Monday, 27 June 2011

A crafty afternoon

Big thanks to Andrea Pinnington who made a return to The Golden Treasury for yet another excellent crafty afternoon to celebrate Independent Booksellers Week!

Andrea put together two crafts, one of paper bead bracelets and another of pirate treasure maps for the day. They were taken from her two new books, Style Queen Creativity Book and The Pirate Creativity Book, great follow-ons from her hugely popular Princess Creativity Book and Dragon Creavity Books!

As you can see from the photos, there are some treasure hunters and fashionistas growing up in Southfields! Thank you to Frank at Carlton.

Caroline Lawrence photos!

We were very lucky to have Caroline Lawrence come to the shop to launch her new book The Case of the Deadly Desperados and we now have some photos! It's been so popular, that we sold out of her signed copies pretty quickly. We still have some hardback copies left at £2 off, so come in and get them while they last.

Thank you to Caroline (amazing outfit!) and the Children's team at Orion.

School author events!

We have had some brilliant school events this last week with some amazing authors! We were very fortunate to have been able to take three excellent and prominent writers to our local network of schools.

Carnegie shortlisted authors Jason Wallace and Theresa Breslin visited schools on the eve of the Carnegie announcement, along with award winning Bali Rai. What an inspiring day for all schools!

Here are some photos of the day. Many thanks to Clare Simms and Lisa Hayden at Random House and Anderson Press, and all the brilliant teachers/librarians who make reading such an exciting part of school!

Saturday, 25 June 2011

Customer reviews!

We had a lovely email last week from an enthusiastic young customer who wanted to recommend some books. We loved his reviews, so we thought it would be nice to share them with everyone.

This is what Tom, aged 9, has to say:

Dead Man’s Cove – Lauren St John (Orion Publishing, £6.99)

This is an amazing book for anyone aged 9-11. It’s about an orphaned girl, Laura, who goes to live with her mysterious uncle in St Ives. She meets a great friend and changes his life forever. A great read, 10/10!

Muncle Trogg – Janet Foxley (Chicken House Ltd, £5.99)

Muncle Trogg is an amazingly funny book that anyone between 8-10 should read! Muncle Trogg is a small giant who lives in a mountain with all of the giants, hidden from the terrible Smallings. Muncle finds himself caught up in an adventure with dragons, volcanoes and escapes. It’s brilliant!

The London Eye Mystery – Siobhan Dowd (Random House Children's Books, £5.99)

A great book for everyone ages 9-11. A brilliant story with lots of twists and turns. Ted is a boy with a unique mind. When his cousin, Salim, goes on the Eye but doesn’t come off, Ted and his sister Kat are the first to investigate!

Thanks Tom! Keep up the good work!

Saturday, 18 June 2011

Wibbly Returns!

We're very excited that Wibbly Pig has made a return to The Golden Treasury! Written by Mick Inkpen (author of brilliant series Kipper), Wibbly is a classic. Read about his adventures with his friends and enjoy these gentle stories of friendships with a little one.

We now have the super soft Wibbly plush, perfect to snuggle up with whilst reading Is it Bedtime Wibbly Pig? Available in three designs, tutu, t'shirt and just plain Wibbly!

Is it Bedtime Wibbly Pig? £5.99 paperback
Wibbly Pig plush £6.99

Friday, 17 June 2011

Teen Newsletter

There are so many brilliant Teen and Young Adult books at the moment that we decided it would be useful to keep our 12+ readers up to date with their own newsletter.

This regular email will include lots of book reviews, author interviews, competitions and even the chance for readers to write their own reviews.

If you or anyone you know would like to receive this newsletter, just drop us a line at with your name, email address and date of birth (minimum age 12 please) to subscribe.

To whet your appetite, these are some of the new titles for Teens and Young Adults that we have in at The Golden Treasury at the moment!

Thursday, 2 June 2011

Yee-Haw!!!!!!! Caroline Lawrence book signing!

Come down this Saturday 4th June and meet author Caroline Lawrence as she signs copies of her new book The Case of the Deadly Desperados at the shop!

Get here for between 11am-12pm and buy a copy (with £2 off!) and Caroline will sign it for you and and you can ask all about her new Western Mysteries series.

Wednesday, 1 June 2011

Father's Day

Sunday, 19th June is Father's Day and as always we've got some lovely cards to suit all kinds of Dads, Daddies and Fathers. If you want to make the day extra special, you could always get Dad a book to relax with too! We've got a great selection of titles in, so come and have a browse.

We're also running our hugely popular colouring competition again, so do drop by a pick up an entry form. The winner will receive a goody bag for themselves AND one for their Dad too, so we're expecting lots of entries!