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A Kid in My Class

The eponymous ‘kid’ in this exuberant collection from prize-winning poet Rooney is a wildly varying type – there’s the football-mad one, the self-obsessed (presented in haiku form with the word ‘me’ repeated seventeen times), the compulsive fibber, the nondescript ‘Joe Bloggs’. There’s also the serial best-friender, the fidgeter and the queen bee who’s always first…

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,…

Can You See a Little Bear?

This is a look-and-find book with a difference. Jackie Morris’s gorgeous watercolours will draw children into a world that is dreamlike and magical – a sumptuous place of fantasy, rich in detail and colour. There is so much to explore on every opening – exotic people and animals, musical instruments, modes of transport, clothes, colours,…

How the Borks Became

How do you explain a challenging concept like evolution to young children? That is the aim of this inventive and engaging book. Using imaginary animals called the Borks, the book shows how variations within a species happen naturally and how this enables animals to evolve and survive. The author uses thoughtful explanations and humour to…

I Will Not Wear Pink

Plunkett the Pig receives an invitation to his friend Priscilla’s party. The only problem is the theme of the party – pink! And Plunkett has decided that he simply will not wear pink. ‘Nothing or no one will make me wear pink!’ he declares – and so begins a philosophical adventure of sorts as Plunkett…

Is It A Mermaid?

Benji and Bel are on the beach when they spot a strange creature. It is a rare dugong; a sea cow! The dugong thinks they’re just being silly. She has a mermaids’ tail and sings a mermaids’ song. Can’t they see she’s a mermaid? The more she tries to prove her point, the more Benji…

Travels With My Granny

Rix and Corr’s delightful picturebook centres on the loving relationship between Granny and her grandchild. Granny may not be able to remember yesterday, or move from her house, but she is able to bring her grandchild, and the reader, on a journey all over the globe, from Peru to China. The book introduces the reader…


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