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Summer Stars Tumble Books with Dinosaurs Roar, Butterflies Soar!

book titleCelebrate summer reading with Dublin City Libraries. There are a lot of books to enjoy from our TumbleBooks collection. Today, we have chosen a non-fiction book called ‘Dinosaurs Roar, Butterflies Soar!’ written and illustrated by Bob Barner. This book tells the story of butterflies and how their lives intersected with dinosaurs millions of years ago.

Summer Stars Tumble Books with The Day-Glo Brothers

book titleCelebrate summer reading with Dublin City Libraries. There are a lot of books to enjoy from our TumbleBooks collection. Today, we have chosen a non-fiction book called ‘The Day-Glo Brothers’, written by Chris Barton and illustrated by Tony Persiani. This is the true story of how two brothers accidentally discovered a new colour.

Mindfulness on our eResources

health“Freedom is a practice and a habit. We have to train ourselves to walk as a free person, sit as a free person, and eat as a free person. We need to train ourselves how to live.” Thich Nhat Hanh
Many of us are returning to work and society with new, and some unnatural, behaviour expected of us. Social distancing, queuing, handwashing, and respiratory etiquette. We can’t hug or shake hands and we are communicating with each other through screens and masks.

Lost in the Stacks/Short Stories2

logoWelcome to the thirteenth entry of our blog series 'Lost in the Stacks' - with recommendations by Dublin City Libraries staff. This one was submitted by Brian from the Relief Panel/Home Delivery Service for Cocooners. In his introduction to Donald Barthelme’s ˈSixty Storiesˈ, David Gates reports that Barthelme once described the typical short story as being ‘constructed mousetrap-like to supply, at the finish, a tiny insight typically having to do with innocence violated’.

Summer Stars Tumble Books with The Secret Garden

book titleCelebrate summer reading with Dublin City Libraries. There are a lot of books to enjoy from our TumbleBooks collection. Today, we have chosen ‘The Secret Garden’, written by Frances Hodgson Burnett.  This is a story about an orphan girl named Mary who is sent to live with an uncle and discovers an abandoned garden.

Summer Stars Tumble Books with Cheetah

book titleCelebrate summer reading with Dublin City Libraries. There are a lot of books to enjoy from our TumbleBooks collection. Today, we have chosen an e-book called ‘Cheetah’, written by Wendy A. Lewis and illustrated by Graham Ross. When Mia finds a frog, she names it Cheetah and brings it home to mind.

Happy Pear Review

readingWhen my parents discovered the Happy Pear in November 2019, I thought to myself, ‘this is going to be another one of their phases’. For instance, a few years ago my father took up jam making. It’s not that my parents can’t cook. On the contrary, they can cook, very well! It’s that, when they decide that they like something, they throw themselves wholeheartedly into it… and then two months later, they have moved on. The jam sugar with added pectin… well, it’s still in the press.

Summer Stars Tumble Books with Fuzzy Baseball Volume 1: Fuzzies

book titleCelebrate summer reading with Dublin City Libraries. There are a lot of books to enjoy from our TumbleBooks collection.  Today, we have chosen a graphic novel called ‘Fuzzy Baseball Volume 1: Fuzzies’, written and illustrated by John Steven Gurney. This is a fun tale following The Fernwood Valley Fuzzies, a baseball team who are attempting to beat the Rocky Ridge Red Claws for the first time.

Trafas min, Skoti!

ShatnerThe strength of a biography of the artist lies in the reader’s desperate willingness to explore and re-examine the fruits of the artist’s labour. On completing William Shatner’s autobiography Up Till Now, I studied the author’s revolutionary interpretation of Henry V (or Henry Five as the author refers to it); his Maoist deconstruction of the role in Michael Langham’s 1953 production led to a reconceptualisation of the art of acting - a counterpoint to Christopher Plummer’s more classical interpretation.

Summer Stars Tumble Books with Kids Who Rule

book titleCelebrate summer reading with Dublin City Libraries. There are a lot of books to enjoy from our TumbleBooks collection. Today, we have chosen a non-fiction book called ‘Kids Who Rule: the remarkable lives of five child monarchs’, written by Charis Cotter. This book tells the fascinating true stories of five child monarchs;Tutankhamun, Mary Queen of Scots, Queen Christina of Sweden, Puyi, Last Emperor of China and the Dalai Lama of Tibet.

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