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  • Socks for Mr Wolf

    Socks for Mr Wolf

    A Woolly Adventure Around Ireland

    By Tatyana Feeney

    Mr Wolf loves looking good. Mr Wolf loves to dance. But more than anything in the world Mr Wolf loves his beautiful socks. Until one day, a hole appears in one … WHAT can he do? Follow Mr Wolf on a woolly adventure around Ireland as he tries to save his socks!

     

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  • Red Rover, Red Rover!

    Red Rover, Red Rover!

    Games from an Irish Childhood (That You Can Teach Your Kids)

    By Kunak McGann

    With easy instructions, handy tips and ‘risk’ ratings’, RED ROVER, RED ROVER!  will whisk you back to those carefree days of childhood and, if your creaky old bones are up to it, inspire you to get out with the kids and revel in those games all over again.

     

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  • Making Millions

    Making Millions

    Written by Erika McGann, Illustrated by Vince Reid

    The gang need money and quick, and they have some super-genius ideas on how to make it! Like Operation Start a Company, Make Loads of Money for Nicholas’s Project and Probably Also Become Millionaires!

    Continue the adventure with Cass and the Bubble Street Gang with this second book in the series.

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  • A Sailor Went to Sea, Sea, Sea

    A Sailor Went to Sea, Sea, Sea

    Favourite Rhymes from an Irish Childhood

    Written by Sarah Webb, Illustrated by Steve McCarthy

    Owls and pussycats, cockles and mussels, golden stockings, wiggly worms and rattlin’ bogs – they’re all here, and more. Another wonderful collection of rhymes to delight any child, from the author and illustrator Sally Go Round the Stars.

     

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  • Stand By Me

    Stand By Me

    By Judi Curtin

    What if something happened long ago that still makes you sad? Graham is Molly and Beth’s favourite uncle, so they really want to help him fix the past – and since the girls know of a mysterious door that can take them back in time, maybe they can!

     

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  • Pawns

    Pawns

    Ireland's War of Independence

    By Brian Gallagher

    During the War of Independence, friends Johnny, Stella and Alice grapple with conflicting loyalties – then matters come dramatically to a head on the night the Black and Tans set Balbriggan ablaze during a murderous night of vengeance.

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  • Mad Grandad and the Wicked Pictures

    Mad Grandad and the Wicked Pictures

    By Oisín McGann

    Grandad and Lenny are trying to paint the living-room. But Grandad's paint is very old and it's gone all strange. Everything they paint comes alive. And the pictures are evil …and very hungry!

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  • Mad Grandad and the Mutant River

    Mad Grandad and the Mutant River

    By Oisín McGann

    Lenny goes fishing with his grandad, and he is amazed when they drag up a mermaid in her car! But then they find there is much, much worse waiting for them in the deep and dirty river ...

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  • Sam Hannigan's Woof Week

    Sam Hannigan's Woof Week

    By Alan Nolan

    Animal lover and champion Irish dancer Samantha Hannigan is having a truly woof week. She and her best friend Ajay were messing around with the Brain Swap 3000, one of her grandad’s crackpot inventions, and now Sam is stuck inside the body of her neighbours’ dog – how can they can change her back?

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  • Dublin

    Dublin

    My Ireland Activity Book

    Written by Natasha Mac a'Bháird, Illustrated by Alan Nolan

    A bright and fun-filled activity book set in Dublin. Puzzles, games, colouring, stories and tons of interesting facts.

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  • The Spiral Path

    The Spiral Path

    Book 3 in The Ayla Trilogy

    Written by and Illustrated by Matt Griffin

    The conclusion of the Ayla trilogy. The battle was won but the enemy has escaped and Ayla, Sean, Finny and Benvy know their home of Kilnabracka is in serious danger. The town looks untouched, but the friends are being drawn into a trap.

    Only they can save themselves and the townsfolk.

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  • Wildflower Girl

    Wildflower Girl

    Written by Marita Conlon-McKenna, Illustrated by Donald Teskey, Cover design or artwork by PJ Lynch

    The second book in the famine trilogy
    At seven, Peggy made a terrifying journey through famine-stricken Ireland. Now thirteen, and determined to make a new life for herself, she sets off alone to America …

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  • Vinnie Goes to Vegas

    Vinnie Goes to Vegas

    Written by Stephen Walsh and Marita O’Donovan, Illustrated by Diane Le Feyer

    Vinnie the leprechaun makes gleaming buckles for leprechaun shoes and shiny buttons for leprechaun jackets. He loves his job, and he has a happy life and many friends -- but, oh, how Vinnie longs to be rich! When Vinnie finds a lucky horse shoe, he decides to head to Vegas but he soon finds out that being rich comes at a price!

     

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  • Brendan and the Blarney Stone

    Brendan and the Blarney Stone

    Written by Stephen Walsh and Marita O’Donovan, Illustrated by Diane Le Feyer

    When Brendan the leprechaun plays the tin whistle, the sound is sweeter than the sweetest songbird. But if only he could speak as well as he plays! His words spill out in a terrible jumble – he goes to the shop to buy peas and accidentally comes home with cheese!

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  • Starring Meg

    Starring Meg

    Star Club Book 2

    By Natasha Mac a'Bháird

    Summer may be over but the Star Club is definitely not and now it's time to plan their next show! Meg has to get used to a new town and new school. Luckily her Star Club friends are there to support her. But will other people accept Meg for who she really is? 

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