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Blue Flag: For readers aged 10+

O'Brien Blue Flag books offer a wealth of fiction from award-winning authors with everything from adventure, fantasy and historical fiction to stories of love, friendship and family life.

Many have won awards and been translated into a wide range of foreign languages, a true testament to their quality and popularity.

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The Spiral Path

Book 3 in The Ayla Trilogy

Written by and Illustrated by Matt Griffin

The conclusion of the Ayla trilogy. The battle was won but the enemy has escaped and Ayla, Sean, Finny and Benvy know their home of Kilnabracka is in serious danger. The town looks untouched, but the friends are being drawn into a trap.

Only they can save themselves and the townsfolk.

Starring Meg

Star Club Book 2

Summer may be over but the Star Club is definitely not and now it's time to plan their next show! Meg has to get used to a new town and new school. Luckily her Star Club friends are there to support her. But will other people accept Meg for who she really is? 

Rugby Runner

Ancient Roots, Modern Boots

Eoin Madden is captain of the Junior Cup team, training with Leinster and aiming for Ireland's Under 16 World Cup team. He also has to deal with grumpy friends, teachers piling on the homework – AND a ghost on a mission that goes back to the very origins of the game of rugby. 

Books, crooks and rucks - it’s all to play for this term!

 

The Making of Mollie

Written by Anna Carey, Cover illustration by Lauren O'Neill

Mollie Carberry's life seems pretty dull until she discovers her older sister Phyllis is a suffragette! When she and her friend Nora get involved they must face the question of how far a girl should go for her beliefs.

Run for the Hills

Written by Tom McCaughren, Illustrated by Bex Sheridan

All the foxes who lived in Glensinna knew about Sionnach, the Great White Fox. But they had never seen him. ... After almost a decade and a half, award-winning author Tom McCaughren returns with a new installment in his bestselling series!

Kings of the Boyne

Two kings, three young soldiers, one battle to end all battles.

As King James and King William prepare to meet at the Boyne in battle, three young men face the horrors of war.

Hannah in the Spotlight

Star Club Book 1

The summer holidays are here, and Hannah is wishing she could have gone to drama camp. Then she meets Meg, who has just moved in next door, and together with her friends Ruby and Laura they decide to form Star Club – a drama club of their own.

Time After Time

Molly and Beth are best friends but they aren't too happy when their families move in together. But when the two are accidently transported back to the past, they have a chance to see the world through their parents’ eyes ...

 

Legends' Lair

Charlie Stubbs has one passion in life – playing football. Everything seems to be going really well for him until tragedy strikes and turns his world upside down.

Run with the Wind

Written by Tom McCaughren, Illustrated by Bex Sheridan

‘Don’t forget’, said the old fox, ‘if danger threatens, run with the wind …’

Hunted, trapped and harried, the foxes of Sinna search for ‘the secret of survival’ under the leadership of the elderly and blind Sage Brush.

'the Watership Down of the fox world.' The Irish Times

Arrivals

How long can a secret be kept?

In 1920s Canada, a summer of fun for three friends is destroyed by a frightening crime. Almost a century later, teenager Ciara Farrelly visits her dead grandfather's Ontario home and tries to solve the mystery surrounding it.

Storm Weaver

Book 2 in the Ayla Trilogy

Written by and Illustrated by Matt Griffin

Book Two. Descending into the ancient world of Fal, Ayla discovers she can conjure storms ...

Rugby Flyer

Haunting history, thrilling tries

Eoin and his new friends are taken on a trip to Twickenham to play & watch rugby. There, he meets a ghost: Prince Obolensky, a Russian who played rugby for England, scored a world famous try against New Zealand in Twickenham and later joined the RAF and died in WW2.

The Midnight Carnival

Step right up, don't be shy

Book four in the magical series. Under cover of darkness a carnival arrives on the green in the centre of Dunbridge. It doesn't take long for Grace and her friends to discover it is cursed...

Conor's Caveman

The Amazing Adventures of Ogg

A pre-hysterical new illustrated novel by the author of the smash-hit Fintan’s Fifteen.

Celtic Magic Tales

Written by Liam Mac Uistin, Illustrated by Maria A Negrin

Four magical legends from Ireland's Celtic past vividly told - heroic quests, great deeds, fantasy and fun.