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Interview: Carll Cneut, illustrator of Witchfairy and The Golden Cage

Interview: Carll Cneut, illustrator of Witchfairy and The Golden Cage

We were lucky enough to get to catch up with one of our absolute favourite illustrators, Carll Cneut. We talked to him about some of his earliest memories of picture books, the artists that inspire him and how he creates his rich, sumptuous illustrations.
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Nicola Edwards: Like the Ocean We Rise, illustrated by Sarah Wilkins

Five Great Environmental Picture Books

Over the past few years children have become more and more involved in the environmental movement and now there are loads of fantastic eco-awareness books aimed at children. We've pulled together some of our favourite books which celebrate the natural world and will get children excited about taking care of the environment.

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Resourceful Rodents: Torben Kuhlmann's Inventive Mice

Resourceful Rodents: Torben Kuhlmann's Inventive Mice

Our illustrator-focus blog series is designed to let you have a closer look at some of ...
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The Land of Stone Flowers by Sveta Dorosheva

The Land of Stone and Flowers: A Fairy Guide to the Mythical Human Being

The Land of Stone Flowers by Sveta Dorosheva turns the world of classic fairy tales upside down as gnomes, pixies and fairies do their best to understand the strange and supposedly mythical world of human beings. Most of the time the fairies get things hilariously wrong, making this an endlessly entertaining read.  
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Quiz: Who Is Your Dad in Children's Literature?

Quiz: Who Is Your Dad in Children's Literature?

Father's Day is coming up this weekend and it's a perfect time to celebrate some of the...
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Why We Love the Bustletown Books

Why We Love the Bustletown Books

We carefully select every book that goes into our shop, and we really do love each one. Today we're giving you a closer look at a series that has quickly become one of our favourites; All Around Bustletown by Rotraut Susanne Berner.
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Interview: Chris Haughton's new book, Maybe

Interview: Chris Haughton's new book, Maybe

We were delighted to catch up with one of our favourite Irish author-illustrators, Chri...
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Richard Scarry's Busy Busy Life

Richard Scarry's Busy Busy Life

Our illustrator of the month for May is much loved children's book icon Richard Scarry. Scarry was an American children's author and illustrator known for his witty, highly detailed and charismatic books. He's one of the most prolific and best-selling children's authors of all time, with over 150 books to his name. Learn how his school life and years in the army influenced his art style.
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Our Favourite Poems for Children

Our Favourite Poems for Children

In celebration of Poetry Day Ireland, we're taking a look at some of our favourite poems for children, why poetry matters and how you can integrate poems into your family's reading.
 

Poetry is all about interpretation and discovery, and when children are given a chance to engage with it, it can spark their imaginations in a way no other literature can. 

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Armstrong by Torben Kuhlmann

The Wonders of Outer Space in Picture Books

Did you know that the 12th of April, 1961 was the day the first human flew into space? ...
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Gardening With Your Children This Spring

Gardening With Your Children This Spring

Spring has sprung in Ireland, finally. With another long summer facing parents who've been working from home all year, we've got some ideas to get the kids interested in gardening this spring, and keep them busy and engaged all summer. Here's a list of activities you can do at home in March and April.
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Homeless Stories by children in aid of Depaul

Children Supporting Children: Homeless Stories from Depaul

Homeless Stories is a new collection of stories, drawings and poems by children living in emergency accommodation and direct provision during the Covid-19 pandemic. We're delighted to be able to help distribute this important and timely collection, and to support Depaul's vision of a society in which everyone has a place to call home and a stake in their community. 
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Our 7 Favourite Picture Books With a Female Lead

Our 7 Favourite Picture Books With a Female Lead

To commemorate International Women’s Day we’ve selected some of our favourite books fea...
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Mother's Day Gift Ideas

Mother's Day Gift Ideas

Mother’s Day is coming up on the 14th March which means it’s time to show our love and ...
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Our Top Ten Books for Spring

Our Top Ten Books for Spring

We're well into February now, although it doesn't look like winter is going to budge an...
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Valentine's Day Gift Ideas

Valentine's Day Gift Ideas

Valentine’s Day is coming up fast and we are offering 14% off EVERYTHING between now an...
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Introducing... The New Baby Wonderbox!

Introducing... The New Baby Wonderbox!

Last year we were very excited to launch our new Wonderbox subscription service, which ...
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Escapism: Our Top 10 Books to Get Lost In

Escapism: Our Top 10 Books to Get Lost In

January is never a popular month but this year it feels particularly dreary. Not only d...
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Interview with Lauren O'Hara

Interview with Lauren O'Hara

We’re bringing back our illustrator of the month blogs! This time we will be interviewi...
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All Around Bustletown - Autumn by Rotraut Susanne Berner

Books for the Autumn Season

There is a definite chill in the air these days and as most of us are confined to our h...
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