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Fiction

Book cover - Undies, Please!

Undies, Please!

This is an adorable tale of a little toddler who wants to be like his older sibling and his Dad and to wear proper undies, colourful ones with spots and stripes! The book tells in short and snappy sentences, often in toddler-speak, the trials and tribulations of potty training. The little one progresses through the milestones: learning about wiping, teaching a toy how to use the potty, having an accident, and trying again.

Book cover - The Book Family Robinson

The Book Family Robinson

The Book Family Robinson tells the story of the bookish Robinson family. Their love of literature goes all the way down to Baby Charlie, who rereads his favourite board book constantly. When they decide to go on a sailing holiday, they make sure to pack up their library to bring with them.

Book cover - Please Write Soon

Please Write Soon: The Unforgettable Story Of Two Cousins In World War II

There are no shortage of books detailing the harrowing events of WWII, but their importance and relevance for each new generation of readers – especially much younger readers – cannot be overstated. Told mostly through a series of letters between Solly and his Polish cousin Bernie, Please Write Soon is a simple but touching story of resilience, friendship and childhood innocence during wartime.

Book cover - Penelope Snoop Ace Detective

Penelope Snoop Ace Detective

Penelope Snoop has a new case. Her favourite toy, Sidney the Smelly Sock Snake, has disappeared. Along with Carlos the dog, she sets out to uncover the mystery and begins the search which will take her to outer space.

Book cover - Parp!

Parp!

Parp! Who is making that stink? A funny little mystery made for reading aloud together. A group of animals are in a rush to leave their office, but as soon as they all get into the lift, someone starts parping. At each floor one of them gets out, leaving the rest to wonder who it could be!

Book Cover - Kate On The Case: The Call Of The Silver Wibbler

Kate On The Case: The Call Of The Silver Wibbler

Grab your binoculars and hop on board this jungle river cruise; Kate and Rupert are back with another case to solve, and they need your help! Ever heard of a bird called the Silver Wibbler? Well, after reading this book, you’ll know all about it…or will you? Join Kate and her trustee sidekick Rupert the mouse for their second adventure, trekking through the jungle, being led by the call of this mysterious bird. Will they be able to track it down in time?

A Single Shard Cover Image

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.

Jummy at the River School Cover Image

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.

Book cover - A HERO CALLED WOLF

A Hero Called Wolf

Every librarian will love this book. Not only is this book about a wolf who loves books and his library, it also rhymes and flows perfectly for reading out loud to young children. It is a good story made for reading to groups and has a positive message. Children will share Wolf’s realisation and his disappointment that he doesn’t fit nor like the traditional fearsome wolf image. Why can’t he be like the heroes that he admires so much?

Cover image of Inis magazine, issue 65

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.