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Brand New Series of Exciting Books Launched!

There is a new phenomenon about to be unleashed in the world of children's literature! It is called Vroom-Town© - a wonderful place where all types of trucks, with all types of personalities live, work, play and have exciting adventures. They are just waiting to be discovered to tell their stories and for children to fall in love with them!

Vroom-Town© is a series of books which is also intrinsically linked with an interactive website, vroom-town.ie . This has all the potential to rival house-hold names such as Thomas the Tank Engine and Bob the Builder. It is the brain-child of Dundalk local, Emer Conlon. According to Emer "there was a massive gap in the market for books that would capture the imagination of little boys aged 5-8. I have completed a great deal of research in this area to ensure I was on the "right track". There is definitely a gender reading gap – though this is dependent on the school, parents and obviously the individual child. However research does state that an interest in reading at this age bracket is critical to success in school and life. Deb Hanson, Consultant in Education suggests, "It's no secret. Girls read more than (most) boys and girls score higher on reading assessments than (most) boys. This translates to boys being less successful in school in a lot of other ways, too".

 

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