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Beyond the Stars Twelve Tales of Adventure, Magic and Wonder - Compiled by Sarah Webb

Fourteen year old Emma Brade from Lancashire should be feeling pretty happy right about now. Winner of the Beyond the Stars writing contest her story will be included in a collection of twelve stories along side Irish writers Roddy Doyle, John Boyne, Niamh Sharkey, Derek Landy and more. Twelve stories of winter and wonder and the profits all going to creative writing mentoring charity, Fighting Words, how could you not put this book onto anyone’s wish list. Available from October 9th.


‘Tin’ by Chris Judge Book Launch at The Gutter Press

For those of you handy to Dublin city centre pop down to The Gutter Bookshop  in Temple Bar 18.30 till 20.00 for the launch of Chris Judge’s new book Tin. Featuring robots and an adventure in the big city, I am looking forward to many bedtime story readings of this one with the boys.



Reading Pictures - A celebration of Irish children’s books and illustration

Irish Design Shop in collaboration RHA are hosting a weekend of events this St Patrick’s weekend celebrating Irish children’s books and illustration. The weekend will include demonstrations on book binding, cartooning, presentations on vintage Irish book covers, the debut of Kevin Waldron’s picture book Mr Peek and the Misunderstanding at the Zoo and more. All events are free and full details are here.


Chris Haughton - Digital Handmade

For those of you lucky enough to be in London from 1st to 7th of December be sure to check in on the Chris Haughton “Digital Handmade” exhibition in So Far, The Future gallery. Featuring exhibits that have been created from Chris' digital illustration work and woven, cut or sewn into rugs, bags and toys by traditional craft makers in Nepal. It will also be an opportunity to preview his new book, Oh No, George! available in Spring 2012. Find out more about Chris Haughton, his new book and exhibition on his site here and more about the gallery details here.

Hide & Seek kids boutique

Lovely to see more and more Irish owned stores for kids opening up. Based in Bray, Hide & Seek has a local store and an online store stocking clothes, toys and decor for babies and up to 10 years. With quality brands such as Camper, Plan toys and the bizarrely popular with children, FlatoutBear, they are definitely worth a browse online if you can’t make it out to the shop

Belle and Rollo - Online lifestyle store for kids

Many thanks to Karen for letting us know about Wicklow based Belle and Rollo online store for kids and mums. Stocking, in their own words, an ecclectic and unique range of products. Among the selection of toys, clothes, decor and items for mama are plenty of our favourite brands, including Maileg, Blabla, Early Rider and Flensted. Enjoy a browse in the shop, follow the blog and while you are there check out the Belle and Rollo artwork by one of our favourite illustrators, Chris Judge. Also available through Babyccino Kids.

Joey Roo - Lovely stuff for you and your little Roo

Always nice to find good local businesses and here is one for the mums and little Roos. Joey Roo is a Dublin based online store selling baby essentials and a few handy items for the pregnant mum. My favourites have got to be the Charlie Banana cloth nappies and the very handy bandanna bibs. Browse and shop at Joey Roo here.

Cowboys & Pixies

Well thank you to google ads for pointing me in the direction of the very lovely, and Irish, site, Cowboys & Pixies. Stocking plenty of organic clothing it’s the Bergstein wellies that caught my eye. Much as we’re heading in to summer, it’s still Ireland, wellies are a year round requirement. Sizes are a bit big for our little fella yet but for any who’s kiddos are a little older, they look gorgeous.

Bergstein yellow wellie

Bergstein yellow wellie

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