Father’s Day is on its way August 18, 2018 – Posted in: Blog, Books

Father’s Day is on its way

We’re counting down the days until the arrival of Spring 2018 releases, and the first person to be spoilt for choice will be Dad! Father’s Day is Sunday, 2 September, and we’ll have books for new dads, wise dads, hip dads, and best-in-the-world dads.  This is just a small selection but we understand at Books of Buderim that dads come in many different sizes so we offer many different selections for our many different dads.

My old man he played rugby By Peter Millett, Jenny Cooper and Jay Laga’aia

My Old Man, He Played Rugby Fathers day

My old man, he played one, he played front row in the scrum, with a heave-ho, here we go, playing in the zone, my old man came charging home! Youll laugh out loud at the outrageous antics of dads of all shapes and sizes in this ball game to beat them all! GO DAD, GO!

My Old Man, He played rugby

Hide and seek with Grandpa by Ed Allen and illustrated Nicky Johnston

Hide and Seek with Grandpa

Ready or not, here I go! Come and find me, Grandpa! Am I hiding high or low? Where could I be? Keep looking all around the park! It is so much fun playing hide and 


 with Grandpa!

Hide and Seek with Grandpa

Fatherhood By William McInnes

Fatherhood by William McInnes


Bestselling author and acclaimed actor William McInnes returns with a book about a subject close to his own heart: Fatherhood.

William McInnes, one of Australia’s best-known storytellers and actors, has turned to a subject that is close to his heart. Fatherhood is about family, about memories of his father and the memories he’s creating as a dad himself, with his own son and daughter.

Warm, witty and nostalgic, these tales are just like a friendly chat over the back fence, or the banter of a backyard BBQ. They will stir your own memories: of hot summer days and cooling off under the sprinkler while Dad works in the garden with the radio tuned to the sports results; that time Dad tried to teach you to drive – and then got out of the car and kissed the ground; or taking your own kids on a family road trip.

Fatherhood is full of memories: the happy, the hilarious, the sad, bad, and the unexpectedly poignant moments. You will laugh, you may even cry – but you will recognise yourself and those you love somewhere in these pages.


The Bulldog Track: A grandson’s story of an ordinary man’s war and survival on the other Kokoda trail By Peter Phelp

The Bulldog track by Peter Phelps

This is the story of Tom Phelps and the ‘other Kokoda Track’. Seventy-five years later, Tom’s grandson, award-winning actor and writer Peter Phelps, is sharing this inspiring tale of resilience and survival.

March 1942: The world is at war. Too old to fight and with jobs scarce at home, Tom Phelps found work as a carpenter in the goldfields of the New Guinea Highlands. No one expected the Japanese to attack in the Pacific. But they did.

Tom and his mates weren’t going to hang around and wait to be killed. With escape routes bombed by the Japanese, their only option was to try to reach safety by foot, through some of the most rugged terrain on Earth – the Bulldog Track.

Back home in Sydney, Rose Phelps, their son, George, and three daughters, Joy, Shirley and Ann, waited for news of Tom’s fate. George watched the horrors of war unfold on newsreels knowing his dad was ‘over there’.

Travelling by foot, raft, canoe, schooner, train, luck and courage, Tom Phelps, half-starved and suffering malaria, would eventually make it home. His stories of New Guinea would lead his son and grandson to their own experiences with the country.

The Bulldog Track is a grandson’s story of an ordinary man’s war. It is an incredible tale of survival and the indomitable Aussie spirit.


Fathers and Daughters: Helping girls and their dads build unbreakable bonds By Madonna King

Fathers and Daughters by Madonna King


What do our girls think about their fathers? And what are fathers struggling with when it comes to their relationship with their daughters? The bestselling author of BEING 14 now tackles the complicated father/daughter relationship.

The award-winning journalist, author and commentator Madonna King has interviewed over five-hundred girls and many fathers, as well as leading psychologists, school principals, CEOs, police, guidance counsellors and neuroscientists, to get the answers all mothers, fathers and daughters need to know.

Exploring a father’s role in his daughter’s life from a daughter’s perspective as well as the father’s, Madonna examines the key issues that arise to help families navigate the sometimes very difficult moments. This essential and insightful book reveals why daughters turn against their fathers, teen rebellion, discipline, sexual education, the impact of broken families, how much influence a father can/should have and what you can do to repair a broken relationship.

FATHERS AND DAUGHTERS will give a voice to our girls, insight to our fathers and peace of mind to both.