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Brilliant Irish books published this year (so far)


We're joining in with the #8BrilliantBooks Instagram challenge created by Esther of @mrsbrownsbookbox and Laura of @loveableliterature again, but giving it an Irish twist! This week's theme is books published in 2021 to date. Even though we're only halfway through the year, there have been so many wonderful new books, it would be impossible to choose only eight! We have reviewed exactly eight titles by Irish authors &/or illustrators, however, and here they all are. Click on a book's cover to read all about it...

Picture Books

The Vanishing Lake by Paddy Donnelly, Yeehoo Press
Imagine! by Patricia Forde and Elína Braslina, Little Island Books
Huwie the Apple Tree by Dolores Keaveney
Here Be Dragons by Susannah Lloyd and Paddy Donnelly, Frances Lincoln
Flossie McFluff An Irish Fairy by Eoin O'Brien and Audrey Dowling, O'Brien Press

Chapter Books

Jasper and Scruff: Take a Bow

Middle Grade


Young Adult

All Our Hidden Gifts by Caroline O'Donoghue, Walker Books

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