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 5th

  • Shooting for the Stars by Jennifer Farley
  • Lily at Lissadell by Judi Curtin
  • Kapheus Series by Marguerite Toney
  • Little House on The Prairie Series by Laura Ingalls Wilder
  • Father of Lies Chronicles by Alan Early
  • Knights of The Borrowed Dark Series by Dave Rudden
  • Under the Hawthorn Tree Trilogy Marita Conlon McKenna
  • The Terrible Thing That Happened to Barnaby Brocket by John Boyne
  • Cool by Michael Murpurgo
  • Ayla Trilogy by Matt Griffin
  • Skulduggery Pleasant by Derek Landy
  • Harry Potter Series 4-7 by JK Rowling
  • Secret Garden by
  • Books by Katherine Rundell
  • Books by Lauren St. John
  • Books by Robyn Stevens

 5th class Céad Cruinniú Eile (Next Meeting)):25ú Aibrean 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 or 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 :20ú Márta 2020

  1. Continue with the following series
    1. Father of Lies Trilogy
    2. Ruby Redfort
    3. Murder Most Unladylike
    4. Africian Adventure Series by Lauren St. John
      1. Book 2 Dolphin Song
    5. The Explorer by Katherine Rundell
    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

14th February 2020

  1. Father of Lies Trilogy by Alan Early
    1. Book 1 Arthur Quinn and the World Serpent
  2. White Giraffe by Lauren St. John
  3. Rebel Stories For Girls 2
  4. Ruby Redfort by Lauren Child
    1. Book 1: Look into my eyes
    2. Book 2: Take Your Last Breath
    3. Book 3: Catch Your Last Death
  5. Murder Most Unlady Like By Robyn Stevens
    1. Book 1: Murder Most Unladylike
    2. Book 2: Arsenic For Tea
    3. Book 3: First Class Murder
  6. Witches by Road Dahl
  7. Girl Savage by Katherine Rundell
  8. Harry Potter Books 1-4 by J.K. Rowling

24ú Eanáir 2020

  1. A Place Called Perfect by Helena Duggan
  2. I Was a Rat or The Scarlet Slippers by Philip Pullman
  3. The 1 Dollar Horse by Lauren St. John
  4. Finish The Inkheart Trilogy by Cornelia Funke
  5. The Secret Keepers by Trenton Lee Stewart
  6. The Land of Stories by Chris Colfer
    1. The Wishing Spell
    2. The Enchantress Returns
  7. Safe Harbour by Marita Conlon McKenna
  8. No One Is Too Small to Make a Difference by Greta Thunberg.

12ú Mí Na Nollag 2019

  1. Midnight Stories for Rebel Girls
  2. Inkdeath Death by Cornelia Funke
  3. The Trouble With Perfect by Helena Duggan
  4. The Battle For Perfect by Helena Duggan
  5. Wildflower Girl by Marita Conlon-McKenna
  6. Billionaire Boy by David Walliams
  7. The Secret Garden by Frances Hodgson Burnett

22ú Samhain  2019

  1. The Land of Stories by Chris Colfer
    1. The Wishing Spell
    2. The Enchantress Returns
    3. A Grimm Warning
  2. Harry Potter Series by J.K. Rowling
  3. A Place Called Perfect by Helena Duggan
  4. 4 Children and IT by Jacqueline Wilson
  5. Under The Hawthorn Tree by Marita Conlan McKenna
  6. Inkdeath by Cornelia Funke
  7. Kapheus Series by Marguerite Tonery
    1. Earth
    2. Air
    3. Water
    4. Fire
    5. Spirit

18ú Deireadh Fómhair 2019

  1. The Dragonfly Pool by Eva Ibbotson
  2. Inkheart & Inkspell Spell by Cornelia Funke
  3. 5 Children & IT by E. Nesbit
  4. Kapheus: EARTH by Marguerite Tonery
  5. The Witches by Roald Dahl
  6. The Book Of Learning by E.R. Murray
  7. Skulduggery Pleasant by Derek Landy
  8. When Hitler Stole The Pink Rabbit by Judith Kerr

15ú Meán Fómhair 2019

  • Tales of a 4th Grade Nothing by Judy Blume
  • A Little Princess by Frances Hodgson Burnett
  • Fing by David Walliams
  • Journey to the River Sea by Eva Ibbotson
  • Inkheart by Cornelia Funke
  • James and The Giant Peach by Roald Dahl

5th class 2018/2019

21ú Meitheamh 2019

  1. Land of Stories Series by Chris Colfer
  2. Time Hunters by Carl Ashmore
  3. Wonder by R.J. Palacio
  4. Auggie and Me by R.J. Palacio
  5. The Explorer by Katherine Rundell
  6. Research authors4oceans J

10ú Bealtaine 2019

  1. Girl Savage by Katherine Rundell
  2. Great Glass Elevator by Road Dahl
  3. When Hitler Stole the Pink Rabbit by Judith Kerr
  4. War Horse by Michael Murpurgo
  5. The Last Leopard by Lauren St. John

5th Aibreán 2019

  1. Children of The Famine Trilogy by Marita Conlon-McKenna
    1. Under the Hawthorn Tree
    2. Wildflower Girl
    3. Fields of Home
  2. Ice Monster by David Walliams
  3. Inkdeath by Cornelia Funke
  4. Charlotte’s Web by E.B.White
  5. Land of Stories by Chris Colfer
    1. Book 1: The Wishing Spell
    2. Book 2: The Enchantress Returns

 8ú Márta 2019

  1. The Boy In The Stripped Pyjamas by John Boyne
  2. The Diary Of Anne Frank by Anne Frank
  3. My Sister Lives On The Mantlepiece by Annabell Pitcher
  4. Little Women by Louisa May Alcott
  5. The White Giraffe by Lauren St. John
  6. Rooftoppers by Katherine Rundell
  7. The Kane Chronicles by Rick Riordan
    1. Book 2: The Throne of Fire

8ú Feabhra 2019

  1. Midnight Gang David Walliams
  2. The Ice Monster by David Walliams
  3. The Ghost of the Midnight Children by Caroline Busher
  4. Murder Most Unladylike by Robyn Stevens
  5. Alice by Judi Curtin
  6. Kane Chronicles Trilogy by Rick Riordan
    1. aThe Red Pyramid
  7. Knights of the Borrowed Dark by Dave Rudden

11ú Eanáir 2019

  1. Knights of The Borrowed Dark by Dave Rudden
  2. Kapheus Series by Marguerite Tonery
    1. Earth
    2. Air
    3. Water
    4. Fire
  3. 5 children and IT by E. Nesbit
  4. The Railway Children by E. Nesbit
  5. Inkheart by Cornelia Funke
  6. Stormbreaker (Alex Rider Series ) by Anthony Howworitz
  7. Ruby Redfort: Look Into My Eyes by Lauren Child
  8. Out of The Ashes by Michael Murpurgo
  9. The Lottie Project by Jacqueline Wilson

7ú Mí Na Nollag 2018

  1. Knights of The Borrowed Dark Trilogy by Dave Rudden
    1. Knights of The Borrowed Dark
    2. The Forever Court
    3. The Endless King
  2. Swiss Family Robinson by Johann David Wyss
  3. Chinese Cinderella by Adeline Yen Mah
  4. Four Children and It by Jacqueline Wilson
  5. Lord of the Rings by J.R.Tolkien
  6. Percy Jackson and the Olympians Series by Rick Riordan
    1. The Lightening Thief
    2. The Sea of Monsters

9ú Samhain 2018

  1. The Hobbit by J. R. Tolkien
  2. Storm Breaker (Alex Rider Series) by Anthony Horrowitz
  3. Katie by Jacqueline Wilson
  4. The Twins at St. Clare’s Series by Enid Blyton
  5. Malory Towers Series by Enid Blyton
  6. Little House Series by Laura Ingalls Wilder (9 books in total)
    1. Little House in the Big Woods
    2. Little House On the Prairie
    3. On The Banks Of Plum Creek
    4. By The Shores Of Silver Lake
  7. Kapheus: Earth by Marguerite Tonery

12ú Deireadh Fómhair 2018

  1. Chinese Cinderella by Adeline Yen Mah
  2. Skulduggery Pleasant by Derek Landy
  3. Charlie and the Great Glass Elevator by Roald Dahl
  4. Continue Harry Potter Series by Jacqueline Wilson
  5. Bubble Boy by Stewart Foster
  6. Midnight Gang by David Walliams

21ú Mean Fómhair 2018

  1. Harry Potter Series by J.K. Rowling
  2. The Mystery Of The Burnt Cottage by Enid Blyton
  3. The Mystery of the Disappearing Cat by Enid Blyton
  4. Bad Dad by David Walliams
  5. The Book Of Learning by ER Murray
  6. Black Beauty by Anna Sewell
  7. The Bomber Dog by Megan Rix
  8. The Victory Dogs by Megan RixIf 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!