After various author visits and events we have some books signed by the authors:
Kylie Ladd has signed copies of her latest book, Into My Arms as well as her previous books, After the Fall, Last Summer & Naked
Graeme Simsion has signed copies of The Rosie Project and they will go fast so don’t wait too long to buy that one.
Jen Storer has signed copies of Truly Tan, Truly Tan Jinxed, Tensy Farlow & Accidental Princess
Michael Pryor has signed copies of The Extraordinaires books 1 & 2. Michael will be here on Saturday 18th May at 11-12.30 so he could sign books personally for you as a gift.
We are very lucky so have so many authors who give up their time to come and visit us. Take advantage of their efforts. Signed books make terrific gifts, or just spoil yourself.
Caroline B. Cooney’s series of books about Janie, an American teenager are really starting to catch on, and we can see why! We had a teenager come in to purchase the first book in the series, The Face on the Milk Carton, for his schools unit on banned books. The controversial subject matter of these fantastic stories means they were banned for quite some time in the United States. Originally published in the 90s, this series has just been given new lease on life in Australia.
Janie Johnson (aka Jayne Jonstone) is a 15-year old with lots of red hair who hates speaking in front of her English class. During an everyday lunch in her high schools cafeteria, Janie and her friends are talking about the faces of missing children put on the backs of milk cartons. But what no-one saw coming when they were looking the picture of a 3 year-old girl in the polka dress with her hair in pigtails, was that 12 years later, that same girl was sitting among them.
So who is Janie Johnson really? Who took her from the shopping center all those years ago? And more importantly, what is she going to do about it?! This is a page-turning story with some great morals and messages, along with a really interesting and unusual subject matter.
The Face On The Milk Carton is the first book, What Happened to Janie? is also in stock, and all four books are now available in the new edition. All $12.95.
We love the Origami Yoda books at Fairfieldbooks. They combine a Wimpy Kid style with Star Wars, so it’s perfect for fans of both. This new book is a fun activity book with lots of suggestions for making and drawing Wookies, helmets and masks among other things. In all there are 75 different activities to fill many hours. It even includes a few sheets of origami paper. You don’t need to have read the books to get some fun out of this, but it might be a new series for that young star wars & wimpy kid lover you know. $11.95 Age range 7-11
Jacqueline Harvey is the author of the Alice-Miranda and Clementine Rose series of books for 5-12 year-olds, both firm favourites here at Fairfield Books. She’ll be visiting Preston Library on Thursday 21 March from 4-5pm. You can book online at http://www.darebinlibraries.vic.gov.au or call 1300 655 355. Come along and say hello!
We have signed copies of all of Jen Storer’s books in the shop now. Truly Tan, Tensy Farlow & The Accidental Princess are all available and would make terrific special gifts for Xmas. Truly Tan is aimed at 8-10 year olds, and the other two titles are for girls a little older. Come in soon and grab a signed copy.
Julia Donaldson has branched out from her tried and tested collaborations with Axel Scheffler (The Gruffalo, Superworm) with her new book, The Paper Dolls. This whimsical story about the power of imagination and the wonder children find in the simplest things is illustrated by the talented Rebecca Cobb. This is simply a lovely story accompanied by lovely illustrations of Ticky and Tacky, and Jackie the Backie, and Jim with two noses and Jo with the bow. A great story of kids, especially girls, aged 3-6. You might have paper dolls lying around the house but stimulating your kids imagination might be worth it.
Hey Baby! by Corinne Fenton, HB $18.95
All kids will fall in love with this gorgeous picture book full of cute baby animals. Each page has a big beautiful photo of a baby animal ranging from Hippos to Racoons to Zebras.
Hey Baby! has a lovely, simple message about appreciating how unique everyone is. It would make a great bedtime read that adults can enjoy too!
Ruby Red Shoes is the gorgeous debut by Australian author and illustrator Kate Knapp. Ruby is a young white hare who has always worn red shoes, ever since her grandmother, Babushka Galina Galushka, knitted her a pair of red shoes.
Ruby has been brought up to be a gentle soul, and treats her friends with respect and shows love to all of her surroundings, including her pets, trees, the garden and her environment.
Along with the beautiful drawings that accompany the story and fill every page, the story is a delight. Ruby is a great role-model for kids and her world is filled with whimsy and fun.
Bound in lovely hardback, this books makes a great present for toddlers and school-age children alike.
In store now!!
$20 in hardback
The wait is over!! The latest installment in the adventures of The Wimpy Kid is here. The Third Wheel is on the shelves.
$14.95 in paperback, or $17.95 in hardback.