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Such Stuff: A Story-maker’s Inspiration – Michael Morpurgo. Illustrated by Michael Foreman

Walker Books

October 2016

ISBN 9781406364576

RRP: $27.99

What a master storyteller Michael Morpurgo is! His body of work and his reputation are both completely awe-inspiring. 409 more words

Childrens Books

Hairy Potter and the Philosopher's Bone

  • What do you notice about this illustration?
  • Why did Chris Riddell give it the title ‘Hairy Potter and the Philosopher’s Bone’?
  • What is a philosopher? Do you know of any famous philosophers?
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Books and Bealtaine Festival

I am having one of these madly busy weeks. Just got back from talking down in Scoil Mhuire in Abbeyside, Waterford and headed to The Ark… 138 more words


Have you read any Leigh Hobbs books?

What great news today. Leigh Hobbs, best-selling author of more than 20 books, including the iconic Old Tom, Mr Chicken Goes to Paris and Horrible Harriet… 225 more words

One can never have enough socks...

“One can never have enough socks,” said Dumbledore. “Another Christmas has come and gone and I didn’t get a single pair. People will insist on giving me books.”  1,026 more words


Illustration - It's What You Need.

The author and illustrator, Chris Riddell is the current Children’s Laureate, for those of you who are not up to speed with such things. The Children’s Laureateship was started a few years ago now, and unlike the Poet Laureate’s job, which is one for life, it gets passed on to someone new every two years.   1,028 more words

Chris Riddell