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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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Leave it to Eva

Fun, feisty Eva Gordon always tries to help her friends, but this time she might have a problem that’s too big even for her …

 

 

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.

Lily at Lissadell

Written by Judi Curtin, Cover illustration by Rachel Corcoran

When Lily is a young teenager, the time comes for her and her friends to leave school and find work; some are emigrating to America, some going to work in shops. Lily is going into service in the Big House – Lissadell. A warm and engaging story about friendship, life in the early 20th century and how the political world affects everyone.

Lily Steps Up

A Lissadell Story

Written by Judi Curtin, Cover illustration by Rachel Corcoran

Lily and Nellie work hard as housemaids in Lissadell. And yet their days are full of friendship, fun, and even madcap bicycle rides with Maeve, daughter of the famous Republican, Countess Markievicz. But Nellie is all alone in the world; she grew up in the workhouse, where she was separated from her sisters. Lily longs to help her, but how can she?

Lily's Dream

A Lissadell Story

Written by Judi Curtin, Illustrated by Rachel Corcoran

The further adventures of Lily: life as a maid in Lissadell House is always interesting, but with her friendship with Maeve under strain, a war in Europe starting and uncertainty about her future, she needs all her wits about her!

The Little Bee Charmer of Henrietta Street

Written by Sarah Webb, Illustrated by Rachel Corcoran

When their father’s business fails, Eliza and Jonty Kane move to a tenement flat in Dublin city, number 16 Henrietta Street. From a crowded tenement to the dazzling world of the circus – can dreams really come true? A tale of bravery, adventure and bee charming!

The Little Bee Charmer of Henrietta Street

Written by Sarah Webb, Illustrated by Rachel Corcoran

When their father’s business fails, Eliza and Jonty Kane move to a tenement flat in Dublin city, number 16 Henrietta Street. From a crowded tenement to the dazzling world of the circus – can dreams really come true? A tale of bravery, adventure and bee charming!

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Little Croker

Danny Wilde wants one thing more than anything else in the world and that’s to get his GAA team, Littlestown Crokes, to the top of the League.
But when things go horribly wrong, can they make it after all?

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.

Marooned in Manhattan

After Evie Brooks’ mother dies, she is forced to go live with her uncle Scott, a vet in New York City: between the pets, their owners, Scott and his lawyer girlfriend, the Summer quickly becomes a whirlwind of change and activity!

Michael Collins

Hero and Rebel

Hero and leader. Loyal friend and formidable enemy. A man with a mission and a legend in his lifetime. This is the story of Michael Collins.

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...

Milo and One Dead Angry Druid

The Milo Adventures: Book 1

Written by and Illustrated by Mary Arrigan, Cover illustration by Neil Price

When Shane’s gran digs up a weird ancient stone, best buddies Milo and Shane find themselves face to face with its owner − one dead angry druid.

Willie Jones’s lizard goes mental and Shane disappears. Milo is in deep, deep trouble and he needs a rescue plan before midnight strikes.

Milo and the Pirate Sisters

The Milo Adventures: Book 3

When ghostly Mr Lewis has to leave his cosy home in the castle, Milo and Shane help set him up in a local ruined mill. Little do they know the danger this puts him in, and the trouble it will cause for themselves –and this time Mr Lewis can’t help them.

Milo and The Raging Chieftains

The Milo Adventures: Book 2

Sequel to Milo and One Dead Angry Druid. Two days before the Grand Opening of the local restored Castle, Milo is whooshed back through time to sort out an ancient battle and save nice Miss Lee who has been abducted because she is descended from Macanbhaird, the Chieftain of the Castle.

Mollie On The March

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

Mollie Carberry is a suffragette! Well, sort of. Mollie and her best friend Nora have been bravely fighting for women’s rights – even though no one else really knows about it. But when they hear a big protest is being planned, they know they have to take part.