30/09/2011 by David Maybury · No Comments
Tony DiTerlizzi was in Dublin last week for a whistle-stop tour, including a few school visits as part of Bookfest. Not only was Tony a brilliant storyteller (cue a few hundred fans hanging on his every word) but he was nice enough to stop and answer a few questions for us.
The world of Spiderwick is full of goblins, elves and trolls. Wouldyou say Irish folklore has been an inspiration for the books?
TD: Without a doubt. Holly and I…Continue Reading →
28/09/2011 by David Maybury · No Comments
There are books everywhere at the minute! On every station you turn to, every website you click - there they are... books! Okay, no, not really everywhere, but there are lots of things to look forward to! And look at.
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27/09/2011 by Patricia Kennon · No Comments
David Almond, Astrid Lindgren award winner and author of Skellig and My Name is Mina, will be appearing in a live internet broadcast on Thursday 29 September 2011 at 11am. This event is part of the Meet our Authors programme run by the Scottish Book Trust, dedicated to promoting literature and reading. Check it out at www.scottishbooktrust.com/authors-live-with-david-almond. There's also an archive of videos of past events at the Meet Our Authors channel on YouTube.
26/09/2011 by David Maybury · No Comments
Lauren Kate is in Dublin this week. You know, the bestselling, curse-lifting, history chasing, roller-coaster of emotion that is Fallen, Torment and now Passion? Yup… THAT Lauren Kate is in Dublin this week!
Both events are FREE so there is no excuse. Get clicking!
22/09/2011 by Patricia Kennon · No Comments
Join the debate about censorship of books in US schools and libraries with the Virtual Read Out, part of the American Library Association's Banned Books Week, which takes place from 24th September to 1st October. Challenged authors such as Judy Blume and Lauren Myracle have uploaded talks and readings to a special Youtube video site. Readers from around the world are invited to show their support for free speech by contributing and uploading their own personal videos, either a two-minute clip…Continue Reading →