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100 Screen-Free Ways to Beat Boredom

Looking for creative new ways to banish that boredom? Well, unplug those tablets, put down those phones…and grab yourselves a copy of this fantastic book! It’s jam-packed with ideas for enjoying screen-free time with family and friends, ranging from quick and simple crafts to more time-consuming tasks: calm your mind with some basic yoga, dig…

100 Steps for Science

For many children, science requires very little packaging to make it attractive and compelling. The urge to know why, and how, and when means that science scratches the unending itch of young and enquiring minds. Capitalising on such natural curiosity and wonder, this book serves as a junior history of science, as well as a…

1066 And Before That

Early history gets an airing in this poetry collection – co-written by Brian Moses and Roger Stevens – which is divided up into five sections, beginning at the Stone Age, ending with the eponymous battle of Hastings, and taking in Ancient Egypt, Greece and Rome along the way. In fact, there is precious little that…

13 Pairs of Blue Suede Shoes

Light-hearted and upbeat, this chirpy book will resonate with more reflective readers of 8 and over with its spot-on analysis of the social complexities of the lives of pre-teens. While the main storyline is absolutely hilarious (what is more embarrassing when you’re 11 or so – a dad who’s an Elvis impersonator, or one who…

A Beautiful Lie

‘A story has to settle on you long after the teller has finished. Then, as if a key has been turned in a lock, the door is opened and all that you’ve learnt is before you.’ And there is much to be learned in this book, a first novel that opens many doors on the…

A Boy Called Christmas

This is a story where impossible is an old elf swear word; a story where reindeer can fly; a story where elves live in a remote corner of Finland and a story of how a boy named Nikolas came to be Father Christmas. Nikolas is a simple boy who lives in Finland with his woodcutter…

A Day With Dogs

A Day with Dogs is a fantastic book that offers an exclusive insight into every little bit of what nine dogs (and a lot of humans) do during their day; be it visiting the doctor, playing in school, shopping at the supermarket or playing musical instruments. Part non-fiction, part fiction, A Day with Dogs is…

A Face Like Glass

'One dark season, Grandible became certain that there was something living in his domain within the Cheese Tunnels.’ So begins Frances Hardinge’s latest fantasy/adventure novel, and this first sentence sets the tone for the rest of the book: intriguing, funny, and slightly offbeat. The novel is set in the underground city of Caverna, a closed…

A first Poetry Book

This bumper anthology from Macmillan contains well over 200 poems from 'the very best poets around', and, with its title, big print and cover festooned with chicks and a bunny rabbit, seems at first glance to be aimed at young children. It's divided up into topics such as 'Food', 'Pets', 'Space' and so on, which…

A Giant Never Dies

Natural feelings sprout up in childhood and are freely expressed, and these poems relate them in a child’s voice. Full of zesty innocence, they talk about things that really matter when you’re young. Love abounds – for Dad, the dog, the baby blanket and the stuffed cat. Exploration affirms the world is full of interesting…

A Girl Called Blue

The suffering of children in the care of church and state in orphanages and other institutions is a very topical and politically sensitive issue at present, as Irish people re-examine the past. As we disinter this misery, it is to be expected that we need to mediate it for today’s children. Because of her earlier…

A History of Pictures for Children

Based on their bestselling A History of Pictures, artist David Hockney and art critic Martin Gayford discuss the development of pictures from cave paintings to the computer screen. Hockney’s voice is that of an artist reflecting on how artists created their work, while Gayford supplies plenty of solid information about the development of visual media…

A Horse Called El Dorado

This is a highly original novel with credible, interesting characters; no stereotypes, no cliché, just a good story. It is told by Pepe Carroll in a first person narrative that is sustained throughout 23 chapters. The story opens in Colombia where Pepe lives in a commune with his Mama, Maria. His Irish father, a musician…

A Library of Lemons

All Calypso has left of her mother is her library – books Calypso can read now, like Anne of Green Gables, and books she is waiting to grow into. Since her mother’s tragic death, her father has shut himself away from the world, and from Calypso, telling her that they need to be able to…

A Little Aloud for Children

This volume is an anthology of poems, stories and extracts for children of unspecified age. Everything about the volume is well-intentioned and all royalties are going to the Reader Organisation. There are about seventy pieces in all, arranged under approximately thirty headings designed to attract young readers, from ‘Sailing Away’ in the beginning to ‘Angels’…

A Nest Full of Stars

Admirers of James Berry’s poetry will find that this new collection continues to fulfil the aspirations voiced in the title poem of his first book, When I Dance, published some fourteen years ago: ‘I’m costumed in a rainbow… And I celebrate all rhythms.’ Here, the rainbow world is as bright and sparkling as ever and…

A Seven Letter Word

Kim Slater’s first novel, Smart, was nominated for a slew of regional and national awards when it was published in 2014. Her second novel is a worthy successor to this award-winning début. A Seven Letter Word is an attractive, chunky hardback with Scrabble-themed jacket and endpapers, and using Scrabble tiles and excerpts from the rules…

A Short History of the World

A Short History of the World is exactly what it claims to be. This is an information book that tries to succinctly relay the history of the world to a young audience. It is factual in tone, logical in presentation and diligent in detail. Its premise is almost impossible; the world is so vast with…

A Single Stone

Jena has the most demanding and in-demand job in the village. Naturally small and unnaturally malnourished, she leads the line of girls who crawl into the mountain to harvest mica, the soft mineral that will light and warm the community through winter. Cut off years ago by a rockfall, the villagers know no world beyond…

A Storm of Strawberries

Darby loves her sister Kaydee with all of her heart. Lissa, Kaydee’s friend, doesn’t seem to like Darby, though. And she’s staying for a few days at their family’s strawberry farm. Storm clouds gather and emotions run high in this story of love, acceptance and finding the strength to advocate for the people you love.…

A Trap in Time

Celia Rees writes that she is, ‘interested in the way the past underlies the present’, and in this trilogy she has created a ghostly city in parallel to the present one. This, the second in book in the trilogy, is an adventure in which Davey Williams, and his sister and cousins, move from the present…

A Walk in Paris

Salvatore Rubbino has been shortlisted for the Kate Greenaway Medal and various other awards. This book is the third in a series, the others dealing with New York and London. A young girl is being shown Paris by her grandfather. They visit all the main sights and we see Paris through her eyes, in all…

A Whisper of Horses

Serendipity always treasured her toy horse, but she could only ever dream of seeing a real one. Everyone knows that horses went extinct during the Gases. Serendipity lives in Lahn Dan, a totalitarian city state built on the rubble of London. Life for a lower class citizen is tough, but Serendipity’s a survivor. When her…

A Whisper of Wolves

Alice and Dawn are Whisperers in the world of Meridina. Their charge is to protect the world from the sinister demons the Narlaw. The Narlaw have not been seen in Meridina for so long they have become legend and much of the Whisperer lore has been lost. But now they have returned. Dawn and Alice…

A World of Information

This is a miscellany of the very best kind. Readers will be hooked by facts as varied as differing kinds of knots, different kinds of print, the periodic table of the elements, neap and spring tides, the organs of the body and a whole host of other information. At no point does the trivia seem…

Above and Below

Perfect for nature lovers, this lift-the-flap book gives a summary of many ecosystems on our planet presented alongside luscious illustrations of flora and fauna. From the rainforest to the savannah, we get an A-Z of natural habitats. We are presented a generalised list of the creatures and plants that occupy these areas, as well as…

Aesop’s Fables

Fiona Waters (retold) Fulvio Testa   A fable is a short story with a moral, and what better fables are there than Aesop’s. Aesop’s Fables have been around in one form or another since 320BC, and loved by readers of all ages. Children, in particular, love them. It could be said that the fables are…

Africa is My Home – A Child of the Amistad

Home is where the heart is and it doesn’t matter how far away you go if the heart doesn’t follow. There was a time in human history when some never had that choice whether to leave or go and Africa is My Home brings us back to that dark period through the eyes of a…

Against the Tide

This is a one volume trilogy of books about the fisher folk of 19th century Sandwick Bay. Sometimes the same characters or later generations of the same families crop up in each book and because their lives interweave, the stories take on saga-like proportions. A Synge-like mixture of fascination, fear and respect of the sea…

Aidan Abet Teacher’s Pet

Guy Bass, an award-winning author known for his series Stitch Head and Atomic!, is back with another hilarious and peculiar story where a very unpopular teacher’s pet takes on more than he can chew with the arrival of a new teacher. ‘Aidan Abet, teacher’s pet! Peed his pants and now they’re wet!’ These are the…

Alienography 2: Tips for Tiny Tyrants

This is the follow-up title to Alienography: Or How to Spot an Alien Invasion. In the first book, a parody of a fictional work of non-fiction, Riddell directed his attention to aliens and robots. This time, he’s targeted the iconic evil-genius-with-a-giant-head for his lampooning. There are plenty of franchises up for ridicule, with Battlestar Galactica, Babylon 5 and Star…

Alistair Grim’s Odd Aquaticum

Grubb is a young apprentice with a difference, for he is apprentice to Alistair Grim, master of the miraculous Odditorium. Grim and his friends are on the run in his spider-like flying machine, wanted for crimes they didn’t commit. To prove their innocence, Grim and his friends must defeat the real villain, the mysterious and…

Alphabet

There are no words in this book, apart from the author's introduction to the work which states briefly "The heroes in this book are the letters of the alphabet….". A winner of a special prize at the Bologna Children's Book Fair, this book is a showcase for one of the world's best illustrators of modern times.…

Amazing Women: 101 Lives to Inspire You

As its title suggests, this is an amazing resource for young girls and boys, with a vast selection of women who have changed the world in some way. Potted biographies stand alongside glorious illustration. Some of the names are familiar – Michelle Obama, Helen Keller – but others such as Shirin Ebadi and Radia Perlman…

Amú

Léirmheas le Beití Ní Dhuibhir Buachaill óg is ea é Oisín atá curtha i gcampa ceartúcháin i nGaineamhlach Ghóibí  ag a cuid tuismuitheoirí   agus iad ag súil le feabhas a chur ar a iompar.  Lá éigín socraíonn sé éalú ón gcampa ach  ní mar shíltear a bhítear amuigh i nGaineamhlach Ghóibí . Bíonn an saol amuigh…

Amy Green: Love and Other Drama Ramas

In the fourth book of the series, Amy Green and all her friends and family are all loved up! This includes best friend Mills, who has fallen head over heels for the absolutely gorgeous, swoon-worthy Bailey Otis. With Mum finally having the chance to prove her talents as a writer, quirky Aunt Clover headed off…

An Camán Draíochta

This book tells the story of Cian and his teammates from Scoil Dara as they prepare for the final against Scoil Eoin, hoping to win the elusive trophy for the first time ever. Cian has been selected to play for the school’s hurling team in the upcoming final. A few days before the game he…

An Dragan Feasa

Meallfar léitheoirí óga agus cuirfear iad faoi dhraíocht an scéil mhearluais spreagúil seo faoi dhragain, faoi dhraíocht agus faoi eachtraí spéisiúla- saothar céadfhoilsithe ón údar Rhiannon Watson. Ó thús scéil ina dtugtar briseadh teaghlaigh le fios, cuirtear Seosamh, Laoise agus Máirtín in aithne dúinn, triúr siblíní atá an-difriúil óna chéile ach a bhfuil dlúthchaidream eatarthu…

An Lámh in Uachtar

Is leabhar fiúntach eile ó Futa Fata atá againn in An Lámh in Uachtar, aistrithe ó Fhraincis go Gaeilge ag Máirín Ní Mhárta, ina bhfaighimid léargas ar chuid de na trioblóidí a bhaineann le saol an déagóra chomhaimseartha.   Is í Vicí príomhphearsa an scéil seo, agus nuair a chastar orainn í, níl sí ar fónamh. Tá buachaill…

An Leabhar Órga

Léirmheas le hAisling Ní Fhathaigh Ní féidir mórán eolais a fháil ó chlúdach leabhar Ríona Nic Congáil ach fós féin, b’fhéidir gurbh fhearr sin toisc gur leabhar draíochtúil, drámatúil é a chur faoi gheasa mé ón tús. Is leabhar sraithe atá ann, agus ar dtús cheap mé go mbeadh mearbhall orm é á léamh, ach…

Anyone But Ivy Pocket

Anyone But Ivy Pocket introduces you to the most unlikely and memorable protagonists, a twelve year old maid called Ivy Pocket. As the title suggests she comes across as being a most undesirable individual, but we mustn't judge a book by its cover no matter how tempting it may be. Krisp offers you an insight…

Arrow

“Fairies of the Oak” said Rob. “We are at war”. This book is the third in a series and it starts smack bang in the middle of a plot that seemed pretty involved and a little alienating to someone who hadn’t read the previous two. Perhaps if I had done so, I would have enjoyed Arrow more…

Artemis Fowl: The Eternity Code

This comic fantasy in the tradition of Terry Prachett is the third outing for Artemis Fowl, his bodyguard Butler, Captain Holly Short of the LEPrecon Fairy police and the dwarf Mulch Diggums. The book has a strong line in the scatological humour so beloved of children, and Artemis Fowl translates as ‘Chicken Hunter’ – hardly…

Arthur Quinn and the Fenris Wolf

Alan Early’s Arthur Quinn and the Fenris Wolf, the second book in Early’s Father of Lies trilogy, feels as fresh and as vibrant as the original. Three months have passed since Arthur and his friends stopped the trickster god Loki from taking over the world. But just when things seem to be returning to normal Arthur…

Attica

Chloe, Jordy and Alex aren’t entirely pleased when they move into Mr Grantham’s converted house. They have just become step-siblings, aren’t sure how to relate to their new parents, and to top it all off, grumpy Mr Grantham doesn’t seem happy to have children underfoot. Yet when he sends the children up to the attic…

Aubrey and the Terrible Ladybirds

Chloe, Jordy and Alex aren’t entirely pleased when they move into Mr Grantham’s converted house. They have just become step-siblings, aren’t sure how to relate to their new parents, and to top it all off, grumpy Mr Grantham doesn’t seem happy to have children underfoot. Yet when he sends the children up to the attic…

Aubrey and the Terrible Yoot

Aubrey and the Terrible Yoot is a story of a quest with a difference. Aubrey’s fun-loving father, Jim, has fallen under a horrendous spell. Listless and moping, he can barely leave the house and seems to sink further and further under the spell of a mysterious force that Aubrey soon identifies as the Terrible Yoot.…

Australia Illustrated

In Australia Illustrated Tania McCartney has created her own eclectic schema for detailing quirky and eccentric icons of Australian life with multicultural perspectives. The popular culture tenor of the work is obvious in both text and image in this, the first of her many books which McCartney has illustrated as well as written. Organised with…

Avery McShane

Imagine you’re a nine year old boy. Now imagine an American, oil-drilling, ex-pat community in the middle of the Venezuelan jungle. Enter Avery McShane, his best friends – Todd and Billy, and his dog, Mati. They call themselves the Machacas, have a secret hideout, and for fun, go on banana-stealing missions to the local plantation. …

Back to Blackbrick

The fact that the story is told by the main character in the book makes it very compelling. The reader is caught up and involved immediately and can feel all of Cosmo’s emotions as he tries to deal with the fact that his beloved granddad is developing Alzheimer’s and beginning to forget who he and…

Bad, Bad Darlings

In this second book about the Darling children – expert nannies and burglars – the family are sailing off for a life of luxury in Florida, aboard the Bad Ship Kleptomaniac. But their plans for leaving behind a life of crime suffer a setback when the ship runs aground on a desert island. With the…

Beyond the Bright Sea

Roughly once a year comes a children’s book of unexpected brilliance, a book that has you hooked from the first sentence and keeps you eagerly turning pages until the early hours of the morning. It has the feel of an instant classic; and like an addict, you want more. This is such a book. Wolk’s…

Billie and the Parent Plan

Dissatisfied with her new domestic scene, Billie Stubbs, who is nearly 11 years old, masterminds a plan to be adopted by her best-friend’s family. Her mother has just married a man old enough to be Billie’s grandfather, resulting in an uncool and shameful departure for Billie. In Billie’s sweetly devious fashion, the plan goes a…

Bird

Bird is full of interesting ingredients. The story is narrated by Jewel who has grown up in a deeply unhappy household. Her silent, taciturn grandfather and her mournful father are Jamaican. They believe in totems, curses, duppies and restless spirits. Jewel’s more rational but equally depressed mother is from Mexico, a culture with its own magic,…

Blister

Alyssa Reed is an ordinary 10-year-old girl looking forward to the birth of her baby sister. Her parents and grandmother Daisy G. hope that the baby will be a new start for the whole family, which has had its share of troubles. But when little Lila Rose is stillborn, Alyssa’s world begins to fall apart.…

Blood for Blood

The second, and final, part of Yael’s story follows directly on from Wolf by Wolf, which you need to read first – and should, if this sounds up your street. The Second World War is over and the Nazis have won. In the first book, seventeen-year-old Yael, who has uncanny shape-shifting abilities after being subject to…

Blood Oath (Gladiator School: Book 1)

A story set in Ancient Rome with many contemporary echoes. Lucius’s world disintegrates when his father, Aquila, disappears having been accused of being a traitor. The family is forced to leave their villa and are helped by Uncle Ravilla. Quintus, Lucius’s elder brother, becomes a trainee gladiator and Lucius becomes a messenger at the Gladiator…

Bloodline

Part of Barrington Stoke’s ‘Dyslexia Friendly’ series of books for teenagers, Bloodline tells the story of Finbarr, who is enduring a normal Saturday with his father, his granddad and ‘Grag’, his great-grandfather. As they eat chips and watch TV in silence, a girl bursts into the house. She has stolen cash and decides to hold them hostages…

Bloodstone

Bloodstone is the sequel to Allan Borough’s Ironheart, which introduces the characters of India Bentley and Verity Brown, tech-hunters in a post-apocalyptic world. Knowledge of the first book is really essential to get full enjoyment from this story, as new comers will find it hard to grasp what exactly has occurred leading up to the…

Blue Moon Day

Blue Moon Day is a collection of short stories, each separated by part of a single story, like layers in a delicious and satisfying cake.  This overarching story is about a girl who, once in a blue moon, concocts a reason to stay home from school to read. She accompanies her mum in the car…

Books Books Books

Open the cover and let this book take you on a whirlwind tour of the British Library and its incredible collection, housed on 625 kilometres of shelves and spread over fifteen floors. With copies of every single book published in Ireland and the United Kingdom, as well as extensive catalogues of newspapers, maps and music,…

Bóthar an tSíoda

Léirmheas le Daríona McClafferty Tá an leabhar seo dírithe ar Bhóthar an tSíoda ón Eoraip  go dtí an tSín agus ar an stair a bhaineann leis. Tá sé leagtha amach go soiléir. Tá gach ceann de na sleachta gearr agus dírithe ar thopaicí áirithe. Tosaíonn an leabhar le dlúthcheangal idir Bóthar an tSíoda, an Eoraip  agus…

Boy Overboard

I read this book feeling nervous all the way through. This nervousness was brought on by two factors. First, Gleitzman puts us on notice that he has never been a refugee and is not from Afganistan so he may have got some things wrong – an honest approach but not one that instils confidence in…

Boy Underwater

Boy Underwater is a beautiful novel brimming with heart, humour and poignancy. Easily enjoyed by a broad spectrum of ages, the journey of Cymbeline Igloo (yes, that’s really his name) as he attempts to uncover the mystery of why his mother never took him swimming proves itself a deeply moving portrait of a fractured family.…

Bright Lights

Chapman’s novel is the juvenile equivalent of chick-lit, presenting to its audience of pre-adolescent girls a volume which is superficial, undemanding and founded on conventional and well-worn fantasies. Sophie, the 11-year-old narrator, longs to act, and fittingly, given this sub-teen romance, secures the leading role in a film version of Frances Hodgson Burnett’s novel, A…

Brightstorm

Those familiar with the tradition of adventure stories, from Treasure Island to The Lost World, will thoroughly enjoy Vashti Hardy’s Brightstorm. The story describes a society deeply saturated by the spirit of discovery, adventure and expedition, set in a map with large chunks still marked ‘Unknown.’ So when Ernest Brightstorm, an adventurer considered an ‘upstart’…

Brilliant

A Black Dog, depression, hangs over Dublin as recession bites – and only children can stop it. Uncle Ben has just lost his job and his house, and has moved in with Gloria and Raymonds’ parents. The children love Uncle Ben, and decide to help him to get rid of the Black Dog and recover…

Brind and the Dogs of War

The cover of this book, with its ‘fantasy art’ styled airbrushing of a boy in rags standing beside a fearsome hound, in front of the backdrop of a raging battle, excited me immensely. As did the subtitle – ‘Born a boy. Raised with dogs. Became a hero.’ Inside the cover, however, I was surprised (and…

Candyfloss

You can’t miss the bright pink and gold cover, designed as usual by Nick Sharratt, for the latest Jacqueline Wilson book, Candyfloss. The complications in young Flora Barnes’s life are flagged early in the story – in the first line in fact – when we hear that Flora has two birthdays in one week; one…

Captain Rosalie

Ever since her father left for the war, Rosalie is on a mission. Sitting at the back of a classroom of older boys she has been exceptionally allowed in, the five-year-old is focusing on the blackboard, trying to teach herself how to read. Letters are the only tie she has left to her father, and…

Casper Candlewacks: Attack of the Brainiacs!

“Casper is the only non-idiot in Corne-on-the-Kobb, and that’s why he’s interesting”. Ivan Brett has taken the idea of the village idiot and turned it on its head. Poor Casper lives in a village of idiots, and as the only sensible lad around whenever there is a mystery to be solved it’s down to him…

Catch Your Death: Ruby Redfort, Book 3

Ruby Redfort, a child genius and code-cracking agent for the mysterious Spectrum, is not content with juggling her cryptography and her day to day activities as a normal thirteen-year-old. She wants to be a field agent but she’s finding the outdoor survival training a challenge. Not only is she failing for the first time in…

Charlie and Me

Martin is a thirteen-year-old poet and is on a journey with his younger brother Charlie to visit the seaside town to see the dolphin they met a year ago, 421 miles away from home. And they can’t afford to get caught because this journey has a big secret behind it. Martin and Charlie are two…

Chasing Augustus

In the very first chapter of Chasing Augustus, author Kimberly Newton Fusco’s protagonist Rosalita declares ‘When you lose your dog, there’s a hole in your heart as big as the sun.’ This is a problem for Rosie (as she prefers to be called). Her beloved dog, Augustus, is gone and the narrative traces Rosie’s various…

Chasing Vermeer

I must admit I had already bought and read this book prior to being asked to review it for Inis. It shouted at me from among the pile of recently published children’s books in my local bookshop; I just fell in love with the look of it, the jacket illustration, the maps, the unusual bookmark,…

Cherry Green Story Queen

Have you ever felt like you were part of the wrong story? That’s exactly what it’s like for Mia, Billy, Juno and Kyle (who is a different story altogether). Stuck in a foster home, they all long for a different story to their lives… and they know they’ll just have to live with what they’ve…

Child I

With the opening lines on the front cover, this story dives headfirst into the filth and desperation of life in a refugee camp. The location, like the narrator, is unnamed, but evokes the Calais Jungle where thousands of migrants camped from 2015 until its demolition a year later. Child I is one of the unaccompanied…

Child X

This novel is about 13-year-old Jules, whose parents’ marriage breaks up and who finds herself at the centre of a case regarding her paternity, which gives rise to a media frenzy – photographers in the garden, news crews in the schoolyard. She’s cruelly teased at school, loses her best friend and has heart-wrenching experiences as…

Chronicles of Egg: Deadweather and Sunrise

Geoff Rodkey was the screenwriter for the films RV and Daddy Day Care, but his transition to writing novels brings forth a very different kind of story. There’s no Robin Williams or Eddie Murphy style characters here (hooray!). Instead, we have bloodthirsty pirates, heart-breaking romance and a cabin boy called Guts. Set in a world very similar to…

Clarice Bean, That’s Me

The work of author/illustrator Lauren Child needs no introduction; the appeal of the wonderfully creative, Charlie and Lola books having travelled the globe in both print and film. Clarice Bean, too, has already established herself as quite a teenage icon in the children's book world. Clarice Bean, That's Me, however, has only just made it…

Climbing A Monkey Puzzle Tree

This account of a 12-year-old Canadian schoolgirl set adrift in a third-rate English boarding school some time in the late sixties takes considerable risks with its style and its structure. Essentially it explores crises of identity and the uses of fantasy and imagination as either a help towards or a hindrance to teenage self-knowledge. The…

Cloud Busting

It comes as no surprise to learn that Cloud Busting won a Smarties Silver Book Award. It’s a cautionary school tale in verse on a familiar topic – an uncool new boy, a growing secret friendship, cruelty, betrayal, and finally, a heart-sore lesson. But it’s the mastery of the telling, and the apparent effortlessness of…

Cogadh na bhFrídíní

Eoin Eolaí is out in the garden helping his mum, when all of a sudden he sneezes. Mum immediately tells him he should use a handkerchief. This leads to Eoin asking her all about germs. In turn this develops into a discussion on bacteria. The conversation moves on to the composition of blood, that is…

Cogheart

Thirteen-year-old Lily is left alone when her inventor father goes missing, presumed dead, after a Zeppelin crash. Previously, Lily had been injured and her mother killed in a steam-wagon accident. However, Lily realises that there is more to these incidents and decides to investigate. She is joined by Robert, a clock-maker’s son, and Malkin, a…

Coming to England

In Coming to England Floella Benjamin recounts the emigration of her family from the idyllic island of Trinidad to England. The book chronicles her life in Trinidad where she was born and lived until the age of 11. Benjamin gives a utopian glimpse into the beautiful family house, the wonderfully fragrant markets, the school and…

Cool Coding

Code tells a computer what to do. Each individual directive is very simple, but, when combined into a program, can accomplish amazingly complex tasks, including games. Many coders begin as hobbyists before turning professional. Code can be written in a myriad of programming languages. Different languages are optimised for specific tasks, and all have unique…

Countess Markievicz: An Adventurous Life

This volume of the Easter Rising Centenary In a Nutshell series focuses on Countess Constance Markievicz, the woman made famous by her involvement in the fight for Irish Independence. In this short biography Ann Carroll leads us through Markievicz’s life, from wealthy origins in rural Sligo, to her marriage to the Polish Count Casimir Markievicz,…

Create Your Own Superhero Epic

Is it a bird? Is it a plane? No! It’s a book! (You must need glasses) That pretty much sets the tone for the third in a series of Create your own… books from the Judge Bros. and the results are ridiculously fun. Doodletown needs a superhero and you need to draw them. It is…

Curiositree: Human World: A Visual History of Humankind

Yet another beautiful book from Wide Eyed Editions, The Curiositree: Human World uses detailed information charts to present the wonders of human history. Readers will become explorers as they browse through the book, learning why and how humans have become the most successful species on the planet. There is so much packed in between the…

Curse of Kings (The Trials of Oland Born, Book 1)

Curse of Kings has an atmospheric start with a prologue that introduces the main antagonist and heralds the start of an oppressive era for the Kingdom of Decresian. The fantasy storyline is familiar. The protagonist, Oland Born, is given a quest to save the kingdom from the corrupt Villius Ren and travels through unknown country to…

Cuss

The setting of this American book is unusual. It is based in Roslyn, a small mining town in Washington State, which in 1925 is populated by many immigrant families. The protagonist is nicknamed Cuss because he can swear in fourteen different languages learnt from his neighbours. Cuss’s family – his widowed mother, his sister and…

Daid Dearmadach

Daid Dearmadach is a collection of twelve poems in Irish which deal with various scenarios, such as dancing class in school, the arrival of a new baby into a family, and the panic caused by a bat flying into a bedroom. The world these poems describe is one of fun and excitement, and this is…

Danger is Really Everywhere

Danger is everywhere or at least it would be if it weren’t for the world’s leading dangerologist, ‘Docter’ Noel Zone. With ‘Docter’ Noel to guide us we just might make it through life alive. In this third book in the Danger is Everywhere series, O’Doherty and Judge take their antidote to the bubble-wrapped world we…

Darkmouth: Chaos Descends

Full of danger, intrigue but also lots of humour, Chaos Descends is the third part of Shane Hegarty’s thrilling Darkmouth series. Ten months after almost destroying both Darkmouth and the Infected Side in order to rescue his dad, Finn is getting ready to take part in his completion ceremony, and become a real Legend Hunter,…

Death and the Arrow

I will begin by nailing my colours to the mast: I am not a fan of the murder mystery, and never even got into the whole Hardy Boys thing when I was a young reader; but I have to confess that I really enjoyed this book. Chris Priestley has managed to create a thoroughly engaging…

Death of a Chimney Sweep

Leading his blind brother Sammy along the murkier bank of the Thames, young Alfie finds the body of Joe, a small chimney-sweep boy he’d met briefly earlier in the day. The boy had been incoherent with terror and appeared to be running for his life. Now he has obviously failed in his race from his…

Diamond (Hetty Feather)

Diamond is only eight years of age when she is sold by her cruel father to a circus. There, the sinister clown Beppo forces her to do acrobatics, ‘cricking’ her legs by bending them backwards and causing her unspeakable pain and misery. Only for the kind Madame Adeline and Mister Marvo, Diamond doesn’t know how…

Divided City

The fantasy-mill continues to grind on, producing its numerous lookalike fictions. How grateful we should be, then, that there are some writers whose creativity is grounded in reality. Theresa Breslin’s latest novel is firmly based in a tradition of social truth-telling that goes back to Defoe. The story is a skillfully plotted page-turner, mainly concerned…

DIY Circus Lab for Kids

DIY Circus Lab for Kids gives families everything they need to produce their own circus! Aiming to foster fun, fitness and a life-long friendship with the circus arts, author Jackie Leigh Davis invites you into the international youth circus community, and then dives into the main circus skill families: spinning, juggling, balance, acrobatics, and clowning,…

Doctor Illuminatus

A timeless battle between Good and Evil (where genomes, quantum physics and medieval history coexist with an homunculus, alchemy and time- travel) lies at the centre of this exciting tale of three children (siblings Pip and Tim from the present, Sebastian from 1442) who spend their summer engaged in a battle of wits with the…


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