100 Tales from the Tokyo Ghost Cafe
The second collaboration between writer Julian Sedgwick and manga artist Chie Kutsuwada will grow on you. The deeper you wade into this collection of tales of kami gods and yokai spirits, the more attached you will grow to its characters, its décors, its language.
Read, Scream, Repeat
In her introduction Jennifer Killick promises jump-scares, suspense and pure horror and my goodness, does she deliver! A truly terrifying collection of brand-new short stories, the title absolutely does what it says on the tin. These are spooky tales that you'll want to read again and again, share around campfires, and bring out each Halloween. Reader beware! You’re in for a treat! If you dare turn the first page …
I am the Wind: Irish Poems for Children Everywhere
This outstanding book of poetry whisks you away into a world oh so familiar it feels like a warm hug. Its stunningly soft and soothing illustrations complement the feeling of home which resonates throughout the poems selected.
Black & Irish: Legends, Trailblazers and Everyday Heroes
The first collection of its kind, Black & Irish is an exciting non-fiction book that celebrates many iconic Black Irish people and their achievements. With actors, writers, fashion influencers, doctors, activists, musicians, sports stars, academics, and many more, this book acts as a tribute to several inspirational figures of all ages.
Island of Whispers
Milo finds himself in a very perilous situation when he suddenly inherits his father’s trade as the Ferryman of the island of Merlank, tasked with the heavy responsibility of transporting the souls of the dead to their final resting place on the Island of Broken Tower. Left to their own devices roaming the island, the restless ghosts would kill the inhabitants with a single stare.
City of Horses
This book deals with a lot of big topics in a very sensitive way. It touches on the themes of bereavement, unemployment, moving home and is ultimately a book about friendship, navigating making new friends under challenging circumstances and maintaining existing friendships through periods of change.
The Silver Road
Rosaleen Darke has enough on her plate; her beloved Mamó has passed away, her parents are working all hours, her old friends have left her behind and her new classmates are being less than friendly. Into all of this lands an ice giant who wordlessly entrusts her with a powerful (possibly evil) stone. Very quickly, Rose realises that there might have been a lot more truth to her Mamó’s old stories of magic than she had realised.
Trust no one is the rule to remember when reading this fast-paced adventure story. Rosalyn Quest wants to have mundane teenage experiences, like attending a gymnastics summer camp, and making friends. However, coming from a famous family of thieves, being normal is next to impossible. After her mother, a fellow famous thief, is kidnapped, Rosalyn is forced to do whatever it takes to get her back safely. Rosalyn enters into the Thieves' Gambit - a high stakes competition for young criminals - where the winner is granted one wish.