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Action and Adventure

Book Cover - Little Explorers Let's Go Building Site

Little Explorers: Let’s Go Building Site

This book is fun! Readers will learn all about the different jobs, machines and materials that are used on a building site. A bonus to this book is the more than 30 flaps that readers can open, explore and learn in more detail about the object they are looking at.

Book Cover - Magicalia

Magicalia

Bitsy intends to be an investigative journalist like her late mother, but living in the middle of nowhere there is little to offer, that is until her astrophysicist father is kidnapped by an intruder with a purple Hamstoceros. In the wreckage of her home, Bitsy and her friend Kosh find a hidden room, mysterious objects, and a letter that lets Bitsy into a secret about herself that she should already have known …

Book Cover - The Weather Girls

The Weather Girls

Taking readers back to 1940s Mayo, this novel is inspired by true events, which make it an even more fascinating read. Grace Devine, lives in the Blacksod Lighthouse and weather station, but the Devine family’s peaceful life changes when they are tasked with sending hourly weather updates to the Met Office in England. Whilst trying to juggle this newfound responsibility the pressure mounts as the war continues. As the stakes get higher each chapter, Grace must face the everyday normal drama that comes with being a twelve-year-old girl in Ireland during the Emergency.

Book Cover – Agent Harrier: This Book Will Self-Destruct

Agent Harrier: This Book Will Self-Destruct

Meet Agent Harrier; a quick-witted, fast-acting canine secret agent always on a mission to fight off crafty, despicable ne’er-do-wells and expose their dastardly deeds. He is clever: he is loyal: he is … a bit confused, sometimes!

Book Cover - Ivy Newt and the Swamp Dragons

Ivy Newt and the Swamp Dragons

We might expect the Swamp Dragons of the title to be the antagonists of the book, but Ivy’s foe in the third book of the Ivy Newt series takes a most unexpected form following a bubble bath gone awry. Ivy must face an enemy with a schoolyard bully malevolence that is more intimidating than any mythical creature, though there are also some fearsome beasts to face. Ivy does so with bravery and ingenuity, the help of friends old and new, and surely cheered on by anyone reading.

Book Cover - Officer Clawsome: Lobster Cop

Officer Clawsome: Lobster Cop

Welcome to Caper Cove where the underwater streets are policed by the dynamic crime-fighting duo of Officer Clawsome: Lobster Cop and his partner Stariana, the sharpest and smartest starfish under the sea. Follow their adventures as they fight such criminal masterminds of the deep as Catfishburglar, Chowderhead, and the most sinister and slippery of all, Electric Eel.

Inis magazine - issue 71

Inis magazine: issue 71, April 2024

Inis is the magazine of Children's Books Ireland. Within these pages you will find features and articles on Irish and international children's books as well as in-depth reviews of new titles for children and teenagers. With its range of expert contributors, this is a key resource for teachers, writers, illustrators, librarians, parents/guardians and everyone interested in children's books.

Book Cover – The Destroyer of Worlds: Oppenheimer and the Atomic Bomb

The Destroyer of Worlds: Oppenheimer and the Atomic Bomb

The latest in the In A Nutshell series acts as a poignant retelling of the life of J. Robert Oppenheimer for child readers. Oppenheimer, a theoretical physicist from the United States of America, was the director of the Manhattan Project during World War II and known by many as ‘the father of the atomic bomb’.

Book Cover – Cactus Kid: The Battle for Star Rock Mountain

Cactus Kid: The Battle for Star Rock Mountain

Cactus Kid is honing his skills in magic, to become the greatest wizard of all time! Missing one essential ingredient to supercharge his powers, he speeds off on a motorbike quest through the desert in search of a piece of star rock, and to prove himself to his family once and for all.

Book Cover – The Midnight Clock

The Midnight Clock

A compelling genre-bending read, incorporating a whodunnit, romantic entanglements, family upheavals, abusive relationships, friendship, mental health, and social progress. These themes are explored through a time-slip narrative, a plot device that allows the present to be commented on by the past.