The crazy pandemic has meant that  many of our planned events have moved to a digital format.

We have a series of 'Meet the Author' events lined up for the year and will continue to partner with the School Librarians Association of Victoria for their Reading Forums. (link to SLAV events page)

To stay informed about our forthcoming events, please sign up here to receive our monthly newsletter.


'See' you soon.


Best wishes

Graham and Kristin

Thank you to all those who attended the first

Meet the Writer event with Phillip Gwynne and Tony Flowers.


We had lovely feedback from attendees: 

'What a fabulous afternoon!
Many, many thanks for organising this event.'
'Thank you so much again for a wonderful session and looking forward to the next one. '

'I am always so impressed with the availability and accessibility of Australian authors and illustrators to give further insight into their books and this was no exception. Thanks to The Kids’ Bookshop for making it happen.'
And we are very much looking forward to our next two events in the series:

A L Tait 
September 17 2020 
5 00pm - 5 30pm 
Via Zoom

Shivaun Plozza 
October 29 2020
5 00pm - 5 30pm 
Via Zoom 
Book HERE 

These are FREE events and are suitable for teachers and librarians with  upper primary/lower secondary readers. 

Please contact us at HERE  if you would like to purchase copies of either of these books. 
I will be sending out SAVE THE DATES for our November events in the
Meet the Writer series very soon but in the meantime, 

Take care, 

Best wishes, 
Kristin and Graham

Allison Tait (A. L. Tait) is the internationally published bestselling author of middle-grade adventure series The Mapmaker Chronicles and The Ateban Cipher.

A multi-genre writer, teacher and speaker with many years’ experience in magazines, newspapers and online publishing, Allison is the co-host of the top-rating So You Want To Be A Writer podcast. The Fire Star: A Maven & Reeve Mystery taps into her passion for historical fiction and adventure. Allison lives on the south coast of New South Wales with her family.


Find out more about Allison at

A maid with a plan. A squire with a secret. A missing jewel. A kingdom in turmoil. Maven and Reeve have three days to solve the mystery of the Fire Star. If they don’t, they’ll lose everything.

This could be a complete disaster . . . or the beginning of a friendship.

Bestselling author A. L. Tait is back with the intriguing story of two unlikely allies and a mystery to solve that could change their lives.

Shivaun Plozza is an award-winning Children’s and YA writer. Her critically acclaimed debut novel, Frankie, was a CBCA Notable Book, shortlisted for the Inky Awards, Highly Commended at the Victorian Premier’s Literary Awards and won the YA category of the Davitt Awards. Her second novel, Tin Heart, was released in March 2018 – both of Shivaun's books have sold into multiple territories. Her short story ‘The Point’ is part of Where the Shoreline Used to Be, an anthology of YA fiction, and 'The Challenge' is part of the footy-themed collection for children Speccy-tacular AFL Stories. Other short works have appeared in various journals, magazines and anthologies. When she’s not writing she works as an editor and manuscript assessor.

The Boy, The Wolf and the Stars will be published simultaneously in the US. 

The Boy, the Wolf and the Stars is a sweeping, timeless adventure, an introduction to a brilliant new world with the feel of an instant classic.

Every night Ulv is cloaked in total Darkness. Twelve hours ruled by the ravenous, clawing Shadow Creatures, beasts made of shadow and evil.Young Bo is charged with a monumental task: freeing the land of its curse by returning the Stars to the sky. He must find three magical keys spread across the land – keys that will unlock the cage holding the wolf who ate the Stars. But there’s another motive, beyond saving Ulv. If Bo releases the Stars, he can make a wish of his own and maybe find the mother who left him behind . . .

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