Joe Canning was hurling for as long as he could remember. Born into a famous hurling family in Gortanumera, Co. Galway, in 1988, he quickly showed the skills that he would become famous for: bursting onto the scene for the Galway minors aged just 16, and winning an All-Ireland club medal. His career should have been perfect after that, but further glory didn’t follow.
Adventure awaits Demelza and her best friend in the whole world, Nessa, as they embark on a whole new adventure, solving mysteries, fending off bullies and celebrating the greatest friendship of ALL TIME. A stand-alone KNIGHTS AND BIKES adventure packed with laughter, heart, action and award-winning illustrations.
Although she loves her island, with its wild seas and big skies, she guiltily nurses a secret dream of flight - to America and the freedom of the New World. But her family are struggling under the spiteful oppression of the new Laird, and it seems that even some of the Laird's own household are desperate to leave.
Nobody visits Eerie-on-Sea in the winter. Especially not when darkness falls and the wind howls around Maw Rocks and the wreck of the battleship Leviathan, where even now some swear they have seen the unctuous Malamander creep…
Aya is eleven years old and has just arrived in Britain with her mum and baby brother, seeking asylum from war in Syria. When Aya stumbles across a local ballet class, the formidable dance teacher spots her exceptional talent and believes that Aya has the potential to earn a prestigious ballet scholarship.
A crumbling stone soldier sits on a bench in the park and only Owen understands how important he is ... A touching story of loss and remembrance from Lisa Thompson, the award-winning author of The Goldfish Boy. Particularly suitable for struggling, reluctant or dyslexic readers aged 8+