Publication Day- Reasons to Read!

When a big publication day arrives, there is so much excitement over the books, authors, illustrators and publishers. Rightly so! Today is a big one in children’s books and I just want to highlight a few I have read! As the day goes on, I will end up with a “To Buy” list as long…

Stick Boy by Paul Coomey

Paul Coomey was born in Cork, where his mother taught him to read in 1982. His favourite book that year was Green Eggs and Ham by Dr. Seuss, and he hasn’t stopped reading since. He learned to write creatively at Kilmurray National School, where he was the only student to ever achieve a mark of…

The Queen’s Fool by Ally Sherrick

Written by Ally Sherrick, Cover by Georgie McAusland, Publishing February 2021 by Chicken House Books Cat and Meg, sisters, live in a Convent as both their parents have died. They spend their days tending the garden and living peacefully with the sisters. Cat, from the very beginning, is clearly different from her sister, with her…

Agent Weasel by Nick East

Written and Illustrated by Nick East, Published by Hachette Children’s I have always been drawn to highly illustrated chapter books. I love the full, plot driven story accompanied by the thoughtful and exceptional illustrations that highlight the tale. When Agent Weasel was first introduced, I became an immediate fan. The series is perfect for readers…

How to be a Hero by Cat Weldon

Written by Cat Weldon, Illustrated by Katie Kear, Publishing January 2021 An extraordinary debut novel! Featuring the myths and legends surrounding Odin, Loki and Valhalla. Much is explained in the story so previous knowledge of the gods and Nordic vikings isn’t entirely necessary! Whetstone is a thieving orphan targeting a gold cup said to be…