl at her high school, has her face splashed with acid, her classmate, loner and brilliant hacker Jay Nazarro, does more than gawk at her. He decides to find out who did it. The deeper he digs, though, the more he falls for Nicole... and the more danger he's in. Everyone is a suspect - even Nicole herself - and whoever did it seems ready to strike again.

Zoe Letting Go by Nora Price

I know what you are asking yourself. And the answer, Ellie, is yes. Yes, you are the reason I am here. But you're not the only reason.

Zoe knows she doesn't belong in a hospital, so why is she in one?

Twin Birch isn't just any hospital. It's a strange mansion populated by unnerving staff and glassy-eyed patients. It's a place for girls with serious problems; skinny, spindly girls who have a penchant for harming themselves. Zoe isn't like them. And she can't figure out why she was sent here.

Sunday, November 4, 2012

Claude is back!

Do you remember Claude?
Of course you do! 

Hello, Claude!

Claude and his best friend Sir Bobblysock starred in 



and we are very excited here at the Younger Sun because Claude and Sir Bobblysock have returned in

Join Claude and Sir Bobblysock on their day in the country. Together they visit the cake stall, dress the pigs for the Most Beautiful Pigs competition and herd the sheep. But what will happen when someone makes the cranky bull very angry?