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A Rosette for Maeve? (Glenmore Valley)

Lisa O’Sullivan lives on a beef farm with her younger brother, Joe, and her mum and dad. It’s show time in her village and, this year, Lisa has a big challenge ahead of her. Her dad has put Lisa in charge of showing their new Belgian Blue calf, Maeve. This calls for a lot of…

Colm’s Lambs: Glenmore Valley

It’s lambing season and life is very busy on the sheep farm where Colm O’Connor lives with his brother, Michael and his mam and dad. Colm loves to help out with lambing. The work is hard and the lambs can come any time, day or night. His friends Molly and Daisy come to visit from…

Lulu Gets a Cat

Lulu really wants a cat but Mum says looking after a pet is a lot of work. So Lulu decides to do her homework. She visits the library to find books on pet care and practices looking after her stuffed cat. When her Mum thinks she is ready for the responsibility, they head off to…

Lulu Gets a Cat!

Lulu Gets a Cat!, the latest addition to the popular series, is a credit to Anna McQuinn. It’s clear that a lot of work and research went into this colourful picturebook, with information about the National Cats Adoption Centre available to young readers on the inside cover. As a teacher, I found it fantastic that…

Lulu Loves Flowers

The Lulu books always contain references to stories, and Lulu Loves Flowers is no exception. Little Lulu, inspired by the nursery rhyme ‘Mary, Mary, quite contrary’, goes to the library and chooses a book to tell her how to plant and grow flowers. After buying and planting the seeds she busies herself making decorations to…

Zeki Can Swim

Zeki Can Swim concerns a little boy’s trip to a swimming pool with his dad and the other children in his swimming class. As is to be expected with modern story books, the illustrations contain children of all ethnicities. But what is particularly noticeable in this book is that the babies are lifelike and truly…

Zeki Gets a Checkup

This latest picturebook from the Zeki series sees little Zeki heading off to the doctor for his developmental check-up. We learn how much Zeki has grown in the past year, now he’s able to drink from his own cup, feed himself finger foods, and help to tidy away his toys. The check-up goes well, as…

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