Michelle Holst

Book Cover - A Song in the Mist

A Song in the Mist

A tender and calming tale of overcoming inhibitions and learning to trust people as well as yourself. When unexpected music on the breeze breaks the stillness and piques Chi’s curiosity, she finds herself being led in a positive direction. A Song in the Mist is a true masterpiece and unforgettable in its potent simplicity.

Book Cover - Indiana Bones

Indiana Bones

A captivating, trail-blazing adventure story with a talking dog, smelly baddies and plenty of humour to boot, Indiana Bones is a recipe for enthralled readers and sure to inspire future archaeologists, historians and travellers alike. There is a thrilling sense of naughtiness in a child taking the lead in an adventure. This, however, is a reminder to us adults of the unending abilities and brilliance of the children in our lives.

Book Cover - The Longer the Wait, the Bigger the Hug

The Longer the Wait, the Bigger the Hug

Eoin McLaughlin and Polly Dunbar have once again created a stunningly sweet and simple story for the current times. We meet our friends Hedgehog and Tortoise, this time practising patience and learning that some of the best things in life are undoubtedly worth the wait. This book builds on the wisdom from While We Can’t Hug and makes these powerful lessons very approachable for younger readers.

Book Cover - Rónán and the Mermaid

Rónán and the Mermaid

Marianne McShane’s tale is a celebration of old Irish storytelling. The echoes of the Ireland’s ancient past find new life in her account of the Mermaid Saint from the Belfast Lough. We are swept up in the stories of Líban the Mermaid and of the boy Rónán, she saves from drowning. When the boy is left ashore, he is found and cared for by the monks of Bangor Abbey. Though his life is full of tender joy, Rónán longs to meet his saviour again and to repay her kindness.

Book Cover - The House of Clouds

The House of Clouds

Change is difficult at the best of times but Tabby is dealing with a lot. Her best friend has ditched her and now her grandfather is living with the family, which has turned life upside down. Tabby has to walk the dog and listen to all of Grandad’s nonsensical stories. Sadly, nothing could have prepared her for the worst when it comes. With the help of an unlikely friend, Tabby discovers the wisdom in old tales and how it can change her life for the better.

Book Cover - The Bear and the Moon

The Bear and the Moon

The Bear and the Moon is a stunning journey through the joys and sorrows of Bear and his new companion. The reader is swept away by his initial delight at meeting his new friend and equally saddened by their sudden parting. The theme of grief is explored with a subtle elegance. Bear’s feeling of guilt, mirrors that of a child’s in grief. It illustrates their difficulty in comprehending the conclusiveness of the final goodbye.

Book Cover - Indigo Wilde and the Creatures at Jellybean Crescent

Indigo Wilde and the Creatures at Jellybean Crescent

Pippa Curnick is a magician with words and pictures and her latest book is sure to spark the imagination of young readers. From the first page the reader is immediately drawn into the exciting, hazardous, and unexpected world behind the door of 47 Jellybean Crescent. Unbelievable creatures, an incredible brother and sister and of course a nosy neighbour are all the ingredients needed in this recipe for fun-filled chaos!

Book Cover - Omar, The Bees and Me

Omar, The Bees and Me

Rarely does one come across a book that is so remarkable it makes one wish they had read it as a child. Mortimer and Cottle’s stunning picturebook weaves a heartwarming tale of Maisie and Omar, the new boy at school.