For children aged 9+ who are looking for something unique and absolutely enchanting to read in these unusual times, The Magician's Elephant by Kate DiCamillo is warmly recommended by Ballymun Children’s Book Club.
Welcome to the third week in this second series of researching your family history during lock-down. Last week in the Bureau of Military Archives we saw how Aidan McLeod and his two brothers had made applications to the Pensions Board.
There are a lot of books to enjoy from our TumbleBook collection. Today, we have chosen ‘Ruby’s Wish’, written by Shirin Yim Bridges and illustrated by Sophie Blackall. Based on a true story about the author’s grandmother, Ruby is a little girl growing up in China who wants to go to university like the boys in her family.
There are a lot of books to enjoy from our TumbleBook collection. Today, we have chosen ‘Round is a Mooncake’, written by Roseanne Thong and illustrated by Grace Lin. A little girl discovers lots of shapes.
A short story is a work of prose fiction that can be read in one sitting. There is no maximum length, but the average short story is 1,000 to 7,500 words, with some outliers reaching 10,000 or 15,000 words.