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Here's what's on for under 5s at the International Literature Festival Dublin this week

Perfect for mini-readers.
May 21st 2019, 5:30 PM 467 0

IF YOU WANT to introduce the little ones in your house to the magical world of reading, International Literature Festival Dublin is a good place to start.

The festival kicked off on May 17, but there’s still time to catch some of its most impressive events before it ends this Sunday May 26.

Below, we’ve rounded up the events for under 5s and their adults to enjoy as the festival comes to an end…

Party in the Park: A two-day event, Party in the Park takes place in St Patrick’s Park and features a great selection of family-friendly activities, including storytelling, workshops, arts and crafts and street theatre. There’s a jam-packed timetable on both days from 11am-5pm, so you might even want to make more than one trip.

When: Saturday and Sunday, May 25 and 26. Suitable for: all ages. Where: St Patrick’s Park, Patrick Street, Dublin 8. Costs: Free. Find more information here.

Storytelling with Kate DiCamillo: Award-winning author Kate DiCamillo comes to Liberty Hall, with an event that’s sure to entertain attendees of all ages. You might recognise Kate as the moniker behind Because of Winn-Dixie, Flora & Ulysses and The Tale of Despereaux.

When: Saturday, May 25. Suitable for: 4 and up. Where: Liberty Hall, Eden Quay, Dublin 1. Costs: €8-€10 for adults, €6 for children. Find more information here.

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We are delighted to welcome one of the world’s best storytellers to Dublin - Kate DiCamillo!⁣ She joins us Sat 25 May at Liberty Hall. Tickets and info: ilfdublin.com!⁣ ⁣⁣ ⁣***⁣ ⁣⁣⁣⁣ ⁣⁣Kate’s books evoke wonder in every reader, young and old. Don’t miss this rare opportunity to hear one of the greats of children’s literature! Kate DiCamillo is one of America’s most beloved writers, with almost 30 million books in print worldwide. She is a former National Ambassador for Young People’s Literature, and twice winner of the Newbery Medal, for The Tale of Despereaux and Flora & Ulysses.⁣⁣ ⁣⁣⁣⁣ ⁣⁣She grew up in Florida and moved to Minnesota in her twenties, where homesickness and a bitter winter led her to write Because of Winn-Dixie, which went on to become a runaway bestseller. She now lives in Minneapolis, where she faithfully writes two pages a day, five days a week.⁣⁣ ⁣⁣⁣⁣ ⁣⁣‘Hands down, the biggest thrill is to get a letter from a kid saying, “I loved your book. Will you write me another one?”’ Kate DiCamillo⁣⁣ ⁣⁣⁣⁣ ⁣⁣“The world is dark, and light is precious. Come closer, dear reader. You must trust me. I am telling you a story.” Kate DiCamillo, The Tale of Despereaux⁣⁣ ⁣⁣⁣⁣ ⁣⁣#ILFDublin #LoveDublin #dublin #literature #festival #literaturefestival #ILFD #katedicamillo #talesofdespereaux

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The Magical World of Chris Haughton: Award-winning picture book maker Chris Haughton will bring his stories to the big screen at The Ark for this event – with hints being dropped about him sharing his new book with attendees months before its release.

When: Sunday, May 26. Suitable for: 4 and up. Where: The Ark, 11A Eustace Street, Temple Bar, Dublin 2. Costs: €7.50. Find out more information here.

See the full programme of events here

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