for October, 2018

Wordless worlds

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Two wonderful, wonder-filled sessions with wordless picture books in County Clare this week. Syrian children brought their parents along to explore Clare Libraries’ set of Silent Books from around the world (based on the IBBY collection, (see We started by using props to create a group story where humans turned into cats, jumped into […]


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You’d think that once a book was on the shelves the story inside it would be over. But schoolchildren around Cork have been proving otherwise. Talks on My Secret Dragon during Children’s Book Festival have unearthed all sorts of different possible plotlines and motivations from the ones that drive the book. Reading short pieces from […]