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A Brief History of Dublin Coddle

CoddleA traditional Irish cold weather treat, (all year round basically in Ireland), Dublin Coddle is considered food for the working class. Dubliners will tell you coddle is best enjoyed with a pint of Guinness and plenty of soda bread to soak up the juices. It was reputedly a favourite dish of the writers Seán O'Casey and Jonathan Swift, and it appears in several references to Dublin, including the works of James Joyce.

Summer Stars Tumble Books with The Jungle Book

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 Jungle Book’, written by Rudyard Kipling. This is the classic story of Mowgli, a lost boy raised by wolves in the jungles of India.

Make me laugh - some funny books for kids

BorrowBoxThe fact is that most kids love comedy. Especially when it comes to books. Authors like Roald Dahl, Andy Griffiths, and Lauren Child are so very popular because they write such funny stories. Children, when reading for pleasure mostly want a book that makes them laugh. There are some things in life that just aren’t funny. But humour can still be an effective way to approach and discuss serious matters with children. Funny books make an important and valuable contribution to children’s fiction. Here is a mash-up to get you started.

Summer Stars Tumble Books with Sea Dog

book titleCelebrate summer reading with Dublin City Libraries. There are a lot of books to enjoy from our TumbleBooks collection. Today, we have chosen ‘Sea Dog’, written by Dayle Campbell Gaetz and illustrated by Amy Meissner. Kyle finds a dog in a heap of seaweed on the beach. He looks after the dog and names it Treasure. Then the real owner turns up with an amazing story.

Summer Stars Tumble Books with The Book Bandit

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 ‘The Book Bandit’, written by Melinda Thielbar and illustrated by Jenn Manley Lee and Candice Chow. A science club make a large book bandit sculpture for the local public library. The library offers a prize to whoever can work out how the science club got the sculpture through the small library window.

Summer Stars Tumble Books with A Ticket Around the World

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 ‘A Ticket Around the World’, written by Natalia Diaz and Melissa Owens and illustrated by Kim Smith. Join a young boy as he travels the world meeting his friends and introducing us to interesting facts about each country that he visits.

Summer Stars Tumble Books with Monet Paints a Day

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 ‘Monet Paints a Day’, written by Julie Danneberg and illustrated by Caitlin Heimerl. This book tells the story of what happened when artist Claude Monet was so engrossed painting a seaside arch that he forgot to watch the incoming tide.

Summer Stars Tumble Books with Best Friend Trouble

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 picture book called ‘Best Friend Trouble’, written by Frances Itani and illustrated by Geneviève Després. This is a story about best friends Hannah and Lizzy.  Hannah is tired of feeling second best to Lizzy but she doesn’t realise that Lizzy sometimes feels that way too.  Can they understand each other and become friends again?

Creative Hubs – Join in

Thomas JohnsonJoin up for an amazing experience at our Creative Hubs this summer. These events can be booked online at Ballyfermot, Cabra and Coolock libraries and provide children and families with high quality arts experiences for free.

Summer Stars Tumble Books with Treasure Island

book titleCelebrate summer reading with Dublin City Libraries. There are a lot of books to enjoy from our TumbleBooks collection. Today, we have chosen ‘Treasure Island’, written by Robert Louis Stevenson. In this swashbuckling adventure, young Jim Hawkins has a treasure map and attempts to find the treasure ahead of a crew of ruthless pirates.

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