Age range:

0–4

Book Cover - Little Explorers Let's Go Building Site

Little Explorers: Let’s Go Building Site

This book is fun! Readers will learn all about the different jobs, machines and materials that are used on a building site. A bonus to this book is the more than 30 flaps that readers can open, explore and learn in more detail about the object they are looking at.

Cover of Pride Reading Guide

Pride Reading Guide 2023

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

Cover of Bookworm Beginners reading list, published February 2024

Bookworm Beginners

A celebration of the enrichment books can bring to our lives, this list is recommended reading for dedicated bookworms and bibliophiles, lovers of wordplay and puns, those who dream of one day creating their own stories and even those who need a bit more convincing of the magic of the written word.

We hope that among these stories, you find the book that makes you a reader.

Book Cover - Nova's Missing Masterpiece

Nova's Missing Masterpiece

It’s Nova’s dad’s birthday and she makes a special present but loses it just before his party. This story follows Nova through her house as she hunts for the misplaced present with her dog Harley helping with her search. Harley also helps in an unexpected way as Nova’s emotions become too big for her. Nova follows Harley’s examples when it comes to ridding herself of the frustration and panic of losing the present.

Issue 70 of Inis Magazine, cover by Mary Murphy

Inis magazine: issue 70, January 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.

Cover - Rainbowsaurus

Rainbowsaurus

A simple, fun, and engaging book with plenty of repetition, rhyme, and a variety of animal sounds that toddlers will undeniably enjoy hearing read aloud. Although not explicitly mentioned in the text, it is implied that the characters we meet on the first page are a family consisting of two dads and their three small children. Representation is important, and LGBTQ+ families will certainly appreciate the inclusion of a same-sex couple and their children in the story.

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Have You Heard of Harry Styles? Flip Flap Turn and Play

Have You Heard Of Harry Styles? is a brilliant book for curious young children who love to learn, or have an interest in music.

Book Cover - Santarella

Santarella

Come on a Christmas adventure as Cinderella meets Santa Claus in this twist on the classic fairytale. Left at home to do chores as her sisters’ head to the prince’s ball, Cinderella comes face to face with Santa as he falls down the chimney and hurts his back. It’s Cinderella to the rescue, helping Santa deliver all the toys on Christmas Eve. But as Santa drops her off at the palace at the end of the night, Cinderella decides she wants to see the world instead.

Cover - The Peter Rabbit Stories

The Peter Rabbit Stories

This hardback edition of the four Peter Rabbit stories is a lovely book to introduce a new generation to Peter, his family, and, of course, his arch-nemesis Mr McGregor. The quality of the publication with its colourful illustrations makes for a beautiful gift and will attract children and adults alike into sharing these classic stories and delighting in the rabbits’ antics, not least Peter’s skirmishes with Mr McGregor and his cat. While Currey’s illustrations have a more modern sensibility than Potter’s, they remain true to the originals and succeed in feeling both new and familiar.

Book Cover - Flip Flap Halloween

Flip Flap Halloween

If you’re looking for a Halloween-themed read that won’t terrify your toddler, then this is a great one to start with. This boardbook is brightly coloured, and the creepy characters revealed on each page are rather friendly compared to others.