ANONYMITY JONES James Roy We are always eager to hear that James Roy is writing, so we were thrilled to hear he was working on a YA novel. When we heard the title ‘Anonymity Jones’ we were intrigued, a girl? Ooh! And then we saw the cover: our expectations were sky-rocketed! Stay tuned for a full length review of this excellent book.
SKULDUGGERY PLEASANT: DARK DAYS (#3) Derek Landy Stephanie and Skulduggery are back in another instalment of hilarity and adventure - an ingenious (and much loved) combination! Derek Landy will be in Melbourne at the end of March, so keep your eyes open for author events. If you can't wait (no-one will judge you) check out the Skulduggery website.
IMPOSSIBLE Nancy Werlin Seventeen year-old Lucy discovers that she is the latest recipient of an ancient family curse. Unless she completes three seemingly impossible tasks she will fall into madness and pass the curse on to the next generation. Unlike those who suffered before her, Lucy has family, friends and love. Can she beat the odds?
ZERO HOUR: THE ANZACS ON THE WESTERN FRONT Leon Davidson When the Australians and New Zealanders arrived at the Western Front in 1916, the fighting had been going for a year and a half and there was no end in sight. The War only supposed to last for six months! ZERO HOUR is the third book by Leon Davidson, author of the best-selling and multi-award-winning SCARECROW ARMY: THE ANZACS AT GALLIPOLI and RED HAZE: AUSTRALIANS & NEW ZEALANDERS IN VIETNAM.
THE PIPER'S SON Melina Marchetta Follow-on from SAVING FRANCESCA, hear about it from Melina herself in this teaser.
LITTLE PARADISE Gabrielle Wang Mirabel, seventeen, is having a secret affair with JJ. He’s in the Chinese army on a mission in Australia. But one day they are discovered and JJ is sent to Shanghai. So Mirabel decides to leave Melbourne, and everything she knows, to find him. The problem is its 1943. WOW! What a premise! Sucked in already? That’s all it took me! And, apparently, LITTLE PARADISE is inspired by a true story...
JAMEELA Rukhsana Khan This novel, based on a true story, tells the powerful story of a girl in post-Taliban Afghanistan. Life is difficult, and when Jameela’s mother dies and her father remarries it becomes harder still. Beautiful, important (that means must-read) writing by an award-winning author.
THE RETURNERS Gemma Malley A gripping new novel set in an alternate future. Will Hodges’ life is a mess. His mother is dead, he has no friends and he is being followed by a strange group of people who tell him they know him. At first Will can’t remember them but when he does, he uncovers the truth of who he is...
THE GIRL WHO COULD FLY Victoria Lakema Forester Piper McCloud can fly. Just like that. So she leaves her home to attend a top-secret, maximum-security school for kids with exceptional abilities, whose skills range from super-strength to super-genius. But Piper is special, even among the special. And there are consequences. Consequences too dire to talk about. Too crazy to consider. And too dangerous to ignore...
HEIST SOCIETY Ally Carter A stand-alone from the author of THE GALLAGHER GIRLS (to be made into a film). Kat would like to leave the family business. Fair enough! Not so easy if your family are a gang of exclusive world-class thieves though. The rest is top secret!
SCAT Carl Hiaasen An eco-thriller, with fun bits, set in Florida. What happens when an unpopular teacher goes missing and Nick and Marta set out to find her? It all involves the local troublemaker, an eccentric eco-avenger, a stuffed rat named Chelsea, a crooked oil prospector, a singing substitute teacher, and an angry panther. So, anything could happen, really!
The Little Bookroom opened its doors to the public on Friday the 13th October, 1960, the first bookstore in Australia to stock only children's books.
The shop is named for a collection of stories by Eleanor Farjeon who wrote "I am proud and happy to know you've chosen the title of my book for the title of your Bookshop in the City my Father first set foot in the 1850s when he emigrated to Australia as a boy of 16. The stories he told me of his arrival in Melbourne have always made it seem to be one of 'my' cities. Thankyou for giving me a home in it".
The Little Bookroom's logo also comes from its award-winning namesake - it is a treasured example of Edward Ardizzone's ink illustration.
The Little Bookroom is now located at 759 Nicholson St with Albert’s original shelves, and has a city outpost at 5 Degraves St, Melbourne (doors opened in Feb 2011).