All teaching resources from The O'Brien Press

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Black Flag: Picture books and storytelling to read aloud

Dare to Dream

Irish People Who Took on the World (and Won!)

Written by Sarah Webb, Illustrated by Graham Corcoran

Adventurers, explorers, inventors, dreamers: for a small country Irish people have had a huge impact internationally, from helping street children in India, to saving Jewish children during World War II and exploring new worlds. From Michael Collins to Rosie Hackett, Lady Gregory to Tom Crean.

Teaching guide to the book by Nicola Heaney

Sally Go Round The Stars

Favourite Rhymes from an Irish Childhood

Written by Sarah Webb and Claire Ranson, Illustrated by Steve McCarthy

A major, beautifully-illustrated collection of favourite nursery rhymes known and loved throughout Ireland. It includes favourite international, British and Irish rhymes as well as special Irish favourites.

 

Colour your own rhyme: I've Got a Dog as Thin as a Rail ...
Colour your own rhyme: Row, Row, Row Your Boat ...
Colour your own rhyme: There Was An Old Woman Who Swallowed A Fly ...

A Spooktacular Place to Be

A spooky bus tour around Ireland, with our favourite Dublin Vampire! He travels to well-known places all over the country, including St. Michan's church (where the mummies sleep!), Kilkenny Castle, the Hill of Tara, and visits the giants at the causeway. But, when his travels are done, he decides that home is the most spooktacular place to be!

Colour in the Dublin Vampire
Some Spooktacular ghosts to colour
Colour the Spooktacular bus
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Purple Flag: For readers aged 5+ (includes Pandas)

Ducks in Trouble

Written by and Illustrated by Patrice Aggs

On the farm, some very strange noises are keeping the farmer awake!

Suggested ways to make your own music
Help Pintail to find the clothes and instruments he needs to be a real musician

Danny and Baby Do It All

Written by Brianóg Brady Dawson, Illustrated by Michael Connor

Why does Danny Brown want his baby sister Susie's Baby Do-it-all? It can only mean more TROUBLE for poor Danny!
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Teaching ideas for first class from the O'Brien Reading Programme Supplement

Danny Brown and the Monster Toothbrush

Written by Brianóg Brady Dawson, Illustrated by Michael Connor, Coloured by Alan Nolan

Danny hates brushing his teeth, so when he gets a new toothbrush he wants to get rid of it! He tries flushing it down the toilet, burying it in the garden and throwing it for Keano, his dog, but it keeps coming back!

A fun story about a boy who can't help getting into trouble. Illustrated in colour throughout.

Teaching ideas for first class from the O'Brien Reading Programme

Danny Brown and the Talking Teeth

Written by Brianóg Brady Dawson, Illustrated by Michael Connor, Coloured by Alan Nolan

Danny Brown is always in trouble.
Why did he take Granny’s teeth to school?
Just WHAT was he thinking?
Now Mum is cross, teacher is cross,
and Granny is VERY cross.
But Danny was only having fun, wasn’t he?

Teaching ideas for 1st class from the O'Brien Reading Programme

Danny's Sick Trick

Written by Brianóg Brady Dawson, Illustrated by Michael Connor

Danny hates Auntie Bessie's dinners so much that he decides to get sick so that he won't have to visit her! Another hilarious Danny story.
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Teaching ideas for first class from the O'Brien Reading Programme Supplement
Rearrange the letters to see what Aunt Bessie is cooking.
Spot the differences between two pictures of Danny.
Help Danny and Susie find Aunt Bessie's house.

Granny Makes a Mess

Written by Brianóg Brady Dawson, Illustrated by Michael Connor

Why does everyone blame Danny for the mess, when Granny did it?
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Teaching ideas for first class from O'Brien Reading Programme

Katie's Cake

Written by Stephanie Dagg, Illustrated by Stephen Hall

Katie finds that it's not easy to replace icing once you've licked it all off the cake.
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Activity sheet 1: based on front and back covers
Activity sheet 2: based on pages 6-11
Activity sheet 3: based on pages 11-13
Activity sheet 4: based on pages 12-19
Activity sheet 5: based on pages 20-29
Activity sheet 6: based on pages 30-44
Activity sheet 7: based on pages 45-54
Activity sheet 8: based on pages 55-64
Activity sheet 9: based on pages 55-64
Activity sheet 10
Teaching ideas for first class from O'Brien Reading Programme

Katie's Caterpillars

Written by Stephanie Dagg, Illustrated by Stephen Hall

Katie just loves her pet caterpillars. Then she goes on holiday and can't wait to greet them on her return. To her dismay they have changed! Who wants silly old butterflies as pets? Not our Katie …
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Activity sheet 1: bendy caterpillars
Activity sheet 2: playdough caterpillars
Activity sheet 3: paper chain caterpillar
Activity sheet 4: sock caterpillar
Activity sheet 5: a summertime activity - keeping caterpillars
Activity sheet 6: caterpillar cake
Activity sheet 7: painted butterflies
Activity sheet 8: toilet roll butterfly
Activity sheet 9: beetle drive
Activity sheet 10: minibeest hunt
Teaching ideas for senior infants from O'Brien Reading Programme

My Dog Lively

Written by Patrick Deeley, Illustrated by Martin Fagan

Jenny finally gets the puppy she has always longed for, but she soon realises that pets can be a lot of hard work.
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Teaching ideas for first and second class from the O'Brien Reading Programme