Theme:

History and historical fiction

Inis 72

Inis magazine: issue 72, July 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 - The Weather Girls

The Weather Girls

Taking readers back to 1940s Mayo, this novel is inspired by true events, which make it an even more fascinating read. Grace Devine, lives in the Blacksod Lighthouse and weather station, but the Devine family’s peaceful life changes when they are tasked with sending hourly weather updates to the Met Office in England. Whilst trying to juggle this newfound responsibility the pressure mounts as the war continues. As the stakes get higher each chapter, Grace must face the everyday normal drama that comes with being a twelve-year-old girl in Ireland during the Emergency.

Book Cover - Martha Maps It Out In Time!

Martha Maps It Out In Time!

This lively and hugely enjoyable picturebook is the sequel to the lovely Martha Maps It Out with educational illustrated content shared in an offbeat style on every fun-filled page from talented writer-illustrator Leigh Hodgkinson.

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 – The Destroyer of Worlds: Oppenheimer and the Atomic Bomb

The Destroyer of Worlds: Oppenheimer and the Atomic Bomb

The latest in the In A Nutshell series acts as a poignant retelling of the life of J. Robert Oppenheimer for child readers. Oppenheimer, a theoretical physicist from the United States of America, was the director of the Manhattan Project during World War II and known by many as ‘the father of the atomic bomb’.

Cover - A Stinky History of Toilets

A Stinky History of Toilets

This funny and educational book will take you on a journey across the world and through time, all through the medium of the toilet. It is packed full of fun facts and historical stories, all involving toilets and poo! It covers all you could possibly need or want to know about topics relating to the loo, including the history of toilet paper, how sewage systems work and inventions and innovations from long ago right up to the present. The reader learns about historical events, and scientific advancements, all in a light-hearted and engaging way.

Book Cover - The Case of the Vanishing Painting

The Case of the Vanishing Painting

A valuable painting disappears having left Galway in a guarded train carriage. Under suspicion is Tim and Deirdre’s father, the train’s guard, but the twins are certain that their father is not a thief. Setting out to solve the mystery of the vanishing painting, their friend Joe assists them on their mission and before long they are not only fighting to save the twins’ father’s reputation, but also fighting for their very lives …

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.

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.