24/08/2011 by Aoife Murray · No Comments
The Mountains to Sea festival, which celebrates Dun Laoghaire's rich literary tradition and culture is fast approaching, with kick-off on September 1st. This year the line-up contains a vast array of fabulous events for families, children and school groups, check them out here: www.mountainstosea.ie
Two great school events have caught our eye and the good news is we have some tickets to give away! Choose the event you would most like to attend and email firstname.lastname@example.org by 5pm…Continue Reading →
23/08/2011 by Mags Walsh · No Comments
On August 20th she participated in a conversation about writing for children with Dr. Amanda Piesse of Trinity College Dublin. You can listen back to her event at The Merriman here. Siobhán and Amanda are introduced by Summer School Director, Professor Nóirín Hayes of the Dublin Institute for Technology.
18/08/2011 by David Maybury · No Comments
Werewolves, flying horses, mysterious keys, a Thing or two and mathematical poems... it must be Reviewday! Get clicking to see this weeks choices - including Mary Esther Judy's take on Karen McCombie's You, me and Thing:
Ruby comes off as a genuine, reasonable character, with a love of nature and her quiet, happy family life. Jackson is truly annoying, but he shows another side of his personality in his genuine concern for the newly discovered Thing.
17/08/2011 by David Maybury · No Comments
Are you a Skullduggery Pleasant fan? Think you know your Tesseract from your Darquesse? Prove it and tag along to the secret launch party of Skulduggery Pleasant: Death Bringer. Easons are giving away exclusive passes to the Dublin launch - giving you the chance to get your hands on Death Bringer before anyone else!
To be in with a chance to win, email email@example.com by 6pm, Thursday August 18 and tell them why you are a Skulduggery Pleasant fan!
15/08/2011 by Mags Walsh · No Comments
It's almost Back to School (!) time and the issue of school libraries is back in the news.
And if you'd ike some back to school reading - This brilliantly comprehensive report gives the background to the School Library Service and the effects of the cut in funding have had. Given the new National Literacy Strategy it is vitally important that the role of school libraries is kept…Continue Reading →