The IBBY Collection of outstanding books for and about young people with disabilities has arrived in Clondalkin Library. You can catch it there until Monday 5 March.
To celebrate this new leg of the tour, here is Committee Member Tatyana Feeney's top pick: Un Hueco (A Hole) by Yael Frankel from Argentina.
"The book I have chosen is Number 17 in the collection, Un Hueco (A Hole). What appeals to me about this book is the simplicity not only of the illustrations, but of the concept. A hole inside is a perfect way to describe grief, and this book shows the hole with such simple, yet sophisticated, illustrations that even the youngest readers can understand the feelings the hole represents.
This is a book that could prompt conversations and possibly make discussion easier for even the youngest children who may have suffered a loss."
Head over to our Resource page to find out more about the collection and access the link to the catalogue.
The IBBY Collection of outstanding books for and about young people with disabilities has arrived in Leixlip Library. You can catch it there until Monday 26 February.
To whet your appetite, here is committee member Debbie Thomas's special pick from the collection: LES CHIENS (contraires) THE DOGS (opposites)
Long and short, asleep and awake, wide-eyed and sneaky – dogs are everywhere in this brilliantly simple and hilarious French language book of opposites. Bright colours and eyes to die for draw in both confident and struggling readers, and the smartly-placed flaps are just begging to be flapped. A triumph of design, wit and accessibility to children with learning challenges, and an unforgettable French vocabulary guide for mainstream readers.
Paris, France: Editions Sarbacane 2016 -- 18 pages ISBN 978-2-84865-854-4
The IBBY collection of outstanding international books for and about young people with disabilities has started its tour of the island of Ireland to great acclaim.
Here is where you can catch it in the next few weeks:
Celbridge Library 12Feb- 17th Feb
Leixlip Library 19th – 26th Feb
Clondalkin Library 27th of Feb – 5th March
Antrim & Down:
Glenveagh School, Belfast 7th – 13th March
Queens University 14th March
Finaghy Road Library, Belfast 15th – 23rd March
Lisburn Library, 23rd March – 5th April
Wexford Town Library 9th – 23rd of April
There will be plenty of special events (launches, tours, workshops, symposiums and even a Big Picture event) run by our partners in each venue. Watch this space and our Facebook page for details!