I’m a Girl!: for the heroine of Yasmeen Ismail’s book her sex is a point of pride, even if it defies stereotype and the expectations of those around her

“I’m a girl!” the heroine of Yasmeen Ismail’s picture book of the same name shrieks as she scoots around, making messes and unbearable noise. “I’m sup(...)

A Child of Books, by Oliver Jeffers and Sam Winston, celebrates the joy of reading and has the feel of a classic

While adult readers are more likely to pack a Kindle in their holiday suitcase than a stack of books, younger audiences have proved more resistant to (...)

Illustrator and writer of children’s picture books Yasmeen Ismail. Photograph: Olivia Hemingway
Reading between the lies

‘The zoo is closed today,” we say to deflect demands for a visit. “That cat is just sleeping,” we explain when passing a feline road casualty. “The el(...)

Dún Laoghaire and its new library will be hosting this weekend’s Mountains to Sea DLR Book Festival. Photograph:  Eric Luke

The Mountains to Sea DLR Book Festival set the tone for the four-day event at its launch on August 27th, with controversial British novelist Martin Am(...)