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Find Peace in a Poem: Poetry About Mindfulness

This anthology contains poems by a diverse range of twenty contemporary poets including Mandy Coe, Elizabeth Acevedo and Northern Irish-Kashmiri poet, Nikita Gill. The introduction highlights the spell that poetry casts and throughout the collection, the poets prompt readers to slow down, doodle, write and become more aware of themselves and their surroundings.

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Wild Wonders: An Anthology of Short Nature Stories for Children

Wild Wonders is a gorgeous collection of short stories about nature by some of Ireland’s best children’s authors with illustrations by some extremely talented illustrators. Each story is a reminder to us to keep our eyes open to the beauty of the nature that surrounds us no matter where we live.

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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 …

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A Taste of Darkness

Fantasy and horror aficionados alike will thoroughly enjoy this creepy compilation of thirteen short stories, masterfully crafted by a selection of acclaimed authors of young adult fiction. From ancient woodlands housing monsters, to houses that are monstrous themselves, this anthology features a diverse selection of tales full of supernatural elements and suspenseful twists.

Book Cover - Our Earth is a Poem

Our Earth is a Poem

The front cover of this book has a beautiful tactile quality that entices the reader in. Once inside, we are taken on a journey of discovery beginning with the simple question I Wonder by Margarita Engle and ending with the inspirational Nature Nurtures by Jay Hulme. Along the way, we are taken from our own back gardens into forests and jungles, past rivers and lakes, as we weave our way from day to night and through the changing seasons.

Book Cover - Our Rights! Stories and Poems about Children's Rights

Our Rights!: Stories and Poems about Children's Rights

This anthology brings together stories and poems by a profusion of twenty-two well-known contemporary authors and poets, including two UK Children’s Laureates. Beginning with the compassionate poem Imagine by Jackie Morris, which explores the right that all children have to be treated fairly, there are many uplifting and magical short stories with diverse characters featured throughout. Highlights include The Mascot by Vitra Soundar and Charles the Second, Morris Gleitzman’s tale about identity and the moving concluding poem Every Child a Song by Nicola Davies.

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Love is Love: A Book About Teen Queer Experiences by Young People from Sligo and Leitrim

In Love is Love, teenagers from Sligo and Leitrim share their personal experiences and feelings in their own words, accompanied by a selection of vibrant artwork created with support from artist Andy Parsons. A total of twelve teenagers contributed to this project and each section contains input from multiple participants, so readers can read about a variety of different experiences and perspectives.

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The Faber Book of Bedtime Stories

The Faber Book of Bedtime Stories is a wonderful collection of seventeen stories written by a mixture of bestselling, and up-and-coming authors. It is wholesome and nostalgic in its style of writing. It rekindles memories of hearing classic fairytales at bedtime. However, the stories are contemporary with the characters encountering modern challenges. In the classic fairytale fashion, the heroes of the stories are presented with problems that they must overcome with a mixture of compassion, love and friendship. Each story has a positive and hopeful message for bedtime.

Book Cover - Make More Noise!

Make More Noise!

The most refreshing thing about this lively book of short stories for girls – written to commemorate the one hundredth anniversary of women getting the vote in the UK – is how vastly varied the characters in it are. From latter-day ‘posh girl’ suffragettes to present-day girls who love insects and then on to future dystopian heroines battling climate change, no one is excluded from between the covers of this rebellious collection, the front of which is aptly illustrated with a big megaphone.

Book Cover - The Anthology of Irish Folk Tales

The Anthology of Irish Folk Tales

Ireland is a storied island, and that fact comes to life in this collection of tales and fables, rich in locality and colour. Gathered from an already popular series of folk tales, the stories are organised around the thirty-two counties, each injected with details and dimensions unique to those areas. Narratives range across St Patrick’s ministry in Ireland, headless horsemen, visits to the Phoenix Park to see the pope, a shoemaker in Carrick-on-Suir and the heroism of the Maggie of Maggie’s Leap in the Mourne mountains.