Once upon a Place

Posted 14 November 2015


Siobhán has a story ‘Abseiling OR The Dancing Engineers’ in Once upon a Place, compiled by Eoin Colfer, Laureate na nÓg, published in October 2015 by Little Island Books.

Once upon a Place is chockfull of terrific stories for older children, and the charcoal illustrations by PJ Lynch (who also painted the stunning cover image) are really amazing. 

Siobhán with Elaina Ryan, director of Children's Books Ireland, at the launch of Once upon a Place.


Little Island celebrated its fifth birthday on 14 May by publishing its fiftieth title, The Wordsmith by Patricia Forde.

Posted 17 May 2015


This was a joyous cake-fuelled event in the foyer of the National Library. 

Elaina Ryan, late of Little Island and now Director of Children's Books Ireland, gave a beautiful celebratory speechThe Wordsmith was launched by Dr. Amanda Piesse, lecturer in English Literature and Children’s Literature in Trinity College Dublin.



Launch of Pucker Power in the Gutter Bookshop 

Posted 9 May 2015

Pucker Power himself (yes, he’s a dog, so what?) presided at the launch of Kevin Stevens’s novel about him and his human family on 7 May.