Sunday, February 26, 2012

Titles In Question

Two New Books came to the shop yesterday. And their titles are both Questions... Which I like, because it made me curious, it made me want to know more, it made me want to know the answers to the questions! Let me break it down for you!!!

Where Is Fred?
By Edward Hardy, Illustrated by Ali Pye

Fred is a fuzzy little caterpillar. He is also an expert at hiding. Along comes Gerald, the crow, who is looking for something delicious to eat! 
Lucky that Fred is good at disguising himself!

Also, you get a free tiny little fluffy Fred the Caterpillar toy with every book! (While stocks last) (Cool!)

What's the Matter Aunty May?
By Peter Friend, Illustrated by Andrew Joyner.

You may know Andrew Joyner as the author and illustrator of the fantastic 'Boris' series, well, the fun keeps going with this new picture book. Written cleverly with rhyming text, this is a book about looking on the bright side, even when precious antique vases are destroyed, cats are covered in red ink, cream cakes are splattered into ceiling fans and lounge rooms are flooded by burst pipes! Phew!
Poor Aunty May!

Friday, February 24, 2012

We Love Anna Walker

Anna Walker is an illustrator and author from our very own Melbourne, and she is great! She makes these books: 

She also has a beautiful blog, which makes me think she must be an even more wonderful lady than I first thought AND who makes lots of lovely things---not just books! have a look here:

Anna Walker! We love your stuff! from the Younger Sun Book Shop!

Tuesday, February 14, 2012

Fall for a Book this Valentines Day

It's valentines day, ho-hum! So my pick for a sweet, heart warming story is this one, My Rhinoceros by Jon Agee. It's a tale of friendship, and expectations, and most importantly imagination!

"Rhinoceroses only do two things, Pop balloons and poke holes in kites" 

Can the Rhinoceros save the day? 

Would you like a pet Rhinoceros? 
What sort of animal would you want to be your valentine?
 I think i'd like a slow loris. They are the cutest!

Happy Valentines Day Slow Lorises! 
Happy Valentines Day Everyone!

Friday, February 10, 2012

And speaking of classics...

Check out these Pocket Pooh-isms! They are (surprise!) pocket sized and very lovely.
Each little book contains one story from A. A. Milne's Winnie-the-Pooh and is complete with the original  colour illustrations. 

'I have been Foolish and Deluded,' said he, and I am a Bear of No Brain at All.'
'You're the Best Bear in All the World,' said Christopher Robin soothingly. 
'Am I?' said Pooh hopefully. And then he brightened up suddenly. 'Anyhow,' he said, 'it is nearly Luncheon Time.'
So he went home for it. 

(from Pooh and Piglet nearly catch a Woozle)

Monday, February 6, 2012

100 Years of Gratitude

Here at the Younger Sun, we pride ourselves on having the best of the best in stock: the crème de la crème of children's books. We have bold board books, perfect picture parables, charming chapter chronicles, and terrific teenage tales – we also have books on alliteration.

But another thing we stock are classics.

The Younger Sun ladies read them when they were munchkins, and their Mums and even their Grannies read them when they were little as well! And we reckon that YOU also might enjoy them, as classics never go out of fashion. They are indeed....classic!

Some of our classics include:
The Story of Doctor Dolittle
The Twits
The Magic Faraway Tree
Peter Pan
Snugglepot and Cuddlepie
The Silver Sword
A Wrinkle in Time

Friday, February 3, 2012

On Tuesday Asphyxia came and set up her incredible puppet of Grandpa Grimstone in his apothecary mixing potions! She also signed some books and filled the window with other wonderful trinkets and charms. This very special window will be up for another couple of weeks so come and have a looksy!

You can see the puppet show performance of Asphyxia's new novel 'Hatched-Mortimer Revealed' on the 26th of February at the Famous Speigeltent at the Arts Centre in Melbourne. For more information and bookings check out:

or at

Thursday, February 2, 2012

Story Time on the Grass

The Younger Sun Presents
Saturday Morning 
Story Time

on the grass from 9am

The excellent Younger Sun Ladies will be reading story books in the lovely new pop up park!
Every Saturday Morning

Unless it is raining, which unfortunately means a Story Time Wash out!

All Welcome, All ages

Please don’t leave your children unattended

Wednesday, February 1, 2012

Chicken Big

Chicken Big, Keith Graves, Scholastic

The farm is tiny. The coop is itsy-bitsy. The chickens are very small. But the egg is humongous, and so is the huge yellow fellow who pops out! This feathered giant is so big, the flock is sure he's no chicken. 

'It's an elephant!' peeped the smallest chicken. (She was not the sharpest beak in the flock.)
'Indoor elephants are dangerous!'

Will the chickens ever accept the enormous chick for what he is? 
Very entertaining.