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Summer Stars Tumble Books with Dalen and Gole: Scandal in Port Angus

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 ‘Dalen and Gole: Scandal in Port Angus’, written and illustrated by Mike Deas. Friends Dalen and Gole live on the planet Budap and accidentally find themselves transported to Earth. There, they need to find a way home while also trying to foil an evil plot.

Mad for murder, recommended crime thrillers

crimeYou only have to look at mainstream TV listings or Netflix’s new-in section to see that the nation’s obsession with true crime and crime drama isn’t going anywhere. So, in all, the fascination for crime thrillers stems from the thrill of the vicarious entertainment and the intellectual rush of participating in a mystery that you almost feel you have helped unravel, apart from a deeper understanding of what makes the human mind function, soar, click or break.

Summer Stars Tumble Books with Do Frogs Drink Hot Chocolate?

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 ‘Do Frogs Drink Hot Chocolate? How Animals Keep Warm’, written by Etta Kaner and illustrated by John Martz. Find out about the many wonderful ways that different animals use to keep warm.

Isaac Newton invented the cat door and other facts about cats

NewtonAs a nation we are obsessed with our pets (in a good way of course) which explains why we love to talk about them. The cat is a domestic species of small carnivorous mammal. It is the only domesticated species in the family Felidae and is often referred to as the domestic cat to distinguish it from the wild members of the family.

Bloomsday, 16 June 2020

author“Bloomsday,” is thought to be the day that he had his first date with his future wife, Nora Barnacle and is named after one of the protagonists from Ulysses, Leopold Bloom. By the time Nora Barnacle and Joyce finally married in 1931, they had lived together for 27 years, traveled the continent and had two children.

Summer Stars Tumble Books with The Birthday Girl

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 Birthday Girl’, written by Jean Little and illustrated by June Lawrason. Nell’s birthday is full of surprises but while searching for her lost cat, she discovers the biggest surprise of all.

Recommended reads if the world is making you anxious

anxiousIs the modern world doing our heads in? Here are some books that may throw some light on the subject and give us food for thought and some laughs along the way. How do we stay human in a technological world? and other questions are treated with wit, tenderness, and honesty.

Summer Stars Tumble Books with A Frog in My Throat

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 Frog in My Throat’, written by Frieda Wishinsky and illustrated by Louise-Andrée Laliberté. This a story about how a girl named Kate copes when her best friend Jake spends more time playing with someone else.

Nobody does it better - Kim Philby in Fiction

authorTwo classic post-war novels, Tinker, Tailor, Soldier, Spy by John le Carre and The Human Factor by Graham Greene and two contrasting judgments of the British establishment’s nemesis, Kim Philby. Suave, sophisticated, and a Soviet spy: Philby was hero-worshipped by his contemporaries in the pubs and clubs frequented by the British Intelligence Service and the ‘Old Boy’s Network’.

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