Author:

Erika McGann

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Erika McGann grew up in Drogheda, County Louth, and now lives in Dublin. She is the author of a number of children’s books, including the winner of the Waverton Good Read Children’s Prize 2014, The Demon Notebook, the first in her magical series about Grace and her four friends. Other books in the series are: The Broken Spell, The Watching Wood and The Midnight Carnival. She is also the author of the ‘Cass and the Bubble Street Gang’ series.

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’.

Book Cover - Lottie and the Stolen Pirate Ship

Lottie and the Stolen Pirate Ship

A sweet story of Lottie and her dog Biscuit, who live on Branksea Island and share many adventures playing with their friends Mia and Finn. These creative children love to use their imaginations playing pirates and mermaids on an old boat on the beach, until one day when they arrive at the beach to play the boat is gone.

Book Cover - Standing on One Leg is Hard

Standing on One Leg is Hard

This is a total gem of a book. The story and illustration work beautifully together, and the ending is laugh-out-loud perfect.

Barnabus Kwerk - book cover

The Strange Tale of Barnabus Kwerk

Barnabus Kwerk’s dreadfully rich, horrible family keep him locked in the attic, when all he wants is to go to school and be a normal boy. But Barnabus is far from normal. When Aunt Jemima appears, Barnabus learns she knows all the secrets: about his family, about his missing mother, about his unique gifts. She steals Barnabus away to the centre of the Earth where his life is turned upside-down.

Book Cover - Cass and the Bubble Street Gang: Making Millions

Cass and the Bubble Street Gang: Making Millions

Young fans of Irish author Erika McGann will be delighted with the second in the series of Cass and the Bubble Street Gang mysteries, Making Millions.

Book Cover - Cass and the Bubble Street Gang: Diary Detectives

Cass and the Bubble Street Gang: Diary Detectives

Cass, Lex and Nicholas are crime-fighting, mystery-solving detectives, and are also known as the Bubble Street gang. Together they are working on a new mission: Operation Catch the Wicked Writer. When the team find an old diary full of wicked deeds, they aim to find out who the diary belongs to, all while trying to overturn the harsh new rules of the Resident’s Association.

Book Cover - The Night-Time Cat and the Plump Grey Mouse

The Night-Time Cat and the Plump Grey Mouse, At Trinity College Tale

If you thought that schools go all quiet at night, once its students have left, Erika McGann’s tale will prove you most wrong: in this picturebook, the corridors of Trinity College are not only the stage of a chasing game between a hungry cat and a cheeky mouse, they are also full of (friendly) ghosts of times gone by.

Book Cover - The Clubhouse Mystery

The Clubhouse Mystery

‘Do you want to know a secret? Well, I can’t tell you.’ So begins The Clubhouse Mystery, a lively and funny book centred around Cass and her friends Lex and Nicholas. Together they comprise the Bubble Street Gang, a secret society named after the road on which they live (which is actually called Berbel Street, but who wants to be a member of the Berbel Street Gang?).

Book Cover - The Clubhouse Mystery

The Clubhouse Mystery

Do you want to know a secret? Well, I can’t tell you.

So begins The Clubhouse Mystery, a lively and funny book centred around Cass and her friends Lex and Nicholas. Together they comprise the Bubble Street Gang, a secret society named after the road on which they live (which is actually called Berbel Street, but who wants to me a member of the Berbel Street Gang?).