World Book Day 2017

Chris Judge, Marita and Sarah Webb

What a lovely way to celebrate this year’s World Book Day by taking part in a special event in the fabulous Lexicon Library in Dun Laoghaire.

The morning was organised by Sarah Webb (DLR’s Writer in Residence). Chris Judge, illustrator and writer, Sarah and I all talked about our favourite books with a big audience from local schools. Reading was such a big thing for all of us when we were growing up and those books we first read were so special and have stayed with us always.

Chris, with his flip pad, illustrated the dangers that lurk in the toilet and in the classroom. Looking at the array of books we all picked, it was soon clear that we all loved some of the same books over the decades. The kids told us about their favourite books too.

It was the perfect way to celebrate books and writing and reading!