Ware can’t wait to spend summer “off in his own world”—dreaming of knights in the Middle Ages, while staying with his grand….
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Little people often need help coping with big feelings, whether positive or negative. When one feeling or another comes to call, the reaction can be… Read More »Helping Little People With Big Feelings…With Picture Books
Since her mother was misplaced shortly after she was born, Libby Lou Flannagans’ life has not been great. She lives…
Kip Bramleys’ life has been shattered since the strange accident which took his sister from them and robbed his mother of her memory. But when he unexpectedly receives a enigmatic message, delivered by a
For years, Jake McCormack has held the small town of Clanfedden in a vice-like grip of fear, leaving it a sad and…
Non-fiction publishing has been particularly strong this year, and now that lockdown has eased and we can once more descend in droves into our well-deserving local bookshops, here is LitVox’s pick of the best of 2020.
This has been a challenging year. We have all wanted to run away, find an adventure and a bit of magic. We need some reassurance. And a sense of boldness, something to lift the spirits. Fortunately, Irish authors and publishers have come to rescue with books for young people of all ages that comfort, entertain and enchant. From picture books to young adult novels, here is a bakers’ dozen of the best.
The Belfast poet’s collection is inspired by the imagery of Super Mario World, but beneath the surface lies a stunningly original and moving collection of verse.
There are certain sports that just inspire great literature. Baseball is at the heart of many wonderful American novels, from Don Delillo’s breath-taking Underworld and… Read More »Pugilism & the Pen: 5 of the Greatest Boxing Books Of All Time
In a year when the Booker prize shortlist featured a gallery of relative unknowns, the prize has gone to a novel that deals with familiar themes, albeit one that deals with these themes in a dazzling style.
Despite 47 years in public life, little of substance is known about the President-elect outside of the United States. This well-researched but flawed book could go a long way towards addressing that.