Children's Book News Updates



Our Time Machine, created by the Children's Bookclub members in June


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+ 

Children's Bookclub will return in September after the summer holidays.  It will be on Tuesdays at 4.30pm.  Call into the shop and leave your email address if you'd like to go on our mailing list! 


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. 



February's Bookclub Choice was..

The House on Hummingbird Island

by Sam Angus


Idie Grace is 12 when she inherits a grand house on a Caribbean island and is sent away from grey old England to a place where hummingbirds hover and monkeys clamber from tree to tree. As the householder, Idie can do as she pleases, so she fills the house with exotic animals, keeps her beloved horse in the hall and carries a grumpy talking cockatoo called Homer on her shoulder.  But the island holds as many secrets as it does animals, and the truth behind Idie's inheritance is the biggest secret of all...

Ages 8+ £6.99 paperback


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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