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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

Goth Girl!

Goth Girl is very popular in our school library and the girls have been eagerly awaiting the latest adventure.

The books are beautiful; I am sure the metallic edges and the beautifully detailed illustrations attract the girls (including me!). 94 more words

Children's Books

Lit Fest is coming...

It seems I’m not very good at Blogging. My last post was about how I was not very good at Blogging and so this one shall start too. 127 more words

Children's Fiction