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Sam Wu is NOT Afraid of Spiders! (Sam Wu is Not Afraid)

Tsang, Katie
The brilliantly funny fourth book in the SAM WU series, starring the bravest scaredy-cat in the world! Perfect for reluctant readers and fans of Tom Fletcher, Pamela Butchart and Humza Arshad's Badman.

Scavenger Hunt

McGann, Erika
Book 4 in the Cass and the Bubble Street Gang series! When an elderly woman called Carmella loses her locket, Cass must put her detective skills to the test to solve the mystery of golden locket.

Scunc agus Smuirin

Tá grá mór ag Scúnc beag dá bhréagán bog, Smúirín. Is é Smúirín an compánach is ansa leis ar domhan.

Spuds and the Crock of Gold

O Conaill, Seamus
This is the second book in the popular series about Spuds the leprechaun. Spuds and the Spider was the first.

Take Five

Breslin, Niall
Following the success of his first picture book, musician and mindfulness expert Niall Breslin (Bressie) is back with another lesson for young children. When Freddie sees all the presents his friend gets for his birthday, he feels sad. Luckily Nana is on hand to teach him the gratitude trick, a proven technique for dealing with feelings of jealousy.

The Boy who Knew Nothing

Thorp, James

The Dragon In The Library

Stowell, Louie
Save the library, save the world! Kit can't STAND reading. She'd MUCH rather be outside, playing games and getting muddy, than stuck inside with a book.

The Fate of Fausto

Jeffers, Oliver
A stunningly presented modern-day fable from world-renowned talent Oliver Jeffers.

The Golden Cage

Castagnoli, Anna
Valentina the emperor's daughter is an obsessive collector of exotic birds. Her servants track down every bird she desires - just one remains unfound: a bird that talks. Servants search far and wide to fulfill her impossible quest - and she beheads those who fail. In Valentina's palace, heads roll every day! Will the golden cage ever be filled?

The Night-time Cat and the Plump, Grey Mouse: A Trinity College Tale

McGann, Erika
Follow, the Night-Time Cat, Pangur Ban, as she searches Trinity College for the plump grey mouse. Along the way she asks for help from various figures in Trinity College, from Oscar Wilde to Count Dracula. Will Pangur Ban get her prize or will this mischievous mouse evade capture? An enchanting tale full of adventure and discovery.

The Salmon of Knowledge

Buckley, Celina
Follow the story of a young boy who sets out to become a warrior but, in an unexpected twist, acquires much more than he had ever expected to gain.

The Steam Whistle Theatre Company

French, Vivian