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Art and creativity

Protecting Our Planet - Senior List Cover

Protecting Our Planet (Senior)

Are you a parent or guardian looking for books related to your child’s interests, or recommendations to help them branch out into new genres? Are you a teacher looking for books on a particular theme or topic? Look no further than our themed reading lists for a huge variety of brilliant book recommendations for children of all ages!

Protecting Our Planet - Junior List Cover

Protecting Our Planet (Junior)

Are you a parent or guardian looking for books related to your child’s interests, or recommendations to help them branch out into new genres? Are you a teacher looking for books on a particular theme or topic? Look no further than our themed reading lists for a huge variety of brilliant book recommendations for children of all ages!

Book Cover - Ramadan and Eid Al-Fitr

Ramadan and Eid al-Fitr

This gorgeous book explains the Islamic celebration of Ramadan and Eid al-Fitr and aims to give the reader a better understanding of a real cultural and religious celebration as the reader join a fictional girl called Raya and her family observing as they spend the month of Ramadan together.

Cover - Have You Heard of Harry Styles

Have You Heard of Harry Styles? Flip Flap Turn and Play

Have You Heard Of Harry Styles? is a brilliant book for curious young children who love to learn, or have an interest in music.

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 - Unleash Your Creative Monster - A Children's Guide to Writing

Unleash Your Creative Monster: A Children's Guide to Writing

A quick flick through lets you know immediately that Unleash Your Creative Monster is not going to be a straightforward writing guide. What sets it apart is its novel and funny approach of having children see their inspiration/muse as a monster. As a result, it is chock-full of crazy creatures and jokes. However, this does not distract from the fact that it is a thoughtful and well-planned guide that will inspire the most reluctant writers to put pen to page.

Book Cover - Say My Name

Say My Name

This is a poetically written book on the importance of making the effort to learn to pronounce each other's names correctly. Ho’s prose introduces us to six children and their names. They are from China, Tonga, Persia, the Diné people, the Nahua people of Mexico, and the Akan people of Ghana. Through the text we gain small insights into the cultures of the children such as the Tongan connection to the ocean, and Akan dancing and drumming.

Cover Reading Matters Reading Guide

Reading Matters reading guide

Published in September 2023, 'Reading Matters' sees the return of the 'best of the year' format to our annual reading guide. 

Book Cover - A Whale of A Time

A Whale of a Time

This cloth-bound collection of 366 funny poems, one for every day of the year, opens with a thoughtful love letter to the joy of reading. The exuberant energy echoes through the selection which includes poems by Margaret Mahy, Valerie Bloom, Wendy Cope, Ogden Nash, Christina Rosetti and Benjamin Zephaniah, amongst others.

Book Cover - Tread Softly - Classic Irish Poems for Children

Tread Softly: Classic Irish Poems for Children

In this book of poetry editor Nicola Reddy and illustrator Erin Brown work together beautifully to make some of Ireland’s most celebrated writers more accessible to a younger audience. The tone of the book is set out from the start with Brown’s delicately illustrated cover conjuring up images of fairytales and Celtic myths which offers the reader hints of what lies inside.