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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.


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