Monday, November 29, 2010

Saturday, November 27, 2010

Friday, November 26, 2010

The man behind the Owl

Chris Haughton On the Road with Niamh Sharkey signing copies of 'A Bit Lost' - and that's some pile of books! Poor guy won't be able to draw for a month!

Niamh Sharkey wins Irish Book Award

Niamh Sharkey wins the Childrens Irish Book Award (junior category)
Huge congratulations to Niamh and thanks so much to all who voted.

Friday, November 19, 2010

Some Weekend Reading

Take a quick trip over to Fallen Star Stories for some great picturebook reviews.
You'll probably find yourself gazing at this lovely illustration by Jessie Wilcox Smith on the front page for some time.
FYI - the blogger is Mary Esther Judy in Dubray Books, Galway

Niamh Sharkey Event in Wicklow Town

Niamh Sharkey (creator of The Ravenous Beast and I'm a Happy Hugglewug) will visit Bridge St Books on Saturday 20th November at 2.30pm to read her new book On the Road with Mavis & Marge. She will also show children how to draw characters from her books. Even Maisy is going so don't miss this great event.

Thursday, November 11, 2010

Walker Books window at Hodges Figgis, Dublin

Hodges Figgis is promoting these fantastic Walker Books illustrated by Irish authors /illustrators.

Tiny Little Fly
by Kevin Waldron (text Michael Rosen)
A Bit Lost by Chris Haughton
On the Road with Mavis & Marge by Niamh Sharkey

Take your own picture, post on Facebook or Twitter and I'll send you a free print from Tiny Little Fly signed by Kevin Waldron

Monday, November 8, 2010

Patrick Ness

Patrick Ness has posted a sneal peak of the cover of his next novel 'A Monster Calls'

Irish Times Childrens Book Reviews 06/11/10

A Bit Lost
"A stunning literary and visual achievement"

On the Road with Mavis and Marge
"Pictorial inventiveness bursting out of every page"

"Beautifully written and utterly convincing; a powerful novel"

Full reviews here

Thursday, November 4, 2010

Irish Book Awards 2010

Vote for
On the Road with Mavis and Marge (Niamh Sharkey - Childrens Award junior category)
Ask Amy Green: Bridesmaids Blitz (Sarah Webb - Childrens Awards senior category)

Even Derek Landy agrees!!!!

(Derek Landy is shortlisted for Skulduggery Pleasant Mortal Coil)