Vote for Tangleweed and Brine for the Book of the Year!

We are so delighted that Tangleweed and Brine by Deirdre Sullivan and illustrated by Karen Vaughan won the YA Book of the Year at the Irish Book Awards last week. Up against fierce competition from established authors and superb books, Tangleweed scooped the prize and we are so very proud. Because of this, Tangleweed is now in the running for the Irish Book Continue Reading →

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Two Little Island books shortlisted for the Irish Times Book of the Year

We’re delighted to say that two of our brilliant books this year have been shortlisted for the Irish Times (Ticket) Book of the Year Awards. Hopscotch in the Sky, a collection of poetry for children by Lucinda Jacob and illustrated by Lauren O’Neill, has been shortlisted in the children’s book section. Tangleweed and Brine, a Continue Reading →

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Vote for us in the Irish Book Awards!

Little Island has been shortlisted FOUR times (hurray!) in the Bord Gáis Energy Irish Book Awards: A Dangerous Crossing by Jane Mitchell shortlisted in the children’s (senior) category Star by Star by Sheena Wilkinson shortlisted in the children’s (senior) category Tangleweed and Brine by Deirdre Sullivan shortlisted in the YA category Tangleweed and Brine by Continue Reading →

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

This piece was written by Ciara Ní Bhroin, lecturer in English Literature and Children’s Literature Studies in Marino Institute of 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 it, Continue Reading →

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