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The Accidental Stowaway
by Judith Eagle
When Patch hides on a ship, she never expects it to set sail and is suddenly a stowaway. An exciting adventure with a quaint and cosy old-fashioned quality.
The Mermaid Call
by Alex Cotter
A mesmerising mystery combining mermaid myths with historical events and a powerful message about being proud of who you are.
Guest Post: Chameleon Dad
by Debbie Thomas
Author Debbie Thomas shares her favourite animal stories as we join the tour celebrating the release of Chameleon Dad.
Libby and the Parisian Puzzle
by Jo Clarke
The first in an irresistible mystery series set in a travelling boarding school.
The Secrets Act by Alison Weather
Espionage and intrigue abound in this historical thriller that keeps readers guessing right to the end.
The Raven Heir
by Stephanie Burgis
Intrigue and enchantment in a cursed kingdom.
by Meg Grehan (Irish author)
A poignant exploration of first love and coming of age from the perspective of a queer young vampire, narrated in verse.
by Yassmin Abdel-Magied
A fascinating and funny read about a determined young Muslim inventor,
with Sudanese roots, living in Brisbane.
How to Change the World
by Rashmi Sirdeshpande
and Annabel Tempest
True tales of incredible teamwork to inspire young readers.
Instructions for Dancing by Nicola Yoon
The latest magnificent meditation on life and love from New York Times bestselling author Nicola Yoon.
All Our Hidden Gifts by
From an Irish author and set in Ireland, this kept me in a state of spine-tingling suspense, and is as funny as it is spooky.
Jasper & Scruff: Take a Bow
by Nicola Colton (Irish author)
Trouble at the theatre - can a cat and a dog save the day? A fun-filled and action-packed adventure for emerging readers from an Irish author-illustrator.
The Magic of Sleep
by Vicky Woodgate
A fascinating guide to the world of slumber, filled with amazing and fun fact and fabulous illustrations.
Do Not Disturb the Dragons
by Michelle Robinson and Sharon Davey
Find out why it’s important to let sleeping trolls drool, how to tame a unicorn, and why you shouldn’t stand at the wrong end of one.
by Diana Wynne Jones
This classic has been charming readers for over 40 years and is one of my favourite books.
The Cursebreakers Series
by Brigid Kemmerer
Loosely based on Beauty and the Beast, this is a feminist exploration of the classic fairy tale.
by Mark Powers, illustrated by Dapo Adeola
Sherlock Holmes meets Star Wars in this out-of-this-world, comic adventure.
Belzhar by Meg Wolitzer
A brilliant coming-of-age story about love, loss, forgiveness, acceptance and finding a sense of belonging.
A Pinch of Magic
by Michelle Harrison
An absolutely irresistible blend of adventure, intrigue & enchantment.
by Puneet Bhandal
Boarding school, betrayal and Bollywood glamour: this book has it all and is the first in an exciting new series set in a prestigious stage school.
The Magic Faraway Tree
by Jacqueline Wilson
Enid Blyton's beloved Faraway Tree tales are expertly retold & refreshed by
Jacqueline Wilson in a new version that's even better than the original stories.
My Heart & Other Breakables
by Alex Barclay
A fabulous, feminist, funny and heartbreaking novel about an IRISH teen's quest to find her father after her mother dies.
by Skye McKenna
One of the most enjoyable books I've ever read and so good I read it twice in a row!
The Tower at the End of the Time by Amy Sparkes
A hiccuping house, a wizarding hopscotch championship and plenty of magic and mayhem.
Diary of an Accidental Witch by Honor and Perdita Cargill
The hilarious adventures of a novice witch.
Do Not Mess with the Mermaids by Michelle Robinson
and Sharon Davey
Looking for a series set in a magical realm, with wonderful characters and some of the funniest one-liners and scenes imaginable? Look no further!
The House on the Edge
by Alex Cotter
An intriguing thriller set in an ominous old house overlooking the sea with a captivating mystery at its core.
Something I Said
by Ben Bailey Smith
A hilarious & heartfelt story about friendship, family & staying true to yourself.
This Can Never Not Be Real by Sera Milano
An incredibly powerful book which takes readers right into the centre of a terrorist attack at a festival in a small town.
Digger and Me by Ros Roberts
A moving story about friendship, loyalty and coping with change, that will resonate with young readers everywhere.
by Lindsay Galvin
Inspired by the ground-breaking voyage of the Beagle, this book is itself an extraordinary achievement.
The Outlaws Scarlett & Browne by Jonathan Stroud
The first in a thrilling new fantasy series set in a dystopic future - this will blow you away!
The Black Friend: On Being a Better White Person
by Frederick Joseph
Probably the most enlightening book I've ever read - an absolute essential for every home and school.
Luna Rae is Not Alone
by Hayley Webster
An insightful and impressive middle grade debut with wonderful characters.
Kitty and the Twilight Trouble by Paula Harrison,
illustrated by Jenny Løvlie
A delightful adventure featuring a superhero-in-training who can talk to cats.
Pizazz by Sophy Henn
Absolutely hilarious and action-packed, this mixture of text and comic-book style images is ideal for reluctant readers.
The House at the Edge
of Magic by Amy Sparkes
An absolutely brilliant book that's full of fun and brimming with magic.
Savage Her Reply
by Deirdre Sullivan (Irish author)
A bewitching feminist retelling of Irish legend The Children of Lir.
The Eternal Return of Clara Hart
by Louise Finch
Prepare to be blown away by this incredibly impressive debut that tackles important topics using an intriguing time-loop narrative.
The Reluctant Vampire Queen
by Jo Simmons
This vampire book like no other will have readers laughing out loud and craving mini battenbergs. It may also change their opinion of sheep!
by Jacqueline Wilson
Set in a mother and baby home in the 1960s and about a pregnant teenager, this will break your heart and
The Dragonterra series
by Louise Flanagan
A magical IRISH fantasy-adventure series for emerging readers that's set in Donegal.
Carry Me Home
by Janet Fox
A heartbreaking but hopeful story about two homeless siblings.
by Riley Cain (Irish author)
A thrilling tour through Irish mythology that's perfect for reading as darker evenings creep in and Halloween approaches.
Not Here To Be Liked
by Michelle Quach
A feminist romance that challenges stereotypes, packs a powerful punch and features one of my favourite fictional characters.
Genie and Teeny: Make a Wish
by Steven Lenton
The most magical fun you could wish for!
When the Sky Falls
by Phil Earle
A masterful, moving and unique exploration of life during World War II.
The Lightning Catcher
by Clare Weze
Ideal for readers who love solving mysteries and exploring wild scientific theories.
The Life and Time of Lonny Quicke by Kirsty Applebaum
A stunning modern fairy tale about a boy with an incredible gift.
The Dark Lady by Akala
A captivating tour through Elizabethan London with a hint of magic too.
A Plan for the People: Nelson Mandela's Hope for His Nation
Nelson Mandela’s history and heritage is outlined in an accessible and attractive format suitable for age 7 and upwards.
A Most Improper Magick
by Stephanie Burgis
A delightful Regency-era adventure brimming with magic.
Cat Has a Plan by
Laura Gehl and Fred Blunt
The only First Reader that I have managed to persuade my eldest to read so far - this book is amazing!
Love is a Revolution
by Renée Watson
Self-love is radical love in this compelling coming-of-age story set in Harlem.
The Mysterious Disappearance of Aidan S. by David Levithan
A fascinating exploration of the impact of an unexplained event on a family and their community.
Morgana Mage in the Robotic Age by Amy Bond (Irish author)
An exciting debut from an Irish author, set in a world where science and magic collide.