Uncategorized, Young Adult 12-15, Young Adult 16+

Simon vs. The Homo Sapiens Agenda

Author: Becky Albertalli Genre: YA Reviewed by: Aoife Kerr Branch: Leixlip Library Sixteen-year-old and not so openly gay Simon Spier prefers to save his drama for the school musical. But when an email falls into the wrong hands, his secret is at risk of being thrust into the spotlight. Now Simon is actually being blackmailed:… Continue reading Simon vs. The Homo Sapiens Agenda

Book reviews and recommendations, Young Adult 12-15, Young Adult 16+

The Falling in Love Montage

Authur: Ciara Smyth Genre: Young Adult 13+ Reviewed by: Ciara, Maynooth Library Synopsis Saoirse doesn’t believe in love at first sight or happy endings. If they were real, her mother would still be able to remember her name and not in a care home with early onset dementia. A condition that Saoirse may one day… Continue reading The Falling in Love Montage

Book reviews and recommendations, Young Adult 12-15, Young Adult 16+

Am I Normal Yet?

Authur: Holly Bourne Genre: Young Adult Reviewed by: Aoife Kerr, Leixlip Library All Evie wants is to be normal. She’s almost off her meds and at a new college where no one knows her as the girl-who-went-crazy. She’s even going to parties and making friends. There’s only one thing left to tick off her list....… Continue reading Am I Normal Yet?

Book reviews and recommendations, Young Adult 16+

I’ll Give You the Sun

Author: Jandy Nelson Genre: Young Adult Fiction (16+) Review by: Ciara, Maynooth LibrarySynopsis: At first, Jude and her twin brother Noah, are inseparable. Noah draws constantly and is falling in love with the charismatic boy next door, while daredevil Jude wears red-red lipstick, cliff-dives, and does all the talking for both of them. Years later,… Continue reading I’ll Give You the Sun

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

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

Stepsister

Author: Jennifer Donnelly Reviewed by: Niamh Ennis, Leixlip Library Stepsister takes the original Grimm Tales version of Cinderella and turns it on it’s head again. Isabella and Vari are the two step-sisters of Ella and their mother is keen to get them married to the prince. Isabella and Vari are forced by her to do… Continue reading Stepsister

Book reviews and recommendations, Borrowbox, Young Adult 12-15, Young Adult 16+

The Book Thief

Author: Marcus Zusak Genre: Fiction Reviewed by: Aoife Kerr, Leixlip Library Age: 12-18 It is 1939. Nazi Germany. The country is holding its breath. Death has never been busier, and will be busier still.By her brother's graveside, Liesel's life is changed when she picks up a single object, partially hidden in the snow. It is… Continue reading The Book Thief

Digital Resources, Digital Services, Educational, Film, Young Adult 12-15, Young Adult 16+

Criunnuí na nÓg

Criunnuí na nÓg, Ireland's national day celebrating the creativity of children and young people takes place on Saturday 13th June and Kildare is showcasing a wonderful programme, around the COVID19 restrictions to encourage young people to connect creativity, but at a distance. In particular there are 4 techie online workshops aimed at 12-18 year olds… Continue reading Criunnuí na nÓg

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, Young Adult 12-15, Young Adult 16+

Top 5 Books For Young Adults In May

List compiled by: Orla O'Brien , Kildare Town Library 1. The Outsiders by S.E. Hinton What defines a family? That is the underlying question in the life of Pony Boy Curtis. When his parents die in a car wreck, he comes to depend on the love, friendship and support of his two older brothers and… Continue reading Top 5 Books For Young Adults In May