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Book Cover - Little Explorers Let's Go Building Site

Little Explorers: Let’s Go Building Site

This book is fun! Readers will learn all about the different jobs, machines and materials that are used on a building site. A bonus to this book is the more than 30 flaps that readers can open, explore and learn in more detail about the object they are looking at.

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Pride Reading Guide 2023

Supported by An Post, our Pride Reading Guide 2023 contains 200 LGBTQ+ inclusive stories for young readers aged 0–18.

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Bathe the Cat

Granny is coming to visit, and Dad needs all hands on deck. Using alphabet letter tiles, he spells out his to-do list for all the family, but he hasn’t bargained on a mischievous cat! With the letters jumbled up to make new words, all of a sudden they are feeding the mat and scrubbing the fish! Dad is looking more and more flustered, but the kids are having a ball. Will Dad work out what’s going on before Granny arrives?

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Flip Flap Halloween

If you’re looking for a Halloween-themed read that won’t terrify your toddler, then this is a great one to start with. This boardbook is brightly coloured, and the creepy characters revealed on each page are rather friendly compared to others.

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Building Communities Reading Guide

A reading list for ages 0–12, designed to inspire building the homes, places and communities of tomorrow.

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The Dress in the Window

On the surface, this is an incredibly sweet book about a boy falling in love with a beautiful dress in a shop window. However, a deeper reading shows us a tale of unconditional love, acceptance, and the joy of being your unabashed self.

Book Cover - It's Too Dark, Puffling

It's Too Dark, Puffling

Erika McGann and Gerry Daly bring us back to Skellig Michael with this addition to the adventures of Puffling, as she comes across a smaller puffling, all by himself and afraid of the dark. Of course Puffling wants to help, and together they go on an adventure across the island, meeting many of the inhabitants. On each occasion they share the reasons they aren’t scared of the dark, but none of this convinces the little puffling, who repeats his fear that ‘it’s too dark in the dark’.

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Reading Matters reading guide

Published in September 2023, 'Reading Matters' sees the return of the 'best of the year' format to our annual reading guide. 

Book Cover - Baboo the Unusual Bee

Baboo the Unusual Bee

Baboo is an unusual bee; he has pink instead of yellow stripes. Baboo likes to dance and tries to make friends with some of the other bees in his hive but to no avail. After being cruelly rejected, Baboo goes off by himself where he finds another unusual insect and the two become friends and dance together. They’re having so much fun that the other insects gather around to watch, and they realise they’d like to be different too!

Book Cover - I'm Going to be a Princess

I'm Going to Be a Princess!

Stephanie Taylor’s multi-layered and thought provoking text teamed with Jade Orlando’s beautifully detailed illustrations make this picture book a treat for the senses. The title, 'I’m Going to Be a Princess', tricks the reader into thinking this is going to be yet another one dimensional girly girl story. However, this couldn’t be further from the truth. Instead, a clear feminist voice is interwoven with detailed illustrations to send a strong message about self-belief.