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Dublin's best children’s books

We all have those special books that we remember from childhood. Those we snuggled up to read at bedtime, filled with magic and adventures, transporting to far away places and capturing our imaginations. Here are some of Dublin’s best children’s books….

It's about a male roe deer, Bambi, from his birth through childhood, the loss of his mother, the finding of a mate, the lessons he learns from his father and experience about the dangers posed by human hunters in the forest.

Indre Dambrauskaite , Rathfarnham

A brilliant rhyming text, introducing young readers to issue of discrimination, and hows we should all be treated the same no matter what we look like.

Vivienne Luke , Rathmines

A fox outsmarts a group of farmers so ensure a food supply for him, his family and friends. It had animals that solved the problems of capitalism.

Antonia Connell-Jones , Rathfarnham

Adventure, mystery, lashings of ginger beer!

Fiona Farrell , Glasnevin

I remember it was the first book that I FELT. I could imagine the weight of the wardrobe, the smell of dust, shadows in corridors and in woods, the texture of the clothes!

Jennie Ryan , Ballymun

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