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Wednesday, November 10, 2010

The Long Awaited!!......

Book 5 of The Diary of a Wimpy Kid series by Jeff Kinney arrived in store today! It's secret title has been revealed to be 'The Ugly Truth'.

Greg Heffley has always been in a hurry to grow up. But is getting older really it's cracked up to be?

Drop in to New Leaves and find out!

Friday, October 29, 2010

Here comes 2011

We are excited to be getting ready for 2011 at New Leaves with the arrival of the 2011 Rebound Diary!

We LOVE these classic Golden Books rebound as week-to-a-page diaries, handmade from 100% post consumer recycled paper right here in Melbourne. They have a full blank page opposite the dated page, and those who love to relish in the nostalgia of their covers will be thrilled to know that the ENTIRE Golden Book story is still hidden within.

So find one that you had as a kid, or enjoy a new Golden Book for a new age. I have one for 2010 and I swear I smile every time I pull it out to use - that must be every day!

Drop in to New Leaves and pick your favourite now before they are all gone.

Friday, July 2, 2010

Blackbird Catering

There's a little bit of mutual love going on in Woodend at the moment....... For those of you who don't know the new Blackbird Catering, please have a look! For parties, events or my favourite - midweek catering, Sharyn is your go to girl. I'd like to keep her on tap, and for all lucky Woodend residents, we can almost do just that.

Here are some treats she kindly made for our recent evening sale. Check her website for the Winter Menu and everything else available. Also check the blog to see what yummy treats she's been making lately. It'll definitely whet your appetite!

Thursday, April 22, 2010


There are some fabulous Flashcards here at New Leaves for the little ones. Beautiful collage, funky font-play, and stunning Charley Harper artwork. Two of the sets even turn over to become a selection of puzzles in 12 - 16 pieces. Who knew learning could be so artistic?!

Tuesday, April 20, 2010

Winter Warmers

Keep your eyes peeled on this blog for news of the upcoming Picture Book Shopping Spree. All Children's Picture Books will be discounted for a day - so make it your day to shop for Winter Warming Tales!

Saturday, March 20, 2010



Children from as young as 3 will love Claire Saxby’s new picture book ‘There was an old Sailor’

You and your family are invited to New Leaves on Saturday 27th March at 1pm

to hear the author read the tale of an old salty sailor who swallows a krill which makes him ill, and who cures his terrible bellyache by eating each animal in the sea, one after another.

We hope to see you there!
RSVP to New Leaves for numbers.

Tuesday, March 9, 2010

The We Love Food Launch was a great success - thank you to all who came and sipped champagne and sampled the fabulous fare! Congratulations to Kirsty and Peta for a hugely successful book - and many wishes for its success to continue.

The first bi-monthly edition of Green Magazine came out last week. I LOVE this mag, and have recently ordered as many back issues as I could get my hands on. The title is currently noteworthy to - as the blessing of almost unprecedented rain leaves Woodend the greenest I've ever seen for the end of summer. Could this be a break in the drought? Fingers crossed.

Friday, February 26, 2010

We Love Food Launch

We would like to extend this special invitation to the launch of

We Love Food
By Macedon Ranges authors, mothers, food growers and cooks -
Kirsty Manning-Wilcox & Peta Heine

Thursday 4th March, 6pm

Join Kirsty and Peta at New Leaves. Raise a glass, and sample some of the treats of this beautiful new family cookbook.

Interspersed with detailed descriptions and beautiful photography, We Love Food is packed full of useful tips on creating your veggie patch with your children, and shows you how to use the produce in healthy, simple meals. In We Love Food, Kirsty and Peta have gathered their favourite recipes and added lots of really helpful tips on how to grow things, whether you have acres of land or a tiny balcony in the city.

Don’t miss this chance to talk in more detail with Kirsty and Peta on the night and even get your copy signed. We hope to see you there.

Please RSVP to 5427 3772 or claire@newleaveswoodend.com.au
New Leaves: corner Anslow & Collier Sts, Woodend

Thursday, February 11, 2010

B+P Magazine

New Leaves was lucky enough to be featured in the latest Bookseller+Publisher Magazine. A little self-indulgant chance for me to tell our story and thanks those who've helped me along the way.

Sunday, January 24, 2010

New Issue of Dumbo Feather, just arrived!!

Issue 22 of Dumbo Feather, pass it on has arrived instore. One of my all time favourite mags, I have been a long time follower and am thrilled to be able to stock it here at New Leaves! It's $15 an issue, comes out quarterly, and the rest of my weekend will be spent devouring it.

Friday, January 22, 2010

I currently can't put down.....

Published by Icon Books and available at New Leaves for $22.99. Here's a little rundown....

Between the 8th and 15th centuries, scholars and researchers working from Samarkand in modern-day Uzbekistan to Cordoba in Spain advanced our knowledge of astronomy, chemistry, engineering, mathematics, medicine and philosophy to new heights. It was Musa al-Khwarizmi, for instance, who developed algebra in 9th century Baghdad, drawing on work by mathematicians in India; al-Jazari, a Turkish engineer of the 13th century whose achievements include the crank, the camshaft, and the reciprocating piston; ibn Sina, whose textbook Canon of Medicine was a standard work in Europe's universities until the 1600s. These scientists were part of a sophisticated culture and civilization that was based on belief in God - a picture which helps to scotch the myth of the 'Dark Ages' in which scientific advance faltered. Science writer Ehsan Masood weaves the story of these and other scientists into a compelling narrative, taking the reader on a journey through the Islamic empires of the middle ages, the cultural and religious circumstances that made this revolution possible, and its contribution to science in Western Europe. He unpacks the debates between scientists, philosophers and theologians on the nature of physical reality and limits to human reason, and explores the many reasons for the eventual decline of advanced science and learning in the Arabic-speaking world.

Saturday, January 2, 2010


Wishing you a wonderful 2010.

Pop into New Leaves for some fantastic Summer Reading Ideas if you are lucky enough to have time off to relax and recharge.

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