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 authors for 6th

  • Sisters No way by Siobhán Parkinson
  • Miraculous Miranda by Siobhán Parkinson
  • Nine Lives Trilogy by E.R. Murray
  • Knights Of The Borrowed Dark Trilogy by  Dave Rudden
  • Marita Conlon McKenna
  • Brilliant by Roddy Doyle
  • Boy in the Stripped Pyjamas by John Boyne
  • The Hobbit by JRR Tolkien
  • An Elephant in the Garden by Michael Murpurgo
  • Kaspar Prince of Cats by Michael Murpurgo
  • Wolf Rider by Katherine Rundell
  • Once by Morris Gleitzman
  • Lily at Lissadell by Judi Curtin
  • Books by Lauren St. John
  • Books by Robyn Stevens

6th class Céad Cruinniú Eile (Next Meeting):8ú Bealtaine 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  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 : 27ú Marta 2020

  1. Rooftoppers by Katherine Rundell
  2. African Series by Lauren St. John
    1. Book 5 Anthony Any Saves The Day
  3. The Boy at the Back of the Class by Onjali Q. Rauf
  4. The Boy in The Stripped Pyjamas by John Boyne
  5. The Inheritance Cycle by Christopher Paolini
    1. Book 2:Eldest
  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

28ú Feabhra 2020

  1. With a parent google authors4oceans.org & also www.childrensbooksireland.ie
  2. The Secret Garden by Frances Hodgson Burnett
  3. No Ballet Shoes in Syria by Catherine Bruton
  4. The Worry Website by Jacqueline Wilson
  5. Knights of The Borrowed Dark by Dave Rudden
    1. Book 3 The Endless King
  6. The Battle for Perfect by Helena Duggan
  7. Speechless by Kate Darbishire
  8. 4 Children and It by Jacqueline Wilson
  9. The Elephants Tail by Lauren St. John
  10. The Inheritance Cycle by Christopher Paolini
    1. Book 1: Eragon

31ú Eanáir 2020

  1. With a parent google authors4oceans.org
  2. Read a book by SIOBHÁN PARKINSON
  3. What Katy Did by Susan Coolidge
  4. Katy By Jacqueline Wilson
  5. Darkmouth Series by Shane Hegarty
    1. Book 3: Chaos Descends
  6. Knights of The Borrowed Dark by Dave Rudden
    1. Book 2: The Forever Court
  7. Place Called Perfect Series by Helena Duggan
    1. Book 2: The Trouble With Perfect
  8. The Last Leopard by Lauren St. John
  9. 5 Children and It by E.Nesbit
  10. Black Beauty by Anna Sewell

19ú Mí Na Nollag 2019

  1. Darkmouth Series by Shane Hegarty
    1. The Legends Begin
    2. Worlds Explode
  2. Pollyanna by Eleanor H. Porter
  3. Dear Olly by Michael Murpurgo
  4. Private Peaceful by Michael Murpurgo
  5. Knights of the Borrowed Dark by Dave Rudden
  6. Williard Price Adventure Seriesby Williard Price
    1. Amazon Adventure
    2. South Sea Adventure
  7. Murder Most Unlady like by Robyn Stevens

29ú Samhain 2019

  1. Little Women by Louisa May Alcott
  2. Nine Lives Trilogy by E.R. Murray
    1. The Book of Learning
    2. The Book of Shadows
    3. The Book of Revenge
  3. Wilderness by Roddy Doyle
  4. A Place Called Perfect by Helena Duggan
  5. Fish In A Tree by Lynda Mullaly Hunt
  6. Knights of the Borrowed Dark Trilogy by Dave Rudden
    1. Knights of the Borrowed Dark
    2. The Forever Court
    3. The Endless King
  7. Cool by Michael Murpurgo

25ú Deireadh Fómhair 2019

  1. Wonder by R.J. Palacio
  2. The Explorer by Katherine Rundell
  3. The Book Thief by Markus Zusak
  4. Point Blanc by Anthony Horrowitz
  5. Shadow by Michael Murpurgo
  6. Murder Most Unladylike byb Robyn Stevens
  7. Continue with
    1. Lord of The Rings
    2. The Book of Learning

25ú Meán Fómhair 2019

  1. The Hobbit by J.R. Tolkien
  2. Lord of the Rings by J.R. Tolkien
  3. Wolf Wilder by Katherine Rundell
  4. Stormbreaker by Anthony Horrowitz
  5. The Book of Learning by E.R.Murray
  6. Alone on A Wide by Michael Murpurgo

6th class 2018/2019

21ú Meitheamh 2019

  • 1st year book list NCCA

17ú Bealtaine 2019

  1. The Lottery’s Plus One by Emma Donoghue
  2. My Name is Parvana by Deborah Ellis
  3. The Island At The End of Everything by Kiran Millwood Hargrave
  4. The Hunger Games by Suzanne Collins
  5. Wonder by R.J. Palacio
  6. Auggie and Me by R.J. Palacio

Aibreán 2019

  1. The Explorer by Katherine Rundell
  2. The Lottery’s by Emma Donoghue
  3. Little Women by Louisa May Alcott
  4. Mother Daughter Bookclub by Heather Vogel Frederick
  5. Becoming Jo by Sophie McKenzie
  6. Nevermoor: The Trials of Morrigan Crow by Kelly Creagh
  7. No Stars at the Circus by Mary Finn

 

15ú Márta 2019

  1. The Book Thief by Markus Zusak
  2. Girl Savage by Katherine Rundell
  3. Wilderness by Roddy Doyle
  4. Anne of Green Gables by L. M. Montgomery
  5. Anne of The Island by L. M. Montgomery
  6. I Am David by Anne Holm
  7. Railway Children by Edith Nesbit

 15ú Feabhra 2019

    1. The Boy in The Stripped Pyjamas by John Boyne
    2. Kit’s Wilderness by David Almond
    3. A Place Called Perfect by Helena Duggan
    4. Bad Hair Day by J.M. Foster
    5. River Boy by Tom Bowler
    6. A Wells & Wong Mystery by Robin Stevens
      1. Deepdean mini Series: The Case of The Deepdean Vampire
    7. The Secret Garden by Frances Hodgson Burnett
    8. Chronicles of Ancient Darkness by Michael Paver
      1. Book 3: Soul Eater

 

18ú Eanáir 2019

  • Little Women by Louisa May Alcott
  • Chronicles of Ancient Darkness by Michael Paver
    • Book 2 :Spirit Walker
  • Jacky Daydream by Jacqueline Wilson
  • My Mum Tracy Beaker by Jacqueline Wilson
  • Darkmouth by Shane Hegarty
  • The Switch by Anthony Horrowitz
  • A Wells & Wong Mystery by Robin Stevens

 

    1. Deepdean mini Series: The Case of The Blue Violet
    2. Jacky Daydreqm by Jacqueline Wilson
  • Moomins books by Tove Jansson
    • Book 5: Moominsummer Madness
  • Stories For Life Not Just Christmas: written by Children,  Megan Wynne Creative Writing

 

 

 

 14ú Mí Na Nollag 2018

  1. The Lotterys Plus One by Emma Donoghue
  2. The Lotterys More or Less by Emma Donoghue
  3. Chinese Cinderella by Adeline Yen Mah
  4. Knights of the Borrowed Dark by Dave Rudden
  5. A Wells & Wong Mystery by Robin Stevens
    1. Book 6: A Spoonful of Murder
    2. Book 7: Death in the Spotlight
  6. Watership Down by Richard Adams

16ú Samhain 2018

  1. Letter to the King by Tonka Dragt
  2. The Wolf Wilder by Katherine Rundell
  3. Murder Most Unlady Like Series by Robin Stevens
    1. Book 4: Jolly Foul Play
    2. Book 5: Mistletoe and Murder
  4. Brilliant by Roddy Doyle
  5. The London Eye Mystery by Siobhán Dowd
  6. The Boy in the Stripped Pyjamas by John Boyne
  7. Hour of the Bees by Lindsay Eagar

19ú Deireadh Fómhair

  1. The Explorer by Katherine Rundell
  2. The Girl Who Ate The Stars by Caroline Busher
  3. I Am David by Anne Holm
  4. The Exploits of Moominpappa/Moominpappa’s Memoirs by Tove Jansson
  5. Murder Most Unlady Like Series by Robin Stevens
    1. Book Two: Arsenic For Tea
    2. Book Three: First Class Murder
  6. Book of Shadows by E.R. Murray

28ú Mean Fómhair 2018

  1. The Father of Lies Trilogy by Alan Early (check out the Arthur Quinn Website!)
    1. Arthur Quinn and The World Serpent
    2. Arthur Quinn and the Fenris Wolf
    3. Arthur Quinn and Hell’s Keeper
  2. Murder Most Unlady Like by Robin Stevens
  3. The Book of Learning by E.R. Murray
  4. Ayla Trilogy by Matt Griffin
    1. A Cage of Roots
  5. Marooned in Manhattan by Sheila Agnew
  6. Nevermore by Jessica Townsend

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