Children 6-10

Rua Recommends for November

There are plenty of days of note in November from Chaos Never Dies Day to World Philosophy Day, but far more interesting to Rua is the history related days and fun days like Origami Day. Therefore he’s picked out a few titles from BorrowBox for children aged 8 and older that celebrate and remember important… Continue reading Rua Recommends for November

Adult Non-fiction, Book reviews and recommendations

Breakout at Stalingrad

Author: Heinrich Gerlach Book review by: James Durney, Newbridge Library After reading the epic novel Stalingrad by Vasily Grossman I decided to follow up my appraisal of this momentous WWII battle with a view from the German side with Breakout at Stalingrad by Heinrich Gerlach. The main character in the book is Lieutenant Breuer who… Continue reading Breakout at Stalingrad

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

Adult Non-fiction, Book reviews and recommendations

The Book Thieves: The Nazi Looting of Europe’s Libraries and the Race to Return a Literary Inheritance

Author: Anders Rydell Review by: Elaine, Newbridge Library While the Nazi party was being condemned by much of the world for burning books, they were already hard at work perpetrating an even greater literary crime. Through extensive new research that included records saved by the Monuments Men themselves—Anders Rydell tells the untold story of Nazi book… Continue reading The Book Thieves: The Nazi Looting of Europe’s Libraries and the Race to Return a Literary Inheritance