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Summer Stars Tumble Books with Peter Pan

book titleCelebrate summer reading with Dublin City Libraries. There are a lot of books to enjoy from our TumbleBooks collection. Today, we have chosen ‘Peter Pan’, written by J.M. Barrie.  Wendy, John and Michael join Peter Pan in a world where fairies live and children can fly.

Summer Stars Tumble Books with Ariol: Thunder Horse

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 ‘Ariol: Thunder Horse’, written by Emmanuel Guibert and illustrated by Marc Boutavant. Enjoy twelve funny stories starring Ariol.

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.

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