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  • Time-travelling penguins Pablo and Splash must rescue their friend from the Ice Age in this brilliantly funny, full-colour graphic novel for young readers. Pablo and Splash go to visit Professor O'Brain in her lab, only to find that their friend has been left behind in the Ice Age by her misbehaving time machine. The brave penguin buddies set out on a rescue mission – destination 68,000 years ago! When a Neanderthal man accidentally wanders into their time machine, it's not just the professor who is stuck in the wrong time period. But luckily a scientific breakthrough for Pablo and Splash's endlessly upbeat approach to life's challenges helps save the day!The race against time – several times over! – makes this pacey and hilarious graphic novel irresistible. 'Gripping and enjoyable ... should be recommended whatever the age of the reader. A really fun, enjoyable read. 10/10' Irish Times on Pablo and Splash Great for Ages 7-10.
  • Introducing the explosive first book in the Torch Trilogy - the hottest release of the decade!They are hunting those who shine . . . Don't be deceived by Northaven's prettiness, by its white-wash houses and sea views. Many of its townsfolk are ruthless hunters. They revile those who have developed songlight, the ability to connect telepathically with others. Friends, neighbours, family will turn on each other in an instant . . . Lark has lived in grave danger ever since her own songlight emerged. Then she encounters a young woman in peril, from a city far away. An extraordinary bond is forged. But when power is everything, how will they survive?An extraordinary new trilogy from an award-winning, internationally acclaimed screenwriter, Songlight promises to set the world alight! Published 29th August 2024 - Order Now. Great for Teens and Young Adults.
  • Charlie and Nick are at the same school, but they've never met ... until one day when they're made to sit together. They quickly become friends, and soon Charlie is falling hard for Nick, even though he doesn't think he has a chance. But love works in surprising ways, and Nick is more interested in Charlie than either of them realised. Heartstopper is about love, friendship, loyalty and mental illness. It encompasses all the small stories of Nick and Charlie's lives that together make up something larger, which speaks to all of us. 'The queer graphic novel we wished we had at high school.' Gay Times. This is the first volume of Heartstopper, which is soon to be a live-action Netflix series. Great for Teens and Young Adults. Please note - this is an edition in Irish.
  • Bestselling YA author Melinda Salisbury exposes the dark underbelly of new technologies and online friendships in this gripping thriller. Ruby Brookes and her best friend Deva have won free places at the Ash Tree Foundation Performing Arts Camp over the summer, but only if their school grades seriously improve. So when Deva suddenly starts getting high marks in all their subjects, leaving Ruby behind, she is confused and jealous. Until she finds out Deva's success is down to EchoStar, a new app that's helping her get ahead. Ruby is desperate to start using it too, but there is much more to EchoStar than she has imagined. Because EchoStar is always watching and listening … Great for Older Kids, Teens and Young Adults.
  • Pen in one hand, on my wrist, a ticking clockI've got to make this work, just need a little luck... When fourteen-year-old Ronny’s life is struck by tragedy, his mum decides it’s finally time they move out of London. In his new city, as a Black teenager in a mostly white school, Ronny feels like a complete outsider and struggles to balance keeping his head down with his ambition of becoming a rapper. But when a local poet comes into class, Ronny discovers a world he’s never considered before. Rap is like spoken word, bars equal poetry – and maybe the combination of both could be the key to achieving his dreams? Great for Teens and Young Adults.
  • Two outcasts find themselves at the centre of world-altering change in Sword Catcher, the start of a riveting epic fantasy series from the internationally bestselling author of The Shadowhunter Chronicles. In the vibrant city-state of Castellane, a young orphan named Kel is stolen from his old life to enter a new one of luxury and peril. He's to become Prince Conor Aurelian's body-double, shielding the Prince from all dangers. As his 'Sword Catcher,' he and Conor become close as brothers - yet Kel lives for one purpose: to die for Conor. Lin Caster is an Ashkar physician, part of a community ostracised for its rare magical abilities. But events pull her and Kel together and into the web of the mysterious Ragpicker King who rules Castellane's criminal underworld. Together, they'll discover an extraordinary conspiracy. But can forbidden love bring down a kingdom? And will their discoveries plunge their nation into war and the world into chaos? Lose yourself in a vibrant world of power, intrigue and magic in this spellbinding epic from an internationally bestselling sensation. Great for Ages 15+
  • Mr Gray needs something spectacular to show for the grand reopening of his museum. So when he receives a call about a ‘very old thing’ that has been discovered in a garden, he is very keen to investigate. What he finds there is a ginormous bone. Then another, and another …Could the bones be from an elephant? A rhinoceros? Or even a hippopotamus?When a little dog helps him uncover an enormous antler, Mr Gray thinks he might have solved the puzzle … and found a very special exhibit for his grand reopening, too! Great for Ages 0-6 Published 10th September 2024 - Order Now.
  • Little Jess is about to have her very first flying lesson! But before she can get her flying licence, she must complete three simple tasks – from helping her neighbour Mr Snail mend a light, to finding a ladybird’s missing spot and saving a fallen star stuck in a tree. Will Jess be just like her sisters and get her wings too? Great for Ages 3-5.
  • Lugs Branigan was the toughest cop on the beat. A Dublin legend, he was a bullied kid who grew up to be a heavyweight boxing champion and Ireland’s most celebrated lawman. Lugs patrolled the Liberties in Dublin, dispensing rough justice. He saved the city from the Animal Gangs, put the run on the Teddy Boys and became a bodyguard to the stars! Fondly remembered as a guardian of the city, Lugs was a larger-than-life hero whose story provides a glimpse into a bygone era. Great for Ages 7-10.
  • It’s coming up to Christmas and Milly’s class is prepping for their end-of-term performance. This year they’ve decided on a festive concert, so they can each showcase their favourite talent. Milly can’t wait to take part ­– though she never anticipated quite such a starring role … and really, it was totally NOT her fault that she literally brought the house down … Great for Ages 7-10.
  • The Friendship Fairies – sisters Emme, Holly and Jess – are off to Paris with their parents, exchanging homes with a French family for a month. The girls are having a brilliant time exploring the city, until disaster strikes and they have to track down their host family’s precious pet octopus, who someone seems to have let out accidentally …They chase the octopus all over Paris – through the streets, the Louvre and even up the Eiffel Tower – following a trail of puddle prints. The Friendship Fairies better track him down soon, or they’ll be in BIG trouble when the French family gets home! Great for Ages 7-10.
  • A highly illustrated, playful field guide for budding natural scientists and curious observers of the world right under our noses. Observology is the study of looking. An observologist makes scientific expeditions, albeit very small ones, every day. They notice interesting details in the world around them. They are expert at finding tiny creatures, plants, and fungi. They know that water snails glide upside down on the undersurface of the water; not all flies have wings; earthworms have bristles; butterflies taste with their feet. Being able to identify just a handful of bird songs is a skill that will stay with you for life. That’s where this enchanting book comes into its own. Listen to the beautiful songs of the most common garden birds, easily accessed at the touch of 12 buttons and read all about them on the accompanying pages. Keep it on your windowsill for the whole family to enjoy and see who becomes the bird song expert first. Great for Ages 3-8. As seen at our Bord Bia Bloom 2024 bookstall.
  • Take children on an illuminating journey through the evolution of knowledge and communication with the debut non-fiction book by best-selling author Chris Haughton. Discover how the ways we share and store information have shaped and changed the world in this utterly unique book for children aged 8-12. What is it that makes technology improve rather than stay static or even fall into decline? The answer is information. Celebrate your child's curiosity in this book of information, offering: - A beautiful look at the story of information; from the first languages and cave paintings through to how we communicate and record information today. - Content written by world famous and multi-award winning author and illustrator, Chris Haughton. - A global journey throughout history from the origination of language, how information has been passed on and recorded, how this has helped humans. This book tells the story of how we came to collect information, and what it means for us. The ability to record information in the form of writing and collecting data has caused an explosion of technological progress. It hasn't always been like this. For a long time, human progress was very slow or static. At some points it felt like our progress even ran backwards! Nowadays, we are used to technology improving all the time. Next year we will have better phones, cars, and technology. If we are able to record knowledge we can collect and share it. We can continue adding to it and it grows and grows. Learn all about how this works in The History of Information, through a mix of timelines, graphics and illustrations that clearly break down and explain each concept for kids. Great for Ages 8-12. Published 5th September 2024 - Order Now.
  • For all of Kat's life, it's been her and her mother, Jamie - except for 12 years ago, when Jamie was married for two days and Kat had a stepbrother, Liam. But all that ended in a swift divorce. Now Jamie is a jewel thief trying to go straight, but she has one last job, at a billionaire's 80th birthday party. Neither Kat nor her mother know about two surprise guests: Liam and his father, a serial scammer with his own sights set on Ross Sutherland's family. Kat and Liam are on a collision course to disaster, and when someone dies, the two teens realize they might be in the killer's crosshairs. They can't trust anyone except each other. Or can they? Because if there's one thing both of them know, it's how to lie... Great for Teens and Young Adults. Published 1st August 2024 - Order Now.
  • An affectionately illustrated bedtime story with witty wordplay that will also make grown-up readers smile – The TimesThere once was a boy called Jeremy GraceWho had a remarkable interest in space. He was quiet and shy, very often alone,Just him and his dog, spending time on their own. Jeremy dreams of journeying through space, but nobody believes in him. Nobody, that is, but Maxwell, his incredible dancing dog who encourages him to reach for the stars. The pair embark on an out-of-this-world adventure - but when they are faced with an incoming comet catastrophe, it takes bravery, daring and a little bit of dancing to save the day. Heartwarming and inspirational with a touch of magic, this read-aloud rhyming picture-book story encourages children to follow their dreams. This is the picture book debut from John Boyne, the author of the globally bestselling, multi-million-copy classic, The Boy in the Striped Pyjamas. The illustrations are by award-winning rising star Ashling Lindsay. Great for ages 3-5.
  • Granny's garden is growing out of control! Larch is sure a bad fairy is behind this agricultural anarchy... Lola can't believe her luck. The rabbit she's rescued in the forest is actually a rebellious fairy in disguise! But Lola's new friend Larch has trouble on her tail... Filled with fun, friendship, family and naughty fairies, this beautifully illustrated series is perfect for young readers. Evil Euphorbia Spurge has sent bad magic across the forest and it's turning all the plants wild! Lola's granny is thrilled because her garden is looking lush, but Larch is sure she saw a courgette wave and smile at her - and they're not supposed to do that, are they? It's time for Lola and Larch to head into the forest and grapple with a green-fingered fiend! Have you read Lola and Larch's other adventures? Look out for Lola and Larch Fix a Fairy Forest and Lola and Larch and the Snow Witch Switch. Great for Ages 7-10.
  • Migrants provides an easy-to-understand explanation for children of what migration is, its causes and consequences. Humanity was nomadic for 99% of its existence. Sedentary life, national borders and the creation of identity documents for increasingly stricter population control are comparatively recent phenomena, and paradoxical given that the world is becoming ever more globalized. The recent emergence of populist movements in the West that are focused on closing borders and rejecting others raises serious questions about our sense of fraternity, especially when we could be facing ever larger migration movements due to the climate crisis. This book concisely explains what migration is, its causes and consequences, and the humanistic and legal aspects regarding it in the simplest, most objective ways possible, so that children have all the information they need to understand the world around them. Introduces children to complex global social issues in a sensitive and balanced way. Characterful illustrations appropriate for the readership and subject matter. Easy-to-follow, bite-size text. Includes a case study on the migration into Europe. Great for Ages 3-8.
  • Mirabelle is special because she is different. Her mum is a witch and her dad is a fairy and she LOVES getting up to magical mischief. So, her parents' picnic party in the garden seems the perfect chance to play some pranks on her annoying brother, Wilbur. But when Mirabelle gets caught putting frogspawn in Wilbur's drink she's sent inside. It's so unfair! Why should she have to miss the party?Then a brilliant idea strikes: If she uses a shrinking potion on herself, she'll be too tiny for anyone to see, so she'll still be able to enjoy the party!But Mirabelle is about to discover that the garden feels a little more dangerous when you're no taller than a blade of grass. Have her mischievous ways gone too far this time . . . ? Great for Ages 6-9.
  • Blast off on an adventure with the Space Cadets! From beloved children's author-illustrator Alex T. Smith, the bestselling creator of Claude and How Winston Delivered Christmas, comes a funny and fast-paced illustrated adventure through space. Filled with out-of-this world illustrations on every page, Astrid and the Space Cadets: Race from Planet Peril! is perfect for fans of Grimwood and Bad Guys, and for kids who are ready to read by themselves. Astrid Atomic and her best friends, the Space Cadets, have been given an important mission from the Chief – to retrieve the special trophy for the Supersonic Saturn Race. Tonight they'll have to fly under boiling hot lava waterfalls, zoom through fields of flaming flowers and sneak past a big, toothy, scary space monster! And things go from bad to worse when they realize that the naughty Dr Boris Uranus on their tail. Will they get to the trophy before time runs out? Don't miss Astrid and the gang's first adventure in Astrid and the Space Cadets: Attack of the Snailiens! Great for Ages 6-8.
  • Happy Birthday, Gruffalo! Lift the flaps to join in the party and celebrate twenty-five years of the bestselling modern classic, The Gruffalo. How will the Gruffalo celebrate his birthday? Lift the flaps to find out as you meet all your favourite characters from the deep dark wood in this brilliant board book – and look out for the surprise pop-up ending! Then enjoy listening to a free special recording of Julia Donaldson singing The Gruffalo Birthday Song by scanning the QR code on the back of the book. With a fun rhyming text based on a song by Julia Donaldson, Happy Birthday, Gruffalo! is the perfect way for preschoolers to celebrate twenty-five years of The Gruffalo. Great for Ages 1-6.
  • HELP!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! Dexter's lost his Boo-Woo. It's a scary sounding beast! It has fiery eyes and floppy ears, and twenty pointy teeth! Soon the whole town is on the hunt for the Boo-Woo ... Are YOU brave enough to join the search? Join police officers, firefighters and more in this gloriously illustrated, action-packed adventure with an unexpected twist about losing - and finding! - your favourite toy. Great for Ages 3-6.
  • Lottie Brooks is BACK and she's as BRILLIANT as ever! At long last Lottie and Daniel are an official couple and everything seems to be going brilliantly (except for Amber being increasingly mean and jealous, but what's new there?). Meanwhile Toby's new year's resolution is to get a dog, and for once Lottie and him see eye to eye. Pot Noodle, the cockapoo, becomes the newest member of the Brooks family. He's VERY cute but also not toilet trained AT ALL. Lottie soon finds having a new boyfriend and a new dog means she has little time for anyone else, leaving her best friends pretty upset. How is Lottie meant to keep everybody happy and stop Pot Noodle from pooing on the carpet?! Great for Ages 9-12.
  • The original heroes from The Lightning Thief are reunited for their biggest challenge yet: getting Percy to college when the gods are standing in his way. After saving the world multiple times, Percy Jackson is hoping to have a normal senior year. Unfortunately, the gods aren't quite done with him. Percy will have to fulfil three quests in order to get the necessary three letters of recommendation from Mount Olympus for college. The first quest is to help Zeus's cup-bearer retrieve his goblet before it falls into the wrong hands. Can Percy, Grover, and Annabeth find it in time? Readers new to Percy Jackson and fans who have been awaiting this reunion for more than a decade will delight equally in this latest hilarious take on Greek mythology. Great for Ages 9-12.
  • Clara is a small, strong-willed princess who likes running wild, jumping ditches and climbing trees... but most of all, she loves collecting creepy-crawlies and making them her friends. That's not easy with a bossy butler and a pernickety nanny always on your case. When Clara discovers that an ogre she keeps in her shoe under her bed isn't an ogre at all, he offers her a way out of her predicament. There's only one thing she needs to do... Written by acclaimed author Michael Morpurgo and illustrated by the award-winning Emily Gravett. Great for Ages 3-7.
  • The Woods are in uproar! Pig has vanished! What could have happened to him? And who is this familiar-looking bearded figure sitting on a cloud? Could they be connected?... Great for Ages 7-10.
  • The highly-anticipated sequel to Waterstones Prize-winning and British Book Awards Children's Illustrated Book of the Year Grandad's Camper celebrates the power of community and the importance of LGBTQIA+ history. Milly can't wait to spend a summer at Grandad's cottage by the sea, and is even more excited when she discovers Grandad and Gramps’ Pride flag in the attic. Grandad insists he's too old to go to the London celebrations, especially now Gramps isn’t around any more, but Milly has an idea to get the local community together and bring Pride to Grandad . Great for ages 0-5.
  • Larry loves to groove and mooooove ... but will the others disapprove? Larry the llama's big secret is that late at night, when no one is watching, he loves to DANCE. Then, one day, he stumbles upon the Llama Glamarama! Will this raucous celebration give Larry the pride he needs to bring his dance back home? A hilarious, rhyming picture book story with a powerful message about celebrating differences. Gorgeous gold foil cover make this a special gift full of rainbow colours suitable for any child who loves to dance. Great for ages 0-5.
  • No one knows Yami is gay, least of all her mum, and Yami intends to keep it that way . . . Until, uh oh, she's falling in love again. Yami prefers to be known for her killer eyeliner, not for being one of the only Mexican kids at her new, mostly white, rich Catholic school - or for being gay. So after being outed by her ex-best friend, before transferring to Slayton Catholic, Yami decides to lie low, make her mum proud and definitely NOT fall in love. The thing is, it's hard to fake being straight when Bo, the only openly queer girl at school, is so annoyingly perfect. And smart. And cute. So cute. Told in a captivating voice that is by turns hilarious, vulnerable, and searingly honest, The Lesbiana's Guide to Catholic School explores the joys and heartaches of living your full truth out loud. Great for Teens & Young Adults.
  • Whether you have two mums, two dads, one parent, or one of each, there’s one thing that makes a family a family, and that’s LOVE! A gorgeous board book by award-winning illustrator Sophie Beer. This brilliant board book celebrates the uniqueness of every family, and all the amazing things parents and caregivers do for their little ones. Vibrant artwork is paired with simple, motivational text to show children all the little ways love helps them every day. Featuring chunky pages and a diverse array of charming characters, this book perfectly captures the joy of family in all its forms. Don’t miss Sophie Beer’s other uplifting titles in the It's Cool to be Kind series, including You’re Fabulous As You Are, Change Starts With Us, Kindness Makes Us Strong and How to Say Hello. Great for ages 0-5.
  • Hopp is a little frog who definitely does NOT want to be a prince! A fairy tale for the 21st century that challenges gender stereotypes and encourages children to be proud to be themselves. On a misty lagoon in a fairy tale land, young frogs wait patiently to be turned into magical princes. But one little frog is different. Hopp definitely does NOT want to be a prince! When Hopp sets out on a journey to find their true self, everyone assumes the little frog is destined to be a prince, how could such a strong, brave, and kind frog be anything else?But all it takes is one understanding new friend to help Hopp undergo a magical transformation that causes a positive change to ripple all across the lagoon! Great for ages 0-5.
  • Sunday Times and #1 New York Times bestselling author Stephanie Garber takes us back to the magical world of Caraval, where Scarlett and Tella Dragna must fight for their happy endings . . . A love worth fighting for. A dream worth dying for. An ending worth waiting for. Caraval is over, but perhaps the greatest game of all has begun - with lives, empires, and hearts all at stake. There are no spectators this time: only those who will win, and those who will lose everything. Welcome, welcome to the Caraval's Finale. All games must come to an end . . .
  • A heart to protect. A debt to repay. A game to win. The stunning, internationally bestselling sequel to Caraval. After being swept up in the magical world of Caraval, Donatella Dragna has finally escaped her father and saved her sister Scarlett from a disastrous arranged marriage. The girls should be celebrating, but Tella isn't yet free. She made a desperate bargain with a mysterious criminal, and what Tella owes him no one has ever been able to deliver: Caraval Master Legend's true name. The only chance of uncovering Legend's identity is to win Caraval, so Tella throws herself into the competition once more. Caraval has always demanded bravery, cunning, and sacrifice, but now the game is asking for more. If Tella can't fulfill her bargain and deliver Legend's name, she'll lose everything - maybe even her life. But if she wins, Legend and Caraval will be destroyed forever. The games have only just begun.
  • WELCOME TO CARAVAL, WHERE NOTHING IS QUITE WHAT IT SEEMS . . . Scarlett has never left the tiny isle of Trisda, pining from afar for the wonder of Caraval, a once-a-year week-long performance where the audience participates in the show. Caraval is Magic. Mystery. Adventure. And for Scarlett and her beloved sister Tella it represents freedom and an escape from their ruthless, abusive father. When the sisters' long-awaited invitations to Caraval finally arrive, it seems their dreams have come true. But no sooner have they arrived than Tella vanishes, kidnapped by the show's mastermind organiser, Legend. Scarlett has been told that everything that happens during Caraval is only an elaborate performance. But nonetheless she quickly becomes enmeshed in a dangerous game of love, magic and heartbreak. And real or not, she must find Tella before the game is over, and her sister disappears forever.
  • The next enchanting instalment of the sensational #1 SUNDAY TIMES bestselling HER MAJESTY'S ROYAL COVEN fantasy series takes us back to the reign of Henry VIII and the origins of Her Majesty's Royal Coven under the beautiful, the bewitching, Anne Boleyn. BOW DOWN WITCHES - It's 1536 and the Queen has been beheaded.Lady Grace Fairfax, witch, knows that something foul is at play - that someone had betrayed Anne Boleyn and her coven. Wild with the loss of their leader - and her lover, a secret that if spilled could spell Grace's own end - she will do anything in her power to track down the traitor. But there's more at stake than revenge: it was one of their own, a witch, that betrayed them, and Grace isn't the only one looking for her. King Henry VIII has sent witchfinders after them, and they're organized like they've never been before under his new advisor, the impassioned Sir Ambrose Fulke, a cold man blinded by his faith. His cruel reign could mean the end of witchkind itself. If Grace wants to find her revenge and live, she will have to do more than disappear.She will have to be reborn.In this gripping, propulsive, sultry novella, Juno Dawson takes us back to the bloody beginnings of Her Majesty's Royal Coven to show us the strength, steel and sacrifice it takes to make a sisterhood. 'Juno Dawson is at the top of her game in this vibrant and meticulous take on witchcraft. Her characteristic wit and grit shine through’ Samantha Shannon ‘I fell in love with her coven’ Kiran Millwood Hargrave ‘A breath of fresh air’ Joanne Harris ‘Utterly compelling’ Louise O’Neill ‘Thrilling and hair-raising’ Russell T Davies Great for Young Adults. Published 18th July 2024 - Order Now.
  • Learn with Peppa wipe-clean and sticker activity books focus on key early learning topics such as letters, counting, shapes and numbers and also help children develop awareness of their own feelings and key relationships. Adding and Taking Away has simple number sentences to complete that support children's understanding of addition and subtraction, and build key counting and number skills. Peppa and her friends take centre stage in this brand-new wipe-clean activity book. Fun, interactive drawing and writing activities support children’s first practice in adding and taking away and the pages can be wiped clean and used over and over again! Each Learn with Peppa wipe-clean activity book has been developed by educational experts and contains helpful hints and tips for using the book with your child. Great for Ages 4-6.
  • Get ready for school with Peppa and her friends! How can you emotionally support children who are starting school? Complete the fun activities to practise essential everyday skills and model what may happen at school and at different times of day. Then wipe-clean and try again! Learn with Peppa wipe-clean and sticker activity books focus on key early learning topics such as letters, counting, shapes and numbers and also help children develop awareness of their own feelings and key relationships. Peppa and her friends take centre stage in this brand-new wipe-clean activity book with integrated penFun, interactive drawing and writing activities support children’s first pen control skills and the pages can be wiped clean and used over and over again! Focuses on practical and emotional skills such as morning and evening routines, navigating the school day and talking about all the different feelings you might have about this big step! Each Learn with Peppa wipe-clean activity book has been developed by educational experts and contains helpful hints and tips for using the book with your child. Great for Ages 3-5.

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