Some time ago I had agreed to speak to a group of MA students, a friend had asked me to, but as the day got closer and the nerves kicked in, I couldn’t quite remember why I had agreed. But on Thursday morning I loaded my suitcase on wheels with my treasure…books.
What a wonderful start to the New Year- so many exciting new books coming out.
Emma Carroll's 'Sky Chasers' was the first one to find a place on our book shelves at the shop. on the 1st Feb when Chicken House will bring us the third book 'Battle of the Beetles' in MG Leonard's brilliant Beetle trilogy ('Beetle Boy' , 'Beetle Queen'). 'Skysong' by Abi Elphinstone published by Simon and Schuster is now out and our Book Clubs are currently reading it . We have just popped a window display in to celebrate 'The Light Jar', Lisa Thompson's latest book published by Scholastic.
It's only 14th Jan - i have a good feeling about what's in store this year. I'll make sure I make some headway through my pile of proofs to ensure we keep you posted about the books that are about to be published over the next few months.
Over the last two weeks I have spent half my time in Paris for trade shows – such a hardship I know. My first long weekend visit was to Maison et Objet, which is absolutely gigantic, though luckily my attention is usually focused on just one or two of the halls. Most of my time at Maison is spent on the Djeco stand and this year was no different.
We were thrilled to host the launch of Charlotte Hedeman Gueniau's latest book Happy Home - Everyday Magic for the Family Kitchen. Charlotte Hedeman Gueniau is the founder of Rice DK; a brand that we have stocked since opening nearly 7 years ago.
Our two year 5 & 6 book clubs met to discuss Emerald Secret and the conversations abounded with these words- ‘Mysterious…Secretive…Weird…Adventurous…Technological…Futuristic…Exciting.’