With her first two young-adult novels, Taking Flight and Grounded, Sheena Wilkinson quickly established a reputation as one of our foremost writers(...)

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 (...)