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  • The classic Christmas verse in a gorgeous gift book from the highly acclaimed Irish author and illustrator P.J. Lynch. "'Twas the night before Christmas, when all through the house, not a creature was stirring, not even a mouse..." P.J. Lynch brings his rich and atmospheric art to the well-loved Christmas verse. From the stockings hung by the chimney to the bundle of toys flung over St Nicholas's back, children will love to pore over the detailed images inside. A book to return to again and again. ISBN 9781406395884
  • 'Twas the Night Before Christmas, when all through the house, not a creature was stirring, not even a mouse...' The traditional and much-loved Christmas poem by Clement Clarke Moore, beautifully illustrated and published as a charming picture book for children to enjoy year after year. A magical rhyming story to share together on Christmas Eve, or for older children to read on their own as they wait for Father Christmas. ISBN 9781474906432
  • *50% OFF SALE TITLE - WAS €14.95, NOW €7.45* The thirteenth thrilling novel in the internationally bestselling Skulduggery Pleasant series, SEASONS OF WAR will test the Skeleton Detective and Valkyrie like never before... War is coming.To avert catastrophe, Skulduggery and Valkyrie are sent on a secret mission that takes them away from everything they know, to a forsaken land of magic and grim, unrelenting terror. It is here that Valkyrie will have to fight the hardest - not only against the enemies who want her dead, but also against her own self-destructive impulses. It's only by crawling through darkness that she'll be able to once again stand in the light... Great for Ages 9-12 / ISBN 9780008386245
  • Help young children learn and practice the alphabet while having fun with animals and paper crafts! 3D Paper Crafts for Kids is an exciting and easy project guide that carefully illustrates how to create 26 charming animal projects from paper and other household items. Organized in alphabetical order along with some bonus crafts, have fun creating giraffes, frogs, lions, snails, zebras, and so much more! From buttons and yarn to seeds and acorns, every project is perfect and simple for even the youngest mind to make. Featuring step-by-step instructions, coordinating photography, and templates, this must-have arts and crafts book encourages education along with hands-on fun! Great for Ages 3-9. ISBN 9781641241175
  • Fun indoor games for the whole family to enjoy. Switch off your screens, gather the family, open up 60 Classic Indoor Games and remember how simple it is to play and laugh together. Inside this wonderful little book are new, classic and beloved (but often-forgotten) family games that are perfect to keep the children from their screens or tearing the house down on rainy days. It's great for entertaining visiting grandparents and brilliant at getting everyone's imagination going!Create your own family traditions with classic games like Charades, Sardines and Are You There, Moriarty? as well as new favourites like Kangaroo Racing, Sprouts and Fish Flap. Includes everything you need to know to play over 60 classic games ordered alphabetically for quick and easy reference. Suitable for all ages, it's a lovely gift to pass on for future generations to enjoy. Great for Ages 5-12 / ISBN 9781911163558
  • The perfect book to get kids out and about. 60 Classic Outdoor Games is a beautifully illustrated and wonderfully nostalgic book, bringing together the best playground games that have entertained generations before. It's a brilliantly observed hop, skip and jump down memory lane. A celebration of the days when you used to get home from school, hop out of your school clothes, skip over to your best friend's house and jump around all afternoon until Mum called you in for tea. Nowadays, those classic - and universal - games of Hopscotch, Skipping, Bulldog, Rounders, Tag, 1-2-3 In and Hide and Seek are almost forgotten, rarely passed on as generations come and go. With 60 Classic Outdoor Games, you can rediscover those fun and silly games and pass them on to a new generation of kids, celebrating the games we remember from our childhoods as well as the days themselves. Great for Ages 5-12 / ISBN 9781911163565
  • Gorgeously illustrated and with a classic feel, this is a brilliantly funny story of a rabbit and a bear ... and how to defeat an icebear who wants to be king. Icebear has arrived in Rabbit and Bear's valley, and he wants to be king. He's big and scary, and the more kind and understanding the animals are, the meaner he becomes. Rabbit is confused: Bear has always been able to fix their problems in the past - but maybe this time he needs to ask for help from someone else. Does Wolf have the answer to the bad king's demands ... or will Rabbit and the other animals find the solution within themselves? From novelist and playwright Julian Gough, and the winner of the Roald Dahl Funny Prize, Jim Field, this is a story of friends, enemies, and how to avoid being pooped on by an icebear. Great for Ages 6-9. ISBN 9781444937466
  • Gorgeously illustrated and with a classic feel, this is a brilliantly funny story of a rabbit and a bear ... and how to defeat an icebear who wants to be king. Icebear has arrived in Rabbit and Bear's valley, and he wants to be king. He's big and scary, and the more kind and understanding the animals are, the meaner he becomes. Rabbit is confused: Bear has always been able to fix their problems in the past - but maybe this time he needs to ask for help from someone else. Does Wolf have the answer to the bad king's demands ... or will Rabbit and the other animals find the solution within themselves? From novelist and playwright Julian Gough, and the winner of the Roald Dahl Funny Prize, Jim Field, this is a story of friends, enemies, and how to avoid being pooped on by an icebear. Great for Ages 6-9. Paperback Edition published 6th January 2022 - Order Now. ISBN 9781444937473
  • Gorgeously illustrated and with a classic feel, this is a brilliantly funny story of a rabbit and a bear who discover that things are always better when they're shared with a friend. Rabbit is surprised: some of the trees in the valley seem to be flying south for the winter. His friend Bear is sure that trees can't fly. Then there's a loud CRUNCH! from Very Near By. It sounds like the world's largest rabbit, eating the world's largest carrot. There's a new creature in Rabbit and Bear's valley, and he's trying to Change Everything. (Book 4 of Rabbit & Bear) ISBN 9781444921748
  • BELIEVE IN THE IMPOSSIBLE... You are about to read the TRUE STORY of FATHER CHRISTMAS. If you are one of those people who believe that some things are impossible, you should put this book down right away. (Because this book is FULL of impossible things.) Are you still reading? Good... Great for Ages 7-10. ISBN 9781782118268
  • Violet Veil wants nothing more than to prove her worth and become her father's apprentice at Veil & Sons Undertakers. And one rain-soaked night she gets her chance when she meets a boy, Oliver, who is wandering around the graveyard. Only, the last time Violet saw Oliver, he was indoors and very much dead, waiting to be buried. Violet has just found her first case, and it doesn't get bigger than this: can she, with the help of her dog, Bones, help Oliver solve his own 'murder'? ISBN 9780008297350
  • Meet the Dream Team! Turning nightmares into incredible adventures! Erika's friend Kris is HILARIOUS. She thinks he should perform in their school's talent show, but he's far too nervous. And when Erika gets a call from the Dream Team to help on a mission, she meets another girl who is struggling with confidence. Chanda's dream is being attacked by the jitters and nothing seems to be going right. Try as they might, the team can't get control of her dream - until Erika realizes that there is a connection between Chanda and Kris. Can she help Chanda to find some confidence before the jitters take over completely? A Case of the Jitters is the second book in Tom Percival's fun and engaging Dream Team series, exploring anxiety in children through action and adventure. Great for Ages 6-9 ISBN 9781529029178
  • A Christmas Carol is one of Charles Dickens' most loved books - a true classic and a Christmas must-read. Ebenezer Scrooge is a mean, miserable, bitter old man with no friends. One cold Christmas Eve, three ghosts take him on a scary journey to show him the error of his nasty ways. By visiting his past, present and future, Scrooge learns to love Christmas and the people all around him. Puffin Classics Edition. Great for Ages 9-99. ISBN 9780141324524
  • With all the magic of Narnia and the humour of Mary Poppins, this is a future children's classic - and the beginning of an unforgettable journey... Imogen should be nice to her little sister Marie. She should be nice to her mum's boyfriend too. And she certainly shouldn't follow a strange silver moth through a door in a tree.But then who does what they're told? Followed by Marie, Imogen finds herself falling into a magical kingdom where the two sisters are swept up in a thrilling race against time - helped by the spoiled prince of the kingdom, a dancing bear, a very grumpy hunter and even the stars above them... Thrilling, sharply funny, and with characters you will fall in love with, A Clock of Stars is a timeless fantasy from an astonishing new voice. Great for Ages 9-12. ISBN 9780008355043
  • The thrilling sequel to the best-selling 'A Clock of Stars : The Shadow Moth'. Imogen and Marie return through the door in the tree to a whole new Yaroslav. Miro is king, but hates it. Anneshka is no longer Queen... and hates it. When Anneshka hears a prophecy that she will rule the Greatest Kingdom, she seizes Marie, believing her to be key to fulfilling it, and heads over the mountains. Imogen and Miro chase after them, in hot pursuit. But what they find in the lands beyond will change everything again, and see them facing dangers they could never have imagined, both human and otherwise. Beautifully illustrated throughout by Chris Riddell, exciting and funny, the Clock of Stars trilogy is a timeless fantasy from the most astonishing new voice in children's fiction. Great for Ages 9-12. ISBN 9780008355098
  • This gorgeously designed retelling of The Nutcracker will make the perfect Christmas present for ballet fans everywhere! In snow white covered St. Petersburg, young dancer Stana's dreams have finally come true - she has been chosen to play the lead role in Tchaikovsky's new ballet, The Nutcracker. But with all eyes looking at her, can Stana overcome her nerves and dance like she's never danced before? From the author of the bestselling The Sinclair Mysteries, Katherine Woodfine, and Waterstone's Book Prize winner, Lizzy Stewart, this sumptuous and magical retelling of The Nutcracker will transport you on a journey fay beyond the page. Great for Ages 5-8. ISBN 9781471186158
  • A Dinosaur Ate My Sister is the first book selected in the Marcus Rashford Book Club. This brilliantly illustrated, laugh-out-loud, wacky adventure through time by Pooja Puri is the perfect blend of The Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy and Jurassic Park. Before you start reading, there are a few things you should know: 1. I, Esha Verma, am a genius inventor extraordinaire. 2. There is nothing I cannot invent. This includes words. 3. I did not mean to send my sister back to the Age of the Dinosaurs. That was HER OWN FAULT (Mum and Dad, if you're reading this, please take note). Esha Verma, her snotty apprentice Broccoli and his cunning pet tortoise have a dream. They are going to win the legendary Brain Trophy - the ultimate inventing prize. This year's entry: A TIME MACHINE. But the day before the competition, Esha's IGNORAMUS big sister hijacks the time machine and is lost in the Cretaceous age. With help from a new recruit for The Office of Time, Esha and Broccoli will have to face hungry dinosaurs, mysterious black holes and malfunctioning inventions to get them back in time. Great for Ages 6-9. ISBN 9781529070668
  • Jasmine's dad is a farmer, and her mum is a large-animal vet, so Jasmine spends a lot of time caring for animals and keeping them out of trouble. Unfortunately, this often means she gets into hot water herself... A perfect animal story for younger readers by Helen Peters, with beautiful black-and-white illustrations by Ellie Snowdon. When Jasmine learns that Mr Hobson has grown too old to take care of his pet donkey, Mistletoe, she is determined that they won't be parted. Of course, this means Mistletoe will have to come and live with her. With Christmas coming, how can she convince her parents to give her this most unusual present? Brilliant storytelling that will make you laugh and cry, this is Dick King-Smith for a new generation. Great for Ages 6-8. ISBN 9781788008341
  • To Orla, Christmas means Gran, so when it looks like Gran won't make it this year, everything feels a lot less festive. And with Christmas spirit everywhere at an all-time low, the whole of Dublin is in darkness. But then the fairy lights on Orla's Christmas tree come to life and take her on an enchanting adventure to the National Library, Grafton Street, Stephen's Green and the GPO. Together, Orla and her new friends attempt to restore the meaning of Christmas and holiday cheer... A heart-warming festive story that brings Dublin at Christmas to life. Great for Ages 0-6. ISBN 9780717190843
  • Once upon a time there was a little girl called Fiona who lived in Dublin. But Dublin is full of colourful characters and creatures from the fairytale realm. Often not seen or heard, they reside in some of Dublin's most famous locations and landmarks! Fiona's on a journey to Granny's house ....but who's that following her through the streets of Dublin? Travel across the city with Fiona and her fantastic friends in this modern Dublin fairytale. With beautiful quirky illustrations by acclaimed illustrator Nicola Colton. Great for Ages 0-6. ISBN 9781788491310
  • Welcome to the world of Leaflings, the secret guardians of the trees. Among the branches and roots of some of our planet's most important inhabitants, live the leaflings. These tiny creatures protect trees and help manage their interactions, their cycles and tell their stories. In A Field Guide to Leaflings, meet leaflings from all over the world and the trees they live with. Travel from an ancient holly tree in Ireland, to a cherry blossom in Japan, and climb to the highest branches of a giant redwood in California. The leaflings will show you how trees breathe, make food, support many forms of life and what they mean to people all around the world. Great for Ages 3-6 ISBN 9781783425228
  • Jasmine's dad is a farmer, and her mum is a large-animal vet, so Jasmine spends a lot of time caring for animals and keeping them out of trouble. Unfortunately, this often means she gets into hot water herself... A perfect animal story for younger readers by Helen Peters, with beautiful black-and-white illustrations by Ellie Snowdon. When Jasmine finds a lost foal in her father's field, she can't believe her eyes. Who would abandon such a beautiful creature, especially as it's hurt its leg? With the race on to reunite Storm with his mother, Jasmine is determined to solve the mystery and bring the culprits to justice! Brilliant storytelling that will make you laugh and cry, this is Dick King-Smith for a new generation. Great for Ages 6-8. ISBN 9781788009515
  • Fans of A Dublin Fairytale will be enchanted by this contemporary take on the Hansel and Gretel fairytale set in modern-day Galway. Features locations such as the Spanish Arch, Salmon Weir Bridge and Eyre Square, as Sean and Grainne seek out the perfect present for their mother. They pack their lunch for the day and set out on their shopping trip. On their travels around the city, they meet a knight, a pirate queen and a fisherman. They share their delicious soda bread with each of these character, leaving a trail of crumbs everywhere they go. When a wicked witch tries to steal the present they have bought for their mother's birthday, these characters leap to their rescue, rewarding the kindness the children have showed them. In their hasty retreat from the witch's clutches, Sean and Grainne are lost in the city. Luckily, they follow their trail of breadcrumbs all the way home - just in time for the party! Great for Ages 3-6 ISBN 9781788492249
  • From award-winning author Jenny Valentine, and The Sunday Times Children's Book of the Week, this is the perfect series for fans of Jacqueline Wilson, Cath Howe and Lara Williamson. Meet ten-year-old Joy Applebloom, a girl with a knack for finding the silver lining in even the darkest of rainclouds. After years of travelling the world with her parents and older sister, Claude (Claude rhymes with bored, which is just about right), Joy and her family move to suburbia - back to school, back to her grumpy, rule-obsessed grandad and back to normality. Joy soon finds her usual irrepressible positivity and zest for life waning, but when the powers that be threaten to pull down a mighty oak tree, Joy decides to fight back, and realizes that not all magic requires wands and spells, and perhaps the most important sort of magic is the power, resilience and courage that was there all along... Great for Ages 9-12. ISBN 9781471196492
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