children's books

Spring into Storytime with Diary of a Worm

book titleFor this Spring into Storytime session, we have chosen Diary of a Worm, written by Doreen Cronin and illustrated by Harry Bliss. This is a funny story about the daily adventures of a worm, from teaching a spider how to dig, to eating your homework. You’ll never look at worms the same way again.

Spring into Storytime with Florence and Leon

book titleFor this Spring into Storytime session, we have chosen Florence and Leon, written by Simon Boulerice and illustrated by Delphie Côté-Lacroix. Florence has a problem with her lungs. Leon has a problem with his eyes. When they meet, they discover that their differences make them alike and that together, they can help each other.

Spring into Storytime with Good Rosie

coverFor this Spring into Storytime session we have chosen Good Rosie written by Kate DiCamillo and illustrated by Harry Bliss. Celebrate Spring into Storytime with Dublin City Libraries. Rosie is a good dog and she likes going on walks with her owner, George. The closest she comes to another dog is when she sees her reflection in her dog bowl and that makes her lonely. Then George takes her to a dog park and Rosie meets lots of dogs. But making friends with them will not be easy.

Spring into Storytime with Clarence’s Big Secret

coverFor this Spring into Storytime session we have chosen Clarence’s Big Secret written by Roy MacGregor and Christine MacGregor Cation and illustrated by Mathilde Cinq-Mars. As a young boy, Clarence didn’t go to school. Instead, he took over working in the farm after his father had an accident. He never learned to read until he was 100 years old. This book tells Clarence’s amazing true story. Celebrate Spring into Storytime with Dublin City Libraries.

Spring into Storytime with Not ‘Til Tomorrow, Phoebe

coverFor this Spring into Storytime session we have chosen Not ‘Til Tomorrow, Phoebe written by Julie Zwillich and illustrated by Denise Holmes. Phoebe hates the word ‘tomorrow’. That’s when everything good is promised to happen. Why can’t everything good happen today? Then Phoebe’s grandmother teaches her the secret of how to make tomorrow become today.

Spring into Storytime with What Matters by Alison Hughes

coverFor this 'Spring into Storytime' session we have chosen What Matters, written by Alison Hughes and illustrated by Holly Hatam. This is a story about a boy who picks up one piece of litter. The story shows how this one good deed makes such a big difference.

Fun Activities for Kids

coverWith the whole world feeling the impact of the COVID-19 pandemic it is really heartening to see the response of those involved in the world of children's books. Many award-winning authors and picture-book makers are using their talents to bring a little bit of fun into the lives of their many fans and there are some lovely gestures, challenges and competitions from authors, illustrators and publishers alike.

Spring into Storytime with The Biggest Job of All by Harriet Ziefert

coverFor this Spring into Storytime session we have chosen 'The Biggest Job of All', written by Harriet Ziefert, illustrated by Lauren Browne. Lulu wants a really big, important job when she grows up but she has no idea what that could be. Join Lula as she considers lots of jobs from being a doctor to washing elephants.

Spring into Storytime with Bailey the dog

coverFor our story book choice today, we introduce you to Bailey the dog. Enjoy this fun story as Bailey spends a day at school. 

Lost in the Stacks/ Junior Book Club Picks

stacksWelcome to the tenth entry of our blog series 'Lost in the Stacks' - with recommendations by Dublin City Libraries staff exploring our first-rate catalogue, links provided, nudging you towards making an inspired selection. This is brought to you by Jessica in Cabra Library.

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