Childrens Books Ireland Recommend 12-14

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Khan, Rehan
BOOK I OF AN EXCITING QUEST TRILOGY. Think 16th century Mission Impossible. ISTANBUL, 1591. The mighty Sultan Murad III, has been robbed. The Staff of Moses has been stolen from his private collection of religious artefacts in the Topkapi Palace - right from under his imperial nose and the furious Sultan wants it back.

An Eala Órga agus scéalta eile ón India

Bhí an ghrian go hard sa spéir. Thosaigh na hainmhithe móra ag gearán. ‘Tá an ghrian i bhfad róthe!’ arsa an buabhall uisce. ‘Tá,’ arsa an eilifint. ‘B’fhearr liom é mura n-éireodh sí in aon chor!’ Chuala an ghrian ag caint iad. Shocraigh sí nach n-éireodh sí lá arna mhárach ná an lá ina dhiaidh sin. Stailc! I scéal seo na gréine, agus i scéalta An Eala Órga trí chéile, tugann Gabriel Rosenstock, mar aon lena chomhealaíontóir, Brian Fitzgerald, ar thuras geal i bhfad is i gcéin muid. Seo againn Gúrú na Gaeilge agus é i mbarr a réime.

Black '47: Ireland's Great Hunger: A Graphic Novel

Goodfellow, Damien
The story of The Great Hunger told as a graphic novel from the perspectives of Irish men, women and children from June 1987 onward. This graphic novel brings the suffering and immediacy of the Irish Famine to life through the combination of word and illustration.


Davies, Stephen
She's a few wins away from becoming a junior chess grandmaster, and her life is on course to achieve everything her mom and coach want for her. She decides to make the ultimate sacrifice and quit chess. Soon Leah discovers her new gambit: chessboxing, a dangerous hybrid sport which will test her body and mind to their limits.


Cheung, Sue

Dangerous Games - Dublin Author's Debut

Butler, James
A pacy and exciting urban drama exploring the pressures of young masculinity and male friendships from an excellent debut author

Extraordinary Birds

Stark-McGinnis, Sandy

Grainne Gaiscioch Gael

Grace O'Malley is renowned in Irish folklore for her feats, but here a different aspect of this strong and heroic woman is revealed. Her personal story, her emotions as a wife and a mother, and her more human side are brought to life by the skilled pen of Siobhan Parkinson.

Happy Girl Lucky (The Valentines, Book 1)

Smale, Holly
Introducing The Valentines - Happy Girl Lucky, the first book in the hilarious new romantic-comedy series by Holly Smale, author of the bestselling and critically acclaimed Geek Girl books.

Invisible in a Bright Light

Gardner, Sally
A middle grade novel about a crystal chandelier shaped like a galleon that splinters into a thousand pieces, a girl abandoned as a baby on the steps of an opera house and a dangerous game called the Reckoning.

Jemima Small Versus the Universe

Winter, Tamsin
Jemima Small just wants to be like other girls. She hates being called "Jemima Big", being forced to join the school health group - aka Fat Club - and that she can't apply for her favourite TV show without worrying everyone will laugh. But she also knows that the biggest stars in the universe are the brightest. So maybe it's her time to shine.


Ainsworth, Eve
When Alfie Turner loses his mum, it feels like his world is falling apart. And then Alfie meets Alice. A force of nature, Alice has her own set of problems but at least when Alfie's with her he can forget about his. Or can he? Because no matter how hard you run, life will always catch up in the end.