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Our booksellers have chosen their favourite books for children of all ages, and for teens and young adults. Have a browse and find something to keep everyone happy (& quiet…)

  • 'In an old part of Dublin, right down by the sea, There's a moon-shaped park with a creepy old tree. The Dublin Vampire lives there. The Vampire wakes up as the sun's going down. He hops on the ghost bus and rides into town. Have you seen the Dublin Vampire?' A funny, warm picture book set throughout Dublin, home to Dracula's creator, Bram Stoker. Featuring well-known sights around Dublin, including The Crescent (Marino), Five Lamps, O'Connell Bridge, Trinity, Grafton St, Natural History Museum, St Stephen's Green, Bewley's, Dublin Castle and Temple Bar. ISBN 9781788491198
  • 'There are so many people in this world - 7.53 billion to be exact. But there is only one of me and one of you. It's easy to think we are not good enough, or that our nose is too big, or wish we could be more like our friends. But the world would be different without you. You are enough just as you are.. .' Sometimes it can seem like the world isn't built for you or like you don't belong. But why should you change who you are for the sake of others? Sinéad Burke is an advocate, activist, teacher, writer and British vogue cover model. She also happens to be a little person at three and a half feet tall. Reflecting on her experiences growing up, Sinéad offers a heartfelt and inspiring guide to young readers on believing in themselves and finding comfort and pride in their own skin. From the power of being different and discovering things you love about yourself, to using your voice to be an ally and show friendship to others, it's time to break the mould and find your place in the world. *Published October 2020 - Pre-order Now* ISBN 9781526363336
  • Dublin 1913. My name is Betty Rafferty. A few weeks ago I had to leave school and go out to work in a cake shop, serving fancy cakes to rude, rich people. No choice. But since then so much has happened. It all started when old Miss Warby took our pay away. And we walked out!The whole city - well, all us union members - are going out on strike. Even my dog Earnshaw has joined in!Life on the picket line in the lashing rain isn't much fun. Lots of people, like Peter Lawlor, just don't understand how unfair everything is. But we workers have to stand together - no matter what! *Published 7th September 2020 - Pre-order Now* ISBN 9781788491235
  • Take your first steps with Antiracist Baby! Or rather, follow Antiracist Baby's nine easy steps for building a more equitable world. With bold art and thoughtful yet playful text, Antiracist Baby introduces the youngest readers and the grown-ups in their lives to the concept and power of antiracism. Providing the language necessary to begin critical conversations at the earliest age, Antiracist Baby is the perfect gift for readers of all ages dedicated to forming a just society. *Great for Ages 0-99* *This title has moved publication 17th July 2020 - this is a US published title and may be subject to delays* ISBN 9780593110416
  • Why do spiders make webs? Where do clouds come from? And how many leaves does a tree have? Inquisitive young children can discover the answers to these questions and many more in this beautifully illustrated information book, containing over 60 flaps to lift. A fascinating introduction to the natural world. Great for Ages 5-10 / ISBN 9781474928908
  • A dark, feminist retelling of ‘The Children of Lir’ told in Sullivan’s hypnotic prose. A retelling of the favourite Irish fairytale ‘The Children of Lir’. Aífe marries Lir, a king with four children by his previous wife. Jealous of his affection for his children, the witch Aífe turns them into swans for 900 years. Retold through the voice of Aífe, Savage Her Reply is unsettling and dark, feminist and fierce, yet nuanced in its exploration of the guilt of a complex character. Voiced in Sullivan’s trademark rich, lyrical prose as developed in Tangleweed and Brine – the multiple award-winner which established Sullivan as the queen of witchy YA. With stunning black and white illustrations by new Irish illustrator Karen Vaughan. Perfect for older teens (15+). *Published October 2020 - Pre-order Now* ISBN9781912417643
  • From award-winning actress Lupita Nyong'o comes a powerful, moving picture book about colourism, self-esteem and learning that true beauty comes from within. Sulwe's skin is the colour of midnight. She's darker than everyone in her family, and everyone at school. All she wants is to be beautiful and bright, like her mother and sister. Then a magical journey through the night sky opens her eyes and changes everything. In this stunning debut picture book with illustrations by Vashti Harrison, Lupita Nyong'o creates a whimsical and heartwarming story to inspire children to see their own unique beauty. ISBN 9780241394328 Great for Ages 2-6
  • "Every person has their own thoughts in their head,and their own feelings in their heart. Every single person is different. And only they know how to be them." Only a Tree knows how to be a tree! But trees are just the start - everything and everyone is different and special. Birds, dogs, fishes, people - and our Earth itself - all have their own unique place in our world. And only you know how to be you. With a sure touch, this book shows every child its place in the world, and how everyone and everything is both part of the whole and special in itself. ISBNGreat for Ages 0-6 9781910959251
  • Celebrate life's ups and downs in this gorgeous paperback edition of the bestselling Dr. Seuss classic! Congratulations! Today is your day. You're off to Great Places!You're off and away! For more than thirty years, this Dr. Seuss classic has carried us through life's ups and downs - from fun times and triumphs, to lurches and slumps!Take an entertaining look at the adventures life has in store for all of us in this very special paperback edition of the beloved classic. The perfect gift for every moment in life, from graduations, weddings and birthdays, to those when you just need a little lift. ISBN 9780008385156
  • Everything in the Universe is made up of just 118 chemical elements, all of which are listed in the Periodic Table. Lift the flaps in this informative book and discover which elements are crucial to life, which are smelly, explosive or radioactive and lots more. An essential introduction to the building blocks of chemistry, with over 125 flaps. ISBN 9781474922661
  • The book behind the viral internet sensation of "The Scottish Granny" reading this story to her grandchild. A young boy suddenly notices a big problem - his bum has a huge crack! So he sets off to find a new one. Will he choose an armor-plated bum? A rocket bum? A robot bum? Find out in this silly, quirky tale with hilarious illustrations. Children and parents will love this book - no ifs, ands, or butts about it! ISBN 9781407196015
  • WELCOME TO THE ISLE OF MULCH...This little island is home to a large number of horrible grown-ups. The school, the local park, the toy shop and even the island's ice-cream van are all run by awful adults who like nothing more than making children miserable. And the island is owned by the most awful one of all - Aunt Greta Greed!Something needs to be done about them.But who could be brave enough?Meet Ned - an extraordinary boy with a special power. SLIMEPOWER! Great for Ages 7-11 / ISBN 9780008349141
  • Join Trinity's Professor Luke O'Neill on the greatest journey of them all. From the very big to the very small - vast galaxies to microscopic atoms - travel through the wonders of the universe, the mysteries of the human body, and the tiny world of molecules. Discover the Irish scientists that have helped to shape our world and find out how to become one yourself. How do we measure the universe? Why do we need plants? How do our bodies repair themselves when we are ill? What species will exist on earth in a million years' time? Discover the answers to these questions and a lot more in this thrilling and engrossing large-format hardback book packed with fascinating phenomena, vibrant illustrations, experiments you can do yourself, and heaps of fun facts. ISBN 9780717185580 Great for Ages 7-12
  • On the night that Aunty dies the Raggedy Witches come for Mup's mam. Pale, cold, relentless, they will do anything to coax Mam back to Witches Borough. When they kidnap Mup's dad, Mup and her mam must leave the mundane world to rescue him. But Mam is strange on this side of the border - striding, powerful, and distant. Even if they can save Dad, Mup is not sure anything will ever be the same again... "Ireland's answer to JK Rowling." Sunday Independent "A classic hero in the making." Parent Talk ISBN Great for Ages 9-12 9781406366020
  • An all-consuming story of revenge, redemption and dragons from the twice Carnegie Medal-winner Patrick Ness. "On a cold Sunday evening in early 1957, Sarah Dewhurst waited with her father in the parking lot of the Chevron Gas Station for the dragon he'd hired to help on the farm."This dragon, Kazimir, has more to him than meets the eye. Sarah can't help but be curious about him, an animal who supposedly doesn't have a soul but is seemingly intent on keeping her safe from the brutal attentions of Deputy Sheriff Emmett Kelby. Kazimir knows something she doesn't. He has arrived at the farm because of a prophecy. A prophecy that involves a deadly assassin, a cult of dragon worshippers, two FBI agents - and somehow, Sarah Dewhurst herself. From the bestselling author of the Chaos Walking trilogy comes a heart-stopping story of fanaticism, hope, bravery and impossible second chances, set in a world on the very brink of its own destruction. ISBN 9781406375503 Great for Young Adults
  • Diary of a Wimpy Kid meets The Dangerous Book for Boys, DANGER IS EVERYWHERE is a brilliantly funny handbook for avoiding danger of all kinds that will have everyone from reluctant readers to bookworms laughing out loud (very safely) from start to finish. DOES IT WARN YOU ABOUT WHAT TO DO IF A SHARK COMES UP OUT OF THE LOO WHILE YOU ARE SITTING ON IT? Yes it does. AND HOW TO FIND OUT IF YOUR GRANNY IS A ROBOT? That too. AND WHAT TO DO IF A VOLCANO ERUPTS UNDERNEATH YOUR HOUSE? After you've made sure it's not a neighbour's barbecue, this book will let you know exactly how to deal with it. 'I dislocated my jaw laughing' Eoin Colfer, author of Artemis FowlWritten by Docter Noel Zone, the world's greatest (and only) Dangerologist, with the help of his neighbours:David O'Doherty (words) is a stand-up comedian, writer and regular guest on television shows such as QI, Have I Got News For You and Would I Lie To You? He has written two theatre shows for children, including one where he fixed their bicycles live on stage. Chris Judge (pictures) is the award winning author/illustrator of The Lonely Beast and a number of other picture books for children. ISBN 9780141354156
  • "How I long to sail!" said the tiny snail. The Snail and the Whale is a delightful tale of adventure and friendship by the unparalleled picture book partnership of Julia Donaldson and Axel Scheffler, creators of The Gruffalo. One little snail longs to see the world and hitches a lift on the tail of an enormous whale. Together they go on an amazing journey, past icebergs and volcanoes, sharks and penguins, and the little snail feels so small in the vastness of the world. But when disaster strikes and the whale is beached in a bay, it's the tiny snail's big plan that saves the day.. ISBN 9781509812523
  • Take a tour of Europe with this entertaining picture atlas and 300-piece jigsaw, with hundreds of animals, landmarks and attractions to spot. The sturdy box contains a vividly illustrated jigsaw of a map of Europe, plus a 32-page atlas showing each country with towns and cities, rivers, flags and other details, and internet links to find out more.
  • This gentle bedtime story, which has lulled generations of children to sleep, is the perfect first book to share at bedtime. In a great green room a little bunny is tucked up snugly and safely in bed and is getting ready to say goodnight to all the familiar things in his room, one by one. Margaret Wise Brown's comforting, rhythmical text accompanied by the warmth of Clement Hurd's classic mid-century illustrations make Goodnight Moon a timeless picture book, which is known and loved around the world. Printed now with a beautifully vivid orange pantone ink to recapture the magic of the 1947 original, Goodnight Moon makes the perfect gift for newborns. ISBN 9781509831975 Great for Ages 0-3
  • Ambition will fuel him. Competition will drive him. But power has its price. It is the morning of the reaping that will kick off the tenth annual Hunger Games. In the Capitol, eighteen-year-old Coriolanus Snow is preparing for his one shot at glory as a mentor in the Games. The once-mighty house of Snow has fallen on hard times, its fate hanging on the slender chance that Coriolanus will be able to outcharm, outwit, and outmaneuvre his fellow students to mentor the winning tribute. The odds are against him. He's been given the humiliating assignment of mentoring the female tribute from District 12, the lowest of the low. Their fates are now completely intertwined - ; every choice Coriolanus makes could lead to favour or failure, triumph or ruin. Inside the arena, it will be a fight to the death. Outside the arena, Coriolanus starts to feel for his doomed tribute... and must weigh his need to follow the rules against his desire to survive no matter what it takes. Great for Teens and Young Adults / ISBN 9780702300172
  • A brilliantly colourful 100-piece jigsaw showing a magical unicorn-filled scene, plus a 16-page sticker book presented together in a sturdy box. The jigsaw measures 59 x 40cm and is full of unicorns to spot, and the sticker book has colourful scenes to decorate with unicorns, flowers and other adorable creatures.
  • A complete collection of much loved Irish fairy tales, myths and legends, bound into a beautiful new edition. Enjoy the rich mythical history of Ireland from the arrival of the Tuatha De Danann on the island and their great battles with the Fomorians right up to the modern day fairytales of Irish storytelling. Including the Ulster Cycle, and the Fenian Cycle, the book features heroes such as Cuchulainn and Fionn Mac Cumhaill, and many traditional favourites such as The Children of Lir. ISBN 9780702300165 Great for Ages 7-10
  • When Lia, an idealistic queen, falls for Xania, her new spymaster - who took the job to avenge her murdered father - they realise all isn't fair in love and treason. Lia won't mourn her uncle: he's left her a bankrupt kingdom considered easy pickings by its neighbours. She's sworn to be a better ruler, but if she wants to push through her reforms, she needs to beat the Court at its own games. For years, Xania's been determined to uncover her father's murderer. She finally gets a chance when Lia gives her a choice: become her new spymaster, or take a one way trip to the executioner's axe. It's an easy decision. When they fall for each other, their love complicates Lia's responsibilities and Xania's plans for vengeance. As they're drawn together amid royal suitors and new diplomats, they uncover treason that could not only end Lia's reign, but ruin their weakened country. They must decide not only what to sacrifice for duty, but also for each other. ISBN 9781788491181 Great for Young Adults and Fantasy Fams
  • From rockets to robots, monkeys to monsters and lots more, find out how to draw everything you've ever wanted to by following the simple step-by-step instructions in this inspirational draw-in book. An easy-to-follow, step-by-step drawing book that helps children master the simple drawing skills required to render a range of animals, people and objects. It comes with plenty of space for doing their own drawings. ISBN 9781409565192
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