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  • 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.

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