Philippa Craven’s Beatrix Potter Books

Helen Beatrix Potter (28th of July 1866 to 22nd of December 1943 )was an English writer, illustrator, scientist, and conservationist. She is best known for the delightful series of children’s books which she wrote and illustrated. The books feature animals. The Tale of Peter Rabbit was her first commercially published work in 1902. Her books, including… Continue reading Philippa Craven’s Beatrix Potter Books

Queer Representations in Children’s Literature: A Brief Look at Recent Decades

By Allycia Susanti and Sukma Kirani Agna Throughout the years, there has been no shortage of literature or story books written for children. Although there are considerably fewer children’s books that feature queer characters or talk about what life is like for people who are part of the LGBTQ community, more and more LGBTQ-centric children’s… Continue reading Queer Representations in Children’s Literature: A Brief Look at Recent Decades

Rugby Ain’t for everyone, but Coming of Age is retrospective

A Handsome Devil retrospective While the summer is always huge for sport in Ireland, this week alone saw Dublin host the Europa League final, congratulations to Italian club Atlanta, and the Champions Cup rugby final will see Irish side Leinster attempt to tie the record for most wins in that competition. Sport and its relationship… Continue reading Rugby Ain’t for everyone, but Coming of Age is retrospective

International Literature Festival Dublin

Children’s Books and Authors During the month of May, an exciting celebration of literature is happening in Merrion Square, which showcases the works of authors from all over the world. This will be the festival’s twenty-seventh year and the biggest to date, with over 230 events revolving around various literary subjects. The most exciting news,… Continue reading International Literature Festival Dublin

Literary museums

A new way to discover children’s books Stepping into literature If you’ve ever wished to step into the fascinating world of your most beloved books, we have good news for you. A revolutionary wave in museum design is now transforming this dream into a reality so you can become a character in your favourite fictional… Continue reading Literary museums

Bloomsday at Bloomfields

I love YADSMOOLB – BLOOMSDAY at Bloomfields! Artwork by Chloe, age 6 Join the Museum of Childhood Irelands’s Literature team on the 16th of June 2024 to celebrate James Joyce and Bloomsday! This will be a family event with readings from the museum’s collection of Joyce’s children’s books, and Bloomsday art with materials generously sponsored… Continue reading Bloomsday at Bloomfields

Dante to Joyce

Project began in 2023, and continues in 2024+ To celebrate both Dante Day or Dantedi and Bloomsday we’ve developed another first, a lovely Irish-Italian collaborative project on Dante Alighieri and James Joyce for young children in both countries. The project is a collaborative concept and initiative of the Museum of Childhood  Ireland and Tortorelle school,… Continue reading Dante to Joyce

Challenge – Archival. Difficulty – Hard.

Transformers Fall of Cybertron The recent delisting of Spec Ops: the Line (Yager 2012) has brought renewed attention to the need for archival in video games. What I would like to add to the conversation is to shed light on some examples of the current issues regarding game preservation and access as these challenges are… Continue reading Challenge – Archival. Difficulty – Hard.

Exploring Magic and Wonder: A Look at Recently Published Irish Children’s Picture Books and Graphic Novels

Children’s literature has the incredible power to transport young readers to far-off lands, spark their imaginations, and foster a love for storytelling. In this blog post, we’ll dive into the world of Irish children’s literature, focusing on recently published picture books and graphic novels that offer a glimpse into the magic and wonder of Ireland. These works, whether produced by Irish publishing houses or created by Irish authors and illustrators, provide captivating tales that capture the spirit of the Emerald Isle.

Nurturing Identity Through Pages of Heritage: The Significance of Irish Literature for Irish Children

rish literature, with its rich tapestry of myths, legends, and tales, plays a pivotal role in shaping the identity of Irish children. A nation’s literature is a mirror reflecting its history, values, and cultural identity. For the children of Ireland, literature serves as a powerful tool that not only entertains and educates but also helps construct their sense of self within the broader context of their heritage. In this blog post, we delve into the historical events that have shaped Irish literature and explore the sociological theories underpinning childhood identity development to understand the profound importance of Irish literature in nurturing a strong sense of identity among Irish children.