Are you a young reader? Then look no further! The Children's Book Clinic is Coming to City Spectacular

15 May, 2017

Here at City Spectacular we love to read! With the Children's Book Clinic coming to the festival this July, we're sharing our top 5 Classic Children's Books. Have you read any of the below?


We’re delighted to say that Children’s Books Ireland, the national children’s books organisation of Ireland will be bringing their Book Clinic to Laya Healthcare’s City Spectacular this July. The book clinic will be hosted by our friends and official media partner the Irish Daily Mail.

Are you a young reader? Looking for a new series to delve into? Feeling uninspired by your bookshelves at home? Do you need a prescription for an exciting new read?

Then the Book Clinic is the place to be the summer! Parents and children are invited to drop into the festival for an informal consultation with one of Children’s Books Ireland’s friendly panel of Book Doctors, who are ready to offer the best advice for the young readers in your family.

Here at City Spectacular we love to read! So we're sharing our top 5 Classic Children's Books. Have you read any of the below?

Coming in at number 5 is 'The Wind in the Willows' - by Kenneth Grahame (1908)

This is a stylised account of life on the river, and glimpses beyond it. Delve into this classic tale and follow the adventures of Toad, the petite bourgeois Mole and Rat, the gentleman of leisure!

In fourth place is ‘The Just So Stories’- by Rudyard Kipling (1902)

How did the leopard get its spots? How was the alphabet made? Considered a classic book of children’s literature, this is a collection of stories of how things in the world came to be as they are. A parent’s guide book for answering questions of those curious minds!  

In third is 'The Little Prince' - by Antoine de Saint-Exupéry (1943)


This is a book for children written for grown-ups. It can be read on many different levels to provide food for thought for readers of all ages. It’s about the little prince falls to earth to meet  the author who has crashed his plane in the middle of the Sahara desert.

In second is 'Winnie the Pooh' -by A A Milne (1926)

Characters begin days by visiting one another and end up shifting houses, learning to fly or surviving floods. Classic Pooh Bear!

In top place at number 1 and the only book mentioned this era is 'Harry Potter and The Philosopher's Stone' - by J.K Rowling (1997)

Join Harry Potter, the boy who lived on his adventures at Hogwarts the School of Witchcraft and Wizardry and his epic battle with He-who-must-not-be-named!


Those are our top 5 reads, so why not find the books you love with Children’s Books Ireland this week? Remember, the Book Clinic is drop-in and free of charge and every patient will leave with a reading passport containing a book prescription to take to your local library or bookshop to have it filled.