Win a book! Story Time details and lots of book reviews.
Dorothy Butler Children's Bookshop
Happy New Year!
We hope you've had a wonderful summer holiday and you and your children and grandchildren have discovered some great new books. We're getting our events underway this year with a daily Story Time for the last two weeks of January. See below for details. In this newsletter you'll also read about a book giveway competition to enter, a fundraiser for Australian fire victims and reviews of some of the best books our team have read over the holiday break.
Story Time
Mon-Fri 10am
Jan 20th to 31st
10 am Wed and Thursday from 3rd Feb
Looking for some fun for the children in the last couple of weeks of holiday? Join us daily at 10am for half an hour of stories. We'll be reading some of our favourite picture books - old and new. Great for ages 3-7 but everyone welcome!
STOP PRESS! We are also starting regular story times every Wednesday and Thursday mornings during term time at 10 am. Again all welcome and we look forward to seeing you there. 
Big Sale - $2 Books for Teachers
Proceeds to Australian fire victims.
We have some old (mostly secondary) school textbooks, teacher's books, workbooks and flashcards which will be for sale at the shop (not online) for one more week unitl Jan 31st. Although most of the titles are textbooks there are also many books that are also of general interest.
Every item is only $2 and every dollar spent will go to the Australian Red Cross to support victims of the Australian fires. We've already raised nearly $400 which is amazing - thanks to everyone who has purchased books so far.

Subjects covered include, English, Shakespeare, Drama, Maths, Geography, Biology, Chemistry, History, Media Studies, teaching Gifted Kids, Psychology and Food Tech. Please tell teaching friends and colleagues and homeschooling networks!
Win this Book!
Win a signed copy of 'Tilly and the Lost Fairytales'  - the second book in the Pages & Co series by Anna James
Go in the draw to win a copy of 'Tilly and the Lost Fairytales' by replying to this email by Jan 31st with the name of the first book in the series (which we highly recommend).
New Books and Books We Like
All of the Factors of Why I Like Tractors            
by Davina Bell and Jenny Lovlie
On a trip to the library Frank chooses yet another book about tractors. His mum tries to convince him of the charm of planes and trains but Frank only wants tractors. Told in great rhyme with lovely busy illustrations this will appeal to tractor-loving kids and their long-suffering parents. Hardback Picture book $27.99
by Sally Sutton and Brian Lovelock (NZ author and illustrator) 
Another great book with an irresistible beat from NZ duo Sally Sutton and Brian Lovelock. This time it’s things with wheels that pass us by. An interactive book which has us all guessing which vehicle is coming next. Great fun for children 1+
Hardback Picture Book $27.99
Little Women
by Louisa May Alcott
If you’ve seen the new film of the same name and you haven't read the book, we’ll now’s your chance. It’s a classic for a good reason and yes, even better than the film! We have three different publications in stock including one with photos from the movie (above), a V & A Collector's Edition and a Puffin in Bloom edition
Hey Sherlock
by Simon Mason
The third ‘Garvie Smith’ mystery. Garvie is a bright teenager with a bad attitude but he’s undeniably good at solving crimes. A beautiful teenager goes missing in the middle of the night and Garvie stays one step ahead of Inspector Singh in trying to work out what really happened. There are lots of plot twists and turns, real danger and dry humour. Highly recommended for ages 13+. Paperback $19.99
The Star Outside My Window
by Onjali Q. Rauf
This is a great book about the power of love, determination and friendship. This issue of domestic abuse is fundamental to the story but is not laid out in a disturbing way. The adventure has great pace and hope is held high. For 8-12-year-olds. Paperback $19.99
The Key to Flambards
by Linda Newbery
Grace is suffering after a life changing accident and the divorce of her parents and ends up spending the summer at her grandmother’s old house Flambards. Here she learns to ride a horse, make friends and overcome her self-consciousness and sadness about the loss of her leg in the accident. With the help of others who care, she also helps to save the family estate from developers. A great book for understanding what it would be like to cope with a new disability, and for anyone who loves history, horses and nature. - No, you don’t need to have read the Flambards series first (although I heartily recommend it)
Recommended for 8-12-year-olds. Paperback $18.99
Tiger Heart
 by Penny Chrimes
Chimney sweep Fly escapes the clutches of her cruel boss only to find herself face to face with a tiger - and the tiger has a message for her - one she can't really believe. I started reading this and couldn’t put it down - nearly missed my bus stop! From the dirty streets of London to a wild jungle country by way of dangerous seas, this is a terrific adventure with a tinge of magic. 8-12 years  PB $19.99
Lunch 10 Pomegranate Street:
A collection of recipes to share

By Felicita Sala
Everyone in the apartments at 10 Pomegranate Street is making their own special dish and we visit each person as they cook. Maria mashes avocado for guacamole, Mr Ibrahim mixes his Baba Ganoush and Pilar blends her tomatoes. Each person’s recipe is shared with illustrated ingredients and simple instructions. When all the dishes are ready, everyone takes the food down to the big table in the garden and the diverse community enjoys their feast of gorgeous dishes together. This is my favourite children’s cookbook ever! 5-12 years. Hardback Picture Book $35
We can't wait to read these #2 in the series books
Ottilie Colter and the Master of Monsters
by Rhiannon Williams
We loved book one -Kathleen says of book one (Ottilie Colter and the Narroway Hunt) “This is a fantastic adventure with undertones about friendship, human rights and gender equality” We’re hoping book 2 will be more of the same. *-12 Years Paperback $19.99
The Secrets of Winterhouse
by Ben Guterson
Helen says of book one -”Winterhouse is an exciting mystery in a great setting - an old hotel with a huge library! There are puzzles to solve and magic and friendship too. Excellent stuff!” Book 2 now in paperback!  $14.99
And Book 3 The Winterhouse Mysteries is available in hardback at $32.99. 8-12 years.
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