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What a lineup of fabulous books we have for story time today! We'll be reading a
What a lineup of fabulous books we have for story time today! We'll be reading a book Lucky has wanted to read since it first came in, T-Veg (The Story of the Carrot Crunching Dinosaur) as well as We're All Wonders and the classic The Gruffalo! Join us at 10.30am on our colourful rug for 3 great stories, fun songs and some fabulous dancing! #squishyminnie#kidslit#picturebook#smallbusiness#bookstagram#childrensbooks#gisborne#woodend#bookworm#macedonranges#daylesford#orchard#countryvictoria#kidsbooks#castlemaine#bendigo#melbourne#victoria#kyneton#wandervictoria#thegruffalo#wereallwonders#tveg#storytime
15.08.2018 22:08:43
Our Grade 4 book club, the Kassalas had the absolute treat of meeting The Orchar
Our Grade 4 book club, the Kassalas had the absolute treat of meeting The Orchard Underground author Mat Larkin this afternoon. Mat is such a warm, friendly and fun human, the whole group were enamoured! He was even encouraged to sit in the much coveted Dr Seuss bean bag, a sure sign that he has respect 😂 . From the merits of squid versus birds to the pros and cons of romance in middle fiction it was a jam packed (and quite hilarious) book discussion. The group unanimously declared The Orchard Underground an awesome read. If you've got any lovers of adventure and mystery stories in your life, it's most certainly a book to check out 🍎🌳 . "Not-quite twelve year-old Pri Kohli knows the town of Dunn’s Orchard better than anyone. After all, he was the first kid ever to live there. He knows its mysteries (none), its secrets (also none) and the best ways to have fun in it (climb a big tree and sit there). So why can’t he answer newcomer Attica Stone’s simple question: if the town’s called Dunn’s Orchard, where’s the orchard?" . . . . . #squishyminnie#kidslit#picturebook#smallbusiness#bookstagram#childrensbooks#gisborne#woodend#bookworm#macedonranges#daylesford#orchard#countryvictoria#kidsbooks#castlemaine#bendigo#melbourne#victoria#kyneton#wandervictoria#matlarkin#theorchardunderground#middlefiction
15.08.2018 09:54:27
We are so chuffed to be finalists in the Customer Service category for the Maced
We are so chuffed to be finalists in the Customer Service category for the Macedon Ranges Business Excellence Awards! To be honest, we were intensely happy to have just been nominated because to us, it meant that someone/some people believed in us enough to think us worthy of nomination! To be finalists is an unexpected treat! We also want to congratulate two of our local friends The Old Auction House and The Kyneton Community Lunch who are also finalists in Retail and Not For Profit categories respectively - what fabulous achievements for them both! See you at the Gala Dinner on the 19th of Sept - being a celiac and non-drinker, I'll join you for a lemon squash! #squishyminnie#kidslit#picturebook#smallbusiness#artist#illustration#readaloud#givebooks#catrabbit#bookstagram#childrensbooks#gisborne#woodend#bookworm#macedonranges#daylesford#countryvictoria#kidsbooks#castlemaine#bendigo#melbourne#victoria#kyneton#wandervictoria#businessawards2018#macedonrangescouncil
14.08.2018 02:13:57
✨In Store Book Fair TODAY!✨
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We have such a wonderful day ahead of us today wit
✨In Store Book Fair TODAY!✨ . We have such a wonderful day ahead of us today with our first ever in-store fundraiser for a local primary school! Twenty percent of all sales from the shop today will be going back to Our Lady of the Rosary Parish Primary School in Kyneton. . We've had a few parents come in and ask why we specifically chose OLR for the book fair - we in fact didn't, they are just the first school to take up our offer. We love schools and are keen to support them all in any way we can so if you or your school are interested in knowing more about our services for schools, feel free to send us an email hello@squishyminnie.com.au 💚💙 . Anything that creates a sense of wonder and curiosity about the world is just one of the reasons we started Squishy Minnie and we are excited to be able to take another step along that path today! . We are open until 7.30pm and everyone is welcome to come along! . . #squishyminnie#kidslit#picturebook#smallbusiness#artist#illustration#readaloud#givebooks#catrabbit#bookstagram#childrensbooks#gisborne#woodend#bookworm#macedonranges#daylesford#countryvictoria#kidsbooks#castlemaine#bendigo#melbourne#victoria#kyneton#wandervictoria#bookfair#primaryschool#ourladyoftherosary
12.08.2018 22:48:47
A HUGE thank you to everyone that popped past yesterday to celebrate Love Your B
A HUGE thank you to everyone that popped past yesterday to celebrate Love Your Bookshop Day with us! What a magnificent time we had! ♥️♥️♥️ . This is Anna - craft lady extraordinaire and the heart and soul of @littlethinkbig who ran a delightful love bug making session after our storytime yesterday! Swipe to check out just a few of the fabulous creations by the little folk! . The winner of the Squishy Donkey colouring lucky dip was James from Ms Layfield's Grade 2 class at Our Lady of the Rosary Primary! The amazing donkey art will be up in our windows until next Friday the 17th, pop past and collect them afterwards if you so wish! . Wishing you all a gorgeous Sunday as we recover from a big week and get ready for a very special in-store school fundraiser tomorrow! . . . . #squishyminnie#kidslit#picturebook#smallbusiness#artist#illustration#readaloud#givebooks#catrabbit#bookstagram#childrensbooks#gisborne#woodend#bookworm#macedonranges#daylesford#countryvictoria#kidsbooks#castlemaine#bendigo#melbourne#victoria#kyneton#wandervictoria#loveyourbookshop#loveyourbookshopday#littlethinkbig#craft
12.08.2018 00:10:17
Love Your Bookshop Day is TOMORROW!!! Come along and join us for a Book and Love
Love Your Bookshop Day is TOMORROW!!! Come along and join us for a Book and Love themed Storytime at 11am followed by some extra special crafty goodness with our friends Little Think Big. We will be making little love bugs just like this one. Isn't it the cutest?!?! . There will be other bookish fun throughout the day including complimentary Love Your Bookshop totes and drawing the winner of our colour Squishy the Donkey lucky dip. Our windows are full of the most spectacular donkeys! . Wherever you might be tomorrow do pop past and show your local bookstore some love! . . . . . . . #squishyminnie#kidslit#picturebook#smallbusiness#artist#illustration#readaloud#givebooks#catrabbit#bookstagram#childrensbooks#gisborne#woodend#bookworm#macedonranges#daylesford#countryvictoria#kidsbooks#castlemaine#bendigo#melbourne#victoria#kyneton#wandervictoria#loveyourbookshop#loveyourbookshopday#littlethinkbig#craft
10.08.2018 10:15:41
Well before Lunch Lady (@hellolunchlady) became a magazine, we followed their In
Well before Lunch Lady (@hellolunchlady) became a magazine, we followed their Instagram account. We were impressed by the authenticity of founder Kate Berry, her reasons for starting Lunch Lady and her no-nonsense vibe. Since opening Squishy Minnie we've been approached repeatedly to 'advertise' in magazines, newspapers and website - none of the options seemed to have values that aligned with ours but because we have national online sales, we felt like we needed to get our name and what we do out there. We struggled to find a way to promote our little shop that didn't feel like we were selling out and Lunch Lady seemed like the perfect option for us! So today as part of our partnership we've got a very special giveaway of some fabulous books happening over at Lunch Lady Magazine! We're showing some love to all the awesome Aussie women out there who get stuff done with this gorgeous selection of ace kids books written and illustrated by Australian women! Head over to Lunch Lady's page for details and to enter! @scribble_kids_books@thameandhudsonau@penguinbooksaus@littleharebooks@soft_stories@taisnaith_for_kids@al_colps@davina.bell@hellokateberry
09.08.2018 10:06:02
🦕🌳🐛 Thursday Storytime 🐛🌳🦕
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We've got a ripper line up for you tomorrow! Join L
🦕🌳🐛 Thursday Storytime 🐛🌳🦕 . We've got a ripper line up for you tomorrow! Join Lucky at 10.30am to hear Stuck, If I had a Dinosaur and the exceptional classic The Very Hungry Caterpillar. As usual the stories will be followed by some singing and dancing 🎼 . . . . #squishyminnie#kidslit#picturebook#smallbusiness#artist#illustration#readaloud#givebooks#bookstagram#childrensbooks#gisborne#woodend#bookworm#macedonranges#daylesford#countryvictoria#kidsbooks#castlemaine#bendigo#melbourne#victoria#kyneton#storytime#stuck#oliverjeffers#dinosaur#ifihadadinosaur#theveryhungrycaterpillar
08.08.2018 08:52:34
✨Weekly Storytime Wednesday 9am & Thursday 10.30am✨
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We've got our second last
✨Weekly Storytime Wednesday 9am & Thursday 10.30am✨ . We've got our second last Wednesday storytime tomorrow at 9am before we decide if we'll make our Wednesday session a permanent thing! So far it's looking very likely ♥️ . . . . #squishyminnie#kidslit#picturebook#smallbusiness#artist#illustration#readaloud#givebooks#bookstagram#childrensbooks#gisborne#woodend#bookworm#macedonranges#daylesford#countryvictoria#kidsbooks#castlemaine#bendigo#melbourne#victoria#kyneton#storytime
07.08.2018 09:41:32
High Five to the Boys - A Celebration of Ace Australian Men is the companion boo
High Five to the Boys - A Celebration of Ace Australian Men is the companion book to Shout Out to the Girls and it is just as fantastic! Filled with stories of men who display qualities and values that we can all admire and aspire to, this book is great for all children regardless of their gender. To be honest, we were just a little nervous that some Australian sporting stars who might be good at kicking/hitting/bowling but display terrible behaviour towards women might have found their way amongst the pages but what a relief to NOT see them in this extremely thoughtful collation of wonderful humans. The gorgeous illustrations by Aussie male artists just top this book off! . 'Australia has some seriously ace men who have broken new ground, stood up for what they believed in, achieved incredible things and defied stereotypes. You’ll find some of those men inside the pages of this book – from astronaut Andy Thomas to YouTube maths teacher Eddie Woo, sportsman Johnathan Thurston and dancer David McAllister. Whether they end up being role models for girls or boys, it doesn’t matter, because they’re ace regardless! Brought to life by colourful illustrations from Australian male artists, High Five to the Boys is an uplifting and illuminating read for all ages. Royalties from sales of this book go to The Smith Family.' . . . . . #highfivetotheboys#squishyminnie#kidslit#picturebook#smallbusiness#artist#illustration#readaloud#givebooks#bookstagram#childrensbooks#gisborne#woodend#bookworm#macedonranges#daylesford#countryvictoria#kidsbooks#castlemaine#bendigo#melbourne#victoria#kyneton#wandervictoria
06.08.2018 22:35:47
We've had so many gorgeous visitors to the shop recently, both in the form of li
We've had so many gorgeous visitors to the shop recently, both in the form of little book lovers and grown up book creators! . We can't even begin to explain how full our hearts are when we get to see the connections kids are making with lovely, skilled and generous authors and illustrators. We've had crafty storytime sessions with Zanni Louise and Ben Wood, writing workshops with Martine Murray and Ailsa Wild, a special visit from Sally Rippin to chat about all things witches and monsters, animation and craft with Isobel Knowles and Cat Rabbit, YA author Eleni Hale came along to talk to our Mules bookclub about her fantastic debut novel Stone Girl AND then in the online world, we had Sue Whiting call in via Skype to speak with our Mannars bookclub about their Middle Grade book Missing and Jodi McAlister chatting to our Riffawis bookclub about her novel Ironheart (sorry to both of you as we forgot to take screen captures of you calling in). It has been nothing short of EPIC! . We are just finalising our next round of events and workshops, with some already up on the website - https://www.squishyminnie.com.au/events/ More events will be appearing on the website soon, so please do check it out regularly. . One change you will notice is that for author events which would previously been free we are now charging $5.00 per family/booking and donating the full amount to Kyneton Caring Community Food Bank. The reason for this change is that we've noticed a pattern where people register for free events and then do not turn up (without contacting to say they aren't coming). This is a little bit of a problem because it takes a spot away from other children who may have otherwise been able to attend and it also means that for authors who are donating their time they have less of a group to work with. So, after researching we are putting a tokenistic fee on *free* events in the hope that people will be more conscious about attending (or letting us know they can't make it). If there are ever any families out their that find the $5.00 amount is a barrier to them attending please just let us know and we will waive it! Continued in comments...
06.08.2018 10:11:26
The donkeys are flowing in for our Love Your Bookshop Day colouring competition
The donkeys are flowing in for our Love Your Bookshop Day colouring competition (there's about 20 more in the other window that Lucky couldn't photograph!) ♥️ So much gorgeous creativity filling up our windows! To be in the running for a $50 Squishy Minnie gift voucher, you just need to colour in Squishy the Donkey and drop it in store by 5pm Friday (head to the link in profile to download your own copy or pick one up in store). We'll be drawing the winner at 12.30pm on Saturday as part of our Love Your Bookshop Day celebrations! As per last year we're not going to pick which entry is "best" because they are all brilliant and we'll draw a lucky winner out from a pot containing the small entry slips from the bottom of the colouring sheet. . Don't forget we've also got a very special storytime and craft with Lucky and Anna from Little Think Big at 11am on Saturday 🎨📚 . We can't wait to celebrate with our lovely community, please pop past to say hello! ♥️ . #squishyminnie#kidslit#picturebook#smallbusiness#artist#illustration#readaloud#givebooks#bookstagram#childrensbooks#gisborne#woodend#bookworm#macedonranges#daylesford#dinosaur#schoolholidays#kindness#countryvictoria#kidsbooks#castlemaine#bendigo#melbourne#victoria#kyneton#wandervictoria#loveyourbookshop#loveyourbookshopday#donkey#donkeysofinstagram
06.08.2018 03:14:28
Hooray for the weekend!! We've had loads of fantastic new picture books arrive o
Hooray for the weekend!! We've had loads of fantastic new picture books arrive over the last month ♥️ If I Was Prime Minister by Beck and Robin Feiner is one such gorgeous book. Filled with fun ideas this picture book is also a great tool to generate discussion with little folk about what our Prime Minister really does! . 'The Prime Minister's job is to make our country as good as it can be. But every Prime Minister Australia has ever had has been a grown-up! What if the grown-ups weren't in charge? What would kids do if they ran the country? We could have submarines to scoop garbage out of the sea ... or teach koalas how to do karate ... and hang giant rainbows in the sky to make everyone happy. What would YOU do if you were Prime Minster?' . . . #ifiwasprimeminister#beckfeiner#squishyminnie#kidslit#picturebook#smallbusiness#artist#illustration#readaloud#givebooks#catrabbit#bookstagram#childrensbooks#gisborne#woodend#bookworm#macedonranges#daylesford#dinosaur#schoolholidays#kindness#countryvictoria#kidsbooks#castlemaine#bendigo#melbourne#victoria#kyneton#wandervictoria#primeminister
03.08.2018 22:26:02
✨Love Your Bookshop Day 11th August✨
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Love Your Bookshop Day is nearly here! ♥️
✨Love Your Bookshop Day 11th August✨ . Love Your Bookshop Day is nearly here! ♥️📗We're VERY excited to announce that we'll be joining forces with crafty legend Anna from Little Think Big for an extra special storytime and craft session! Join Lucky and Anna for a love and book themed storytime, followed by craft inspired by the storytime stories! . If you're not into storytime, pop past throughout the day to say hello and tell us why you love your bookshop! We'll be drawing our annual colour Squishy the donkey competition at 12.30 (head to the blog on the website or pop in store to get a copy of the colouring page) 🐴🐴🐴 . If we're not your local bookstore do try and pop into your own local bookstore on the 11th and show them some ♥️ . . . . #squishyminnie#kidslit#picturebook#smallbusiness#artist#illustration#readaloud#givebooks#catrabbit#bookstagram#childrensbooks#gisborne#woodend#bookworm#macedonranges#daylesford#dinosaur#schoolholidays#kindness#countryvictoria#kidsbooks#castlemaine#bendigo#melbourne#victoria#kyneton#wandervictoria#loveyourbookshop#loveyourbookshopday
02.08.2018 09:19:52
Tomorrow is story time again! We’ll be reading 3 wonderful books - Edie, Perfect
Tomorrow is story time again! We’ll be reading 3 wonderful books - Edie, Perfectly Norman and Along Came A Different! Join us at 10.30 on our colourful rug for these lovely stories and some super fun singing and dancing! #squishyminnie#kidslit#picturebook#smallbusiness#artist#illustration#readaloud#givebooks#catrabbit#bookstagram#childrensbooks#gisborne#woodend#bookworm#macedonranges#daylesford#dinosaur#schoolholidays#kindness#countryvictoria#kidsbooks#castlemaine#bendigo#melbourne#victoria#kyneton#edie#perfectlynorman#alongcameadifferent
01.08.2018 10:19:53
We’ve had a few last minute cancellations for Sally Rippin’s visit to Squishy Mi
We’ve had a few last minute cancellations for Sally Rippin’s visit to Squishy Minnie this afternoon to chat about Polly and Buster from 4pm to 5pm - head to our website to register (link in profile). . . . . . #squishyminnie#givebooks#bookstagram#kidsbookstagram#gisborne#woodend#bookworm#macedonranges#daylesford#countryvictoria#kyneton#bendigo#melbourne#pollyandbuster#sallyrippin#smallbusiness#monster#witch#juniorfiction#childrensbooks
30.07.2018 04:45:30
What a couple of days we've had! Yesterday the warm, authentic and clever Zanni
What a couple of days we've had! Yesterday the warm, authentic and clever Zanni Louise read Errol! to a fabulous group of little folk and then guided them through some very sweet crafty activities 🐧🍦 . Earlier today we had Martine Murray host a writing workshop with an extremely creative and enthusiastic group of budding little authors. It was so lovely to observe Martine in her skillful, quiet and grounded manner bring out the confidence of each person in the group. As usual we were blown away by the variety of stories the kids created ♥️ . And finally this afternoon this group of delightful, enthusiastic and passionate librarians came from around the state for a visit! Martine Murray chatted to them about her writing processes, I spoke about how Squishy Minnie came about and how I choose the books we stock and then they went wild! Lucky joked with them that they had descended on Squishy Minnie like a plague of locusts and he was promptly told they'd only taken all the good books, not absolutely everything! 😂 In all seriousness though, it was really heartwarming to have such a dedicated group of librarians actively looking for books to engage all types of readers! . #kidsbookstagram#squishyminnie#kidslit#picturebook#smallbusiness#readaloud#givebooks#bookstagram#childrensbooks#gisborne#woodend#bookworm#macedonranges#daylesford#wandervictoria#countryvictoria#kidsbooks#castlemaine#bendigo#storytime#melbourne#victoria#kyneton#storytime#zannilouise#martinemurray#librarian#childrenslibrarian
29.07.2018 09:50:17
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