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

Children 6-10, Children Ages 0 - 5, Storytime

Getting The Most Out Of Storytime – Tips For Reading Together With Your Child

By Richard, Naas Library The benefits of reading to your child are widely known, but sometimes storytelling can be a challenge. You might feel overwhelmed by the array of books to choose from, or perhaps you find it hard to keep your child’s attention. Here’s some pointers for you to follow at home.  Choosing a… Continue reading Getting The Most Out Of Storytime – Tips For Reading Together With Your Child

Book reviews and recommendations, Children 6-10, Children Ages 0 - 5, Storytime, Top Ten Lists

Top Ten Books For Ages 5-7 Years

Genre: Children's Fiction Compiled by: Louise, Kildare Library Having both a 5 and a 7 year old, I find myself always looking for the next book to read at bedtime that will suit them. Here are some of the ones that they have enjoyed most, as either books to read by themselves (the 7 year… Continue reading Top Ten Books For Ages 5-7 Years

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, 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

Book reviews and recommendations, Children 6-10

The Princess Rules

Author: Philippa Gregory Genre: Children's Fiction Review by: Elaine Children will enjoy the adventures of Princess Florizella who doesn’t act like your typical fairy tale princesses. This book contains three funny, short stories about Princess Florizella. Children will enjoy how the book turns common fairy tale tropes on their heads as well as the illustrations… Continue reading The Princess Rules