Friday, October 28, 2011

Tonight - a farewell party for Story Time Books

Story Time Books, at 211 Jackson Street, Petone, closes its doors for the last time at 4.30pm tonight.

You are welcome to come along after closing - between 4.30 and 6.30 - to farewell the shop, and celebrate its marvellous 12-year life with its owners and numerous friends and fans.

More here.

Haere ra Story Time!

Tuesday, October 18, 2011

Halloween Storytelling with Holly Gooch

WCBA members going digital

Victoria Jones' fun picture book Missy's Dog Wash is now available as an iPhone or iPad app.

Find out all about this, plus Victoria's other books at her wonderful website: Missy Books.

Mandy Hager interviewed in depth

WCBA member Mandy Hager, award winning author of the Blood of the Lamb trilogy, has talked about her work, her processes, and her convictions in a fascinating, two-part interview at Tim Jones' website.

Read Part One here.

Read Part Two here.

Friday, October 14, 2011

Congratulations John and Ruth!

You will by now have heard that John and Ruth McIntyre, owners of the Children's Bookshop (and passionate supporters of the WCBA and many other literary endeavours)  have won this year's Betty Gilderdale Award for services to Children's Literature!

We are all thrilled for them and think it is extremely well deserved.

WCBA members should stand by for their invitations to the presentation night ...

Sunday, October 9, 2011

Gecko Press Evening - fun fundraiser

The Children's Bookshop's Gecko Press evening is drawing close. 

On October 26th at 7pm you can head down to the Children's Bookshop in Kilbirnie to meet  the Gecko team and a guest author (or 2) talking about the Gecko story, and showing you their new titles. Plus all their fabulous books will be available for your early Christmas shopping.

There are free gifts, special prize draws, and wine and nibbles. 
Tickets are $10 each, strictly limited to 50 people only, and all the money will go to the Altrusa Club Women's Refuge Appeal. 

You'll need to book quickly for this one ... Email

Tuesday, October 4, 2011

Cupboard Love - Christmas book buying night!

This was a lot of fun last year - so we're doing it all again. Complementary wine, local author signings, 10% discounts  for WCBA members AND any friends they bring - plus a warm, convivial, book-loving atmosphere!