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Anna McQuinn

  • 5 stars across 23 books
    Anna McQuinn was born and grew up in County Kerry. She lived in the small town of Castleisland in the heart of Kerry Dairy country and is old enough to remember the old Fair days there - her maternal grandfather used to be a cattle drover and his small restaurant attracted many old friends from up and down the country. Her dad grew up on a small dairy farm and Anna spent many hours with him visiting the farm to help his brother with milking and making silage.


    Anna attended a small two-teacher national school three miles outside of town where her dad was a teacher. All of her friends lived on farms and she loved staying over for weekends, helping with feeding calves, moving cows around and cutting turf.


    Anna read English and History in UCC then studied for her H Dip (specialising in Children's Literature), teaching English for a number of years in Cork while she did so. In the late 1980s, like so many of her friends, she headed to the UK in search of work and was delighted to get a job in Children's Publishing.


    Since then, Anna has worked for over 20 years as an editor and publisher, producing hundreds of children's books. In 2003, she left her full time publishing job to concentrate more on writing and has since written over 20 books. She now divides her time between developing book ideas, writing stories and working directly with children which really feeds her writing.
    19th February 2015

    Lulu Loves Flowers

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    1st June 2010

    If You're Happy and You Know it

    In this multicultural version of the traditional song, children from cultures all over the world clap their hands, stomp... More

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    13th September 2011

    Lulu Reads to Zeki

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    1st June 2017

    Lulu Gets a Cat

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    9th September 2013

    My Friend Jamal

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    1st May 2010

    The Sleep Sheep

    You're exasperating, Sylvie, her mother says. I'm not trying to be exasperating, Mommy, Sylvie replies, I just can't sle... More

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    5th April 2010

    The Sleep Sheep

    When Sylvie can't get to sleep she tries counting sheep. But the sheep have other ideas . like dancing, rollerblad... More

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    29th September 2006

    Dragons

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    7th April 2011

    Ring-Ring!

    Young children will love this chunky board book full of favourite everyday things and the different sounds they make. Wi... More

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    9th September 2013

    Lulu Loves Stories

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    9th September 2013

    My Friend Amy

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    25th February 2016

    Zeki Can Swim!

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    16th September 2013

    A Rosette for Maeve?

    `The local Show is coming up in a few days time and everyone in Glenmore Valley is excited. There are lots of compet... More

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    1st October 2008

    Countries of The World: Ireland

    It's said that Ireland, once visited, is never forgotten, and for once the blarney rings true. The Irish landscape has... More

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    16th September 2013

    Colm's Lambs

    Follow Colm on the farm as he works with his farther, and helps with the arrival of the new spring lambs. A perso... More

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    1st May 2009

    My Friend Mei Jing

    Ever since Mei Jing came to Monifa's school they've been best friends. They're both artistic and like to create wild des... More

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    30th September 2008

    My Friend Jamal

    Jamal and Joseph were born in the same hospital in the same month. Now they're best friends. The two like to play at one... More

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    1st June 2005

    Tick Tock

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    4th April 2005

    Wanda's Washing Machine

    Wanda lives with her mum, Wendy, and they have a wonderful washing machine called Walter. This is a Very Good Thing beca... More

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