Book reviews and recommendations, Borrowbox, Children 6-10, Digital Resources, Digital Services

Rua Recommended Reads for Halloween

During lockdown Rua started reading even more than usual and started a series of ‘Rua Recommends’ over on the library Facebook page Now that Halloween is fast approaching he has returned with his best BorrowBox picks for children aged 7 and older to suit the spooky time of year. The World's Greatest Underachiever and the… Continue reading Rua Recommended Reads for Halloween

Adult Fiction, Book reviews and recommendations, Borrowbox

Crescent City: House of Earth and Blood

Author: Sarah J. Maas Genre: Adult Fiction, Fantasy Review by: Emma, Leixlip Library ★★★★ Synopsis: Bound by blood.Tempted by desire.Unleashed by destiny. Bryce Quinlan had the perfect life—working hard all day and partying all night—until a demon murdered her closest friends, leaving her bereft, wounded, and alone. When the accused is behind bars but the… Continue reading Crescent City: House of Earth and Blood

Audiobook, Behind the Books, Borrowbox, Digital Library Resources, Digital Resources, Digital Services

Dyslexia Awareness Week: Borrowbox Accessibility

The week beginning Monday the 5th of October 2020  to Sunday the 11th of October 2020 is Dyslexia Awareness Week. This is an annual event aimed at further understanding and raising awareness about dyslexia; what it means, what it is and what can be done to support people who have dyslexia . This is where our library Borrowbox… Continue reading Dyslexia Awareness Week: Borrowbox Accessibility

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

A Series of Unfortunate Events

Author: Lemony Snicket Genre: Children’s Fiction Reviewed by: Aoife Kerr, Leixlip Library Dear reader, I'm sorry to say that the book you are currently holding in your hands is extremely unpleasant. It tells an unhappy tale about three very unlucky children. Even though they are charming and clever, the Baudelaire siblings lead lives filled with… Continue reading A Series of Unfortunate Events

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

Audiobook, Book reviews and recommendations, Borrowbox, Young Adult 12-15

Eragon

Author: Christopher Paolini Reviewed by: Aoife, Leixlip library Recommended Ages: 12-15 Years One boy...One dragon...A world of adventure.When Eragon finds a polished blue stone in the forest, he thinks it is the lucky discovery of a poor farm boy; perhaps it will buy his family meat for the winter. But when the stone brings a… Continue reading Eragon

Adult Non-fiction, Book reviews and recommendations, Borrowbox

Chicken Soup For The Soul: Think Positive, Live Happy

Author: Deborah Norville and Amy Newmark Reviewed by: Aoife, Newbridge library This book is part of the hugely successful Chicken Soup For The Soul series. The series started in 1993, created by Jack Canfield and Mark Victor Hansen. Since 2008, the brand has been in the caring, capable hands of Amy Newmark. Several Chicken Soup… Continue reading Chicken Soup For The Soul: Think Positive, Live Happy

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