• Capture the magic of winters past with this stunning gift for all the family by bestselling author Emma Carroll, and award-winning illustrator, Sam Usher. It's Christmastime, and searching for magic, Maya finds herself transported back two hundred years to the banks of the frozen river Thames. A boy called Eddie shows Maya the bustle of the glittering frost fair, filled with music, sweet stalls and thrilling rides. Is this all a dream, or can Maya bring a piece of the beautiful frost fair home with her after all...? A winter story of freedom and family, from the award-winning Emma Carroll, with stunning full colour illustrations by Sam Usher, A Night at the Frost Fair is a classic to treasure on the family bookshelf this Christmas and for years to come. Great for Ages 7-10. ISBN 9781471199912
  • Peppa and George are going to a talent show! There are bubbles, musical instruments and magic, but what will Peppa's talent be? Press the 18 brilliant sounds and find out what happens at this very noisy talent show! Great for Ages 0-6. ISBN 9780241487129
  • A powerful and heart-breaking novel about three childhood friends living during the Second World War whose fates are closely intertwined, even when their lives take very different courses. Inspired by a true story, this is the perfect read for fans of The Book Thief and Anne Frank's The Diary of a Young Girl. Vienna, 1936. Elsa, Leo and Max have always been best friends, a special team of three. Then the Nazis come. As a growing darkness descends around them, Leo and Elsa run for their lives, taking two very different paths across Europe. And Max, once their closest friend, now becomes the enemy as he is drawn into the Hitler Youth. Will the friends ever find their way back to each other? Will they want to? Inspired by a true story, WHEN THE WORLD WAS OURS is an extraordinary novel that is as powerful as it is heartbreaking, and shows how the bonds of love, family and friendship allow glimmers of hope to flourish, even in the most hopeless of times. Three friends. Two sides. One memory. ISBN 9781471196812
  • The long-awaited new novel from multi-bestselling Garth Nix, set in the much-loved Old Kingdom, a thrilling, atmospheric dive into the history of the Abhorsen, featuring Sabriel's parents, Terciel and Elinor. Eighteen-year-old orphan Terciel is learning necromancy - to lay the Dead to rest, rather to raise them. He is the Abhorsen-in-Waiting, the latest in a long line whose task it is to make sure the Dead do not return to Life. Across the Wall in Ancelstierre, where magic does not usually work, Elinor, nineteen, lives a secluded life. Her mother is a tyrant, feared by all despite her impending death ... Elinor does not know she is deeply connected to the Old Kingdom, until a plot by an ancient enemy of the Abhorsens brings Terciel to Ancelstierre. In a single day of fire, death and loss, Elinor finds herself on a path which will take her into the Old Kingdom, into Terciel's life, and embroil her in the struggle of the Abhorsens against the Dead who will not stay dead. Great for Teens and Young Adults. ISBN 9781471410895
  • A powerful and personal story from one of Britain's best-loved authors about his recovery from coronavirus. After being admitted to hospital in 2020 with coronavirus, Michael Rosen had to learn to walk again. With the support of doctors and nurses and a walking stick he names "Sticky McStickstick", he manages to embark on the slow steps to recovery. This moving picture book from the former Children's Laureate, with illustrations from Tony Ross, tells a story of perseverance and hope, and is a testament to the importance of overcoming fear and learning to accept help. ISBN 9781529502404
  • Smart kitty. Mucky pup. Here comes trouble... Jasper and Scruff's latest venture, Paws Diner, is a big success. Customers come from far and wide to sample their Salted Caramel Cake and the place is always packed. Until, that is, The Sophisticafe opens across the street. Determined not to be outdone by their old enemies, The Sophisticats, Jasper sets to work on a fancy new menu. But while Jasper hopes to gain a coveted three paw rating from the great restaurant critic Gaspard le Skunk, Scruff worries that his friend is forgetting about their loyal regulars. Worse still, The Sophisticats have heard that Gaspard is paying the diner a visit and have cooked up a fiendish plan... A laugh-out-loud tale of friendship with colour illustrations, perfect for new readers moving on from picture books, and fans of CLAUDE, RABBIT AND BEAR, DIXIE O'DAY, SQUISHY MCFLUFF and COWBOY PUG. "Adorable illustrations, snappy dialogue and outrageous puns make it the cat's pyjamas" - Guardian Great for Ages 6-10 ISBN 9781788952552
  • Smart kitty. Mucky pup. Here comes trouble... When Jasper and Scruff hear about the Reach Fur the Stars talent show they know it's their big chance to shine. But while Scruff hopes his magic act will dazzle the judges, Jasper wants the limelight all to himself. And they're not the only ones who want to get their paws on the Grand Prize - the Sophisticats have a sneaky plan to steal the show. Will Jasper and Scruff team up in time to stop the cunning cats? A laugh-out-loud tale of friendship with colour illustrations, perfect for new readers moving on from picture books, and fans of CLAUDE, RABBIT AND BEAR, DIXIE O'DAY, SQUISHY MCFLUFF and COWBOY PUG. "Adorable illustrations, snappy dialogue and outrageous puns make it the cat's pyjamas" - Guardian Great for Ages 6-10 ISBN 9781788952545
  • Smart kitty. Mucky pup. Here comes trouble... As Jasper and Scruff prepare for a day in their new bookshop, a mysterious package is delivered, containing a rare book written by the great seafaring cat herself, Black Whiskers. Inside, they discover a treasure map, and together the friends set out on a quest to find the legendary golden bone. But little do they realize that their old enemies, the Sophisticats, might have a paw in things... A laugh-out-loud tale of friendship with colour illustrations, perfect for new readers moving on from picture books, and fans of CLAUDE, RABBIT AND BEAR, DIXIE O'DAY, SQUISHY MCFLUFF and COWBOY PUG. "Adorable illustrations, snappy dialogue and outrageous puns make it the cat's pyjamas" - Guardian Great for Ages 6-10 ISBN 9781788950534
  • Smart kitty. Mucky pup. Here comes trouble... Jasper has everything he could want - a fancy apartment, bow ties in every colour and a large book collection. The only thing he's missing is the right type of friends! Jasper wants to become a member of 'The Sophisticats', a society for exceptional felines, more than anything. When they accept Jasper's dinner invitation, he knows his chance to impress has arrived. But a boisterous puppy called Scruff follows Jasper home and his evening doesn't quite go to plan... A laugh-out-loud tale of friendship with colour illustrations, perfect for new readers moving on from picture books, and fans of CLAUDE, RABBIT AND BEAR, DIXIE O'DAY, SQUISHY MCFLUFF and COWBOY PUG. Great for Ages 6-10 ISBN 9781788950695
  • Irish-language edition of this popular children’s biography. Tom Crean was no ordinary man, and his chilling adventures in the Antarctic raise real goosebumps in this stirring story of survival in extraordinary conditions. ISBN 9781848890077
  • In this rhythmic read-aloud, all you need is an imagination to experience the thrill of a great train ride... When a girl shouts "I can make a train noise, now!" her imagination transforms a coffee shop into a zooming train, and her words clickity-clack across the tracks and blare like a train horn. In a flash, salt shakers and ketchup bottles become skyscrapers, and the girl's voice rattles along the tracks with "I can make a train noise I can make a train noise." Her voice whistles "Nowowwwwww!" The propulsive, rhythmic text that mimics train sounds is sure to captivate all kids, pair it with gorgeously detailed artwork and you have a read-aloud like no other. Michael Emberley, is the author and artist of many acclaimed children's books, including most notably It's Perfectly Normal. Marie-Louise Fitzpatrick is one of Ireland's most distinguished illustrators of books for children. Great for Ages 1-6. ISBN 9780823444960
  • Nuair a bheirtear páiste do bhanríon na tíre, tá sí féin agus an rí an-bhuartha: tá cluasa capaill ar an bpáiste. An nglacfaidh muintir na tíre lena mac, Labhraí? An mbeidh sé in ann a rún aisteach a choinneáil ar feadh a shaoil, fiú nuair a bheidh sé féin ina rí ar an tír? Seanscéal é seo faoin misneach a theastaíonn uaireanta leis an fhírinne a insint, is cuma céard a cheapann daoine eile. A retelling of an old tale from Irish folklore about the courage that is needed sometimes to tell the truth, regardless of what other people might say or do. When a child is born to the Queen, she and the king are very anxious: the child has horse’s ears. Will the people of the kingdom accept their son, Labhraí? Will he be able to keep his unusual secret for his whole life, even when he becomes king? Irish Language Title. Great for Ages 3-8. ISBN 9781910945605
  • Tá chuile dhuine de mhuintir Aoife gafa leis an stair – chuile dhuine seachas Aoife! Ní thuigeann sí cén fáth a chaitheann a máthair lá i ndiaidh lae ag toraíocht taisce sa seanmhainistir. Nuair a thugann Aoife féin cuairt ar an mainistir i lár na hoíche, faigheann sí amach nach bhfuil cursaí staire chomh leadránach is a cheap sí! Everyone in Aoife’s house is obsessed with History- everyone except Aoife! She does not understand why her Mother spends all day at the old local monastery looking for hidden treasures underground. When Aoife visits the old monastery on her own, surprisingly, she find out that history is not so boring after all. Irish language title. Great for Ages 7-10. ISBN 9781910945759
  • A delightful children's story by James Joyce in a gorgeously illustrated new edition. This gorgeously illustrated picturebook brings back the delightful children's story written by Ireland's greatest writer, author of the Modernist masterpiece Ulysses, James Joyce. Originally written for Joyce's grandson, Stephen, the story has long been out of print in English due to uncertainty surrounding its copyright status. A recent change in copyright law emboldens Little Island to bring out a new edition. On 10 August 1936, James Joyce wrote a letter to his grandson Stephen. In the letter he told, in simple language, the story of how the Devil built a bridge across the river at the town of Beaugency. As usual, the Devil wanted a high price for his gift. But the clever mayor of the town outwitted the Devil by making use of the Devil's fondness for cats. This was an old French story but Joyce gave the mayor the name of a famous mayor of his own home town of Dublin in Ireland: the popular politician and character, Alfie Byrne. Great for Ages 3-6. ISBN 9781912417919
  • Two kingdoms, two dragons - which side will win, or will peace prevail? The kingdoms of Arbor with its lush forests, and Pomosa rich with farmland, have no love between them, and the children have taken to sneaking across the borders to thieve. If only they would share their produce. But the Kings decide to fight, instead... with dragons. But what kind of future will that bring? Written by multi-award-winning author Geraldine McCaughrean and with illustrations by renowned artist Peter Malone, this picture book with a classic feel is a perfect reflection of contemporary strife and conflict around the world. Great for Ages 3-6. ISBN 9781839130281
  • A hilariously funny, read-aloud story with cut-through reveals, from an internationally celebrated author-illustrator. Once there was a mysterious thing. Nobody knew how it got there, it just was. "It's mine, all MINE!" say Mouse, Frog, Fox and Bear. But is it a piece of fruit, a wheel, a ball, a chair or something else altogether? And who will get to keep it in the end? Great for Ages 3-6. ISBN 9781406392180
  • The complete collection of all the stories from Kate Pankhurst's bestselling Fantastically Great Women series, complete with a cover that folds out into a FANTASTICALLY GREAT poster. No DREAM is too BIG if you just believe in yourself. And these strong, ambitious and FANTASTICALLY GREAT women prove it. They've conquered the tallest mountains, made game-changing discoveries, stood up for women's rights and protected our beautiful, fragile planet. Discover the inspirational lives of just some of the extraordinary women who have transformed people's expectations of what women can do in this stunning gift collection. Featuring illustrated timelines and all the women from Kate Pankhurst's adored picture books, from Frida Kahlo to Jane Goodall, and some new faces too. Get ready to meet courageous racing car driver Eliska Junkova who whizzed to victory and became the first woman to win a Grand Prix and the influential composer Chiquinha Gonzaga, the first woman conductor in Brazil. Perfect for reading at bedtime, these empowering stories will encourage you to BE BOLD, AIM HIGH and NEVER GIVE UP. How will YOU change the world Great for Ages 7-12. ISBN 9781526623607
  • Eoin Madden and his friends are back at school and it looks like it will be a fun year with new subjects and activities to try. After all his years on the Junior Cup team, Eoin is looking forward to a break from rugby this year; when there's a chance to play soccer instead, he jumps at it! But it's hard to set up a football team at a rugby-mad school like Castlerock - can the boys do it? And who is the ghostly footballer with links to Dalymount Park that Eoin and his friends keep meeting? Eoin usually sees ghosts when trouble is brewing, so is something wrong at the football grounds?From the Busby Babes of the 1950s to the Castlerock Red Rockets, football links the generations. Great for Ages 9-12. ISBN 9781788492355

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