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Latest press release from Trish Hennessy as Halfway Up The Stairs marks Irish Book Week…

Join children’s book expert Lorraine Levis and award-winning children’s writer and children’s book reviewer Sarah Webb for an evening of children’s book recommendations and book chat, hosted by Trish Hennessy of Halfway up the Stairs Children’s Bookshop.

They will recommend some of their favourite Irish books of 2020 and answer all your reading and book questions, including advice on the best books to give as gifts for the season ahead. Come with questions, leave with answers!

Lorraine Levis is a Key Account Executive for Penguin Random House Children’s Books and a columnist for The Irish Times. She started her career as a children’s bookseller and has built her reputation as a children’s book expert with a primary focus on helping children and their grownups find the perfect stories no matter what their interest or ability. Once Upon a Reader is her debut book and is a guide for any adult who wants to raise a child with a love of reading and books. Topics covered include reading at different stages, balancing reading with screen time, helping to deal with difficult topics through books and much, much more!

Sarah Webb is an award-winning children’s writer and creative writing teacher. She runs creative writing clubs for children and reviews children’s books for The Irish Independent. Her latest books are Animal Crackers: Fun Facts About Your Favourite Animals, illustrated by Alan Nolan, and The One with the Waggly Tail: Favourite Rhymes from an Irish Childhood (illustrated by Steve McCarthy).

Halfway up the Stairs is a dedicated children’s bookshop in Greystones, Co Wicklow and caters for all children, from babies all the way up to Young Adults. They also have an online shop at

Sarah Webb and Lorraine Levis in Conversation with Trish Hennessy of Halfway up the Stairs – a live interactive webinar, delivered digitally on Zoom, on Wednesday 21st October at 7:30pm. To register for this event, please email

Now, go check out Halfway’s groovy competitions as part of its 1st birthday celebrations here.