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Kids Club

Join us every Saturday for the Gleebooks Kids Club with Rachel!

We’ll eat popcorn, talk about books and sometimes invite the author/illustrator to join us too! It’s a free and fun way to spend a Saturday afternoon.

Once you have been registered you’re also entitled to 10% off all kid’s books. Our book clubs run for an hour, and will be socially distanced with lots of hand sanitizer as per our COVID-Safe plan.

Each Saturday of the month will be for a different school year group (but all ages are welcome!):

1st Saturday: Primary Year 3-4
2nd Saturday: Primary Year 5-6
3rd Saturday: Secondary Year 7-8
4th Saturday: Secondary Year 9-10

And that’s not all! Rachel also hosts Rhyme Time every Monday at 10am – songs and rhymes best-suited for age two-and-under (though everyone is welcome) and Story Time every Friday at 10am (for ages 3-5). Looking forward to seeing you all!

For more information contact Rachel at and be sure to follow our madhatters_gleeparty Instagram page where Rachel will update you with any last minute schedule or venue changes.

March News

Howdy gorgeous bookclubbers,

On Friday, March 5th at 10am we have a special Storytime and craft session with current children’s laureate Ursula Dubosasrsky reading her fabulous new picture book The March Of the Ants, illustrated by the legendary Tohby Riddle. It is a free event, all welcome but be sure to book with me ( as spots are limited. We are also thrilled to have Tohby Riddle as our Illustrator-In-Residence for March. He will be drawing his wonderful ants marching all over our window and we will be celebrating his many beautifully illustrated books throughout March.

Our book clubs are back in full swing and we have a few exciting authors joining us this month.
Our year 3/4 kids have Saffron Howden, journalist and author of The Kid Reporter, a brilliant new guide for kids interested in starting a school newspaper, podcast, youtube channel. She will be joined by editor Nicky Shortridge, from Kookie magazine, The session will be a fun, very interactive masterclass in journalism for kids with lots of role plays and hot tips on interviewing people and getting your message across.
Make sure you book a spot for this one as it will be super popular, Saturday 6th of March at 3:30pm.

We also have Gary Lonesborough joining our year 9/10 book club on Saturday, March 27th at 3:30pm to talk about his amazing new teen novel, The Boy From The Mish. This contemporary Own Voices romance between two aboriginal boys has been a favourite amongst our staff and we cannot wait to discuss the book with Gary, all welcome but please book a spot so you don’t miss out.

Happy reading,
Rachel xxxxx