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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-awarenes...

Resourceful Rodents: Torben Kuhlmann's Inventive Mice

Our illustrator-focus blog series is designed to let you have a closer look at some of the amazing artists between the pages of our favourite books...

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 un...

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 greatest father figures in children's books. There's the st...

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 q...

Interview: Chris Haughton's new book, Maybe

We were delighted to catch up with one of our favourite Irish author-illustrators, Chris Haughton, for a digital chat about his new picture book Ma...

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 kn...

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...

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? That human was Yuri Gagarin, a Russian cosmonaut, who crewed...

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 ...

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 C...

Our 7 Favourite Picture Books With a Female Lead

To commemorate International Women’s Day we’ve selected some of our favourite books featuring strong female protagonists. These books are full of w...