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# Children's Books

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Opinion: Writing my first children's book, about one of Santa's elves
Donagh Hourihan tells about how he developed the idea for his first children’s book about an elf from the North Pole.
6,000 books gifted to children in direct provision, hospitals and homeless services across Ireland
There are over 2,100 children in direct provision and over 2,500 experiencing homelessness.
81-times capped Wales star set to retire from rugby to focus on children's books
James Hook scored 352 points for his country from his debut in 2006 to his final bow in 2015.
'The entire infrastructure has dissolved': School libraries are struggling to meet students' needs
The school libraries grant was withdrawn during the recession and has never been reinstated.
4 events for... literature lovers to bookmark at Dublin Book Festival
A weekend of storytelling, exhibitions, and panel discussions featuring Ireland’s finest literary figures.
10 important things we learned from Roald Dahl books
It’s Roald Dahl Day!
The man who created Paddington Bear has died
More than 30 million Paddington Bear books have been sold worldwide.
These are the best children's books in Ireland right now
The awards were presented at a ceremony in Smock Alley today.
How Well Do You Remember Enid Blyton Books?
Jolly hockey sticks!
9 things you probably did if you grew up reading A Series of Unfortunate Events
The world is quiet here.
We've all been pronouncing 'Roald Dahl' wrong for years and everything is a lie
It’s Roo-al. ROO-AL.
Look at all these adorable kids in their World Book Day costumes
*sobs forever*
The Hardest Roald Dahl Quiz Ever
It’s a Whipplescrumtious Fudgemallow Delight of a quiz.
13 things you'll understand if you were a total bookworm as a kid
School book fairs were no joke.
Here's a quick trip around Ireland with one piece of trivia from each county
They’re explored in Fatti and John Burke’s new book, Irelandopedia.
Parents are losing the rag over this book's cheeky name
But there’s just one problem…
Which Beloved Children's Book Character Are You?
Are you a Matilda, or more of an Artemis Fowl? Take our quiz and find out.
JK Rowling has written a brand new Harry Potter short story
It’s available to read on her website, Pottermore.
Undeniable signs you were (and still are) obsessed with Harry Potter
For a start, you definitely know it’s Wingardium Levio-saa, not Levio-saar.
A definitive ranking of the children's books you read in school
From Roald Dahl to Roll of Thunder, Hear My Cry.
This short Twitter story by R.L. Stine will give you Goosebumps all over again
The spooky tale by the childen’s horror author will take you right back.
8 books that MADE your childhood
You wouldn’t have minded doing that book report on these stories.
Column: Why I want to give a book to every child born in Ireland
Children’s Laureate Niamh Sharkey writes for about why reading is so important – and the reason she loves Dr Seuss.
Parents concerned over content in children's books
International concerns about what children read are now troubling Irish parents.
Boy in the Striped Pyjamas voted favourite winner of Bisto Book Awards
John Boyne says he hopes his 2006 novel proves that “successful and complex subjects” can be explored in children’s books.
Seamus Heaney to get lifetime award as Irish Book Awards shortlist released
The Nobel laureate will be honoured at the Bord Gáis Irish Book Awards 2011.
Campaign to save Roald Dahl's 'little nest' writing hut
Push to preserve the shed where author Roald Dahl wrote his most famous works has sparked a backlash from people who think royalties should cover the costs.
Dick King-Smith, creator of ‘Babe’, dies at 88
The children’s author, best known for writing the books that spawned the Babe films, passes away at home.