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  • blue-flag

    Blue Flag: For readers aged 10+

  • Rugby Warrior

    Rugby Warrior

    Back in school. Back in sport. Back in time.

    By Gerard Siggins

    Eoin Madden is now captain of the Under 14s team and has to deal with friction between his friend Rory and new boy Dylan as they battle for a place as scrum-half. Fast-paced action, mysterious spirits and feuding friends – it’s a season to remember!

    Sequel to the hugely successful Rugby Spirit.

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  • Safe Harbour

    Safe Harbour

    By Marita Conlon-McKenna

    Sophie and Hugh are left homeless when their house is bombed during the London Blitz. Their mother is seriously injured and their Dad is away fighting, so the children are sent to their grandfather in Ireland.

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  • Secrets and Shadows

    Secrets and Shadows

    Two friends in a world at war

    By Brian Gallagher

    When her home is destroyed in the 1941 Luftwaffe bombing, Grace Ryan moves in with relatives. There she meets Barry Malone, a boy from Liverpool. Barry begins to suspect their teacher Mr Pawlek of spying for the Nazis. But what starts as an exciting adventure puts their very lives in danger.

     

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  • Shakespeare's Scribe

    Shakespeare's Scribe

    By Gary Blackwood

    The Black Death . . . thieves and bandits . . . but the show must go on!
    Widge (from The Shakespeare Stealer) and William Shakespeare's company tour a country terrified of the plague, encountering old enemies and new dangers.

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  • The Silver Stag of Bunratty

    The Silver Stag of Bunratty

    By Eithne Massey

    In an Ireland full of war and danger, four children are determined to prevent Richard De Clare, Lord of Bunratty, from killing the magical Silver Stag to display his head on the castle walls. Adventure, conflict and danger awaits them.

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  • SOS Lusitania

    SOS Lusitania

    By Kevin Kiely

    In May 1915 the ocean liner Lusitania sails from New York. It is rumoured to have spies on board. Thirteen-year-old stowaway Finbar Kennedy finds works as a deck-hand. He begins to understand what’s happening, but there’s nothing he or the crew can do. Then a torpedo from a german submarine hits ...

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  • Spirit of the Titanic

    Spirit of the Titanic

    Written by Nicola Pierce, Illustrated by Emma Byrne

    The ghost of fifteen-year-old Samuel Scott moves restlessly aboard the Titanic as she sails to her doom in 1912. An eyewitness to the final days in the lives of rich and poor, crew and passengers, this is Samuel’s story …

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  • Stormclouds

    Stormclouds

    New Friends. Old Differences.

    By Brian Gallagher

    Twins Dylan and Emma Goldman move from Washington to Belfast when their journalist father is sent to cover the turbulent early days of the civil rights movement. The complicated friendships prove life-threatening when the simmering tensions in Northern Ireland erupt into violence in the summer of 1969.

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  • Strongbow

    Strongbow

    The Story of Richard and Aoife

    By Morgan Llywelyn

    The dramatic story of the Norman conquest of Ireland in the 12th century. Full of battles and warfare, but a story of love, too, between an unlikely pair - wilful and wild Irish princess Aoife, and Strongbow, the Norman warrior.

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  • Survivors

    Survivors

    A True-Life Titanic Story

    Written by Elisabeth Navratil, Translated by Joan de Sola Pinto

    Based on the true story of the author's father and uncle, who survived the Titanic disaster as children, but could not be identified because they had been travelling under false names.

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  • Taking Sides

    Taking Sides

    A Boy. A Girl. A Nation Torn Apart.

    By Brian Gallagher

    Dublin, 1922. Working class Annie Reilly is thrilled to win a scholarship to Eccles Street School. Through a classmate she meets Peter Scanlon, a student in Belvedere College. Peter sides with the rebels in the Civil War and carries messages for them. When Annie’s life is threatened, he has to decide where his loyalties lie.

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  • Under the Hawthorn Tree

    Under the Hawthorn Tree

    Children of the Famine

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

    The first book in the famine trilogy
    Under the Hawthorn Tree is Ireland's top selling children's book and a classic for young readers worldwide. Set during the Irish famine, it follows three children as they travel across the country to find their family.

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  • War Children

    War Children

    Stories from Ireland's War of Independence

    By Gerard Whelan

    Six stories, one set in Dublin the others in the countryside, about children who get caught up in the War of Independence and suffer dire consequences.

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  • Where the Stones Sing

    Where the Stones Sing

    By Eithne Massey

    As the spectre of the Black Death hovers over medieval Dublin in the fourteenth century, Kai is plucked from the filthy streets to sing in the great Christ Church choir. But Kai has a secret that must be kept hidden - even from new friends Tom and Jack. Kai will need great strength, talent and help from unexpected quarters just to survive.

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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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  • A Winter of Spies

    A Winter of Spies

    Ireland’s War of Independence: when the truth can get you killed

    By Gerard Whelan

    Sarah becomes involved in spying for Michael Collins during the War of Independence.

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