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Pride Reading Guide 2022

Building on the Rainbow Reads reading list produced with An Post, our Pride Reading Guide contains 100 LGBTQIA+ inclusive stories for young readers aged 0–18.

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My Heart and Other Breakables

Written in diary format, this novel charts teenager Ellery’s attempts to come to terms with the untimely death of her mother, a bestselling American writer. As part of her bereavement journey, Ellery, now living in Cork, becomes obsessed with discovering the identity of her father, a secret her mother has brought with her to the grave. With the help of her bookish best friend Meg, Ellery has narrowed the list down to three famous authors, and together they embark on a mission to learn the truth about her paternity.

Book cover - Wulfie: A Ghostly Tail

Wulfie: A Ghostly Tail

Sedgwick tells the story of Libby, her best friend Wulfie, her absent-minded dad, her evil stepmother Veronika and her horrible stepbrother Rex. Wulfie is a magical creature that looks like a dog with purple fur and yellow eyes. He has amazing supernatural powers such as the ability to stop time when he sneezes or to smell like honey and marshmallows. Veronika and Rex love to make Libby’s and Wulfie’s life a misery.

Book cover - Wulfie: A Ghostly Tail

Wulfie: A Ghostly Tail

Sedgwick tells the story of Libby, her best friend Wulfie, her absent-minded dad, her evil stepmother Veronika and her horrible stepbrother Rex. Wulfie is a magical creature that looks like a dog with purple fur and yellow eyes. He has amazing supernatural powers such as the ability to stop time when he sneezes or to smell like honey and marshmallows. Veronika and Rex love to make Libby’s and Wulfie’s life a misery.

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Stick Boy and the Rise of the Robots

This illustrated story ticks a lot of familiar boxes for fiction for young readers. Futuristic dystopia, check. The discovery of underground tunnels and rooms, check. Villain who is up to no good, check. Circle of friends who uncover the truth, check. But there is one anomaly. As the title suggests the central protagonist is a stick drawing in a world of regular people. Stick Boy goes to school in Little Town, and with his Mystery Mates, they solve mysteries together. This is the second instalment of his adventures, by writer and illustrator Paul Coomey.

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I am Not an Octopus

I am Not a Octopus is a brightly illustrated picturebook that tells a story of facing fears and connecting with one’s true self. The journey to self-acceptance is told through regular tuna-loving guy, Terry (who is most definitely not an octopus and is absolutely not an octopus who is afraid of water!).

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Together With Refugees

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!

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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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The Little Album of Ireland

This non-fiction picturebook captures life in modern Ireland, giving snapshots of events and places all over the island. The selection of the scenes themselves is a great strength of this charming book; each one is carefully chosen so that we can all relate to them. Whether we’ve visited the exact place depicted, such as the English Market in Cork, or one similar, the text carefully avoids being too particular or specific so as not to alienate.

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.