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QBD Reviews: Withering By The Sea by Judith Rossell

WINNER ABIA BOOK OF THE YEAR FOR YOUNGER READERS

Stella Montgomery lives in the Hotel Majestic in the seaside town of Withering By Sea with her three awful aunts.

Stella stumbles apon a old man who is also a resident of the Hotel hiding a mysterious package in a urn. Intrigued as to what it is Stella decides to take a look one night but is interrupted by thieves who are also looking for this package. Stella manages to hide the package which is just a tiny bottle but something is lurking inside!

It's a nail biting adventure in which Stella has to overcome the perpetrator and his evil men that will do anything to get their hands on this little bottle!

I absolutely loved Withering By Sea, the setting was magical & enchanting, the book is beautifully illustrated throughout that left me wanting more with the turn of every page. I can't wait to read the second book to see what Stella gets up to next!

Wade, Blacktown QBD

Guess How Much I Love You turns 25!

The story of how much Little Nutbrown Hare and Big Nutbrown Hare love each other turns 25 this month!

Sometimes, when you love someone very, very much, you want to find a way of describing how much you treasure them. Little Nutbrown Hare and Big Nutbrown Hare discover love is not always an easy thing to measure, but it is an easy thing to share.

This is a tale that will stay dear to your heart and to your children long after you first read. Filled with all the love and joy one could ever need, it is a joy to read this night after night.

Nathan, Whitfords QBD

The story of Little and Big Nutbrown Hares' efforts to express their love for each other has become a publishing phenomenon. Pick up a copy of Guess How Much I Love You in store or online today! 

My Mini QBD Books- Available Now!

We launched our My Mini QBD Books Collectables with a KAPOW at Bondi on Monday! 

Nova 96.9 Sydney’s Casanova team entertained the guests, and attendees could mingle with Channel 7 book club presenters Lee Carseldine and Victoria Carthew, and author of the Tashi book series, Anna Feinberg.

“There’s something about a miniature. I guess it’s a kind of magic. The surprise of it, like the discovery of a tiny jewel that’s precious and unique and instantly endearing.” – Anna Feinberg, in her speech about being included in the Mini QBD Books Collection.

Haven't heard about mini books?

They're adorable, collectable mini books that kids can read! An Australian first, the collection features both picture books and junior fiction novels. With 12 to collect, there's something for every reader.

There are 2 easy ways to earn QBD's mini books:

1. Earn 1 QBD Mini Book for every $25 you spend in store or online
2. Buy a life-sized copy of a mini book and earn 1 QBD Mini Book

Plus, for a limited time, you can get a special STARTER KIT, including both the Collector's Bookshelf Case and 1 mini book.

The Wundersmith is here!

Return to the magical world of Nevermoor! Morrigan Crow's perilous adventures continue in the most anticipated sequel of the year, Wundersmith, a treat for all fans of magic and Wunder. 

Wunder is gathering in Nevermoor ...

Morrigan Crow may have defeated her deadly curse, passed the dangerous trials and joined the mystical Wundrous Society, but her journey into Nevermoor and all its secrets has only just begun. And she is fast learning that not all magic is used for good.

Morrigan has been invited to join the prestigious Wundrous Society, a place that promised her friendship, protection and belonging for life. She's hoping for an education full of wunder, imagination and discovery - but all the Society want to teach her is how evil Wundersmiths are. And someone is blackmailing Morrigan's unit, turning her last few loyal friends against her. Has Morrigan escaped from being the cursed child of Wintersea only to become the most hated figure in Nevermoor?

Worst of all, people have started to go missing. The fantastical city of Nevermoor, once a place of magic and safety, is now riddled with fear and suspicion...

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QBD Readers our raving about our Children's Book of the Year, Nevermoor!

"If you’re a fan of Harry Potter or Alice in Wonderland you will love this book. Adults and children alike will love the story of eleven year old Morrigan Crow, cursed to die on her eleventh birthday but instead was saved by a man named Jupiter North and taken to the wonderous world of Nevermoor where she has to prove that she is worthy to stay and not go back into a world that she cannot live in." - Jordanna, Chadstone QBD

"A rollicking read, that will leave you wondering when the next one is out. Morrigan's cursed existence fades into memory with a family of her choice as she learns more about herself and the world around her than she ever expected. A great read for kids and big kids alike. Nevermoor and its fabulously strange characters will enchant you like nothing else. "- Caitlyn, Canberra QBD

"Nevermoor is the first in a new series destined to have you desperate for the next book! Like Alice in Wonderland with the quirkiness of Roald Dahl, I was hooked on Nevermoor from the first page. Magical!" - Coreena, Morayfield QBD

Kids Review: Hot Dog 4 9781760279035

Our favourite young reviewer is back!

Felix, aged 8, recently reviewed our May Book of the Month, A Funny Thing Happened To Simon Side-Bottom, for us. Now he's back with a brand new review for Anh Do's latest book in the Hot Dog series, Game Time.

 

 

Hot Dog 4. Review by Felix. Kevin misses his mum but Hot Dog is back to help him. Hot Dog, Lizzy and Kevin enter game day to win the prize trip to rainbow island. I thought it was pretty good. It was easy to read. I read it two times the day I got it.

 

About the book: 

Hotdog, Lizzie and Kev are training for GAME DAY! They want to win the big prize: an awesome trip to Rainbow Island! That is where Kev's mum lives! They will need skill, speed and strength. Do they have what it takes to win?

Game Time is book four in a new children's fiction series by Anh Do. Get your copy at your local QBD store today!