Age range:

0–4

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Pride Reading Guide 2022

Building on the Rainbow Reads reading list produced with An Post, our Pride Reading Guide contains 100 LGBTQIA+ inclusive stories for young readers aged 0–18.

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Kitsy Bitsy's Noisy Neighbours

Polly Faber’s bright, colourful picture book delightfully demonstrates how one person’s actions can impact others. As the story takes readers through every floor of the Park View Rise apartments, we learn about everyone who lives there and why it is important to remember to always be kind and considerate towards our neighbours.

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Everything Changes

Navigating the tricky issue of parental separation/ divorce, this picture book is an invaluable resource for a child experiencing familial disruption. The text is simple yet poetic - ‘I am a snowflake in a snowstorm, spinning and twisting’ - anchoring the changes in the child’s life to the natural changes of the seasons, and with the very positive central message that although change is worrying, sometimes it is unavoidable, and happy times can still be found.

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I Believe In You

When faced with all those small frustrations in daily life, it can be easy to lose patience with yourself and to give up. This positive and affirming picture book is a reminder to believe in yourself, and in the importance of lending a helping hand whenever you can.

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Once Upon a Fairytale

Can you imagine anything more enchanting than a picture book in which you create your very own adventure? This clever storytelling concept more familiar in fiction for older readers translates perfectly to the picture book format, as we venture through a stunning imaginary world taking unexpected turns and meeting a myriad of unusual characters.

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Building Communities Reading List

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

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My Dog, Hen

Hen, an excitable little dog with an appetite for mischief, is adopted from the shelter by a young boy and his parents. Hen loves to eat the curtains, the cushions, and even his new toys - until Grandma gives him something special. Hen’s story carries a wonderful lesson about finding the value in things that are pre-owned. Mackintosh’s endearing new picturebook will resonate with any family that has ever adopted a pet from a rescue shelter, and demonstrates the importance of showing compassion, kindness and patience to animals.

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We Disagree About This Tree

Bear and Mouse are back and living harmoniously together at Christmas time. But what happens when they have a difference of opinion about how to decorate their Christmas tree? Mouse likes baubles, tinsel and unusual tree-toppers, and Bear likes dazzling lights, candles and unique tree placement – will they ever manage to agree?

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Eco Girl

Eve is a little girl who loves the forest near her house and all the animals and plants within it… but she especially loves the Baobab tree. When she visits her grandmother’s home she receives a special birthday present of a Baobab seed to continue the family tradition of planting a tree in the forest.

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Goldilocks and the Three Crocodiles

A familiar tale retold brings a fresh sense of humour and perspective. Goldilocks has moved on from her experience with the Bears, and this time she has her friend Tiddles the dog along with her. In search of “just right” in seats, food and bed, Goldilocks explores the terrain of the beach, caves and the ocean.