Book Review: Island of Adventures

Book Review: Island of Adventures

“Island of Adventures” is a factual book about things to do in Ireland. I would recommend it to both families and adults. I would give it to children between the ages of seven and ten because it is quite easy to read. I could definitely imagine a tourist buying this...
Book Review – The Pooka Party

Book Review – The Pooka Party

The Pooka Party, by Shona Shirley McDonald, is a delightful and whimsical romp of a story.  Beautifully illustrated throughout, it tells the story of a poor lonely magical goat or Pooka who decides to hold a party to reconnect with all his friends. The Pooka emails...
Book Review – Kilmainham Gaol

Book Review – Kilmainham Gaol

I was very excited on Tuesday when my teacher handed me “Kilmainham Gaol” by Andrew O’ Connor, to read and review. I love history and really enjoyed studying the stories of the famine and the 1916 rising which had strong links to the Gaol. This book is a reflection of...
Book Review: Tomi

Book Review: Tomi

‘Tomi’ is a true story, based on Tomi Riechental’s childhood experiences of the horrors of the Holocaust. The Holocaust was the time in World War 2 when Jews were treated like criminals and brutally murdered simply because of their different religion. Many people...
Book Review: Leo’s War

Book Review: Leo’s War

“Leo’s War”, written by Patricia Murphy, is a wartime adventure story which takes place in Rome during World War II at a time when the Germans occupied Italy. Leo and his sister Ruby live with their mother just outside Rome and their father is away fighting against...
Book Review: Spies

Book Review: Spies

Spies by Brian Gallagher is a book about three friends – Johnny, Stella and Alice – growing up during the Irish War of Independence. Stella is Canadian with a father who is an RAF wing commander, Alice and her family own the Mill Hotel of Balbriggan and Johnny is a...