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2024 Pride Guide cover

Pride Reading Guide 2024

At Children’s Books Ireland we champion diverse and inclusive books that best reflect the world, with characters of all genders and sexualities and families of all kinds. We believe that everyone deserves to see their story within the pages of an excellent book.

The Pride Reading Guide 2024 contains 200 LGBTQ+ inclusive stories for young readers aged 0–18.

Book Cover - Four Eids and a Funeral

Four Eids and a Funeral

Said and Tiwa do not get along. But they used to be best friends, and there’s nothing like a funeral for bringing people together. Even if that didn’t quite work, there’s always Eid and a fire at a cherished local Islamic centre to really seal the deal. Hands forced by circumstance and equipped with a bitterness that only comes from having once been truly great friends, Said and Tiwa must negotiate being back in each other’s orbit in this dual-perspective novel, sharing an uneasy if common objective to save their community space.

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 – Otherworldly

Otherworldly

Ellery is a cynic in a society that worships deities adjacent to the ancient Greek Olympians. Forced to leave home due to an endless winter which has destroyed their family’s rural livelihood, Ellery has had enough of superstition and fairytales. That is, until they meet Knox, who introduces Ellery to a world of magic and adventure.

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 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 – ASAP

ASAP

We follow Sori, as she deals with life preparing to become a K-pop idol, all the while trying to manage her parents’ high expectations and her confusing relationship with Nathaniel, her very famous ex-boyfriend. Before long Sori starts to wonder if this is really what she wants after all …

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.

Book Cover - Infinity Alchemist

Infinity Alchemist

This book is an action-packed adventure from start to finish. Bestselling author Kacen Callender creates a unique, magic-filled world adding original ideas and twists to many fantasy tropes. Our protagonist, Ash Woods, wants nothing more than to study alchemy at the prestigious Lancaster College. He crosses paths with Ramsay Thorne, an icy assistant professor who ropes Ash in on a dangerous quest for the hidden Book of Source.

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.