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Our Young Kids category usually covers books for the 7-9 age group – but every child has different needs so do check out the Preschool & Older Kids sections too if you can’t see something that works for you! We’ve independently chosen our favourite titles to sell in our bookshops and online. And remember – we offer Free Postage in ROI on orders over €30 – just choose the Free Postage option at checkout. We’ve independently chosen our favourite titles to sell in our bookshops and online. And remember – we offer Free Postage in ROI on orders over €30 – just choose the Free Postage option at checkout.

  • 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 complete collection of much loved Irish fairy tales, myths and legends, bound into a beautiful paperback 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. Great for Ages 7-9. ISBN 9780702300165
  • 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
  • Which are the biggest and smallest animals? Which are the most dangerous? Why do dogs love people so much? What animals can live in the heat of the desert, or deep below the oceans? Sarah Webb is animal crazy and has put the answers to all these questions and more in Animal Crackers, a book bursting with information about animals of all types!Crammed full of pictures, cartoons and more from Alan Nolan this is the perfect book for children who want to know more about our furry, feathered (and scaly!) friends. With a special section on Irish wildlife, and the 'Irish Animal Detective' activities, children will want to explore their gardens, parks and beaches to seek out all kinds of native animals. Animal Crackers also provides fun facts and engaging activities that kids will love - from how to draw your favourite animals to suggestions on how you can help save the planet! ISBN 9781788490658 Great for Ages 6+
  • Be whisked away by Enid Blyton, the world's best-loved storyteller, on THREE illustrated magical Faraway Tree adventures in one bumper book - with a classic cover illustration by Piers Sanford. The perfect gift for readers of 7+ When Joe, Beth and Frannie move to the countryside, they discover that their new house lies next to the Enchanted Wood! And in that wood, lives the Magic Faraway Tree. This is no ordinary tree - it is home to more magical lands full of elves, pixies, talking creatures and wonderful adventures than the children ever imagined possible! Join the children and their new friends Moon-Face, Saucepan Man and Silky the Fairy as they explore this most magical of all fairytale worlds. Three magical stories in one bumper book: The Enchanted Wood, The Magic Faraway Tree, and The Folk of the Faraway Tree. ISBN 9781405296977
  • Packed with gigglesome gags, witty one-liners and classic knock knocks to use on friends and family, this book is guaranteed to have readers and listeners in fits of laughter. Each joke is accompanied by a lively and humorous illustration, taking entertainment to the next level. Easy to read and full of endless fun, this is the perfect companion for young jokers... I'm giving away a parachute... No strings attached. Why did the music teacher carry a ladder around with him?... To reach the high notes. Why did the cookie cry?... Because his father was a wafer so long. Great for Ages 6-11. ISBN 9781780557168
  • Have you ever woken up suddenly, in the middle of the night, without knowing why? Best-selling and award-winning master storyteller Maggie O'Farrell weaves an extraordinary and compelling modern fairy tale about the bravery of a little girl and the miracle of a snowy day. Sylvie wakes one night, suddenly, without knowing why. Then she sees the most spectacular sight - a pair of wings, enormous in size, made of the softest snow-white feathers imaginable. An angel in her bedroom ... a SNOW angel! He tells her that he is here to look after her, for Sylvie is not as well as she seems... Many months later, as Sylvie recovers from her illness, she longs to see her snow angel again. He saved her life! There is so much she wants to tell him, so much she wants to know! Will he ever come back to her? And how can Sylvie make sure that everyone she loves has their own snow angel, to keep them safe, too? Great for Ages 5-10. ISBN 9781406391992
  • Discover a collection of fairy tales unlike the ones you've read before... "Once upon a time, in the middle of winter, a King sat at a window and sewed. As he sewed and gazed out onto the landscape, he pricked his finger with the needle, and three drops of blood fell onto the snow outside." People have been telling fairy tales to their children for hundreds of years. And for almost as long, people have been rewriting those fairy tales - to help their children imagine a world where they are the heroes. The authors haven't rewritten the stories in this book. They haven't reimagined endings, or reinvented characters. What they have done is switch all the genders. It might not sound like that much of a change, but you'll be dazzled by the world this swap creates - and amazed by the new characters you're about to discover... Great for Ages 6-99. ISBN 9780571360185
  • Mythical Irish Wonders is the companion book to Mythical Irish Beasts. Ireland is well known as a land of storytellers and this tradition dates back centuries when tales of giants and epic battles were told around the fireplace. These stories feature well known names like Fionn MacCumhaill, Oisin and Queen Medb to name but a few. We are lucky in Ireland to have a treasure house of legends and tales but many of the strange and odd stories have been lost over time. This book seeks to shine a light on some of them. Some good examples would be how Queen Medb was killed by a lump of cheese or how mad King Sweeney was turned into a bird. There is the tale of the epic race between Iron-bones and the Bodach. In this book you will find out how the ancients divided the year into four, and how a bardic poem could kill ten rats as well as influence Shakespeare. Great for Kids 9-12. ISBN 9781782189220
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • Franky can't wait to move to his new town - although he wishes he didn't have to leave his best friend Dani behind. But everything changes after the storm, when strange green lightning and powerful thunder crash down on the town. From that night on, the kids who live on Franky's street start to change. One by one, they become a little odd. A little unusual. A little... magical. Franky's always wanted to be part of an amazing gang - just like his hero, super-spy Zack Danger! And soon, he realises that there's real danger in store for himself and his new friends. And so the Danger Gang is born... Great for Ages 7-10. ISBN 9780241407462
  • In 'The Deep End', book 15 of the Diary of a Wimpy Kid series from #1 international bestselling author Jeff Kinney, Greg Heffley and his family hit the road for a cross-country camping trip, ready for the adventure of a lifetime. But things take an unexpected turn, and they find themselves stranded at an RV park that's not exactly a summertime paradise. When the skies open up and the water starts to rise, the Heffleys wonder if they can save their vacation - or if they're already in too deep. Great for Ages 7-11 ISBN 9780241396643
  • Dog Man and Petey face their biggest challenges yet in the tenth Dog Man book from worldwide bestselling author and illustrator Dav Pilkey. Dog Man is down on his luck, Petey confronts his not so purr-fect past, and Grampa is up to no good. The world is spinning out of control as new villains spill into town. Everything seems dark and full of despair. But hope is not lost. Can the incredible power of love save the day? Dav Pilkey's wildly popular Dog Man series appeals to readers of all ages and explores universally positive themes, including: empathy kindness persistence and the importance of doing good. Full colour pages throughout. Everyone Digs Dog Man! Great for Ages 6-9. ISBN 9781338680454
  • Meet Toto: she's no ordinary cat, and she can't wait to have an adventure with you! From one of the UK's best-loved broadcasters, purrfect for fans of The Aristocats, The Secret Life of Pets and Atticus Claw Breaks the Law. Toto the cat and her brother Silver live footloose and fancy-free in a townhouse in London. Toto is almost totally blind, and learned to trust her senses from a ninja cat-master who taught her back in Italy where they were born. By day, Toto and Silver seem to be ordinary cats, but by night, they love to have adventures! One evening, news reaches Toto that a king cobra has escaped from London Zoo! Together with help from a very posh cat and two hungry tigers, Toto and Silver must investigate. Can they find the giant snake, before it's too late?Ideal for reading aloud or for children to curl up with and read alone, the story features brilliant black and white illustrations throughout. With gentle themes of friendship, inclusivity and winning in the face of adversity, this is a hilarious must-read for all animal-loving kids! ISBNGreat for Ages 7-9 9781444939453
  • Did you hear about the creeper's birthday party? It really went off with a BANG!Why does Alex love redstone lamps? Because they light up her life. Where do tired miners sleep?On bedrock. The official Minecraft Joke Book is packed full of hilarious jokes that will have you laughing your blocks off! There's something for every Minecrafter, whatever their age. ISBN 9781405295253
  • Will Docter Noel Zone's second book tell you how to combat a CROCUUM*? YES And reveal the secrets of the world's greatest (and only) Dangerologist? THAT TOO Has he written it yet? NO Is it because he's hiding in a wardrobe? MAYBE Docter Noel is facing his most terrifying situation EVER - a little dog called Napkin has come to stay. That may not sound particularly dangerous, but every POD (Pupil of Dangerology) knows the only safe pet is a pet rock. So now Docter Noel is hiding in a wardrobe while Napkin wreaks havoc around the Dangerzone. And all the while Docter Noel is supposed to be writing his new VERY IMPORTANT handbook on Dangerology (Level 2). That is until the Pet of the Year (POTY) contest is announced and Docter Noel hatches a plan. There's only one problem. Serial safety-flouter Max WURST is the judge. . . For Docter Noel, it's never been clearer that DANGER IS STILL EVERYWHERE* A crocodile that looks like a vacuum cleaner that lives under the stairs. Diary of a Wimpy Kid meets The Dangerous Book for Boys, DANGER is STILL EVERYWHERE is the second 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. Danger is Everywhere - Book 2 ISBN 9780141359205
  • A fabulous, sticker-romp through the world of dinosaurs, with a surprising amount of information. Includes hundreds of bright, colourful stickers to fill lots of prehistoric scenes. Perfect for practising essential skills including manual dexterity and hand-eye coordination. ISBN 9781409549901 Great for Ages 3-7
  • Howl with laughter with the FIRST book in the hilarious full-colour illustrated series, Dog Man, from the creator of Captain Underpants! George and Harold (the co-stars of the enormously popular Captain Underpants series) are in big trouble again! George and Harold have created a new breed of justice -- one that is part dog, part man, and ALL HERO! With the head of a dog and the body of a human, this heroic hound digs into deception, claws after crooks, rolls over robbers, and scampers after squirrels. Will he be able to resist the call of the wild to answer the call of duty? Dav Pilkey's wildly popular Dog Man series appeals to readers of all ages and explores universally positive themes, including empathy, kindness, persistence, and the importance of being true to one's self. Full colour pages throughout. ISBN 9781407140391 Great for Ages 6-10
  • 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
  • Boot was once a toy robot, but it has come a long way since it was scrapped and woke back up with only two-and-a-half glitchy memories. When Boot catches sight of a robot pet it used to know - Mr Piggles - our hero and pals follow it to a beautiful green square in the city of skyscrapers. Here they find not just real nature, but also a haven for broken and rejected pets. They also meet the children who look after the pets, and for whom this green space is a sanctuary too. But Boot is distracted by its emotions, swinging from happy to sad... maybe Boot is broken? Can it work out what is wrong, with the help of its friends? Great for Ages 6-9. ISBN 9781444949414
  • The hilarious new joke book from multi-award-winning actor and comedian, MATT LUCAS - star of The Great British Bake Off. If you're planning on reading this very very very very very very very silly book of jokes, there are some things you're going to need... A needle and thread In case you split your sides A large box in case you laugh your head off (you'll still want to keep it, right?) Spare pants in case you wet yours Are you ready? Come on in then - the jokes are waiting! With laugh-out-loud artwork from Sarah Horne, illustrator of the bestselling Charlie Changes into a Chicken. Great for Ages 6-11. ISBN 9780755501816
  • It's 1899, and fourteen-year-old Evelyn Wells has just won the opportunity of a lifetime: a scholarship to study music at an isolated and mysterious conservatoire. Evie leaves her family and moves to Dower Hall to begin her lessons with renowned maestro, Lionel Thorn. But all is not as it seems at the rambling old manor. Evie soon realises that Dower Hall harbours many dark secrets and some strange and threatening characters. There are secret doors at every turn, and a peculiar little harp seems to contain a dangerous kind of magic. Great for Ages 8-12 ISBN 9781788461436
  • 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. Ideal for readers moving on from picture books. Bear wakes up early from hibernation. If she can't sleep, then at least she can make a snowman. Rabbit has never made a snowman, but he definitely wants to make one that's better than Bear's. But with an avalanche and a hungry wolf heading his way, Rabbit soon realises that it might be nice to have a friend on his side. From novelist and playwright Julian Gough, and the winner of the Roald Dahl Funny Prize, Jim Field, this is a tale of friendship, gravity, and just a little bit of poo. (Book 1 of Rabbit & Bear) ISBN 9781444921687
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