Monday, 27 February 2012

Upcoming Events

Hi everyone,

A big thank you to everyone who joined us over the last 2 weekends for our launch of the Diary of a Reading Kid Journal. With the help of our wonderful authors Chris Morphew, Frances Watts and Claire Craig we all made a great start on our journals, creating pages for author autographs, writing about ourselves and the books we are loving and circling dates for some pretty exciting author events coming up on the calendar.
If you missed out, don't despair! We have some more journal days coming up in the Easter school holidays, which are only around the corner. These will be specific to your age groups so we can really get stuck into creating a masterpiece of a journal all about you and the books you read. We will keep you posted with dates as soon as they are locked in.

Don't forget Jennifer Walsh, author of local adventure story Tunnels of Tarcoola will be at our bookclub this Thursday at 4:30 to tell us a few secrets about the tunnels in Balmain and the inspiration behind her thrilling tale. It is free, so come along - but for those who can't make it, join us for an interview with Jennifer on the blog.

We also have the launch of Deborah Abela's new book, Ghost Club on Tuesday, 6th March at 4pm... there will be a spectacular performance by Stanmore Public School and some delicious cupcakes to celebrate the new book.

And finally we have Gabrielle Lord of Conspiracy 365 fame coming in for an interview for the blog in March so if you have any questions about Cal and his ability to hide in some pretty amazing places... send me an email and we will ask her for you!

We have some cool competitons coming up in the next few weeks so get your pencils sharpened and start sending in some of your reviews.

Happy reading!

Rachel Robson
Children's Specialist
Shearer's on Norton
T: (02) 9572 7766

Friday, 24 February 2012

Coming Soon: Gabrielle Lord Interview!

Have you got a question for Gabrielle Lord, author of Conspiracy 365?

Is there something about Callum and his mission that you're just dying to find out? Want advice on how to write your own exciting series?

Well good news - we're excited to announce that Gabrielle will be visiting the store in March to sit down with us for an interview!
Just send your question to Rachel at and we will ask her for you!

Wednesday, 15 February 2012

Video Interview: Eva Katzler

Today British musician-turned-Picture book author Eva Katzler stopped by to have a chat with us! Here she is discussing her upcoming book, Florentine and Pig Have a Very Lovely Picnic.

Florentine and Pig will be released in Australia in July. The book is full of recipes and crafts - there are tons of these on the website!

Sunday, 12 February 2012

Welcome to the Year of Reading

Can you believe we are at the beginning of February already? Maybe it is too late to say Happy New Year but all of us at Shearer’s are getting ready for what promises to be a really exciting year as 2012 just happens to be the National Year of Reading. The aim of this year is to help people discover and rediscover the magic of books and to share that with as many people as possible.

To celebrate all things word related, we have just started this blog and we would really love you to all get involved. The ‘Diary of a Reading Kid’ blog will include updates on exciting new books and also some of our old favourites, there will be loads of author events to get involved with, lots of your favourite authors will do guest blogs and we will also have prizes for you guys for posting great blogs about anything to do with the wonderful world of reading... so if you have read a great book recently or maybe one that was not so great, let us know, because it is your blog too!

Welcome to the National Year Of Reading and welcome to Shearer’s Diary of a Reading Kid blog - we can’t wait to hear from you.

Thursday, 2 February 2012

Journal Launch Day!

To celebrate the Year of Reading we are giving you a book journal to last the year filled with wonderful books and reading experiences you have throughout 2012!

On Saturday 18th OR Saturday 25th of Feburary, come and join authors Chris Morphew (the Phoenix Files) and Frances Watts (Kisses for Daddy and the Spies of Gerander) for a workshop on how to create your journals so you can have a lasting memory of the Year of Reading.
Events are free but bookings are essential!

To book, simply contact us:
Ph: (02) 9572 7766
99 Norton St, Leichhardt, Sydney