Book reviews and recommendations, Children 10-12, Children 6-10

Orla’s Book Review: ‘Ghosts from the Other Realm’

Title: Ghosts from the Other Realm Author: Mario Corrigan Genre: Childrens 9-12 Review by: Orla, Kildare Town Library If you hear someone say ‘Boo’, I hardly think it will frighten you. But how would you react if you hear a ghost say it? Maybe you will naively think a ghost called Boo could be as… Continue reading Orla’s Book Review: ‘Ghosts from the Other Realm’

Book reviews and recommendations, Children 10-12, Children 6-10

Book Review: Percy Jackson and the Lightning Thief

Title: Percy Jackson and the Lightning Thief Author: Rick Riordan Genre: Children’s Fiction (Ages 8-12),Greek Mythology, Young Adult Fiction, Adventure. Review by: Chantelle, LCA Intern for Library HQ Synopsis: Percy was a normal kid going to school, playing basketball, hanging out with friends and skateboarding. The usual things kids his age do. All of that… Continue reading Book Review: Percy Jackson and the Lightning Thief

Book reviews and recommendations, Children 10-12

Book Review: Geek Girl

Title: Geek Girl Author: Holly Smale Genre: Young Adult Fiction. Review by: Chantelle, LCA Intern for Library HQ Synopsis: Harriet Manners knows loads of facts. Facts like; Squirrels were once detained as spies, or that astronauts' hearts become rounder in space. And for the first time ever, she knows exactly how her life should go.… Continue reading Book Review: Geek Girl

Book reviews and recommendations, Children 10-12, Young Adult 12-15

Book Review: Bridge to Terabithia

Title: Bridge to Terabithia  Author: Katherine Paterson Genre: Children's Fiction. Review by: Chantelle, LCA Intern for Library HQ Synopsis: Jess Aarons and Leslie Burke forge an unlikely friendship and together create the imaginary land of Terabithia. Together they rule as king and queen, until an awful tragedy occurs that helps Jess understand just how much… Continue reading Book Review: Bridge to Terabithia

Book reviews and recommendations, Children 10-12, Children 6-10

Book Review: The Worst Witch

Title: The Worst Witch Author: Jill Murphy Genre: Children's Fiction, Fantasy Fiction Review by: Chantelle, LCA Intern for Library HQ Synopsis: Mildred Hubble was a trainee witch and made an awful mess of it. But she managed to survive at Miss. Cackle's Academy. Up until an unfortunate incident where she turned Ethel, the teacher's pet… Continue reading Book Review: The Worst Witch

Book reviews and recommendations, Children 10-12, Young Adult 12-15

Orla’s Book of the Month

Title: She Wolf Author: Dan Smith Genre: Middle Grade (9+) to Young Adult, Historical Fiction, Adventure. Review by: Orla (Kildare Town Library) This book is set in the desolate, wintry landscape of Northumbria in 866 AD. We are introduced to Ylva, whose name translates as ‘She Wolf’. A fierce name, for a fierce girl. The book opens with the heartbreaking… Continue reading Orla’s Book of the Month

Arts & Crafts, Behind the Books, Children 10-12, Children 6-10, Children Ages 0 - 5, Educational, Library services, Storytime

Even More Family Events Happening This Weekend!

Festive Fun with Lámh workshop Friday 10th December at 6.30pm via Zoom This December enjoy Family time at Kildare Libraries with Deirdre ~ Senior Speech & Language Therapist & Lámh Tutor. Join us on Zoom in the comfort of your home for a fun filled Christmas evening with Sing & Sign Christmas songs, a special… Continue reading Even More Family Events Happening This Weekend!

Arts & Crafts, Behind the Books, Children 10-12, Children 6-10, Children Ages 0 - 5, Educational, Library services, Storytime

Tons of Family Fun With Your Library this December!

Every December, libraries in Kildare host a special programme of events that gets all the family involved, called Family Time at Your Library. The staff from each of the main libraries have been working hard putting together a mix of online events for you for this years programme. There's even two as Gaeilge in-person nature… Continue reading Tons of Family Fun With Your Library this December!

Arts & Crafts, Children 10-12, Children 6-10, Children Ages 0 - 5, Educational, Library services

Even more Online Library Events in November

Events For Children Weekly Story-time with Maynooth Library Staff - Fridays 10am / 2-5 years old Join the Staff of Maynooth Library for some storytelling and nursery rhymes! Please be aware thata parent/guardian must be present for the duration of the event.Booking via Eventbrite. Friday  05th November.Friday  12th November Friday 19th  NovemberFriday  26th November Gymboree - Music for… Continue reading Even more Online Library Events in November

Children 10-12, Children 6-10, Educational, Library services

Libraries To Host Online Science Events in November For All Ages

We are delighted to bring you Kildare Libraries’ Online Science Festival with a packed schedule of workshops and talks for all ages. The festival will run from the 1st November to the 27th November and will offer a range of opportunities to engage in science exploration, discovery, and debate.    All events are free to attend and will be delivered online through Zoom. This… Continue reading Libraries To Host Online Science Events in November For All Ages