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Feelings and emotions

Cover of Pride Reading Guide

Pride Reading Guide 2023

Supported by An Post, our Pride Reading Guide 2023 contains 200 LGBTQ+ inclusive stories for young readers aged 0–18.

Book Cover – The Girl Who Couldn't Lie

The Girl Who Couldn't Lie

Priya is exhausted from trying to be perfect all the time. She’s perfect at home, perfect at school and perfect in her gymnastics training. In order to be that perfect, you need to tell a few lies. But one day, Priya puts a bangle on her wrist and suddenly finds that she has to tell the truth; the whole truth and nothing but the truth. The bangle isn’t coming off and Priya has a lot to learn if she wants to stay out of trouble …

Book Cover - The Second Hand Boy

The Second Hand Boy

Billy’s anxiety starts to get the better of him when his only pal Marty moves away. Not even his favourite subject, Space, makes him feel better. It is hard enough having to take care of his mum, a ‘sensitive soul’ who often cannot get out of bed, but the loneliness he feels with the stress of regularly being bullied takes its toll.

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 - Pink Trucks

Pink Trucks

Stink is a young boy who is searching for a truck that is pink. In his search, he realises that there are obstacles in his way, forcing him to become resourceful using his own creativity and the help of his sister to acquire a pink truck. Stink encounters the attitudes and beliefs of others, shining a light on implied gendered ‘colour rules’ in the categorising of children’s toys in the shop.

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 – Bird is Dead

Bird is Dead

What happens when someone dies? This delightful book is a very real introduction for a young child to death. It is distinct from other books in this genre as most concentrate on grief (absence, the empty chair) but the focus here is on the process of death as well.

Book Cover - Little House

Little House

Ten-year-old Juno must spend her summer holidays with her grandfather while her parents work to provide aid in areas hit by disasters around the world. In her grandfather’s attic, she finds a ruined doll’s house, a doll family, and their furniture. Together with her woodworking grandfather, they repar the furniture and build a new house for the dolls. As Juno learns about carpentry, and finds joy in working with her hands, she realizes how hobbies can help lift one’s spirit.

Cover - Cross My Heart and Never Lie

Cross My Heart and Never Die

Translated from Norwegian to English, this book is formatted as the diary of Tuva, who is 12 years old. Tuva is heading back to school after the summer holidays but doesn’t realise that everything is about to change as her best friend has a new boyfriend and no longer wants to build forts in the forest like they used to do. Tuva is stuck in the middle, as she gets pulled in two different directions, she must figure out what she wants for herself while navigating her own first crush.