20 – 30 May

RadioMoLI - Tall Tales Podcast: Raising a Child of Books

Featuring some very special guests, our new Tall Tales podcast series is perfect for everyone who loves children’s books. Packed full of reading recommendations, ideas to help get your children reading, tips on writing for children … plus handy hints for all ages on how to get the creative juices flowing! Host Shane Hegarty is one of Ireland's most popular writers of children's fiction, creator of the best-selling Darkmouth series, and Boot, which is Dublin’s 2020 Citywide Read for children.

Children’s and YA book experts, Lorraine Levis and David O’Callaghan chat with Shane about choosing brilliant books for your children of all ages. They discuss reluctant readers, and why it’s so important to find books that children love and really connect with. Lorraine Levis works with Penguin Random House Children's Books and is an Irish Times columnist. A children's book expert, her primary focus is on helping children (and their grown-ups!) find the perfect stories, no matter what their interest or ability. Her book Once Upon a Reader is a roadmap for anyone who wants to help a new generation - from prenatal babies to young adults - foster a love of reading. David O’Callaghan is Children’s and YA Book Category Manager at Eason. He also runs Dept Con, Ireland’s biggest Young Adult convention