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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 Favorite Children’s Picture Books!

Who knew that kids books needed as much thought as any other book?

Before I had my baby I just bought all the books! But when I started reading them to my son I quickly realised that kids books need to flow! It's the worst when you're reading along and sentences just don't read nicely. These are my 5 best books that are super easy to read to your little one!

Time for Bed by Mem Fox - This one is just so cute for bedtime, say goodnight to all the baby animals then to your little darling!

Koala Lou by Mem Fox - This heart breaking story has a nice ending! Koala Lou was used to all the attention on her until she started getting bothers and sisters and her mother's attention wasn't solely on her. Koala Lou has the perfect idea, She was going to compete in the Bush Olympics so she can win her Mother's affection back!

Wilfrid Gordon McDonald Partridge by Mem Fox - Well this is the sweetest book you'll ever read! Wilfrid Gordon McDonald Partridge live next door to an old persons home and he just loves going and visiting them all but his favorite was Miss Nancy Alison Delacourt Cooper because she had four names just like he did. When Wilfrid finds out that Miss Nancy has lost her memories he sets out to find out what a memory is to help her get her memories back.

Wombat Stew by Marcia K Vaughan - Dingo catches a Wombat and decides he will make a Gooey, Brewy, Yummy, Chewy, Wombat Stew but when his friends insist that he needs to add billabong mud, feathers, slugs, nugs and creepy crawlies I don't think Dingo realises what it is that his friends are up to!

Piranhas Don't Eat Bananas by Aaron Blabey - Can Brian convince his Piranha friends into try his "awesome fruit platter" or are his friends bound to love to eat knees, feet and bums instead?

-Dimiti, Hurstville  QBD

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Breaking Treehouse News! Trouble in the Treehouse!

Calling all Treehouse lovers - Andy & Terry have a new short story coming out... AND IT'S ONLY $2!!!!

Terry's Dumb Dot story is an original short story starring the characters we all know and love- Terry, Andy & Jill.
The best part? The publisher, Pan Macmillan Australia, are donating all of their proceeds to an Australian children's charity, the ILF!

Get Terry's Dumb Dot story in stores from March 1st 2018.

About the book:
Andy always narrates the Treehouse stories. That's because Terry is the illustrator and 'illustrators can't narrate-everybody knows that!'

Everyone except Terry, that is.

He can tell a story too. Just watch what he can do.

He begins with a dot.
A dot that joins up with some lines.
Some lines that join up with some shapes.
Some shapes that go ... KABLAM!

And that's just the beginning of the Trouble in the Treehouse.

Product is not available online. To find your nearest QBD store, click here.

Reviewsday: Nevermoor by Jessica Townsend

 

Step boldly into a Wundrous new world of magic with Nevermoor!

"Nevermoor is the first book in a magical new series and is set to become one of the biggest children's books of the year. The story is at times reminiscent of Harry Potter, The Hunger Games, A Series of Unfortunate Events and more recently A Most Magical Girl. Despite these likenesses, Nevermoor is wonderfully original and captivating read for all ages.

Morrigan Crow is a true underdog; a cursed child shunned by all, including her family. An extraordinary rescuer comes to her aid and thus launches Morrigan and us as readers headlong into a 'Wundrous' new world where she must remain long enough to discover her awesome true calling. A secret society, a magical hotel, a vampire dwarf and a giant talking Magnificat are just a few enchanting elements of this riveting series that will leave you wanting more." - Nola, QBD Fountain Gate

Nevermoor is available in store and online now.

Can't wait to get started? Read an excerpt here.