Children's Book News Updates

 Book of the Month 

Cressida Cowell's The Wizards of Once - paperback at  £6.99


 Cressida Cowell is an accomplished storyteller, best known for her series, How To Train Your Dragon. Not dissimilar, this is a world teeming with engaging characters, and sparkling characters. Cowell has a particular ability to pit deep questions alongside silliness and humour, so that readers are absorbing both with great delight. Cowell poses terrific questions such as, 'what if all you had been taught to believe was wrong?'

March's Children's Book of the Month

"The Legend of Podkin One-Ear"

(Blue Peter Winner) For readers aged 8+ 

A thick white blanket covers the wide slopes of the band of hills known as the Razorback Downs . . .

Podkin is the son of a warrior chieftain. He knows that one day it will be up to him to lead his warren and guard it in times of danger. But for now, he's quite happy to laze around annoying his older sister Paz, and playing with his baby brother Pook.

Then Podkin's home is brutally attacked, and the young rabbits are forced to flee. The terrifying Gorm are on the rampage, and no one and nowhere is safe. With danger all around them, Podkin must protect his family, uncover his destiny, and attempt to defeat the most horrifying enemy rabbitkind has ever known.






Whitchurch author Helen Bate joined us on October 7th ( Blackberry Fair Day!)

to sign copies of her latest book for children: 

"The Creature"

No-one is expecting the Creature.  It arrives, makes itself at home and becomes part of the family, however hard they try to get rid of it.  Until one day it makes a nest on the top bunk and goes very quiet.  What could be going on?

A funny, imaginative story about acceptance and tolerance £11.99, published October 5th - Signed Copies in stock!

Bookclub choice for June: Tilly and The Time Machine, the debut novel by Adrian Edmondson!  Paperback £6.99


Tilly is 7 years old - and about to make history.  When Tilly's dad builds a time machine in the shed, there's really only one place she wants to go: back to her sixth birthday party, when she ate too many cupcakes - her mum was alive..

But then something goes wrong!  Tilly's dad gets stuck in the past and only she can save him.  Will they make it back in time for tea?

A funny, tender and assured debut from one half of Britain's most famous comedy couples.

Join us for fun and refreshments - and some time travel crafting!  Ages 7+ 


The Bridgemakers by Sheila Tyrer Hughes of Malpas.  March's bookclub choice.

"It's a  dramatic story of adventure, friendship, magic and legend, with a final plea for us to try to live in balance with nature.
The author has a real talent for storytelling, weaving wonderful word pictures that will engage young and old alike." ( Reader review)

Suitable for readers aged 8 years to adult, if you enjoyed The Hobbit and The Princess Bride, this is one for you.  It's free to attend the bookclub and a money off voucher is given out at the end of the session. 





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Come and join the Children's Bookclub!  Members pictured with their collage inspired by Tom Moorhouse's Trickster

Children's Bookclub is one Wednesday each month

We made a giant BFG collage to celebrate Roald Dahl's centenary. 


Alice in Wonderland 150 year anniversary party this summer



Dinah and daughter Isabel as Alice and The Queen of Heart, Mad Hatter's Party, August 15th