Books on the big screen

Many of us have used the holiday time to sneak off into the air-conditioning and see some great films. We’ve managed to see Star Wars: The Force Awakens (some of us are old enough to have seen the originals on release!)rey and finn
the-5th-waveWe also got to see The 5th Wave which was very explosive, exciting and true to the book which was written by Rick Yancey.
Other books which have been made into films screening this year include:
Allegiant by Veronica Roth in March allegiant

Jungle Book by Rudyard Kipling in April

Through the Looking Glass by Lewis Carroll in May

The BFthe-bfgG by Roald Dahl in July

Tarzan of the Apes by Edgar Rice Burroughs in July

A Monster Calls by Patrick Ness in October

Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them by J K Rowling in November

Miss Peregine’s Home for Peculiar Children by Ransom Riggs at the end of the year.
monster callsA Monster Calls: Patrick Ness’ beautiful novel is a moving meditation on grief and loss. The film stars Sigourney Weaver and Liam Neeson and this is one where you really should read the book and then see the film. The book is suitable for 12 +. You can view the movie trailer here.
miss peregrineMiss Peregrine’s Home for Peculiar Children: We have been huge fans of the series of books by Ransom Riggs and can’t wait to see the movie version of Miss Peregrine’s Home for Peculiar Children  later in the year. It’s being directed by Tim Burton and stars Samuel L Jackson, Judi Dench and Rupert Everett. The book is suitable for 12+.
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A wild new year

Welcome to 2016, wild things! We hope you all had a magical Christmas full of fantastic reads. We’ve been back to our standard trading hours since 2 January and are gearing up for a booktastic year ahead. But first, it’s time for some reflection on the year we’ve just left behind – so without further ado, here are some of our 2015 bestsellers …

Top Ten Australian Books

  1. The 65-Storey Treehouse by Andy Griffiths & Terry Denton
  2. In My Heart: A Book of Feelings by Jo Witek
  3. Kissed by the Moon by Alison Lester
  4. Alice’s Food A-Z by Alice Zavlasky
  5. Ugly (young readers’edition) by Robert Hoge
  6. Ruby Red Shoes by Kate Knapp
  7. The 13-Storey Treehouse by Andy Griffiths & Terry Denton
  8. The Fairy Dancers by Natalie-Jane Prior
  9. New Boy by Nick Earls
  10. The Bad Guys: Episode One by Aaron Blabey

 

Top Ten Event Books

  1. Alice’s Food A-Z by Alice Zavlasky
  2. Ugly (young readers’edition) by Robert Hoge
  3. New Boy by Nick Earls
  4. Timmy Failure: Mistakes Were Made by Stephan Pastis
  5. My Lost Mob by Venetia Tyson
  6. My Dog Bigsy by Alison Lester
  7. Meep by Andy Geppert
  8. Wordburger by David Astle
  9. Mate and Me by Jennifer Loakes
  10. Beginning Pearls by Stephan Pastis

 

Top Ten Overall Bestsellers

  1. The 65-Storey Treehouse by Andy Griffiths & Terry Denton
  2. In My Heart: A Book of Feelings by Jo Witek
  3. Kissed by the Moon by Alison Lester
  4. Alice’s Food A-Zby Alice Zavlasky
  5. Ugly (young readers’edition) by Robert Hoge
  6. Wonder by RJ Palacio
  7. Ruby Red Shoes by Kate Knapp
  8. The 13-Storey Treehouse by Andy Griffiths & Terry Denton
  9. The Fairy Dancers by Natalie-Jane Prior
  10. New Boy by Nick Earls

 

Get 2016 off to a great start and pop in store to have a browse, and for your chance to win over $3000 worth of books! If you spend $30 or more, you can enter the draw to win EVERY SINGLE BOOK AND GIFT in our Summer Reading Guide. What are you waiting for?