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Book Cover - The Astonishing Chronicles of Oscar from Elsewhere

A Bronte Mettlestone Adventure: The Astonishing Chronicles of Oscar from Elsewhere

Skateboard enthusiast Oscar gets chatting to two fellow skaters who disclose (sheepishly) that they’ve heard of a secret world accessible from the skate park by using a mirror. Incredulity does not prevent Oscar from suddenly materialising in another dimension, and it is a hair-raising transition, as Oscar must summon all his athletic prowess to escape a giant silver wave that is about to engulf him.

Book Cover - Black & Irish: Legends, Trailblazers and Everyday Heroes

Black & Irish: Legends, Trailblazers and Everyday Heroes

The first collection of its kind, Black & Irish is an exciting non-fiction book that celebrates many iconic Black Irish people and their achievements. With actors, writers, fashion influencers, doctors, activists, musicians, sports stars, academics, and many more, this book acts as a tribute to several inspirational figures of all ages.

Book Cover - The Book of Irish Sporting Heroes

The Book of Sporting Heroes

This is a beautifully illustrated, highly entertaining, informative book which will appeal to sports fans young and old. It starts with a comprehensive look at soccer in Ireland, from its history to its superstars past and present, before moving onto Gaelic Games which, similarly to soccer, gets ten large pages of Corcoran’s signature style illustrations with striking background scenes and colours.

Cover Reading Matters Reading Guide

Reading Matters reading guide

Published in September 2023, 'Reading Matters' sees the return of the 'best of the year' format to our annual reading guide. 

Book Cover - Go On, The Girls in Green!

Go On, The Girls in Green!

An ever-growing sport that is booming in Ireland, this book is a very well pieced together story examining the growth of Irish Women’s soccer, hitting every note well.

Book Cover - Incredible Football - 60 True Stories Every Fan Needs to Know

Incredible Football: 60 True Stories Every Fan Needs to Know

Incredible Football takes the reader through sixty engaging true stories about the world of football, covering facts and stats about the world’s best players and teams.

Book Cover - Johnny Ball Professional Football Genius

Johnny Ball Professional Football Genius

Professional Football Genius finds 9-year-old Jonny Ball continuing his journey in the world of soccer coaching – swapping his old team for the professional set-up of the local women’s club. Can Johnny tackle the challenges of moving from head coach to being an assistant, and will he risk falling out with his best friend to succeed?

Book Cover - Quiet Storm

Quiet Storm

This heartwarming, empowering book brought a smile to my face – and lit a spark in my heart. Quiet Storm is the story of Storm Williams, a girl whose reserved and thoughtful approach to life and its challenges sometimes causes her social anxiety, and her journey towards owning and claiming her voice.

Book Cover - The Boy Who Started Celtic

The Boy Who Started Celtic

This picturebook tells the true story of Andrew Kerins from Ballymote in County Sligo, who later became known as Brother Walfrid. As a boy, Andrew did not realise the journey he was starting when he sold a calf and took the boat to Scotland in 1855 at the age of 15.

Book Cover - Twin Power - The Lost Cup

Twin Power: The Lost Cup

Aoife and Aidan Power, the Gaelic-football loving twins and stars of Emma Larkin’s Twin Power series, are back for a second instalment and another exciting adventure with their friends.