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Wednesday, 2 December 2009

December Newsletter

Congratulations to the
three winners of the

"Pirie Reads Aloud"
School Based Read Aloud Competition

Chloe Hill - Airdale Primary School

Jack Gambling - Laura Primary School

Room 27 - Solomontown Primary School

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Saturday the 12th December
Meg's Bookshop
will be donating 10% of all sales to

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Christmas Trading Hours

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Thursday: 9am to 8pm

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Sunday 13th & 20th: 11am to 3pm

Wednesday 23rd: 9am to 9pm

Closed Christmas Day

Reopening Tuesday 29th December

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Adult December Releases

2010 Alan Carter Price Guide
Red Foil Edition with free Mini version
RRP $125.00

Being of the Field: Triad of Being #1
Traci Harding
RRP $32.99
Taren has studied everything from genetics to physics at the university of Maladaan, and is convinced there are microscopic vibrations connecting one universe to another. She is hired to investigate an ocean planet harbouring strange lights and interference, but there are conflicting agendas in the organization, and she is the only one suspecting foul play.

Kids Can Clean
Shannon Lush
RRP $19.99
Kids can learn to clean. Shannon Lush has produced this illustrated book for children, that covers everything from squished bananas in the schoolbag, to personal hygiene and makes it seem like fun.

Pirate Latitudes
Michael Crichton
RRP $32.99
From the famous author of Jurassic Park, The Andromeda Strain and the creator of the famous television show ER, comes his last work, Pirate Latitudes. This book was discovered as a complete manuscript in his files after his death in 2008. This is your last chance to enjoy the fabulous historical adventure fiction novel from this wonderful author.
Adult Fiction

Too Many Murders
Colleen McCullough
RRP $49.99
In Holloman, Connecticut, 1967, the world is on the brink of nuclear holocaust as the Cold War rages on. Holloman has other things to worry about as April 3rd 1967 brings horror. Twelve murders occur in the one day, each one different and no victim is linked to another. Captain Delmonico and his cohorts busy themselves with the investigations and find themselves asking if the murders are different cases or somehow linked?
Crime Fiction

Slow Death By Rubber Duck
Bruce Lourie & Rick Smith
RRP $34.95
"How the Toxic Chemistry of Everyday Life Affects Our Health."
Slow Death By Rubber Duck opens our eyes to how many harmful things we inhale, ingest, and use everyday of our lives. It also tells of the corporate giants who poison us with harmful toxins and the government that lets it happen. Slow Death By Rubber Duck orrders solutions on how to be healthier, safer and more aware of everything around us.

Masterchef Australia: The Cookbook Volume 1
Masterchef Australia
RRP $39.95
After Masterchef became well known, more than 4 million viewers watched Julie Goodwin win the Masterchef title for 2009. Now this book has been released which includes some of the recipes used by the top twenty contestants. Masterchef Australia also contains recipes from the famous chefs who were included in the show, along with their difficult recipes. Pantry basics, knife skills, information on kitchen equipment and professional plating skills can also be learnt in this wonderful book as well as some classic recipes every cook must know.

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Children's December Releases

The Dragon Book
Various Authors
RRP $24.95
Dragons are one mythological creature that remains constant in all cultures throughout the years, whether portrayed as a savage beast or as noble creatures bound to their warriors. The Dragon Book contains legendary tales from some famous fantasy authors such as Garth Nix, Diana Gabaldon, Tamora Pierce and lots more.
Teenage fiction

Lauren Kate
RRP $29.95
Some people know in their hearts they are meant to be together for eternity. This is the case for Lucinda. Lucinda has just moved to a new school where she knows no one. On her first day she instantly falls for one boy, Daniel, whom she has never met before but feels like she has known him for a lifetime. Little does she know she is right, until she finds out he is a fallen angel and they are destined to find each other over and over again through eternity. Each time ending disastrously, as other forces are set on keeping them apart.
"An absolutely excellent read" - Erica
Teenage Fiction

The Hunchback Assignments #1
Arthur Slade
RRP $19.99
Modo is taken in as a child and raised to become a spy for the Permanent Association, that is until his guardians abandon him. Desparate to survive the London streets, Modo becomes a private detective where he meets Octavia. Together they investigate a Clockwork Guild and Dr Hyde who is bent on destroying the British Houses of Parliament. He must be stopped, but how?
Younger Fiction 9+

Mr Stink
David Williams & Blake Quentin
RRP $19.99
Another hilarious novel for children by David Williams, with the beautiful illustrations of Quentin Blake, the illustrator of Roald Dahl's children's books. This children's novel brings secrets, new friends and an epic family confrontation. This book is made to please with it's easy to read style and illustrations.
Younger Fiction 9+

Yates Young Gardener
Janice Marriott
RRP $19.99
This fantastic book contains everything the young gardener wants to know. This Yates guide shows how to grow fruit, veggies and flowers from seeds. Also shows how to create and grow other great things such as living Tepees. This is a great book to get the kids outdoors and learning to grow things they can eat. Jokes, games, puzzles and experiments are also included in this book along with amazing facts about plants. This book is great fun for all ages.
Children's Non-Fiction

Destroy Troy: Battle Boy #3
Charlie Carter
RRP $9.99
Battle boy is faced with yet another challenge: to Destroy Troy. The eleven year old boy is faced with many dangers, including being caught in the battle between the Greeks and the Trojans. The worst danger of all was when he met Polyxena, the daughter of King Priam. His mission... to obtain unquestionable proof that the Trojan Horse was real. A great way for children to learn about this historical event through a fictional story.
Younger Fiction 9+

Little Blue
Mini Gift Edition
Gaye Chapman
RRP $19.99
Little Blue is lost in the woods, longing to go home but she can't find her way. That is until a little boy named Will come along and tries to her her find her way. Eventually they find that their homes are the same place.
Children's HB Picture 4+

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Merry Christmas

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