Funny books

Book Cover - The Hoys

The Hoys

This is a fun, phrenetic jaunt through piratical phonetics that all rests on one clear and hilarious misunderstanding: what is a ‘hoy’?

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 – 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 - 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 – 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 – 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 No-Girlfriend Rule

The No-Girlfriend Rule

This sweet and charming LGBTQIA+ coming-of-age story shows us that we can discover the most about ourselves in the unlikeliest of places, such as a weekly game of Secrets & Spells (the in-book version of Dungeons & Dragons), as in the case of high-schooler Hollis Beckwith.

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!

Book Cover - Come Out, Come Out, Chameleon!

Come Out, Come Out, Chameleon!

This is a story you can’t help but smile at. When a sweet old man cannot seem to find his pet chameleon, his dog does his best to help him find his lovely colour-changing pet, but to no avail.