It is currently Irish Book Week, so I thought I’d do a quick post to share some books by some of my favourite Irish Children’s book authors.
I have read and loved all of Sinead’s books, and give her credit for reigniting my love of children’s books when I read Eye of the North. I am currently reading this to my Year 6 class who are loving it, making it the third time I’ve read it which is something of a record for me!
I absolutely love The Wild Magic Trilogy. The writing is lyrical and magical, and really swept me into Mup’s enthralling adventure in Witches Borough.
I have really enjoyed both of Sophie’s time-travelling adventures, linked to present day and Stone Age settings inspired by Mandel Forest and Rathlin Island on the North Coast of Ireland.
I have absolutely loved reading this magical and powerful trilogy set on Arranmore Island with its folklore, memories held in candles and brilliant characters.
I’ve now read all of Pádraig’s books and they just keep getting better and better. I started with Pog which was the first book I reviewed on my Blog (so it is a very special book for me), and have recently read The Shadows of Rookhaven: dark, powerful and thought-provoking.
I really enjoyed Eve’s debut time-slip story inspired by the real-life Great Flood of London in 1928 with its references mudlarking, hagstones and needlework. Such a clever, heart-warming story which has now got me fascinated by hagstones. I’ve even managed to find a few of my own!
Have you read books by any of these Irish authors? What other books by Irish authors would you recommend?