Tangleweed and Brine – ‘a truly breath-taking collection, a rich intertextual feast that blends the old and the new’

Tangleweed and Brine

This piece was written by Ciara Ní Bhroin, lecturer in English Literature and Children’s Literature Studies in Marino College of Further Education, Dublin. She launched the book for Little Island on the 8th September, and her speech was so superb that we just had to have it in writing. Endless thanks to Ciara Ní Bhroin for writing Continue Reading →

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Sheena Wilkinson shortlisted for the Gladstone’s Library 2018 Writers in Residence Shortlist

Name upon Name Sheena Wilkinson

Gladstone’s Library has today revealed the names of the 13 writers shortlisted for its prestigious Writers in Residence award for 2018, and we’re delighted to see that our own Sheena Wilkinson has made the list based on her 2015 novel, Name upon Name. Now into its seventh year, Gladstone’s Library’s successful Writers in Residence programme Continue Reading →

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Deirdre Sullivan and Paul Gamble Win CBI Awards!

We couldn’t be more delighted with our two fabulous authors – Deirdre Sullivan and Paul Gamble – for winning an award each at yesterday’s Children’s Books Ireland Awards. Deirdre Sullivan, author of Needlework, took home the Honour Award for Fiction. The judges said that ‘Needlework by Deirdre Sullivan is a poetic and eloquent exploration of Continue Reading →

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BOOKWORMS for BUMBLEance! Children’s Authors Road Trip on board the children’s ambulance service

BOOKWORMS for BUMBLEance

Children nationwide will soon have the opportunity to meet their favourite Little Island authors in a new and unique setting. Announced in late March, the partnership between Little Island and BUMBLEance, The Children’s National Ambulance Service will see authors visiting schools, festivals and libraries on board BUMBLEance to read from their work and to meet Continue Reading →

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Parental Pathways – Children’s Literature, Building Resilience

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Little Island is delighted to be taking part in this one day conference around children’s mental health and reading. Our authors Kevin Stevens and Patricia Forde will be speaking, as well as our publisher Siobhán Parkinson. This unique one day conference, organised by Parental Pathways and Children’s Books Ireland, brings together Authors, Animators and Psychotherapists Continue Reading →

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