Well, it's been a busy, busy April and May starts tomorrow with the books rolling out! I am very excited about the upcoming titles (and a few out already!)
First of all, The Wordsmith by Patricia Forde has just arrived in the shop! This is one of the best books I have read in quite some time. A dystopian novel written for ages 10 + that lends thought-provoking excitement and mystery about language and the (possible) future. My glowing review is on the Irish Authors page, but don't take my word for it...you have to read this one yourself!
The second bit of news has me as excited as the first....and a bit nervous. On the 9th of May, I'll be in Celbridge launching the newest, wonderful book by Debbie Thomas; Class Act. This story chronicles a bit of the life of school boy Brian O'Bunion. Poor Brian...his entire existence seems pretty pointless. His teacher hates him. The whole school ignores him. And his Dad hasn't bought him Coco Pops in over two years. Brian feels like he's disappearing. And then, one day, his classmates actually do begin to disappear; one by one. So Brian steps up and mounts an investigation that reveals the truth about his Mum's amber ring, a deaf gardener who is really a bug-eating madman and a whole lot of honey bees. Filled with adventure, mystery and Curly-Wurlys.... a fantastic new book filled with friendship and humour. Love it! (SO....wish me luck!) And Class Act is available NOW!
Then...and this is just a quick mention as details will follow..... I'll be hosting a storytime at Dubray Books Galway branch on 30th May featuring The Very Hungry Caterpillar (and other 'buggy' books) by Eric Carle. Pencil it in now, because it's going to be fun....and very buggy!