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Sport

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All Together Now

The Dick, Kerr girls are back and ready for another round! This time, we follow the life of Martha, younger sister to Hettie and Freddie. When Martha is invited to join the Dick, Kerr Ladies Football team for training, she can hardly believe her luck. But soon the pressure of living up to their expectations creeps up on her, and she questions herself and her abilities. The local boys are treating her differently, and life at home is becoming more complicated. Growing up is proving to be more difficult than she could have ever imagined.

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Kick

Based in Indonesia, this book from new voice Mitch Johnson explores the gritty world of child labour, poverty and corruption through the eyes of 12-year-old Budi. Mad about football, Budi dreams of being an international football star. These dreams and his devotion to Real Madrid and its star player Kieran Wakefield sustain him in his tough world. The factory where Budi and other children labour for long hours in untenable conditions is harsh and unsympathetic, while his impoverished home life and lack of treatment for his haemophilia provide little relief.

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Sports

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Book Cover - Happyville High: Geek Tragedy

Happyville High: Geek Tragedy

Homeschooled Tyler’s idea of fun is using her dad’s lab equipment to build a proton laser. When her dad announces that they’re moving to Happyville, and she’ll be starting at a high school whose motto is ‘The more popular you are, the happier you become!’, Tyler suspects that she’s in for a bad time. Luckily, she meets super geniuses Ashley and Dylan.

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Guaranteed Irish

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Sports Are Fantastic Fun

Sports Are Fantastic Fun is an action-packed book inviting readers to be informed about, and to celebrate physical activity. The book begins right on the cover where a boisterous Rhinoceros is pole-vaulting in front of a bright red backdrop. It’s lovely to see these beautiful creatures (that are endangered) taking centre-stage. In real life, they possess a very similar gentle smile to the one on this cover!

Book Cover - Cycle City

Cycle City

Welcome to Cycle City, where the bicycle is king of the road! The Starlight Parade is due to begin in a matter of hours, but the parade committee of pigs still have invitations to deliver and have yet to appoint a grand marshal! Follow the trail of Mayor Snail and the rest of the animals on their day as they cycle through the busy metropolis, searching for the last few people on their guest list…and somebody to lead the celebrations!

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Great Books For When You Really Don't Feel Like Reading

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 - My First Book of GAA

My First Book of GAA

This cheerful board book introduces young readers to the very basics of gaelic football and hurling. Photos of equipment and athletes are shown on block-coloured backgrounds, with single word descriptions included to explain the pictures. We see helmets, hurleys, boots and balls. A team photo demonstrates the size of a GAA squad, while simple images explain the difference between a point and a goal.

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Ghost

Reynold’s book follows the story of Ghost, real name Castle Cranshaw. He stumbles upon The Defenders, an elite running team, one day as he wanders around his neighbourhood, meeting Coach, who recognises his natural talent for sprinting. Ghost joins the team with the other newbies Lu, Patina and Sunny, but needs to stay on the straight and narrow to keep his place.