A chailíní,

Tá fíor bhrón orm nach bhfuil mé in ann bualadh libh sa leabharlann chun caint faoi na leabhair a léigh sibh le déanaí.  Girls, I’m so disappointed we can’t meet in the library to discuss the books you have read recently. Ach is féidir libh labhairt le do Mham, do Dhaid, do dheifiúr, do dheartháir nó do chara! However, you can keep up reading though – get some of your family members or friends  to read the same book as you and then discuss it together:

  • The story (plot)
  • The characters
  • The setting
  • The ending
  • What you thought of the book

I have put some suggested questions on the website too for you.

Céard a léifidh mé/what will I read?

Some suggested books for 3rd

  • Grindlewood Books 1 & 2 Jackie Burke
  • Charlotte’s Web by E.B. White
  • Gangsta Granny by David Walliams
  • Mr. Stink by David Walliams
  • Rover Saves Christmas by Roddy Doyle
  • St. Clare’s or Malory Towers Series by Enid Blyton
  • Famous Five Series by Enid Blyton
  • Matilda by Roald Dahl
  • Diary of A Wimpy Kid by Jeff Kinney
  • Dancing Bear / Toro By Michael Murpurgo
  • The Worst Witch by Jill Murphy
  • Danger is Everywhere by David O’Doherty
  • Queenie by Jacqueline Wilson
  • Diary of a Killer Cat by Anne Fine

 

 

3rd class Céad Cruinniú Eile: :23ú Aibreán 2020

If you haven’t got a copy of a book, remember to check your class library as well as your school library. Some books may be available in your local library (Raheny/ Marino/ Donaghmede/ Coolock) or you may be able to borrow from a friend.  Ensure you return the book in the condition you received it though! Try second hand book shops too – I love upstairs in Chapters, Ivy Exchange, Parnell Street, Dublin 1.

Government Directive School Closure :19ú Márta 2020

  1. Continue the following series
    1. Tom Gates
    2. The Worst Witch
    3. Famous Five
    4. Dogman
    5. Series of Unfortunate events
    6. READ SOME OF THE BOOKS AT HOME THAT YOU HAVE!

A chailíní, given the school closure I am putting some links regarding books – keep up the reading!

  • Free online registration for Irish Libraries where you can join online and download the Borrowbox app at  librariesireland.ie
  • The ILFD (Irish Literacy Festival Dublin), will share some recording of past events – latest podcast features RJ Palacio 9author of WONDER), in Conversation with Elaina Ryanat ILFDublin 2019. Listen to this episode and more on Apple PodcastsSpotify or Soundcloud
  • The Primary Planet (Children’s New Mag) will be available online to read while schools remain closed newsmagmedia.ie
  • David Walliams:worldofdavidwalliams Free audio story at 11a.m. (Elevenses with The World Of David Walliams- Soundcloud App required)
  • Malory Towers by Enid Blyton: 13 part adventure series is available on BBC iPlayer from Monday 23rd March and CBBC 5.30p.m. 6th April

13ú Feabhra 2020

  1. Book from Book Fair (if purchased)
  2. The Great Irish Science Book
  3. The Island of Adventure by Enid Blyton
  4. Tom Gates By Liz Pichon
    1. Book 5: Is absolutely Fantastic
    2. Book 6: Extra Special Treats (not)
  5. The Worst Witch by Jill Murphy
  6. Continue Famous Five Series by Enid Blyton
    1. Five Fall Into Adventure
    2. Five on a Hike Together
  7. Dogman: Lord of the Fleas by Dav Pilkey
  8. Series of Unfortunate Events by Lemony Snicket
    1. Book 1: The Bad Beginning
  9. The Railway Children by Edith Nesbit

23ú Eanáir 2020

  1. The Boy at the Back of The Class by Onjali Q Rauf
  2. Judy Moody Saves the World! by Megan McDonald
  3. Judy Moody Predicts the Future by Megan McDonald
  4. Danny Champion of The World by Roald Dahl
  5. Famous Five Series by Enid Blyton
    1. Five Go Off To Camp
    2. Five Get Into Trouble
  6. Awful Auntie by David Walliams
  7. Bad Dad by David Walliams
  8. The 9 Lives of Montezumo by Michael Murpurgo
  9. The Faraway Tree Series by Enid Blyton
    1. The Enchanted Wood
    2. The Magic Faraway Tree
    3. The Folk of the Faraway Tree
    4. Up the Faraway Tree
  10. Tom Gates By Liz Pichon
    1. Book 3 Everything’s Amazing (sort of)
    2. Book 4: Genius Ideas (Mostly)

Mí Na Nollag 2019

  1. The BFG by Roald Dahl
  2. Billionaire Boy by David Walliams
  3. Famous Five Series by Enid Blyton
    1. Five Go Off in a Caravan
    2. Five on Kirrin Island Again
  4. Continue Dork Diaries by Rachel Renee Russell
  5. Tom Gates by Liz Pichon
    1. The Brilliant World of Tom Gates
    2. Excellent Excuses (And Other Good Stuff)
  6. Secret Seven Series by Enid Blyton
    1. The Secret Seven
    2. Secret Seven Adventure
  7. Judy Moody by Megan McDonald
  8. Judy Moody Gets Famous by Megan McDonald

21ú Samhain 2019

  1. Horrid Henry by Francesca Simon
  2. The Twits by Roald Dahl
  3. Boy In The Dress by David Walliams
  4. Famous Five Series by Enid Blyton
    1. Five on a Treasure Island
    2. Five Go Adventuring Again
    3. Five Run Away Together
    4. Five Go to Smuggler’s Top
  5. Circus Series by Enid Blyton
    1. Galliano’s Circus
    2. Hurrah For The Circus
    3. Circus Days Again
  6. The Adventure Series by Enid Blyton
    1. Sea of Adventure
    2. Mountain Of Adventure
    3. Ship Of Adventure
  7. Continue Dork Diaries by Rachel Renee Russell
  8. Daisy & The Trouble Series by Kes Gray
    1. With Christmas
    2. With Giants

17ú Deireadh Fómhair  2019

  1. The Midnight Gang by David Walliams
  2. Dork Diaries by Rachel Renee Russell
  3. The Valley of Adventure by Enid Blyton
  4. The Sea of Adventure by Enid Blyton
  5. Buried Alive OR Cliffhanger by Jacqueline Wilson
  6. A Series of Unfortunate Events by Lemony Snickett
  7. The Everything Machine by Ally Kennen
  8. Daisy& The Trouble With Life by Kes Gray
  9. Daisy & The Trouble With Zoos by Kes Gray
  10. A Little Princess by Frances Hodgson Burnett

12ú Meán Fómhair 2019

  1. Magic Finger by Roald Dahl
  2. Gangsta Granny by David Walliams
  3. Demon Dentist by David Walliams
  4. The Island of Adventure by Enid Blyton
  5. The Castle of Adventure by Enid Blyton
  6. Judy Moody by Megan McDonald
  7. Shrinking Violet by Lou Kuenzler
  8. The Sheep-Pig by Dick King-Smith

3rd class 2018/2019

6ú Meitheamh 2019

  1. Dancing Bear by Michael Murpurgo
  2. The Magic Faraway Tree by Enid Blyton
  3. Tracey Beaker by Jacqueline Wilson
  4. Horrid Henry by Francesa Simon
  5. Horrid Henry And The Secret Club by Francesa Simon

9ú Bealtaine 2019

  1. Fing by David Walliams
  2. Gum by Andy Stanton
  3. The Merman by Dick King Smith
  4. Meanwhile Adventures by Roddy Doyle
  5. The Sandman and The Turtles by Michael Murpurgo

9ú Bealtaine 2019

4ú  Aibreán 2019

  1. The Secret Garden by Frances Hodgson Burnett2
  2. The Giggler Treatment by Roddy
  3. Fortunately, The Milk by Niall Gaiman
  4. Tom Gates: What Monster by Liz Pichon
  5. Awful Auntie by David Walliams
  6. The Witches by Roald Dahl

 

 

7ú Márta 2019

  1. Tom Gates: Epic Adventure by Liz Pichon
  2. The Secrets of Grindlewood by Jackie Burke
  3. Gangsta Granny by David Walliams
  4. The Girl Who Thought She Was A Dog OR The Racehorse Who Disappeared by Clare Balding
  5. The Distance Between Me And The Cherry Tree by Paola Peretti
  6. The Sheep-Pig by Dick King Smith
  7. Attack Of The Demon Dinner Ladies by Pamela Butchart

7ú Feabhra 2019

  1. Fantastic Mr. Fox by Roald Dahl
  2. The BFG by Roald Dahl
  3. World’s Worst Children by David Walliams
  4. Princess DisGrace: First Term at Tall Towers by Lou Kuenzler
  5. Shrinking Violet by Lou Kuenzler
  6. First Term at Malory Towers by Enid Blyton
  7. Dr. Judy Moody by Megan McDonald

 

10ú Eanáir 2019

  1. Secret Seven : Mystery of the Skull by Pamela Butchart
  2. Baby Aliens Got my Teacher by Pamela Butchart
  3. Pippi Longstocking by Astrid Lindgren
  4. The Magic Faraway Tree by Enid Blyton
  5. Amelia Jane by Enid Blyton
  6. Children of Cherry Tree Farm by Enid Blyton
  7. George’s Marvellous Medicine by Roald Dahl
  8. The Poodle Problem by Anna Wilson

6th Mí Na Nollag 2018

  1. Awful Auntie / Demon Dentist by David Walliams
  2. Rover Saves Christmas by Roddy Doyle
  3. Judy Moody Series by Megan McDonald
    1. Judy Moody Was In A Mood
    2. Judy Moody Gets Famous
  4. The Island of Adventure by Enid Blyton
  5. The Naughtiest Girl by Enid Blyton
  6. Secret Seven Series by Enid Blyton
  7. Dork Diary by Rachel Renee Russell
    1. Once Upon a Dork
    2. Party Time

8ú Samhain 2018

  1. The Hodgeheg by Dick King-Smith
  2. Worst Witch Series by Jill Murphy (8 books)
    1. The Worst Witch
    2. The Worst Witch Strikes Again
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    3. Bad Spell for the Worst Witch
  3. Billionaire Boy by David Walliams
  4. Mermaid: S.O.S.(Sisters of the Sea) Series by Gillian Shields (12 books)
    1. Misty To The Rescue
    2. Ellie And The Secret Potion
    3. Sophie Makes A Splash
  5. Animal Magic Series by Holly Webb (7 books)
    1. Catmagic
    2. Dogmagic
    3. Hamstermagic
  6. Esio Trot by Roald Dahl
  7. Toro Toro by Michael Murpurgo
  8. The Nine Lives of Montezuma by Michael Murpurgo
  9. Tom Gates: by Liz Pichon (15 books!!!)
    1. The Brilliant World of Tom Gates
    2. Excellent Excuses (and other good stuff)
    3. Everything’s Amazing (sort of)
    4. Genius Ideas (Mostly)

11ú Deireadh Fómhair 2018

  1. Malory Towers Series by Enid Blyton
  2. Rover And The Big Fat Baby By Roddy Doyle
  3. Tom Gates Yes No by Liz Pichon
  4. Famous Five Series by Enid Blyton
  5. Worlds Worst Children by David Walliams
  6. Awful Auntie by David Walliams

20ú Mean Fómhair 2018

  1. Matilda by Roald Dahl
  2. First Term At Malory Towers by Enid Blyton
  3. Gangsta Granny by David Walliams
  4. Enchanted Woods by Enid Blyton
  5. Horrid Henry by Francesa Simon

If you haven’t got a copy of a book, remember to check your class library as well as your school library. Some books may be available in your local library too or you may be able to borrow from a friend.  Ensure you return the book in the condition you received it though! Try second hand book shops too J