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The Prettiest Girl and the Wolf that Laughed Last

Arguably the best-known of all fairytales, the story of Red Riding Hood does not always end the way we thought it did. In fact in one very old writ...

Remembering When: 5 Interesting Facts about Childhood Memories

There are some childhood memories that we carry with us always, whether it’s the memory of a pet, a family holiday by the sea, or a favourite pictu...

The Amazing Papercuttings of Hans Christian Andersen

Did you know that in his lifetime, Hans Christian Andersen was as well known for cutting out beautiful shapes in paper as he was for his fairy tale...

Happy Birthday, Fairy Godmother!

Fairies, flowers and a genuine sense of fun is what the illustrations of Cicely Mary Barker have offered fans for years. On her 120th birthday, we ...

St Patrick's Day: The Birth Date of a True Irish Genius, Harry Clarke.

Happy St Patrick's Day! Did you know that the day that Irishness is celebrated around the world also happens to be the birth date of Harry Clarke? ...

Gorgeous new prints just in!

We are very excited about our beautiful new stock! We have new prints from some of your old favourites like Flower Fairies and Winnie the Pooh, as ...

Pictiúr: A Celebration of Contemporary Irish Children's Book Illustration

  Dún Laoghaire is an old seaside town with a dazzling new library. The dlr LexIcon is impressively spacious with spectacular sea views. But it ...

Pooh and Mindfulness

'I saw a Heffalump today, Piglet.' 'What was it doing?' asked Piglet. 'Just lumping along,' said Christopher Robin. ' I don't think it saw me.' ...

Upon the Wild Waves: A Journey Through Myth in Children's Books

Yesterday I went to see one of the world's oldest and most celebrated illustrated books - the Book of Kells in Trinity College Dublin. If you'v...