Little Island and Dublin Book Festival!

Wondering what to do with your November? Ok, you probably aren’t – it’s still a while away. But be sure and pencil in a few of these events with the Little Island crew…

For those of you interested in how the publishing business works and what we’re looking for in children’s literature, check out Meet The Publishers and Agents Gráinne Clear, Sarah Davis-Goff, Nicki Howard, Polly Nolan, Peter O’Connell, Vanessa Fox-O’Loughlin, Sallyanne Sweeney In Association with, where our own Gráinne Clear along with many others will take your questions and queries about the world of Irish publishing. This event is for adults only and takes place on Sunday 16th November at 11.30am.

For the youngest ones, editor and author Siobhán Parkinson will be reading from her latest book Alexandra in her storytime session in the Gutter Bookshop, Saturday 15th November at 11am. There will be readings in both English and Irish, as we also published the book as Gaeilge under the title Fionnuala.

If you know some children who like to be scared senseless, but have a laugh while they do it, check out The Elsewhere Funfair with Sarah Purcell. The Elsewhere Funfair is the latest instalment in our Nightmare Club series, and this event centred around a terrible and curious funfair is sure to send some shivers up spines! This takes place Sunday 16th November at 2pm.

And finally we have a murder mystery event with our latest title, Good Red Herring! You’ll be joining author Susan Maxwell as she introduces you to the bizarre world of Ballinpooka and her brand new novel. Meet Inspector McCabe and his young apprentice as they team up with a mechanical dog to sniff out the truth about a murder in the town. Follow the clues they lay, solve the mystery and learn what it really takes to be a detective. In a world of vampires, dimorphs, luchrupáns and aura-reading orphans, will it be a whodunnit or a whatdunnit? This takes place on Friday 14th November at 10.30am.

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