The people of Ireland have spoken! Our favourite Story Time book is officially The Gruffalo by Julia Donaldson and Axel Scheffler. We have a bumper Story Time reading this Saturday (December 15th), in which we’ll read The Gruffalo and Niamh Sharkey’s Santasaurus!
The Gruffalo is a beautifully-illustrated book depicting the intrepid mouse outwitting a variety of predatory animals. How? By casually mentioning that he’s waiting for his buddy, the (supposedly) fictional Gruffalo who just happens to dine on the likes of ‘scrambled snake’. Needless to say, the animals don’t wait around to become a monstrous hors d’oeuvre.
“Silly old snake, doesn’t he know?
There’s no such thing as a Gruffalo!”
Or is there?
Join us in every Eason store in Ireland at 11am this Saturday (December 15th) to hear Ireland’s favourite Story Time book – The Gruffalo – and Santasaurus by Children’s Laureate Niamh Sharkey.
If Niamh Sharkey’s Ravenous Beast was her loud, proud, chew-it-up book – I’m A Happy Hugglewug is her all-singing, all-dancing, ‘party on’ book.
There is so much enjoyable mayhem in this book that I actually don’t know where to begin describing its genius. But all I suppose you need to know is that the kids will adore the Happy Hugglewug Family and return to them time and time again!
(And I didn’t even mention the new Disney TV show, based on the book ,that is launching next year: The Happy Hugglemonsters.)
Come join us in every Eason store in Ireland at 11am on Saturday, December 1st, as we read I’m a Happy Hugglewug to children, adults and big kids!
We’ve got a host of exclusive events taking place around the country in the coming weeks, with top authors and celebrities visiting Eason stores to meet, greet and sign copies of their latest books. Here’s a round-up of all events lined up for the next few weeks:
Katie Taylor Signing
- Thursday, 29th November at 18:00 in Eason Belfast
Mary O’Rourke Signing
- Friday, 7th December at 16:00 in Eason Navan
Neven Maguire Signing
- Thursday, 13th December at 16:30 in Eason Limerick
- Saturday, 15th December at 13:00 in Eason Enniskillen
Leesa Harker Signing
- Saturday, 1st December at 12:00 in Eason Belfast
- Thursday, 6th December at 11:00 in Eason Abbeycentre
Colin Bateman Signing
- Saturday, 8th December at 14:00 in Eason Belfast
- Saturday, 8th December at 14:00 in Eason Galway
John Giles Signing
- Saturday, 8th December at 13:00 in Eason Cork
Christy O’Connor Jr
- Saturday, 15th December at 15:00 in Eason Galway
Darren Clarke Signing
- Tuesday, 18th December at 13:00 in Eason Belfast
This madcap, whacky and fantastically illustrated book deals with a bunch of aliens who have their priorities firmly set in order: underpants first, world domination later!
It’s a chucklefest from start to finish and the little ones will ADORE it.
Come join us in every Eason store in Ireland at 11am on Saturday, November 24th, as we read Aliens Love Underpants to children, adults and big kids!
Julia Donaldson and Axel Scheffler’s second Gruffalo book follows the exploits of an intrepid young Gruffalo venturing into the night, despite the warnings from Daddy Gruffalo.
What’s in the wood? Why, the big, bad mouse, of course! A scary creature that dines on the likes of Gruffalo cake (by the lake).
“I’m not scared, said the Gruffalo’s child.”
Maybe you should be.
Come join us in every Eason store in Ireland at 11am on Saturday, November 17th, as we read The Gruffalo’s Child to children, adults and big kids!
Cecelia Ahern visited Eason Belfast at the weekend to sign copies of her latest book, One Hundred Names. We took the opportunity to hit her with a pop quiz on her childhood memories of reading:
Eason: What were your favourite childhood books?
Cecelia: The Famous Five, The Babysitter’s Club, Sweet Valley Twins and The Magic Faraway Tree.
Eason: Who was your favourite author as a child?
Cecelia: Enid Blyton.
Eason: What’s your favourite book to read to children?
Cecelia: The Very Hungry Caterpillar by Eric Carle.
This week’s Story Time book is Sam McBratney’s Guess How Much I Love You, a much-loved classic that children will simply cherish. The story of Little and Big Nutbrown Hares’ efforts to express their love for each other has become a publishing phenomenon, selling more than 30 million copies worldwide.
Come join us in every Eason store in Ireland at 11am on Saturday, October 20th, as we read Guess How Much I Love You to children, adults and big kids!
Her new book Nigellissima takes inspiration from Italian cooking to bring the spirit of Italy into the kitchen and onto the plate, pronto. At the heart of Italian cookery lies a celebration of food that is fresh, tasty and unpretentious; Nigella Lawson reflects this in recipes that are simple and speedy, elevating everyday eating into no-fuss feasts.
We hope to see you there!
He came, he saw, he… obliviated?
Anthony Horowtiz was in flying form as he met fans of all ages at our event in O Connell St.
He chatted about Alex Rider, The Diamond Brothers, Sherlock Holmes, the finale to his Power of Five series – Oblivion – and what projects he has lined up for the future.