Kid’s Own Publishing are hoping to start a South Australian program, unfurling it over the next three years, which I hopefully will be involved in. I am very excited since, as is probably obvious due to the fact I write a blog about children’s books, I am very passionate about children’s books, and chidren’s creativity.
While in Melbourne, I kept with the bookish theme, and spent far too much time in bookshops. I remember a few years ago, when one of my friends moved to Melbourne, she said she struggled to find a good bookshop. I seemed to have the opposite problem, stumbling on them all too often. I also seem to have a problem leaving a bookshop without buying something, and ended up buying six books over four days. I was a bit worried about the weight of my baggage coming home!
My favourite bookshop of the ones I encountered would have to be Hill of Content on Bourke Street. It has such a lovely children’s section, and a particularly good children’s classics section. I was particularly taken by their display of ‘Penguin Chalk’ children’s classics, and had to buy Pippi Longstocking. They were so delightful, with their beautiful covers and uneven page edges.