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“A Strong Heart”: Our brand new book launches this week!

Kids’ Own and a group of County Mayo children will launch “A Strong Heart: A book of stories and dreams for the future by Syrian and Palestinian children living in County Mayo”, during World Refugee Week. This Thursday, 21st June at 4:30pm, Kids’ Own is excited to host Syrian and Palestinian families and other community members at the Linenhall Arts Centre in Castlebar to celebrate the launch of a brand n
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Kids’ Own Schools Book Tour at Sligo Children’s Book Festival 2018

Join us for a month of literacy and creativity for children, families and schools across County Sligo this March as part of Sligo Children’s Book Festival 2018. Kids’ Own is on tour, bringing our archive of books to class groups across the county. Kids’ Own Schools Book Tour Programme Cost: €350 (including a gift book bundle for your school library) Information & booking: Contact Kids’ Own on 071 912
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The reviews are in! Taunagh National School critique Rebellion in the Village

Fifth class pupils from Taunagh N.S. in Riverstown, Co. Sligo recently reviewed one of our books, Rebellion in the Village. This adventure novel was written by children in Scoil Ursula, Sligo Town together with writer Mary Branley. Pupils from Taunagh have been studying the French Revolution and as Rebellion in the Village is set during that historical period, Principal Linda McMahon was keen to engage her pupils wit
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Kindness: New book project with pre-school children

Kids’ Own is currently working with six childcare settings in Waterford, Kilkenny and Carlow to create a new book with pre-school children, exploring the gift of kindness. Artist Naomi Draper and writer Mary Branley have been leading the creative sessions. The Kindness Project is funded by the ESB Energy for Generations Fund and is delivered in partnership with Carlow, Kilkenny and Waterford Childcare Committees. Pro
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Kids’ Own Christmas Catalogue

Christmas Catalogue All the latest titles & children’s favourites from Kids’ Own Free delivery to Ireland and the UK   FOR THE ARTIST IN YOUR LIFE   Virtually There What happens when artists in their studios collaborate virtually with children in the classroom? Our beautiful new limited edition book explores a unique model of arts in education taking place across Ireland and Northern Ireland. Ful
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On the Ocean: a book project exploring coastal and ocean safety

Kids’ Own is partnering with the Health and Safety Authority of Ireland (HSA), Kilkenny Education Centre and the Association of Teachers’ Education Centres in Ireland (ATECI) on a book project raising awareness of coastal and ocean safety. Children from primary schools throughout Ireland took part in an ‘On the Ocean’ competition organised by the HSA, submitting artwork, short stories and poem
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Book of the Month: Fishing for Food and Mushrooms

To celebrate the upcoming launch of our new book with Traveller children during Traveller Pride Week in June 2014, our Book of the Month is another title that looks at Traveller life through young people in the community. Fishing for Food and Mushrooms is a collection of stories, poems and pen pictures written and illustrated by Traveller Children in Belfast. ‘My Granny and Granda used to shovel the snow for pe
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What’s it like in big school? Junior Infant children reveal all on our Transition book project

Kids’ Own is partnering with Kilkenny County Childcare Committee and Kilkenny Education Centre this May on ‘Transition,’ a brand new book project supporting young children in the transition to big school. We are working with junior infants in four schools in County Kilkenny. Artist Orla Kenny and writer Mary Branley are collaborating with the children to creatively explore their experience of transition f
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Buzzing with Books conference: Education & Book Fair

Kids’ Own will be taking part in the Buzzing with Books conference on 22 & 23 May 2014 at Mary Immaculate College, Limerick.  The conference is a celebration of children’s engagement with literature and includes an Education and Book Fair, a Conference for educators and book lovers on the 22nd, and a Children’s Festival for school groups with free workshops on the 23rd. We’ll be there with
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Smarter Travel book project: all the latest from artist Sharon Kelly

Kids’ Own is currently working with Go Dungarvan and Waterford children on a Smarter Travel book project, exploring how we travel from place and place and how we might do it differently. Here, artist Sharon Kelly fills us in on what’s been happening and what the project means to her personally: Soaking up the sights and sounds of journeys  The Smarter Travel project has been really interesting for lots of
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