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.

This is a curated list of 24 titles aimed at primary school readers aged 0–12 years. selected by our Publications Officer and with the assistance of our reviewers under the assigned theme.

It is by no means an exhaustive list and we have tried, where possible, to include a spread across age ranges and genres under the theme.

Our policy is to include titles dating from five years to date in English and ten years to date in the Irish language. Any titles by an Irish author, illustrator, publisher or in the Irish language will be denoted with a shamrock.