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  • Rugby Runner

    Rugby Runner

    Ancient Roots, Modern Boots

    By Gerard Siggins

    Eoin Madden is captain of the Junior Cup team, training with Leinster and aiming for Ireland's Under 16 World Cup team. He also has to deal with grumpy friends, teachers piling on the homework – AND a ghost on a mission that goes back to the very origins of the game of rugby. 

    Books, crooks and rucks - it’s all to play for this term!

     

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  • Danny Brown and the Talking Teeth

    Danny Brown and the Talking Teeth

    Written by Brianóg Brady Dawson, Illustrated by Michael Connor, Coloured by Alan Nolan

    Danny Brown is always in trouble.
    Why did he take Granny’s teeth to school?
    Just WHAT was he thinking?
    Now Mum is cross, teacher is cross,
    and Granny is VERY cross.
    But Danny was only having fun, wasn’t he?

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  • Danny Brown and the Monster Toothbrush

    Danny Brown and the Monster Toothbrush

    Written by Brianóg Brady Dawson, Illustrated by Michael Connor, Coloured by Alan Nolan

    Danny hates brushing his teeth, so when he gets a new toothbrush he wants to get rid of it! He tries blushing it down the toilet, burying it in the garden and throwing it for Keano, his dog, but it keeps coming back!

    A fun story about a boy who can't help getting into trouble. Illustrated in colour throughout.

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  • The Gods and their Machines

    The Gods and their Machines

    By Oisín McGann

    Two worlds. Two different lives. Divided by hate and violence. Thrown together by chance.

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  • The Making of Mollie

    The Making of Mollie

    By Anna Carey

    Mollie Carberry's life seems pretty dull until she discovers her older sister Phyllis is a suffragette! When she and her friend Nora get involved they must face the question of how far a girl should go for her beliefs.

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  • Magical Celtic Tales

    Magical Celtic Tales

    Written by Una Leavy, Illustrated by Fergal O'Connor

    Magical Celtic Tales is a collection of ten wonderful stories - some well known, others almost forgotten - from Brittany, Cornwall, Ireland, The Isle of Man, Scotland and Wales.

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  • Hannah in the Spotlight

    Hannah in the Spotlight

    Star Club Book 1

    By Natasha Mac a'Bháird

    The summer holidays are here, and Hannah is wishing she could have gone to drama camp. Then she meets Meg, who has just moved in next door, and together with her friends Ruby and Laura they decide to form Star Club – a drama club of their own.

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  • Run for the Hills

    Run for the Hills

    Written by Tom McCaughren, Illustrated by Rebecca Atkinson

    All the foxes who lived in Glensinna knew about Sionnach, the Great White Fox. But they had never seen him. ... After almost a decade and a half, award-winning author Tom McCaughren returns with a new installment in his bestselling series!

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  • A Darkness at the End

    A Darkness at the End

    The shadows know your name ...

    By Ruth Frances Long

    The final book in the fantasy trilogy set Dublin: and Dubh Linn, the fae world that exists in the cracks and corners of reality. Holly, the fae matriarch, tries to sieze the power of heaven for herself, while Izzy has lost her memory and Jinx is dead ... or is he?

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  • Kings of the Boyne

    Kings of the Boyne

    By Nicola Pierce

    Two kings, three young soldiers, one battle to end all battles.

    As King James and King William prepare to meet at the Boyne in battle, three young men face the horrors of war.

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  • The Moon Spun Round

    The Moon Spun Round

    W. B. Yeats for Children

    Written by W. B. Yeats, Edited by and Introduced by Noreen Doody, Illustrated by Shona Shirley MacDonald

    The Moon Spun Round takes children of all ages on an imaginative journey through W.B. Yeats’s poetry, folktales and childhood writing. Mysterious and beautiful illustrations spin out from Yeats’s haunting and enchanted words and rhythms.

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  • Les Plus Belles Légendes Irlandaises

    Les Plus Belles Légendes Irlandaises

    Written by Eithne Massey, Illustrated by Lisa Jackson, Translated by Svetlana Pironko

    A stunning illustrated French translation of Irish legends, including: The Salmon of Knowledge, How Cú Chulainn Got His Name, The Children of Lir, The King with Donkey’s Ears, Fionn and the Giant, The White Wolfhound, and Oisín.

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  • Granuaile: Pirate Queen

    Granuaile: Pirate Queen

    By Morgan Llywelyn

    A story of immense bravery and daring, as Granuaile takes on the great Norman lords, smuggles weapons and mercenaries for the Ulster Gaelic O'Donnell and O'Neill clans and finally goes to confront Elizabeth Tudor herself.

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  • Time After Time

    Time After Time

    By Judi Curtin

    Molly and Beth are best friends but they aren't too happy when their families move in together. But when the two are accidently transported back to the past, they have a chance to see the world through their parents’ eyes ...

     

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  • Mad Grandad and the Robot Garden

    Mad Grandad and the Robot Garden

    Written by and By (artist) Oisín McGann

    A Mad Grandad story: the new robot gardener looks like a great way to cut down on boring work: but the robot has other plans!

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