Episode 12 - Bookshop Till You Drop with Leesa Lambert

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Leesa Lambert has owned and operated The Little Bookroom - Australia's oldest children's specialist bookshop - with her parents Ian and Lesley for ten years. She is passionate about raising the profile of picture books, and forging connections between the book industry and the reading community.

 

Leesa delights in hosting events that celebrate the joy of reading and creating: from toddler cabaret at Storytime; information evenings with speech pathologists for grown-ups; school holiday workshops with authors and illustrators; book launches; Book Clubs and more!

 

She is thrilled to soon be launching her first offsite mega event: Kids' Book Fest! It'll take place in the grand ballroom of the Fitzroy Town Hall on October 13, The Little Bookroom's 58th Birthday! Leesa is also a part of the Australian Bookseller Association Committee of Management and has opened a new 'big sister' bookshop, Neighbourhood Books, in Northcote.

 

 

Check out these amazing bookshops at:

The Little Bookroom

759 Nicholson St, Carlton North (Melbourne)

www.littlebookroom.com.au

Instagram & Twitter: @little_bookroom

Facebook: @TheLittleBookroom

 

Neighbourhood Books

55 High St, Northcote (Melbourne)

www.neighbourhoodbooks.com

Instagram: @neighbourhoodbooks

Facebook: @neighbourhoodbooks

LEESA LAMBERT'S BOOK PICKS

 

The upcoming kids' books Leesa is most excited about include:

 

- ALL THE WAYS TO BE SMART - Davina Bell & Allison Colpoys

- THE ADVENTURES OF CATVINKLE - Elliot Perlman & Laura Stitzel

- LENNY'S BOOK OF EVERYTHING - Karen Foxlee

- TALES FROM THE INNER CITY & CICADA - Shaun Tan

 

Other favourites include UNDER THE LOVE UMBRELLA by Davina Bell & Allison Colpoys, POLLY AND BUSTER 1 & 2 by Sally Rippin, all things Alison Lester, Jane Godwin & Anna Walker collabs, Marc Martin, Renee Treml's and Sophie Beer's board books, GRANDMA Z by Daniel Gray-Barnett, THE LAST PEACH by Gus Gordon, and WREN by Katrina Lehman & Sophie Beer.



Kids Capers - The Children's Bookshop in Beecroft NSW

Winner of the NSW and ACT Specialist Bookshop of the Year 2013

 

The Children's Bookshop , established in 1971, is the oldest specialist children's bookshop in NSW Australia, and we sell books for adults too! Our strength has always been the expert advice provided by the dedicated and enthusiastic staff who enjoy finding the right book for the young reader and adults alike. Our range of books includes picture books, poetry, classics, information books and contemporary fiction to suit a wide range of interests, ages an abilities. This tradition of retail excellence continues.

www.facebook.com/The-Childrens-Bookshop-239327069453946/

 

Located at: 6 Hannah Street, Beecroft (Sydney)

 

 The Children's Bookshop Speakers' Agency also provides writers and illustrators to speak at your school or event. For more information go to

www.thechildrensbookshopspeakersagency.com.au



Whatcha Readin?

 

Kate recommends If All The World Were... by Joseph Coelho & illustrated by Allison Colpoys, published by Quarto Knows. 

www.quartoknows.com/books/9781786036513/If-All-the-World-Were.html

Once Upon A Small Rhinoceros

 

Liz recommends Maya and Cat by Caroline Magerl, published by Black Dog Books.

www.walkerbooks.com.au/Books/Maya-and-Cat-9781921977282

 

 

Truly Tan Jen Storer

 

 

Nat recommends A Song Only I Can Hear 

by Barry Jonsberg, published by Allen & Unwin.

www.allenandunwin.com/browse/books/childrens/young-adult-fiction/A-Song-Only-I-Can-Hear-Barry-Jonsberg-9781760630836

Shout-outs

 

DEBRA TIDBALL

www.debratidball.com

 

JULES FABER

www.julesfaber.com

 

LITERACY WESTALL PS & MR KARL

@Literacy34_WPS

 

PICTURE BOOK BOOK CLUB

www.picturebookbc.wordpress.com

 

 

 

 

 

We also shout-out to Matthew Winner of The Children's Book Podcast (formerly known as All the Wonders) in the US. Here's his round-up of kidlit podcasts from around the world (including One More Page, yay!): 

www.matthewcwinner.com/single-post/Kidlit-Podcasts



On Our Radar

 

Nat is getting excited about the Sydney Opera House School Holiday Program:

www.sydneyoperahouse.com/events/sydney-opera-house-presents/children-and-families-and-creative-learning.html

 

WILDE CREATURES

7 July – 14 July

Ages: 5+

Step into a fairytale with this new production based on Oscar Wilde’s most loved stories including the Happy Prince and The Nightingale and the Rose.

HUNTING OF THE SNARK

17 July – 22 July

Ages: 6+

Enter the imaginative world of Alice in Wonderland creator, Lewis Carroll, in this brand new adaptation inspired by his much loved classic poem. Fresh from London’s West End, this show features five high-energy actors, life-like puppets, fantastical characters, and lashings of daft humour.



Competition Details

This episode, we’re giving away all three books in the Lintang series written by Tamara Moss, and published by Penguin Random House - Lintang and the Brightest Star, Lintang and the Forbidden Island & Lintang and the Pirate Queen. This is an exciting adventure series set on the high seas, full of quests and battles, but also about friendship.

 

Head to our WIN page and let us know in 25 words or less what you would call your own kids' bookshop.

 

Enter your answer (or ask a parent to) by 5pm Tuesday 24th July to be in the running. 


Other Bits & Pieces

During the discussion about our listener question from Ava, we talk about these books ...

 

Where The Wild Things Are by Maurice Sendak.

 

www.harpercollins.com/9780064431781/where-the-wild-things-are

 

At the End of Holyrood Lane by Dimity Powell and Nicky Johnston.

 

https://ekbooks.org/product/at-the-end-of-holyrood-lane/

 

Matilda by Roald Dahl.

 

www.penguin.com.au/books/matilda-9780141361604

 

 

 

 

 


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