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An Pota Folamh

Doradao, Steve

An Saor Cloiche Mishona


Ancient Wonders

Volant, Iris
How exactly was the Great Pyramid at Giza made? Were the mystical Hanging Gardens of Babylon even real? What became of the Lighthouse of Alexandria? Find out... in Ancient Wonders.

And the Stars Were Burning Brightly

Jawando, Danielle
An extraordinary novel about loss, understanding and the importance of speaking up when all you want to do is shut down, from an incredible new talent, perfect for fans of Angie Thomas, Gayle Foreman, Jennifer Niven and Nikesh Shukla.

Animal Crackers: Fantastic Facts About Your Favourite Animals

Webb, Sarah
A book of animal facts that will appeal strongly to children, illustrated with black & white animal art/doodles, activities and quiz pages - a highly interactive, fun and informative book.

Anna and Otis

Shearring, Maisie Paradise
A sweet and quirky picture story book about being kind and overcoming prejudice by award-winning Maisie Paradise Shearring.

Anne Frank

Thomas, Isabel
Anne Frank was an ordinary girl living in extraordinary times. Forced to go into hiding to escape the Nazis' persecution of Jews in World War II, Anne kept a diary that would become one of the most famous books in the world.

Ar Strae (Astray): 2019

Forde, Patricia

Archie Snufflekins Oliver Valentine Cupcake Tiberius Cat

Harnett, Katie
Explore how one cat can change a lonely woman's life and bring a small community together in this sweet picture-book!

Arthur Wants a Balloon

Gilbert Bedia, Elizabeth
Arthur Wants a Balloon deals beautifully with a parent's depression and portrays a child's way of helping his father to cope.

Asha & the Spirit Bird

Bilan, Jasbinder
In an unforgettable adventure set in contemporary India, Asha is guided by a majestic bird which she believes to be the spirit of her grandmother. Together with her best friend, Jeevan, she embarks on a journey across the Himalayas to find her missing father and save her home ...

Asking for a Friend

Mallinder, Kate
A feel-good YA story about valuing the friends that value you. Agnes, Hattie and Jake travel on the school bus together but don't know each other well. They plan a week in Weston as a 'study break' before exams but none of them admit the real reasons they need to get away. Thrown together, what will happen when the secrets start to spill out?