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School Tumblebooks with Mom, The School Flooded

book titleWhether you are returning to school or starting school, over the next few weeks we will be highlighting school-related stories available from our TumbleBooks collection. Today, we have chosen a story called ‘Mom, The School Flooded’, written by Ken Rivard and illustrated by Joe Weissmann. When Gus’s mother asks why he has returned home from school with wet shoes and socks, he tells her an extraordinary story. This is a funny tale with a surprising ending.

School Tumblebooks with Miss Malarkey

book titleWhether you are returning to school or starting school, over the next few weeks we will be highlighting school-related stories available from our TumbleBooks collection. Today, we have chosen a story called ‘Miss Malarkey Won’t Be In Today’, written by Judy Finchler and illustrated by Kevin O’Malley. Miss Malarkey is a teacher who is too sick to go to school. She worries about what substitute teacher her class will get instead. How will her class cope? How will the teacher cope? Miss Malarkey rushes to school to have a look.

School Tumblebooks with Oddrey

book titleWhether you are returning to school or starting school, over the next few weeks we will be highlighting school-related stories available from our TumbleBooks collection. Today, we have chosen a story called ‘Oddrey and the New Kid’, written and illustrated by Dave Whamond. Oddrey isn’t happy when new girl Maybelline joins the class, but when they go on a school tour to the zoo, they share an extraordinary adventure.

School Tumblebooks with Lemon the Duck

book titleWhether you are returning to school or starting school, over the next few weeks we will be highlighting school-related stories available from our TumbleBooks collection. Today, we have chosen a story called ‘Lemon the Duck’, written by Laura Backman and illustrated by Laurence Cleyet-Merle. This is the story of Lemon the duck, who was born in a school classroom. Lemon was unable to walk but the teacher and the students came up with an idea that they hoped would make Lemon a happy duck.

Ballymun Library, Some Curtailment of Services

BallymunFrom week starting 31st August there will be disruption to children’s services at Ballymun Library. This is to allow essential repairs to the roof and drainage of the building to take place. Further details of this phase of the work to follow. The entire roof will be replaced over the coming months, with the overall programme scheduled to take 12-15 weeks.

The Benefits of Comic Books

comicComic books aren't just about superheros and villains. And they're certainly not just for boys. Comic books and graphic novels are spread across many different genres, including comedy, drama, sci‑fi and fantasy, and there is bound to be something to suit all tastes, ages and reading levels.

School Tumblebooks with B. Bear and Lolly

book titleWhether you are returning to school or starting school, over the next few weeks we will be highlighting school-related stories available from our TumbleBooks collection. Today, we have chosen a story called ‘B. Bear and Lolly: Off to School’, written by A.A. Livingston and illustrated by Joey Chou. B.Bear (formerly known as Baby Bear) and Lolly (short for Goldilocks) are best of friends. They like sharing adventures, including going to school for the first time.

School Tumblebooks with Perfect Man

book titleWhether you are returning to school or starting school, over the next few weeks we will be highlighting school-related stories available from our TumbleBooks collection. Today, we have chosen a story called ‘Perfect Man’, written by Troy Wilson and illustrated by Dean Griffiths. This is a charming story about Michael, a boy who is sure that his new teacher, Mr Clark, is really Michael’s favourite superhero, Perfect Man.

Don Siegel and the invention of Charles Manson

Eastwood‘Put your pants on, Chief!’. Hollywood hates Hippies. Misogyny, sexual exploitation, violence against women and empty hedonism are synonymous with Hippies in films such as Skidoo (1968), Medium Cool (1969), Forrest Gump (1994) and Once Upon a Time in Hollywood (2019).

School Tumblebooks with I Miss Franklin

book titleWhether you are returning to school or starting school, over the next few weeks we will be highlighting school-related stories available from our TumbleBooks collection. Today, we have chosen a story called ‘I Miss Franklin P.Shuckles’, written by Ulana Snihura and illustrated by Leanne Franson. Molly’s best friend is Franklin. At school, she hears the other children make fun of him. Afraid that they will make fun of her too, she stops being friends with Franklin. Then she starts to miss him.

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