Friday, October 28, 2011

Cassandra Clare in Dublin

Thursday 28th October 2011
Cassandra Clare and Sarah Rees Brennan chatted and discussed the Mortal Instruments and The Infernal Devices in front of a massively enthusiastic capacity crowd at Eason O Connell St. 

David O Callaghan (Eason), Sarah Rees Brennan, Cassandra Clare, Ruth Maurice (Walker Books), Annalie Grainger (Walker Books)

Michael Murpurgo / Emma Chichester Clark Window at Hodges Figgis

We have blown up an illustration from The Pied Piper of Hamelin for the Hodges Figgis Halloween Window.

Wednesday, October 12, 2011

Helen Oxenbury on Culture File

Culture File on RTE Lyric FM broadcast a wonderful interview with Helen Oxenbury this evening.

Helen was in Dublin in May this year for the Childrens Books Ireland Summer Conference.
Before taking to the stage with her husband John Burningham and editor / chairman of Walker Books, David Lloyd,  Helen met up with Regan Hutchins (late of the Winding Stair Bookshop).  They chatted about her work many years ago with Ivor Cutler, her interpretation of the Alice's Adventures in Wonderland and her thoughts on the digital age.

To enjoy this broadcast click here.

Childrens Book Festival Activity Sheets

October is Childrens Book Festival time so here are some links to activity sheet downloads from Walker Books.

Thursday, October 6, 2011

Eason roll out new Childrens Departments

Eason Bookshops has commenced a series of Children's Department re-fits.  The photos below show Dundrum. the first shop to get the new look.  The Department is split loosely into two areas, one for younger readers with lots of complimentary non-book product (and a area for activities and events) and one for teens and young adults.  This section is built around a high table and barstool arrangement, perfect for young customers to hang out and swap news about what's big in fiction.
The Explore Zone incorporates a flat screen which is currently showing lots of book trailers and author interviews from Walker Books.

Monday, October 3, 2011

Lionsgate to develop Chaos Walking Trilogy for Big Screen

LIONSGATE®  leading global entertainment company, announced today that it has obtained worldwide rights to develop, produce and distribute films based on the award-winning, best-selling and critically acclaimed “Chaos Walking” young adult novel trilogy by Patrick Ness.  The announcement was made by Lionsgate’s co-COO and Motion Picture Group President Joe Drake.  Doug Davison (THE DEPARTED, HOW TO TRAIN YOUR DRAGON, THE GRUDGE) will be producing through his Quadrant Pictures.

Reported today in Variety here