Welcome to October! This is well and truly my favourite month of the year. And in terms of books and childrens' events, you can't do better than October....
First of all, the twenty-second consecutive CBI Childrens' Book Festival is underway with book and author events happening all over Ireland. Our current Laureate na n'Og, Niamh Sharkey launched the BookFest on Monday, 1st October. Cressida Cowell, international best-selling author of the How to Train Your Dragon series will be visiting Dublin on the 17th and will be taking fans on the Splash Viking Tour! Eoin Colfer, Derek Landy and Darren Shan will be visiting various locations across the country.... so much going on!
Don't forget to look for the BookFest catalogue with loads of reviews and recommendations on the latest and greatest offerings in childrens literature. Here's the CBI link to find out more:

And here in Galway, we'll be gearing up for Baboro, running from October 15th through the 22nd. We've got H2O, Potato Needs a Bath, Tic Teac Tic Teac (puppet theatre)... so much more. Can't forget to mention our dear friend Pete Mullineux and, a very special welcome to Joyce Dunbar and Polly Dunbar, and Steve Hartley in a number of wonderful events for young and old!
And here's that link:

As for me, I'm looking forward to a very special visit from dear friend and wonderful author Sarah Webb. Sarah will be coming to Dubray Books for pre-arranged class visits, telling us all about the latest Amy Green book; Dancing Daze and (hopefully), let us know what's up next for our favourite teen agony aunt.... good times, indeed!


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