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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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“Too Cold for Sharks” – NEW book about ocean safety and fishing life by children from all over Ireland

Too Cold for Sharks is our new book made in partnership with the Health and Safety Authority, Kilkenny Education Centre, the Association of Teachers’ Education Centres in Ireland (ATECI) … and 116 children from all over Ireland. The book is filled with the children’s stories, anecdotes and artwork about ocean safety and fishing life, helping other children to learn about the dangers of the ocean and how t
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Summer Competition: WIN Kids’ Own book packs!

This competition is now closed. The winners are Roisin McDonnell and Joanna Beachy.  It’s summertime and we’re giving away gift packs of Kids’ Own books! These unique books have been created by children in Ireland for children everywhere. Two lucky winners will have a choice between an early learning book pack – ideal for parents and toddlers who love reading, singing and playing together R
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Play: a new book project on Traveller pride with Traveller children

This May, we worked with children and their parents from the Traveller community in Dungarvan, County Waterford, on a new book all about Traveller pride. Providing a snapshot of Travellers’ lives through the eyes of Traveller children, the project took shape through a series of creative play sessions. The book will be launched on 24 June 2014 during Travellers Pride Week.   Very young children and their pa
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Workshops in Belmullet

On October 27th Kids’ Own held a book-making workshop in Belmullet library. Read on to see some of the book-makers and the fantastic result of their efforts!
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Workshops in Roscommon

Kids’ Own are working with the Roscommon Library Service this summer. Over the next two weeks we will be in four libraries working with children to enable them to create their own individual books. We are using the 8 page fold as our book template. we will be adding video to this site to share this template with you shortly.
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