Wednesday, January 23, 2013

Captain Underpants Competition

Well then, you should enter the
Captain Underpants 
Drawing Competition!

Just draw us a picture of something Captain Underpants related, like, your favourite Captain Underpants moment or a portrait of yourself as Captain Underpants, or Harold and George hanging out...
Submit your drawing and your details to the Younger Sun and we will display all the entries in the shop!
The Winner will win:
Entries close February 28th
The Winner will be notified by March 1st

Wednesday, January 9, 2013

Our Girl Heroes

There are so many fabulous feminine characters in the shop at the moment, protagonists who make stories a delight to read, who inspire and encourage, who are brave and clever! Go Girls! Here are some of our favourite girls!

Truly Tan by Jen Storer

We love Tan! She is Australian, and is written by the fabulous Jen Storer, a Melbournian! Tan is the youngest of three sisters, she has moved to the country with her family, she is funny, clever and engaging, you will wish she was your best friend!

Ruby Redfort by Lauren Child

The second Ruby Redfort novel 'Take Your Last Breath' is here! Ruby is back! The girl wonder detective is solving mysteries, heading out to sea and swimming with sharks! You'll have to read it to believe it!

Three Times Lucky by Sheila Turnage

Moses Le Beau (please call her Mo for short) was orphaned as a baby during a hurricane in a strange small town in the swampy part of the U.S.A. Like all clever ladies she keeps a diary, takes karate classes, helps out in the Piggly Wiggly diner with her best friend Dale and during one eventful summer begins to solve many a mystery, including a suspicious murder!

The Abominables by Eva Ibbotson

Agatha Farlingham is the daughter of an English earl, but on a trek through the Himalayan mountains Agatha is kidnapped by a family of Yetis who she befriends. She teaches them to speak, have good manners and generally devotes her life to them. Brave Agatha protects the yetis from humans who want to hurt them and is an impressive warrior for the lovely Yeti creatures! 

Saturday, January 5, 2013

New Year, New Books

Happy New Year! Take a look at the shiny new books that have arrived.

Catch The Zolt - The Debt, Installment One by Phillip Gwynne (ages 10+)

Fifteen-year-old Dom is cast out of his comfortable life in the Gold Coast's Halcyon Grove when he inherits an ancient debt. Now, he has six Herculean tasks to perform... or lose a pound of flesh.

A Very Unusual Pursuit - City of Orphans #1 by Catherine Jinks (ages 10+)

A clever adventure with feisty characters, set in a time where science clashes with superstition and monsters lurk in chimneys.

Level 2 by Lenore Appelhans (ages 13+)

In Level 2, the liminal place between our world (Level 1) and heaven, seventeen-year-old Felicia Ward spends her days in the pod reliving her favourite memories - until she is broken out by Julian, a boy she knew when she was alive. There's about to be an uprising in Level 2, and Julian wants to recruit her to the cause. But unsure whether she can trust Julian, and still in love with her boyfriend Neil on Earth, she finds herself torn between two loves - and two worlds.

The Will to Live by Tanya Landman (ages 9+)

My name is Poppy Fields. Last year Graham and I were roped in to help at a christening party at Coldean Manor. But events took a grave turn when we discovered a tramp in the churchyard... Dead. Then we became stranded by a storm - and quickly realised we were trapped in the mansion with a murderer.