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Love Your Bookshop Day is Saturday August 12th and at The Children's Bookshop we have a mammoth day of free author events! 
All writers are invited to email or bring on the day a 50 word story to be judged on the day by resident author Tim Harris. Any topic. Must be 50words. Feel free to email entries... kids and adults welcome! 
10am Much applauded author Lesley Gibbes is launching her picturebook Fluke.
11am Meet Melanie Alexander, creator of Lexi and Lottie. 
11-12.30 Tim Harris is writing his next best seller in our window.
1pm Join a party with author Jacqueline Harvey who has sold over 1000000 books to date!
3pm Picture book legend Margrete Lamond is launching her picturebook The Sorry Tale of Fox and Bear, the first title with Dirt Lane Press! 
Signings. Competitions. Prizes.
Email for full details. See you on the day!

Join us for storytime for preschoolers on Friday 18th August with author and good friend of the bookshop Robert Vescio. Robert is the author of numerous picture books for kids and his latest books have been nominated for Australian book awards. See you at 9.45am as part of our regular storytime program. RSVP  #paulsbooktrail2017#bookstagram#booklovers @robertvescio

Award-winning Australian author
Claire Saxby and Julie Vivas, one of
Australia’s best-loved illustrators,
will be here to celebrate their new
nature storybook KOALA!

When? Tuesday afternoon 22nd August at 4pm
Please RSVP to

Join us for a special BOOK WEEK afternoon of
stories, treats, drawing and more!
To be launched by author Sue Whiting.
Come for storytime with Claire and a Koala drawing
workshop with the incomparable Julie Vivas.
For one of five chances to win a Koala pack, pick up a colouring sheet from the store, colour in the Koala - add your own additional magic -and hand it in by Fri 18 August. The winners will be drawn on the day

A Special Event.....Harrison Craig won The Voice in 2013, but for many years he struggled to find his own voice. He battled with a stutter for most of his younger life, which made everyday conversation very difficult for him. Often the subject of bullying, he turned to his love of singing, which is how the story behind Harrison's Song began.

Discover how Harrison overcame adversity and learnt to communicate his words and love through song, in his inspiring new picture book.

A picture book for any kid that feels a bit different!

When? 4-5pm, Thursday August 24th. Meet Harrison. Share the book. Hear Harrison sing!!!!

Free but RSVP
6 Hannah Street, Beecroft, NSW

Join us for the launch of

Mr Bambuckle's Remarkables

By Tim Harris

Mr Bambuckle?.He's the only person who isn't afraid of Canteen Carol. I heard he swam in piranha-infested waters in the Amazon. He lets us use our phones in class! Is his spark-maker beetle really that dangerous? I heard he drank yak's milk in Mongolia. My mum says he used to be in the circus. He's the only teacher who cooks us breakfast.The class in Room 12B has a new teacher, and nothing is ever going to be the same . . 

Tim Harris is one of the most exciting new children?s authors in Australia. His first series of books, Exploding Endings, will have primary-aged readers both captivated and laughing out loud. Harnessing his wacky sense of humour, the series contains short stories with BIG twists. His second series, Mr Bambuckle?s Remarkables, contains his trademark quirkiness, mixed with a touch of poignancy. A former primary school teacher of 15 years, Tim?s presentations and workshops are dynamic and entertaining. He is married and has three young children ? two boys and a girl. He likes cricket, footy, Lego, music, and watching movies.

When ? Tuesday 29th August, 4pm. Afternoon Tea provided.

Free but RSVP

Susannah Fullerton is obsessed with all things Austen ( and indeed all things 19th literature). Her latest book is a memoir focusing on her reading life starting with a childhood immersed in books. And Susannah is visiting the store to discuss her latest book on Tuesday evening August 29th at 7.30pm. Book early for this one! She is always a great speaker. 
RSVP #booklovers#paulsbooktrail2017#bookstagram @susannah.fullerton #janeausten#janeandi