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Events

We love hosting author events in Bridge Street Books & have been delighted in the past to welcome such celebrities as Derek Landy (Skulduggery Pleasant), Rebecca Miller and Donal Ryan (The Spinning Heart). We have also welcomed The Gruffalo and Maisy Mouse, held a cookery demonstration by Catherine Fulvio & had the children of Wicklow hunt for Wally all over the town.

It is always a pleasure to welcome local authors Emma Hannigan, Melissa Hill & Jackie Burke & more recently Alan Timmons (Here in No Place), Oona Frawley (Flight) and Micheal Delahunty (This is Wicklow) to BSB to launch their books.

Please see below a list of upcoming and exciting events which we will be hosting:

summer reading

YOUNGSTERS

LADYBIRD HOLIDAYWHAT THE LADYBIRD HEARD ON HOLIDAY - JULIA DONALDSON

(ILLUSTRATED BY LYDIA MONKS)

Those two bad men, Lanky Len and Hefty Hugh, are back! They may be in the city instead of the farm, but they haven't changed their thieving ways. In fact, they've got even more ambitious. They're planning to steal a monkey from the zoo and use it to pinch the Queen's crown.  It's a pity for them that a certain crime-busting ladybird is holidaying in the very same city.  With a whole host of noisy new zoo-animal characters to meet and even a cameo from the Queen 

 

GIANT JUMPEREETHE GIANT JUMPEREE - JULIA DONALSON

(ILLUSTRATED BY HELEN OXENBURY)

Rabbit was hopping home one day when he heard a loud voice coming from inside his burrow. "I'M THE GIANT JUMPEREE AND I'M SCARY AS CAN BE!"When Rabbit's friends Cat, Bear and Elephant come to help they are each scared away in turn by the mysterious voice. He can squash you like a flee He will sting you like a bee And he's taller than a tree!But who is the Giant Jumperee?

 

MAISY BOOKSHOPMAISY GOES TO THE BOOKSHOP - LUCY COUSINS

Maisy goes to the bookshop to buy a new book, and she also wants to get one as a present for her friend Tallulah. The bookshop shelves are packed full of amazing books! The shopkeeper is very helpful, too.  Maisy finds her friends Charley, Cyril and Eddie inside. 

 

MONSTER BOOKTHERE'S A MONSTER IN YOUR BOOK - TOM FLETCHER

A mischievous monster has invaded the pages of your child's book! Tilt, spin and shake the book, to see if you can get him out.  A fantastic celebration of all the fun that can be had with a book, with a wonderful wind-down bedtime ending!

 

AGE 5+

RABBIT BEARRABBIT & BEAR - JULIAN GOUGH

A laugh-out-loud funny story of a rabbit and bear who discover that things are always better when they're shared with a friend

 

mango4MANGO & BAMBANG - POLLY FABER

SUPERSTAR TAPIR - there is now 4 books in the fabulous Mango & Bambang series about a young girl, Mango Allsorts and her pet Tapir.  The short stories are perfect to read aloud to age 4-6 or for emerging readers

 

KNITBONE PEPPERKNITBONE PEPPER - CLAIRE BARKER

Knitbone Pepper is a friendly ghost dog, haunting the crumbling Starcross Hall with a gaggle of other ghostly pets. But when he discovers that the Hall is up for sale and his beloved owner, Winnie Pepper, and her madcap parents must leave their home, he smells a rat. Can Knitbone and his ghostly gang of animals help Winnie save Starcross? 

POLLY PUFFINPOLLY & THE PUFFIN - JENNY COLGAN

When Polly discovers an injured puffin, she and her mummy look after him in their cottage by the sea. Slowly, Neil's wing heals and Polly must prepare herself to say goodbye to her new friend. Will she ever see him again?

 

 

AGE 9+

racehorse gallopTHE RACEHORSE WHO WOULDN'T GALLOP - CLARE BALDING

Charlie Bass is a horse-mad ten-year-old who dreams of owning her own pony. So when she accidentally manages to buy a racehorse, Charlie is thrilled. The horse she buys, Noble Warrior, looks the part: strong, fit and healthy.  There's just one problem - he won't gallop.

 

BOOKSHOP GIRLTHE BOOKSHOP GIRL - SYLVIA BISHOP

This story is about a little girl named Property Jones, so-called because she was left in the lost property cupboard of a bookshop when she was five years old. Property loves living in the bookshop, but she has a whopper of a secret ...she can't actually read!

 

 

boy bird coffinTHE BOY, THE BIRD AND THE COFFIN MAKER - MATILDA WOODS

Alberto lives alone in the town of Allora. He is a coffin maker, spending his quiet, solitary days creating the final resting places of Allora's people. Until the day a mysterious boy and his magical bird arrive - flying from danger and searching for a safe haven. Tito is fearful, suspicious of kindness, but as the winter days grow colder and darker, Alberto's home grows warmer and brighter.

Can Tito and his bird be sheltered from the town's prying eyes and the shadows of their past? 

WELCOME NOWHEREWELCOME TO NOWHERE - ELIZABETH LAIRD

Twelve-year-old Omar and his brothers and sisters were born and raised in the beautiful and bustling city of Bosra, Syria. Omar doesn't care about politics - all he wants is to grow up to become a successful businessman who will take the world by storm. But when his clever older brother, Musa, gets mixed up with some young political activists, everything changes ...Before long, bombs are falling, people are dying, and Omar and his family have no choice but to flee their home with only what they can carry.

COGHEART 2COGHEART - PETER BUNZL

When 13-year-old Lily's inventor father vanishes after a Zeppelin crash, Lily's determined to hunt down the truth behind his disappearance, helped by Robert, the local clockmaker's son, and her wily mechanical fox Malkin. But shadowy figures are closing in and treachery lurks among the smoky spires of London - along with a life-changing secret. 

 

 

11+

GIRL INK STARSTHE GIRL OF INK & STARS - KIRAN MILLWOOD-HARGRAVE

Forbidden to leave her island, Isabella dreams of the faraway lands her cartographer father once mapped. When her friend disappears, she volunteers to guide the search. The world beyond the walls is a monster-filled wasteland - and beneath the dry rivers and smoking mountains, a fire demon is stirring from its sleep.

 

SCARLET IBISSCARLET IBIS - GILL LEWIS

Scarlet's used to looking after her brother, Red.

He's special - different. Every night she tells him his favourite story - about the day they'll fly far away to the Caroni Swamp in Trinidad, where thousands of birds fill the sky. But when Scarlet and Red are split up and sent to live with different foster families, Scarlet knows she's got to do whatever it takes to get her brother back 

 

 YOUNG ADULT

after fireAFTER THE FIRE

Will Hill

From the author of the Department 19 series.

Father John controls everything inside The Fence. And Father John likes rules. Especially about never talking to Outsiders.  Because Father John knows the truth. He knows what is right, and what is wrong. He knows what is coming.

But Moonbeam is starting to see the lies behind Father John's words. She wants him to be found out. What if the only way out of the darkness is to light a fire?

SALT SEASALT TO THE SEA - RUTH SEPTYS

WINNER OF THE CILIP CARNEGIE MEDAL 2017

It's early 1945 and a group of people trek across Germany, bound together by their desperation to reach the ship that can take them away from the war-ravaged land. Four young people, each haunted by their own dark secret, narrate their unforgettable stories.

This inspirational novel is based on a true story from the Second World War.

DANGEROUS CROSSINGDANGEROUS CROSSING - JANE MITCHELL

Ghalib doesn't want to leave his home in Syria. But the city has become too dangerous, and his family has no choice but to flee. Together they make their way through Syria to the Turkish border, where Ghalib gets separated from his family.

Stricken with grief and fear, fighting cold, pain and hunger, he manages to make it to a refugee camp in Turkey. Ghalib is safe for now, but life in a refugee camp is wretched and hopeless, and this boy's journey in search of safety is far from over.

HATE GIVETHUG - ANGIE THOMAS

Sixteen-year-old Starr lives in two worlds: the poor neighbourhood where she was born and raised and her posh high school in the suburbs. The uneasy balance between them is shattered when Starr is the only witness to the fatal shooting of her unarmed best friend, Khalil, by a police officer.

 

ORANGEBOYORANGE BOY - PATRICE LAWRENCE

WINNER OF THE YA BOOK PRIZE 2017

Sixteen-year-old Marlon has made his mum a promise - he'll never follow his big brother, Andre, down the wrong path. So far, it's been easy, but when a date ends in tragedy, Marlon finds himself hunted. They're after the mysterious Mr Orange, and they're going to use Marlon to get to him. 

 

ACTIVITY BOOKS

irelandopediaIRELANDOPEDIA QUIZ BOOK

Test you and your family's knowledge of Ireland

Based on the hugely popular Irelandopedia by John and Fatti Burke, this Irelandopedia Quiz Book compiled by Shauna Burke will test your Irelandopedic knowledge. The book consists of ten quizzes each containing five rounds - perfect for long journeys or simply swotting up to impress your friends and family!

Also available: HISTOROPEDIA QUIZ BOOK

 

BEAR HUNT FIELDWE'RE GOING ON A BEAR HUNT: MY ADVENTURE FIELD GUIDE

 Inspired by and featuring artwork from the animated special, this field guide to the natural world is informational and fun. Eager readers will discover a wealth of facts about plants and animals, bugs and birds, clouds, the night sky, the weather and so much more.

 

 

LONELY PLANET KIDS ACTIVITY BOOKS

Maze books, activity books and quiz books featuring things to do, stickers and lots more - good for long journeys

 

GRUFFALO STICKERSTICKER ACTIVITY BOOKS

The Gruffalo, The Snail and the Whale... Julia Donaldson sticker activity fun, perfect for the younger child on a longer journey or flight.

 

 

FAIRY TALES - READ, COLOUR AND STICK

The ultimate in activity books - read the fairy tale, colour in the pictures and fill the book with stickers.

 

MY NATURAMA JOURNAL

Open your eyes to the wonders of Irish nature

Following the bestselling Naturama, Michael Fewer and Melissa Doran return with an activity book that encourages young readers to discover for themselves the magic of nature right on their doorstep. Season by season, the book is packed with outdoor projects that include making a nest box for birds, adopting a tree, making an insect hotel and moon gazing. But it is perhaps the field guide sections, which encourage observation, collecting and the creation of their very own nature journal, that will be most loved by children in years to come.

 

WRECK JOURNALWRECK THIS JOURNAL - KERI SMITH

NOW IN COLOUR

Now in spectacular full colour throughout, a special 10th anniversary edition of the internationally bestselling journal.

Follow the instructions and mix, rip, spew, stream, hurl, blow up, throw, drop,and even made it  explode!

The original WRECK THIS JOURNAL and WRECK THIS JOURNAL EVERYWHERE are also in stock 


 Click here for our recommended thrillers, fiction and non-fiction suggestions

 

Adult Book Club

Meets upstairs in Phil Healy's Pub on the last Wednesday of the month.  

 

Junior Book Club

There are 2 Junior book clubs:

3rd & 4th Class takes place on the last Thursday of the month at @ 3.30pm

5th & 6th Class is on the last thursday @ 4.30pm

All book clubs will take a break until the end of the summer.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

reading challenge 2017

Awards

Irish-Times-award-2014

Irish Times Bookshop of the Year, 2014

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