Book reviews and recommendations, Children 10-12, Children 6-10, Children Ages 0 - 5, Young Adult 12-15, Young Adult 16+

Summer Stars Book Review Competition

Kildare Libraries is running a Summer Stars Book Review Competition every week for the months of July and August. Download your Book Review Sheet by clicking the button below. Download Review Sheet here Each week entrants can email their review into their local Kildare Library and one winner will be chosen every week for a… Continue reading Summer Stars Book Review Competition

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

Percy Jackson and the Lightening Thief

Author: Rick Riordan  Reviewed by: Aoife Kerr, Leixlip Branch Ages 8 and up Percy Jackson is a good kid, but he can't seem to focus on his schoolwork or control his temper. And lately, being away at boarding school is only getting worse - Percy could have sworn his pre-algebra teacher turned into a monster… Continue reading Percy Jackson and the Lightening Thief

Adult Fiction, Book reviews and recommendations, Children 10-12, Educational, Young Adult 12-15, Young Adult 16+

Fadó Riamh… Ag an Tús

Údar: Áine Ní Ghlinn Léirmhreas d’Eibhlín , as leabharlann Bhaile Chill Dara Nuair a dúnadh an leabharlann cúpla mí ó shin thóg mé an leabhar seo abhaile chun mo chuid Gaeilge a fheabhsú. Is do dhaoine fásta, atá ag foghlaim na Gaeilge, atá sé scríofa. Tá foclóirín ag bun gach leathanaigh agus ceann níos iomláine… Continue reading Fadó Riamh… Ag an Tús

Book reviews and recommendations, Children 10-12

The Pearl In The Ice

Author: Cathryn Constable Reviewed by Elaine Patterson, Newbridge Branch. Age Rating: for children aged 8 to 12. Marina's father, a naval captain, has been away for most of her life - certainly since her mother died - and yet Marina feels the pull of an ocean she's never known. When sent to boarding school to… Continue reading The Pearl In The Ice

Audiobook, Book reviews and recommendations, Borrowbox, Children 10-12, Digital Library Resources, Digital Services

A Pinch Of Magic

Author: Michelle Harrison Reviewed by: Aisling Kelly, Maynooth Library Betty Widdershins and her two sisters Fliss & Charlie livein Crowstone, a bleak and oppressive Island surrounded by marshes, grey skies and muddy waters. They live with their cranky grandmother at their family owned pub “ThePoachers Pocket”. Betty is determined that there is moreto the world… Continue reading A Pinch Of Magic

Children 10-12

Orphans of the Tide

Author: Struan Murray Genre: Children's Fiction ages 10-12 Review by: Elaine A fantasy book for ages 10 plus. The inventive, unique setting is well crafted with very strong mythology and well developed characters. Struan Murray has also put an unusual twist on the adversary. Children will find it difficult to put this fast-paced, absorbing book… Continue reading Orphans of the Tide

Behind the Books, Children 10-12, Children 6-10

Resources For Children Provided By Their Favourite Authors

Blog compiled and written by: Niamh Ennis, Leixlip library There are lots of resources on the internet for children to use during lockdown, including many educational sites as pointed out by my fellow Librarian Dermot in a previous post on this blog. In terms of fiction, authors having been going above and beyond to make… Continue reading Resources For Children Provided By Their Favourite Authors

Book reviews and recommendations, Borrowbox, Children 10-12, Digital Library Resources, Digital Resources, Digital Services

Top 5 Children’s Classic Literature Picks

Compiled by : Aideen As we are now facing a period of unprecedented social isolation, I thought it fitting to compile my Top 5 Children’s classics which have a common theme of quarantine or illness. These may sound like bleak topics but these books are uplifting where insurmountable obstacles are overcome. As a child I… Continue reading Top 5 Children’s Classic Literature Picks

Book reviews and recommendations, Borrowbox, Children 10-12, Children 6-10, Digital Library Resources, Digital Resources, Digital Services, Top Ten Lists

Top Ten Books For Ages 8-12 Years on Borrowbox

Genre: Children's Fiction Compiled by: Aoife & Niamh, Leixlip Library Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire by J. K. Rowling Fourth magical tale in the series, taking in the more mature questions of fights within friendship, budding romance and allegory for the evils of World War 2. All morale of the story aside, it's… Continue reading Top Ten Books For Ages 8-12 Years on Borrowbox