Age range:

10–12

Book cover - Epic Adventures

Epic Adventures: Explore The World In 12 Amazing Train Journeys

Author Sam Sedgman dedicates Epic Adventures to his parents, who taught him ‘to travel.’ This is an apt dedication because Sedgman's love for travel and adventure permeates this beautifully illustrated, informative book.

The book invites its reader to take epic train journeys across six continents and thirty-four countries, stopping off at several cities along the way. Sam Brewster's detailed illustrations set alongside plenty of interesting facts will leave readers of all ages pouring over the pages. This is a book that readers are likely to want to return to repeatedly.

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A Single Shard

In 12th century Korea, Tree-ear watches the master potter Min at work. He knows every potter in his village – but from their rubbish heaps, as they work away from prying eyes. Only Min works in plain view, and Tree-ear knows his routine. After breaking one of his pieces, Tree-ear offers to work for Min to pay for the damage.

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Jummy at the River School

A joyful romp through the complexities of socioeconomic class in colourful 1990s Nigeria, Jummy at the River School follows Jummy as she wins and accepts a place at a prestigious boarding school. She is thrilled to explore this new world of friendly faces, midnight feasts, and fierce athletic competitions, but it is a struggle leaving her best friend behind to work with her family.

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Share A Story: Intergenerational Reading Guide 2022

The Share A Story reading guide was published in 2022 and celebrates the value of connecting different generations through reading.

The guide contains nearly 30 books which show positive intergenerational relationships and a list of expert tips on choosing and sharing these stories. Share A Story is aimed at educators of children aged 0–12, but can be used by anyone interested in building friendship between readers young and old.

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Inis magazine: issue 65, April 2022

Inis is the magazine of Children's Books Ireland. Within these pages you will find features and articles on Irish and international children's books as well as in-depth reviews of new titles for children and teenagers. With its range of expert contributors, this is a key resource for teachers, writers, illustrators, librarians, parents/guardians and everyone interested in children's books.

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Clone of Historical Fiction

Are you a parent or guardian looking for books related to your child's interests, or recommendations to help them branch out into new genres? Are you a teacher looking for books on a particular theme or topic? Look no further than our themed reading lists for a huge variety of brilliant book recommendations for children of all ages!

Cover image of Inis magazine, issue 64

Inis magazine: issue 64, January 2022

Inis is the magazine of Children's Books Ireland. Within these pages you will find features and articles on Irish and international children's books as well as in-depth reviews of new titles for children and teenagers. With its range of expert contributors, this is a key resource for teachers, writers, illustrators, librarians, parents/guardians and everyone interested in children's books.

Inis magazine cover image issue 46

Inis magazine: issue 46, January 2016

Inis is the magazine of Children's Books Ireland. Within these pages you will find features and articles on Irish and international childrens books as well as in-depth reviews of new titles for children and teenagers. With its range of expert contributors, this is a key resource for teachers, writers, illustrators, librarians, parents/guardians and everyone interested in children's books.

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Inis magazine: issue 59, April 2020

Inis is the magazine of Children's Books Ireland. Within these pages you will find features and articles on Irish and international childrens books as well as in-depth reviews of new titles for children and teenagers. With its range of expert contributors, this is a key resource for teachers, writers, illustrators, librarians, parents/guardians and everyone interested in children's books.

Book Cover: The Red Gloves and Other Stories

The Red Gloves and Other Stories

The Red Gloves and Other Stories is a spooky and atmospheric collection of short stories inspired by a variety of Welsh myths and folktales. From a menacing pair of red gloves that have a mind of their own, to a mysterious snow-white hare that arrives in the night with much more to it than meets the eye, this collection has it all!