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Pride Reading Guide 2023

Supported by An Post, our Pride Reading Guide 2023 contains 200 LGBTQ+ inclusive stories for young readers aged 0–18.

Book Cover - Always Carry Me With You

Always Carry Me With You

A heartwarming story, charming artwork and lovely meaning, this book makes for the perfect parent-child read.

Protecting Our Planet - Junior List Cover

Protecting Our Planet (Junior)

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!

Book Cover - Pink Trucks

Pink Trucks

Stink is a young boy who is searching for a truck that is pink. In his search, he realises that there are obstacles in his way, forcing him to become resourceful using his own creativity and the help of his sister to acquire a pink truck. Stink encounters the attitudes and beliefs of others, shining a light on implied gendered ‘colour rules’ in the categorising of children’s toys in the shop.

Inis magazine - issue 71

Inis magazine: issue 71, April 2024

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.

Book Cover – Big Bad Dragon Club

Big Bad Dragon Club

Scorch, Grub and Fang are a gang of devious dragons who love nothing more than stomping through the woods being bad. They meet a host of different characters and take delight in interfering in their fun to cause mischief. However, things don’t go according to plan when their badness doesn’t cause the upset they had hoped for. Our story starts to take a turn as they slowly realise that maybe, they’re bad at being bad …

Book Cover – Bird is Dead

Bird is Dead

What happens when someone dies? This delightful book is a very real introduction for a young child to death. It is distinct from other books in this genre as most concentrate on grief (absence, the empty chair) but the focus here is on the process of death as well.

Book Cover - My Friend Andy

My Friend Andy

Told through the eyes of a little dog, Fluffy, this is a story that calls upon us to question our preconceived notions; to look carefully at what we think we see and to take notice of what is going on around us. With a more empathic view, we may find a little help when we need it most and, who knows, maybe even a new friend.

Book Cover - Come Out, Come Out, Chameleon!

Come Out, Come Out, Chameleon!

This is a story you can’t help but smile at. When a sweet old man cannot seem to find his pet chameleon, his dog does his best to help him find his lovely colour-changing pet, but to no avail.

Book Cover - Legends of the Cliffs of Moher

Legends of the Cliffs of Moher

Containing five stories inspired by tales associated with the Cliffs of Moher, The Mermaid of Moher, The Hag, The Lost City, The Magic Foals and The Giant Eel of Kilmacreehy, this picturebook is the perfect introduction to Irish folklore from western Ireland.