Picture Books

World Book Week Celebrations and Storytime
By March 7, 2014 Read More →

World Book Week Celebrations and Storytime

We love World Book Book Day so much here in Charlie Byrne’s we’ve turned it into World Book Week. Each year we invite local schools into our children’s section for fun free storytelling – and this year we’re reading to over 300 children during the school week. We’re also delighted to invite everyone to our [...]

Mise agus an Dragún by Trish Forde
By February 5, 2014 Read More →

Mise agus an Dragún by Trish Forde

We’re big fans of Mise agus an Dragún by Trish Forde here in Charlie Byrne’s, and were delighted to see it receive several well deserved awards (Gearrliosta Leabhar na Bliana 2013: Childrens Books Ireland and Gearrliosta Leabhar na Bliana 2013: Gradam Reics Carlós), as well as a great review in Inis Magazine. Mise agus an [...]

Teddy Bear’s Picnic at Storytime!
By December 28, 2013 Read More →

Teddy Bear’s Picnic at Storytime!

We’re very excited to announce a Teddy Bear’s Picnic at next week’s storytime to welcome the new year! Teddy Bears and their favourite people are invited to join our Teddy Bear’s Picnic at Storytime, this Saturday the 4th of January, at 11am. We’ll be reading all about Teddy Bears and their magical adventures, and we’re [...]

Launch of Greenes Shoes Saves Christmas
By November 13, 2013 Read More →

Launch of Greenes Shoes Saves Christmas

We’re delighted to announce the launch of Greenes Shoes Saves Christmas, a new bilingual children’s book, on Friday the 22nd of November at 10.30 am. Greenes Shoes Saves Christmas has been entirely produced by Greenes Shoes staff members and their family and friends, to celebrate 50 years in business, and all proceeds from the book [...]

Halloween Costume Party at Storytime
By October 22, 2013 Read More →

Halloween Costume Party at Storytime

We’re very excited to announce our Halloween Storytime Costume Party! Join us on Saturday the 26th of October at 11am for our fancy dress Halloween Storytime, where we’ll have lots of tricks and treats, (not so) scary stories, costumes and games! We invite everyone to come along in their Halloween costumes, and we’ll have treats [...]

Launch of Lorcan and the Magic Whistle by Dolores Gavin-Andrews
By October 2, 2013 Read More →

Launch of Lorcan and the Magic Whistle by Dolores Gavin-Andrews

We’re very excited to announce the launch of Lorcan and the Magic Whistle/ Lorcán agus adn fheadóg draoíchta, a new dual language children’s book by Dolores Gavin-Andrews.   The book is about Lorcan the fairy and his adventures in Barna Woods. Lorcan and the Magic Whistle is a English and Irish book, with the full story in [...]

Back to School Party at Storytime
By September 2, 2013 Read More →

Back to School Party at Storytime

Join us on Saturday the 7th of September, at 11am, for our Back to School Storytime Party with Olivia. We’re shaking off the back to school blues with stories about all fun things school related, and celebrating the weekend with treats! We’re recounting our first days of school with super stories like irreverent How do [...]

Shay Mouse: Limited edition signed copies
By July 21, 2013 Read More →

Shay Mouse: Limited edition signed copies

Shay mouse is back in advance of his Galway Arts Festival Show! We’ve got a very limited edition of The Adventures of Shay Mouse: the Mouse from Longford signed by Pat McCabe and his wife and illustrator Margot Quinn! They’re only $10 and sure to go quickly so pick one up soon…

Emma Chichester Clarke
By July 21, 2013 Read More →

Emma Chichester Clarke

We’ve just had three beautiful new children’s classics illustrated by the wonderful Emma Chichester Clarke in, at special prices. Best known for her Blue Kangaroo books, Emma Chichester Clark received the Mother Goose award for her children’s book illustration, and is a favourite at our children’s storytime. Her recent children’s classics titles combine favourite children’s [...]

Vintage Ladybird books
By July 16, 2013 Read More →

Vintage Ladybird books

Do you remember these? We’re all delighted to see so many vintage Ladybird books and reminisce about their covers and illustrations and reading them over and over. Our childhood favourite’s were the Read-It-Yourself books and abridged classics. I could personally recite The Magic Porridge Pot without looking at the pages. These have sparked lots of [...]