Fairy tales, myths and legends

Cover of Bookworm Beginners reading list, published February 2024

Bookworm Beginners

A celebration of the enrichment books can bring to our lives, this list is recommended reading for dedicated bookworms and bibliophiles, lovers of wordplay and puns, those who dream of one day creating their own stories and even those who need a bit more convincing of the magic of the written word.

We hope that among these stories, you find the book that makes you a reader.

Cover - Once Upon A Story Time

Once Upon A Storytime

Unicorns, castles, sweets and gingerbread, pirate ships and wicked witches – this book is teeming with classic storybook elements!

Give Leabhar Gaeilge cover artwork - Fintan Wall, March 2024

Give Leabhar Gaeilge

This Seachtain na Gaeilge (1–17 March), discover a new reading guide highlighting the excellent books on offer in the Irish language for children and young people.

Issue 70 of Inis Magazine, cover by Mary Murphy

Inis magazine: issue 70, January 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 - Santarella


Come on a Christmas adventure as Cinderella meets Santa Claus in this twist on the classic fairytale. Left at home to do chores as her sisters’ head to the prince’s ball, Cinderella comes face to face with Santa as he falls down the chimney and hurts his back. It’s Cinderella to the rescue, helping Santa deliver all the toys on Christmas Eve. But as Santa drops her off at the palace at the end of the night, Cinderella decides she wants to see the world instead.

Book Cover - 100 Tales from the Tokyo Ghost Cafe

100 Tales from the Tokyo Ghost Cafe

The second collaboration between writer Julian Sedgwick and manga artist Chie Kutsuwada will grow on you. The deeper you wade into this collection of tales of kami gods and yokai spirits, the more attached you will grow to its characters, its décors, its language.

Book Cover - The Harp of Power

The Harp of Power

Is there any better book combination of Irish mythology, folklore, and magic? If you are a fan of both, then The Harp of Power is for you! This is a follow up to Dunne’s first book The Book of Secrets following Cat who loves magic and has The Sight.

Book Cover - Cloch na Gréine

Cloch na Gréine

Scéal bleachtaireachta é seo ina bhfuil an stair, an réalteolaíocht, an finscéalaíocht, pisreoga agus seanfhocail fite fuaite tríd. Tugann sé léargas dúinn freisin ar cheird an tuairisceora agus na modhanna éagsúla atá ann chun an t-eolas a lorg agus a scaipeadh.

Book Cover - Lore of the Stars - Folklore & Wisdom from the Skies Above

Lore of the Stars: Folklore & Wisdom from the Skies Above

Did you know that Augurs were people who read messages in the flight patterns of birds? Or that Aeromancy involved predicting the future by observing clouds and storms? Embark on a stellar journey through the latest instalment of the Lore series! Taking place over six parts, the reader peers into a time when various cultures turned to the skies for guidance and inspiration.

Book Cover - Juniper's Christmas

Juniper's Christmas

When her mother vanishes, Juniper Lane finds she has far more to contend with than simply finding her again. This enchanting tale sees Juniper becoming mixed up with four-legged friends, a gang of hilariously named criminals and the big man in the red suit himself.