Watch our preSchool Storytime Sessions here and on our YouTube Channel. And tune in to our Summer Stars Books at Bedtime Chapter a Day Readings each week day night at 7pm.
Mr Wiggle and Mr Waggle Thumb Play | Stories and Songs with Mary | Superworm | Where are you, Puffling? | Bran agus a Dhaideo | Lokomotywa | Tyrannosaurus Drip | Polish Poems | Tá Bran in ann Comhaireamh | Conor's Cowboy Suit | More Stories and Songs with Mary | Danny's Pesky Pet |
Summer Stars Books at Bedtime
During July and August as part of our Summer Stars Programme, we will have a Books at Bedtime Stories every evening at 7 pm over on our YouTube Channel. These stories will feature a few chapters each night and we've recorded them so you can read along too.
And watch out on our competitions section - we will have a quiz on 2 of the stories over the course of the summer.
August 10th - 14th at 7 pm: The Supermarket Ghost by Gordon Snell
(Read by Eve from Dunboyne Library)
Monday 10th August – Part 1
Tuesday 11th August – Part 2
Wednesday 12th August – Part 3
Thursday 13th August – Part 4
Friday 14th August – Part 5
August 3rd - 7th: Horrid Henry by Francesca Simon
(Read by Mary from Ashbourne Library)
Horrid Henry is always getting into trouble or causing mischief. We have five adventures with Horrid Henry from the collection Horrid Henry's Wicked Ways. Find out how he annoys his younger brother, Perfect Peter and what he get's up to o his holidays. Horrid Henry is written by Francesca Simon & Illustrated by Tony Ross. Published by Orion Books.
Monday 3rd August – Part 1
Tuesday 4th August – Part 2
Wednesday 5th August – Part 3
Thursday 6th August – Part 4
Friday 7th August – Part 5
Enter our Horrid Henry Quiz and have a chance to win a €20 book voucher! Closing date is 23rd of August.
July 27th - 31st at 7pm: Wired Teeth by Oisín McGann
(Read by Emer from Ashbourne Library)
Welcome to Jason's world! This book is about crazy dentists, secret agents and remote controlled braces! Jason McGinty's a bad kid: a bully whose gang rules the schoolyard. But when he gets braces on his teeth, things start to go wrong for him. His mouth looks awful, and worst of all, he begins to hear voices that no one else can hear. Are the voices real? Do they have something to do with the braces? And who is the big, scary boy who looks so like Jason? Something sinister is going on! Wired Teeth is written & illustrated by Oisin McGann and published by O'Brien Press
Monday 27th July – Part 1
Tuesday 28th July – Part 2
Wednesday 29th July – Part 3
Thursday 30th July – Part 4
Friday 31st July – Part 5
July 20th - 24th at 7pm: George Speaks by Dick King-Smith
(Read by Eve from Dunboyne Library)
George is no ordinary baby. He looks ordinary, with his round face and squashy node. But his sister Laura soon discovers that he's absolutely extraordinary. Everyone's life is turned upside down from the day George speaks!
Monday 20th July – Part 1
Tuesday 21st July – Part 2
Wednesday 22nd July – Part 3
Thursday 23rd July – Part 4
Friday 24th July – Part 5
July 13th - 17th at 7pm: My Brother's Famous Bottom by Jeremy Strong
(Read by Mary from Ashbourne Library)
Nicholas's dad has a plan to make some fast cash. Nappies! Some disposable-nappy people are looking for a beautiful botty for their new advert - and all Nicholas's baby brother has to do is pass the audition. What could possibly go wrong?
Monday 13th July – Part 1
Tuesday 14th July – Part 2
Wednesday 15th July – Part 3
Thursday 16th July – Part 4
Friday 17th July – Part 5
July 6th - 10th at 7pm: The Legend of Spud Murphy by Eoin Colfer
(Read by Carmel from Navan Library)
Will and Marty are doomed to spend their holidays in the library. Ifthey put a foot wrong Mrs Murphy, the legendary librarian, will use her dreaded gas-powered spud gun and they don't want that - just ask Ugly Frank how he got his nickname!
Monday, 6th July Chapter 1
Tuesday, 7th July Chapter 2
Wednesday 8th July Part 3
Thursday, 9th July Part 4
Friday, 10th July Part 5
Stories and Songs with Mary
Join Mary from Ashbourne for some great stories and get your shakers ready for the songs!
This story is Look out Leon by Jez Alborough and it's published by Walker. And follow the links below to the author's website to download and print some colouring pages of the characters from the story.
Dear Zoo by Rod Campbell - Storytime with Carmel
This is a great interactive lift the flat story published by MacMilllan Children's Books. See if you can guess which animals the zoo sent as a pet....
And we've included some colouring sheets and activities to download from Pan MacMillan's website.
Parent and Toddler Story and Songs with Mary
Mary's back in Ashbourne with a great story from The Little Princess Series by Tony Ross and a selection of songs to join in with at home.
Danny's Pesky Pet by Brianóg Brady Dawson - Read by Eve
Conor's Cowboy Suit by Gillian Perdue - Storytime with Eve
This story is published by O'Brien Press.
Conor loves to dress up as a cowboy and one day he gets a present of a cowboy suit and decides to wear it to school....
Listen to the story and then you can download some activities provided by the publishers below to go along with the story. Enjoy.
Am Scéalaíochta le Nóirín
Tá Nóirín ag léamh scéal faoi Bran darbh ainm "Tá Bran in ann Comhaireamh" le Eric Hill. Foilsiú ag An Gúm. Bain taitneamh as!
Europe Day - Polish Poems with Lucja
Lucja is reading some Polish Poetry for Europe Day which was celebrated on 9th May 2020. The poems are from the book "Polscy poeci dzieciom" Illustrated by:Marcin Poludniak Published by: Zielona Sowa
The three poems read are written by Jan Brzechwa who is well known in Poland for having written a number of lyrical and amusing children's poems.
Entliczek pentliczek : Little worm is tired of eating apples and he goes to town for a steak...
Zaba - The poem Zaba (Frog) is about a frog that thinks it's sick so it goes to a doctor, and he tells the frog that it's too wet and tells it to get dry and keep away from water.
Kwoka - This is an educational poem about Hen who invites friends to teach them manners. But does she know how to behave?
Storytime with Carmel - Tyrannosaurus Drip by Julia Donaldson
Join Carmel from Navan Library for a reading of Tyrannosaurus Drip. Written by Julia Donaldson, Illustrated by David Roberts and Published by MacMillan Children's Books.
Tyrannosaurus Drip is a brilliantly funny story all about celebrating difference, from the stellar picture-book partnership of Julia Donaldson and David Roberts – perfect for young dinosaur fans everywhere! Everyone knows that tyrannosauruses are big and scary, so when a placid duckbill dinosaur's egg ends up in the wrong nest, confusion is sure to ensue! When the baby dinosaur hatches out, he's so out of place that his grisly big sisters call him Tyrannosaurus Drip. Poor little Drip: all he wants is a quiet life munching on water weed . . .
Tyrannosaurus Drip Activities
For fans of the story you can download the activities below from the publisher's website.
Storytime with Shauna - Where are you, Puffling? by Erika McGann and Gerry Daly (O'Brien Press)
Lokomotywa - Czytanie z Lucja : Storytime in Polish with Lucja from Dunshaughlin Library
"Superworm" by Julia Donaldson
Published by Scholastic.
Read by Shauna from Trim Library with some great help from her son Danny.
Storytime Songs with Mary from Ashbourne Library
Did you know that singing helps young children to develop early literacy skills? Songs and rhymes help children to break up the words into smaller parts or syllables and this is a skill that children will use when learning to read. Research shows that children who sing and recite nursery rhymes are more likely to be ready to read when they go to school. So keep the singing up and if you want to learn some new songs then why not try Super Simple Songs or borrow these audiobooks from BorrowBox to sing along to.
Bran agus a Dhaideo le Eric Hill (An Gúm)
Scéalaíocht le Nóirín ó Leabharlann Cill Dhéagláin.
If you like Spot then check out the Fun With Spot website for some games, colouring pages and baking recipes.
Mr Wiggle and Mr Waggle Action Story
Join in with the actions for this story and help tell the tale of Mr Wiggle and Mr Waggle. For ages 3- 6.
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