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Summer Stars Tumble Books with Too Hot? Too Cold?

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 ‘Too Hot? Too Cold? Keeping Body Temperature Just Right’, written by Caroline Arnold and illustrated by Annie Patterson. This fascinating book describes how humans and other animals warm-up and cool down.

Summer Stars Tumble Books with Pop’s Bridge

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 ‘Pop’s Bridge’, written by Eve Bunting and illustrated by C.F. Payne. This book tells the story of a boy’s joy and fear for his father, who is helping to build the Golden Gate Bridge.

Lord Mayor’s Certificate in Oral History, 2020 - 2021

oral historyThe Lord Mayor’s Certificate in Oral History will be offered by Dublin City Council, on Monday evenings from September 2020 until April 2021. The course consists of 70 hours part time and will equip participants with skills in the preparation and conduct of oral history projects, including best practice in the collection and archiving of oral history interviews.

Lord Mayor’s Certificate in Local Studies, 2020 - 2021

BursaryThe Lord Mayor’s Certificate in Local Studies will be offered by Dublin City Library and Archive, on Tuesday evenings from September 2020 until April 2021. Because of restrictions around COVID-19, the course will be taught online until Christmas using Zoom.

Becoming by Michelle Obama

MichelleObamaIn a life filled with meaning and accomplishment, Michelle Obama has emerged as one of the most iconic and compelling women of our era. As First Lady of the United States of America - the first African-American to serve in that role - she helped create the most welcoming and inclusive White House in history, while also establishing herself as a powerful advocate for women and girls in the U.S. and around the world, dramatically changing the ways that families pursue healthier and more active lives, and standing with her husband as he led America through some of its most harrowing moments.

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.

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