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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”.

Summer Stars Tumble Books with Dinosaur Explorers

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 ‘Dinosaur Explorers, Vol.1: Prehistoric Pioneers’, written by Albbie and Redcote and illustrated by Air Team.

Summer Stars Tumble Books with Is This Panama?

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 ‘Is This Panama?’ written by Jan Thornhill and illustrated by Soyeon Kim. This book tells the fascinating story of why and how different animals migrate.

A Summer Adventure with Summer Stars

Stars readingGet Reading! Now that school is over you can still spark your imagination, join in activities and take part in our exciting Summer Stars challenge. This year you can do a marathon read, a sprint read or a read from your couch! 

If you would like to register for the Summer Stars reading challenge, contact your local library.  

Summer Stars Tumble Books with Ox, House, Stick

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 ‘Ox, House, Stick: The History of Our Alphabet’, written by Don Robb and illustrated by Anne Smith. This book tells the story of how the Roman alphabet developed.

Summer Stars Quiz

Wondering what to do on a rainy day?  Then have a go at our Summer Stars quiz. This competition is for ages 6 – 12.  The closing date is August 31st.  A draw will be made from all the correct entries to win a prize. Email your completed entry form to childrenslibrary@dublincity.ie  If it’s easier, you can email us your answers but please include the details required at the end of the quiz. 

 

Summer Stars Tumble Books with Ivy and Bean

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 ‘Ivy and Bean #1’, written by Annie Barrows and illustrated by Sophie Blackall. Despite living across the road from each other, Bean has no intention of ever becoming friends with Ivy. Of course, that is before they have their first adventure together.

Method Man: Elia Kazan

Kazan Dateline – 10 April 1952, Washington DC. Critically acclaimed film director, co-founder of ‘The Actor’s Studio’ and the darling of Broadway, Elia Kazan, appears before the House Committee on Un-American Activities (HUAC). Kazan testifies that he was a member of a clandestine Communist cell in 1934 and names eight fellow actors as his comrades in this revolutionary cadre. Informing on colleagues meant Kazan was free to continue his stellar.

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