In their long and colourful history, alphabet books have evolved from basic instruction manuals to sophisticated and ingenious works of art. With t(...)

Brilliant: Roddy Doyle originally wrote his new book as a story for the 2011 Dublin St Patrick’s Festival. Photograph: Dara Mac Dónaill

Our economic recession and its impact on individual and nation alike may not seem a likely subject for a children’s novel, particularly one intended p(...)

Calamitous: a scene from Stalingrad, about the Nazi onslaught on the Russian city in 1942-43, the subject of Nicola Pierce’s City of Fate. Photograph: Non-stop Production

If all the books that constitute Irish children’s literature were to be classified thematically it would soon become obvious that a very sizabl(...)

Influenced by William Blake: detail of a Maurice Sendak illustration from My Brother’s Book
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  • March 23, 2013, 06:00

P icture-book devotees will this year be celebrating the 50th anniversary of Maurice Sendak’s (...)