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Summer Stars Tumble Books with Pippo the Fool

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 ‘Pippo the Fool’, written by Tracey E. Fern and illustrated by Pau Estrada. This is the true story of a competition to build a dome over a cathedral in Florence and an extraordinary man known as Pippo the Fool who hoped to win the contest.

Summer Stars Tumble Books with The Miraculous Journey

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 ‘The Miraculous Journey of Edward Tulane’, written by Kate DiCamillo and illustrated by Bagram Ibatoulline. Edward Tulane is a china rabbit that belongs to a ten-year old girl named Abilene, who adores him. When he gets lost, he has lots of adventures as he is passed from owner to owner.

Human Sacrifice in Ancient Ireland

CeltsBog bodies suffered violent and grisly deaths. Of these bodies, the most famous, Cashel Man was discovered near Portlaoise in 2011, and at over 4000 years old, is said to be the oldest European bog body ever found with skin intact; then there is Old Croghan Man from Co. Offaly, and Clonycavan Man from Co. Meath.

Summer Stars Tumble Books with The Fossil Hunters

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 Fossil Hunters’, written by Marilyn Helmer and illustrated by Dermot Walshe. Eight-year old Shelley cannot wait to go to her aunt and uncle’s house on Grey Rocks Lake so that she can play with her cousin Kyle. However, Kyle’s friend Marcus is also staying in the house and Shelley feels left out of the boys’ games.

Summer Stars Tumble Books with Nancy Drew

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 ‘Nancy Drew and the Clue Crew:  Small Volcanoes’, written by Stefan Petrucha and Sarah Kinney and illustrated by Stan Goldberg. When all the science projects that her classmates made go missing, Nancy Drew and her friends investigate.

Summer Stars Tumble Books with Subway Ride

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 'Subway Ride', written by Heather Lynn Miller and illustrated by Sue Rama. This book introduces children to underground trains and shows children using them in different cities around the world.

Summer Stars Tumble Books with Earthrise

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 'Earthrise', written by James Gladstone and illustrated by Christy Lundy. This book tells the story of the Apollo 8 mission, when the astronauts became the first people to ever see the whole Earth from space.

Summer Stars Tumble Books with Clara Humble

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 ‘Clara Humble Quiz Whiz’, written by Anna Humphrey and illustrated by Lisa Cinar. Clara Humble and her best friend Bradley are excited when they become contestants on their favourite TV game show.

Summer Stars Tumble Books with Sleepover Squad

book titleCelebrate summer reading with Dublin City Libraries. There are a lot of books to enjoy from our TumbleBooks collection. Today, we have chosen ‘Sleepover Squad #1: Sleeping Over’, written by P.J. Denton and illustrated by Julia Denos. When Taylor invites her friends to their first sleepover party, Emily knows that her parents won’t be happy.  Will she miss the party or can she convince her parents to allow her to go?

The Coroner’s Daughter by Andrew Hughes

book coverDuring the lockdown, I came upon books in all sorts of ways. Once I had exhausted my supply of library books, I started swapping books with my neighbour, who was in turn, supplying half the street with books! Our very own neighbourhood library. And this was how I chanced upon Irish writer, Andrew Hughes’s, second novel – “The Coroner’s Daughter”.

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