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Little Island Books

Book Cover - I am the Wind: Irish Poems for Children Everywhere

I am the Wind: Irish Poems for Children Everywhere

This outstanding book of poetry whisks you away into a world oh so familiar it feels like a warm hug. Its stunningly soft and soothing illustrations complement the feeling of home which resonates throughout the poems selected.

Book Cover - Black & Irish: Legends, Trailblazers and Everyday Heroes

Black & Irish: Legends, Trailblazers and Everyday Heroes

The first collection of its kind, Black & Irish is an exciting non-fiction book that celebrates many iconic Black Irish people and their achievements. With actors, writers, fashion influencers, doctors, activists, musicians, sports stars, academics, and many more, this book acts as a tribute to several inspirational figures of all ages.

Book Cover - Grapefruit Moon

Grapefruit Moon

The pressures on students at an elite Belfast secondary school are intricately woven into this realistic and gritty tale, as told in the voices of friends Charlotte and Drew. Charlotte is wealthy, privileged, under the strict eye of her mother, and is being blackmailed by her Ex. Drew is a working-class newcomer, a fish-out-of-water who makes a damaging, drunken mistake.

Book Cover - The Slug and the Snail

The Slug and the Snail

A pair of slug brothers travel the roads until their peace is interrupted by a crow who asks where their home is. Embarrassed, the younger slug makes himself a home he can carry on his back and starts to call himself a snail. The brothers grow apart until they meet with the crow once more and begin to realise how alike they are after all.

Book Cover - The Girl Who Fell to Earth

The Girl Who Fell to Earth

In The Girl Who Fell to Earth, Patricia Forde has created a brilliant, fast paced story about self-discovery in a way that is accessible for younger readers. Aria has grown up on planet Terros, and all her life she has been taught to despise humans. When Aria learns more about herself and begins to question the lessons of her upbringing, and the mission to destroy planet Earth goes wrong, Aria finds herself in more danger than ever before.

Book Cover - Little Big Sister

Little Big Sister

Representation is important. Indeed, it would be imprudent to underestimate the value of seeing your own experience represented in the world around you. We all need to see characters that look like us, think like us, feel the things we do.

Book Cover - Ghostlord

Ghostlord

It is apparent within the first few chapters of Phillip Womack’s new novel, that the author is heavily inspired by classic gothic and fantasy literature and word of mouth style ghost stories. However, Womack puts his own modern fantastical twist on it.

Book Cover - Mighty Mindsets

Mighty Mindsets

There is sometimes a conflation between effective mental health treatments once someone is in crisis, and preventative measures that can reduce the risk of a crisis occurring in the first place. A word that comes up in this space an awful lot is ‘mindfulness’, presented as a panacea - which it is not. But it is helpful, and more crucially it is helpful when learned before the crisis hits, when there is some stability in place.

Book Cover - The Lonely Book

The Lonely Book

All readers have an inkling that books are magic, but what if there was a magic bookshop that matched books and readers perfectly? Annie’s family are the owners of such a bookshop. Each day a stack of books appears, and somehow they are exactly the books that the customers who visit that day are looking for.

Book Cover - The Táin

The Táin

In this retelling of the Irish epic the Táin Bó Cuailnge, Queen Maeve and King Ailill march an army to Ulster, where they plan to steal the Donn Cuailnge, the brown bull of Cooley. On learning of this betrayal, the warrior Cúchulainn is sent to protect his home from the invading soldiers. Loyalties are tested as the fighting becomes more vicious, and Cúchulainn must face those he once loved.