I'm playing as small bit of catch-up here. The Powers by Kevin Stevens/illustrated by Sheena Dempsey has been named as Dublin's UNESCO Citywide Read 2014. What this means is, that as UNESCO's Dublin City of Literature, from January through March children all over the city will be reading The Powers and will have the opportunity to meet the author and illustrator in their local library. Published by the positively wondrous Little Island press, this is hugely exciting for everyone concerned. Little Island will be sending out storytellers to Dublin area schools to ring in the enthusiasm for this mad, zany and brilliant book. Illustrator Sheena Dempsey will hold leading workshops....Really makes me wish I was in Dublin!
Have you checked out The Powers, yet? Just because you're not in Dublin doesn't mean you should be left out of the fun.
Oh, and if you're wondering what the Dublin City of Literature is all about.... well, here you go!