2020, the year of Coronavirus. 2021, the year of Irish books? While Ireland is undoubtedly well known for producing it’s fair share of exceptional authors, and it has had this reputation for some time, there is something about 2021. This year we have been blessed with a number of excellent Irish books from Irish authors, […]
School is (finally) finished for another year! Que the endless choruses of “I’m Bored!” that is bound to last the next three months. It can be hard to find things to keep the kids entertained during the summer months that will equally keep them off the screens and having fun when we can’t really do […]
It’s summer time! After months of what seemed like an endless winter of terrible weather and extended lockdowns, the summer months of 2021 are greatly welcomed and highly appreciated. Now that life is getting that bit busier as we return to our new normal, it can be easy to forget about the new hobbies and […]
While the word ‘staycation’ is dreaded by some, this summer we are embracing the fact that we get the opportunity to discover more of what our beautiful country has to offer. Being the proud residents of the Midlands that we are, we think (in our 100 per cent non biased opinion) that a summer spent […]
Beginning in 1917, the Pulitzer Prize is an award that recognises excellence in American journalism, music, literature, and poetry. The prize was founded in 1917 after the death of Joseph Pulitzer, for whom the award was named. Joseph Pulitzer was a Jewish man from Hungary, who, upon his emigration to America, became a wealthy newspaper […]
It’s almost that time of year again. Book lists are coming home in bags and the words ‘back-to-school’ can be seen in every supermarket. It can be overwhelming, you feel like you just got through the panic of the last academic year! So here at Midland Books, we want to make this back-to-school season easier […]
We have picked 4 series of books which we think help children who are learning to read or are reluctant readers.