Theme:

Friendship

Book Cover – Not Like Other Girls

Not Like Other Girls

After nude pictures of her were blasted across the internet, Jo-Lynn Kirby has become a social pariah. Dealing with the fallout of this, Jo’s troubles only double when her former best friend Maddie goes missing and is written off as a runaway. To get to the bottom of Maddie’s mystery disappearance, Jo must reinfiltrate the world that has cast her out. However, as she starts digging into the truth, she’s forced to recount the most vulnerable parts of her past that she has tried so hard to forget.

Book Cover – Milly McCarthy and the Sports Day Shambles

Milly McCarthy and the Sports Day Shambles

Milly McCarthy loves her teacher, the always kind Múinteoir Emer, who shows endless patience with her unruly class. But when Milly’s class receives the terrible news that Múinteoir Emer must take some time off for a bunion removal, how will the class cope for five weeks with a substitute teacher? More importantly, how will the substitute teacher cope with Milly’s class?

Book Cover - Our World: Ukraine

Our World: Ukraine

Part of the Our World series, this touching boardbook takes young readers through a day in the life of children in Ukraine. Aimed at avoiding stereotypes, this series is written and illustrated by creators from the country in question.

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.

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.

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 – Big Bad Dragon Club

Big Bad Dragon Club

Scorch, Grub and Fang are a gang of devious dragons who love nothing more than stomping through the woods being bad. They meet a host of different characters and take delight in interfering in their fun to cause mischief. However, things don’t go according to plan when their badness doesn’t cause the upset they had hoped for. Our story starts to take a turn as they slowly realise that maybe, they’re bad at being bad …

Book Cover – The Little Lamb Who Led

The Little Lamb Who Led

O’Donoghue’s vibrant book opens the enchanting world of the Irish countryside to young readers. Drawing on the author’s own childhood memories of family life in the countryside, as readers, we are invited into the wonderful world of the animals who inhabit the pages of this book including the hoppy hare and Kerry cow.

Book Cover - My Friend Andy

My Friend Andy

Told through the eyes of a little dog, Fluffy, this is a story that calls upon us to question our preconceived notions; to look carefully at what we think we see and to take notice of what is going on around us. With a more empathic view, we may find a little help when we need it most and, who knows, maybe even a new friend.

Book Cover – Skylar and the K-Pop Headteacher

Skylar and the K-Pop Headteacher

Like any sensible pre-teen, Skylar is ‘appropriately obsessed’ with K-Pop. Who cares about maths homework or helping out at home when AZ8, the best and cutest band in the world, has a brand new music video? Grown-ups just don’t understand, least of all the prim-and-proper headteacher, Ms. Callus. But during an argument with Ms Callus in the school corridor, there is a flash of green light, and when Skylar comes to, she feels strange and … old! She and Ms. Callus have swapped bodies, and they have to find a way to swap back before the AZ8 concert on Saturday!