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Our Christmas Gift Guide 2018

What a year it has been! We've met more new customers than ever before, and celebrated the release of tonnes of new and exciting books. Christmas t...

Beatrice Alemagna's Unique and Charming Picture Books

Alemagna manages to retain a recognisable aesthetic through all of her work, but for each new book she utilises different materials. Her illustrati...

Our Top Five Picks for Older Readers

Our lovely customers come to us from all over Ireland and beyond for the best in illustrated picture books. Most people are either buying for young...

What "Square" Taught Us About Art

Anyone who has ever been to Tales for Tadpoles knows how much we love Jon Klassen! This Canadian illustrator was the focus of one of our very firs...

Robert Ingpen's Magical Classics

  Every month we blog about an illustrator that we love, giving you the opportunity to learn more about your favourite artists' backgrounds and in...

Quiz: Which Children's Book Universe Should You Live In?

Have you ever wondered where you would fit in in the children's book world? Would you be hanging out with Christopher Robin and Pooh in the Hundred...

The Incomparable Quentin Blake!

Every month we blog about an illustrator that we love, giving you the opportunity to learn more about your favourite artists' backgrounds and infl...

Our Top Books for Spring

Spring has sprung on Drury Street! Well…sort of. While the weather can’t decide whether to soak us with rain or burn us with sunshine, we’ve decid...

Shirley Hughes' Timeless Appeal

Shirley Hughes is best known for her Alfie series, about the daily lives of a little boy called Alfie, his sister Annie Rose, and their family and...

Five Irish Picks for St. Patrick's Day

We're lucky to be a shop based in Ireland, a country with so many great stories and artists, and so many people who care about quality storytellin...

Layers of Meaning: Kaatje Vermeire's Innovative Illustrations

Kaatje Vermeire is just one of the great illustrators currently working on the continent, who are strangely underappreciated by English speaking au...

Five Ways to Do Valentines Day Differently

Whether you celebrate Valentines, Pal-entines, Gal-entines or anti-Valentines-Day, some of the most beautiful messages of love can be found in chi...