Ruby Red Shoes

Ruby Red Shoes is the gorgeous debut by Australian author and illustrator Kate Knapp.  Ruby is a young white hare who has always worn red shoes, ever since her grandmother, Babushka Galina Galushka, knitted her a pair of red shoes.

Ruby has been brought up to be a gentle soul, and treats her friends with respect and shows love to all of her surroundings, including her pets, trees, the garden and her environment.

Along with the beautiful drawings that accompany the story and fill every page, the story is a delight.  Ruby is a great role-model for kids and her world is filled with whimsy and fun.

Bound in lovely hardback, this books makes a great present for toddlers and school-age children alike.

In store now!!

$20 in hardback

Guess whose back? Hey, Jack!

Sally Rippin’s popular Hey Jack and Billie B Brown series have been favourites here at Fairfieldbooks for awhile now. If you missed it, Billie B Brown is a series of first readers about Billie and her best friend Jack. More recently, Jack got his own spin-off series called, you guessed it, Hey Jack! The good news is we have a brand new Hey Jack! in store, the appropriately themed The Lost Reindeer¬†will be a great addition to the Christmas loot of any Billie or Jack fan. These are great for boys and girls, get them hooked on one and they’ll want to read the other. The fact that Sally Rippin is a local is pretty much just the icing on the cake. Hey Jack titles are all $7.95.

Stupid Baby!

Stephanie Blake was the brains behind Poo Bum and now she has a new book, this one for kids with new siblings. Simon is a young rabbit whose little brother has been home from hospital for three. whole. days. The cute illustrations have shades of Miffy styling about them, though maybe all cute rabbits have shades of Miffy. The bright text and smart use of typographic devises gets the emphasis of the speech just right. Simon just can’t believe he has to be quite because of the Stupid Baby. But in the night when the big bad wolves come, Simon realises that he needs to protect his little brother…and maybe get some company out of it himself.

A cute story about being a big brother, paperback,$17.

Clementine Rose and the Surprise Visitor by Jacqueline Harvey

Jacqueline Harvey is the author of the Alice-Miranda series of books, which are great favourites here at Fairfield Books. She has now released the first book in a new series for younger readers, centred on a sweet little girl called Clementine Rose and her pet teacup pig, Lavender. Clementine Rose was delivered to her mother, Lady Clarissa, with a batch of dinner rolls when she was a baby, and has lived with her in leaky, dilapidated Penberthy House ever since. In Clementine Rose and the Surprise Visitor, Clementine must solve the mystery of why creepy Aunt Violet has come to stay with a curious black bag. There will be more adventures to come in this charming new series, perfect for readers 6-10. $12.95

Sam Silver: Undercover Pirate

There used to be a bit of a gap in the market of great stories for younger boys. This has been admirably addressed in recent times, and now there are some fabulous books around. A wonderful addition is a new series by Jan Burchett and Sara Vogler about young Sam Silver, a regular soccer-loving fellow who lives with his parents in a small seaside town. One day, while he’s playing on the beach he discovers an old bottle which he thinks would be perfect for his collection of interesting things. On further investigation, he finds it contains a letter written by none other than Joseph Silver, captain of the Sea Wolf, and a distant relation of Sam’s! It also holds a gold doubloon which turns out to be magic, and transports Sam back in time to the 1700s. What follows is much swash-buckling, treasure-hunting and rollicking adventures before Sam returns to the present in time for his shift at his parent’s fish & chip shop. The first two in the series have been released: Skeleton Island and The Ghost Ship. Great fun for 7-10 year old adventure lovers! Paperback $13

Wimpy Kid #7 Just in time for Xmas!

We have some great news for fans of the Wimpy Kid series and we know there are masses of them. The seventh book in the series called The Third Wheel will be published on the 14th November this year.

It will be $14.95. At the same time a hardback edition will also be released for $17.95

We are taking pre orders now if you want to make sure of getting it as quickly as it is released.

Meet Ella & Olivia

Ella, seven years, and Olivia, five-and-a-half, are sisters. Olivia wants to be just like Ella when she gets older. In their first adventure Cupcake Catastrophe the girls are,you guessed it, making cupcakes! They both looove to cook and it’s their Dad’s birthday, so all by themselves (almost) the girls set about making some beautiful cupcakes for the party. Will they work out perfectly like the girls want? Uh oh, Olivia is still learning to spell…

For a short time Ella and Olivia; Cupcake Catastrophe, is just $4. Also in stock is Ella and Olivia; Best Friend Showdown at $8. Books 3 and 4 are coming out later this year.

With great messages about all sorts of things like family and friendship these are great books for fans of Billie B Brown who are ready to move on to something a little longer.