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Reading for all the family with the O’Gara Family

Our intern Keelin recently spoke to Jessica O’Gara, teacher, mother of five, and wife to Irish Rugby legend Ronan O’Gara about the importance of reading with her family. The O’Gara family live in France where Ronan works with the coaching team of Racing 92, a Paris-based rugby union club. We at CBI didn’t want them to get homesick, so we sent .

Wolfie the Bunny

The Bunny family have decided it’s time to expand their brood and to do so have adopted a son, a son who turns out to be a wolf! Their eldest daughter, Dot, remains steadfastly unconvinced by her new sibling, as she becomes increasingly concerned that her darling brother is almost certainly set on eating her and her entire family. .

Cá Bhfuil Ruairí?

Scríobhadh an scéal seo in ómós do Fhlann Ó Riain, cruthaigheoir na cartúin Dáithí Lacha breis is daichead bliain ó shin. Tá cosúlacht idir an scéilín seo agus ceann de eachtraí Dháithí Lacha agus tá rian de Dháithí ar Ruairí chomh maith. D’imir Máirtín cleas ar Ruairí fhad is a bhí siad ag imirt peile. Chuaigh Ruairí isteach i .

Ruball Trioball

‘Cathain a bheidh mé mór fásta?’ a fhiafraíonn Fionn den chrann. Nuair a bheidh sé fásta suas beidh a theach féin aige – teach a bheidh ag cur thar maoil le peataí de gach sórt. Anois díreach, áfach, níl uaidh ach coileán agus é cinnte go bhfaighidh sé ceann dá bhreithlá. Idir stíl álainn Esther Göbl Uí Nualláin agus .

Bink & Gollie

Move over Olivia, there’s some new girls in town. Precocious and witty, our heroines scramble off on three separate adventures. They trek to the Andes, they negotiate the effect of pets on friendship, they model stripy socks! Gollie is tall, prim and more than a little proper. Bink is a helter-skelter fun magnet, you would think they’d disagree from .


Is fear óg míchiallmhar é Conchúr a bhfuil dúil ró-mhór aige in airgead agus rudaí luachmhara an tsaoil seo. Oíche amháin agus é istigh sa chasaíne ag imirt cartaí bhí carn airgead arbh fhiú daichead míle euro i lár an bhoird. Bhí lámh cartaí maith ag Conchúr ach ní raibh aon airgead aige. Ceithre mhíle euro a bhí uaidh. .

Tales of Irish Enchantment

This book is a feast for the eyes and the imagination. Beautifully produced in hardback with sumptuous full-colour pages, it contains six of Patricia Lynch’s tales of enchantment. These lively and engaging retellings draw on a wide range of Irish mythology and folklore – a welcome change from the narrow selection frequently found in children’s anthologies. Included here are .

The Christmas Eve Ghost

Somewhat misleadingly titled (possibly with an eye for the Christmas market), this new offering from the inimitable Shirley Hughes is a hugely informative story bringing alive the everyday experiences of children in 1930’s Liverpool. Hughes has drawn on her own experiences as a child of that era to vividly recall such things as wash day and, in the process, .

Poems from the Writing Shed

Durant is a particularly prolific writer and his books range from picturebooks to teenage fiction. With this new collection of poetry, Durant has brought together poems previously published in anthologies with some new poems. As the introduction outlines, many of the poems are inspired by everyday actions and activities – school, sports, food and family. The poems are grouped .

Mr Gum and the Cherry Tree

Another Mr Gum. Hurrah! These books are some of the funniest and most exciting children’s books around: packed full of one liners, off the wall gags and utterly hilarious shenanigans. This is offset beautifully by David Tazzyman’s monochrome line drawings. Enter Polly ‘brave and true like a how-doyou- do who had everything she needed in life – a face, .