Books by Siobhán Parkinson

SPELLBOUND by Siobhán Parkinson
CHILDREN'S
Released: Sept. 1, 2013

"Anemic despite the art and no match in scope or style for Marie Heaney's Names Upon the Harp, illustrated by P.J. Lynch (2000). (Folk tales. 10-13)"
Pretty pictures aren't enough to compensate for indifferent storytelling in this slender gathering of tales from a former Irish Children's Laureate. Read full book review >
LONG STORY SHORT by Siobhán Parkinson
FAMILY AND GROWING UP
Released: June 21, 2011

"Without reason to trust Jono once his lies come to light, it's hard to care what happens to him. (Fiction. 12 & up)"
The first half of this intriguing but flawed tale from Ireland's first children's literature laureate is spellbinding. Read full book review >
BLUE LIKE FRIDAY by Siobhán Parkinson
CHILDREN'S
Released: March 1, 2008

"Deftly painful and sweet, never sentimental. (glossary) (Fiction. 10-14)"
In a hilarious, dryly solemn voice, Olivia tells of her friend Hal's attempt to get rid of his "sort-of stepfather." Read full book review >
CHILDREN'S
Released: April 1, 2007

"An often-touching exploration of the variant ties between friends, and in families. (Fiction. 10-12)"
Irish narrator Mags has moved to a new town after her father's death. Read full book review >
SOMETHING INVISIBLE by Siobhán Parkinson
CHILDREN'S
Released: March 1, 2006

"Told with humor and insight, Jake's story should appeal particularly to quiet, sensitive kids. (Fiction. 8-12)"
In this thoughtfully crafted story, an engaging, overly analytical Irish boy learns the importance of family and friendship. Read full book review >
THE THIRTEENTH ROOM by Siobhán Parkinson
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Sept. 28, 2004

"Fresh, original, and carefully wrought: Parkinson's tale generates a true sense of foreboding and dread without falling into pathos or stepping into incoherence."
From Irish children's author Parkinson, a present-day gothic that takes us into a gloomy country house haunted by the memory of a dead child. Read full book review >