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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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Hazel Wood Girl

Ever since her family moved to the country to live on a farm, Poppy's been miserable. She has a new life and a new school but unfortunately no new friends. Luckily, that's all about to change...

The Harvest Tide Project

Taya and Lorkrin are Myunans – shape-changers who can sculpt their flesh like modelling clay. They must stay ahead of the sinister Noranian Empire and find a way to to sabotage the Harvest Tide Project and avert the disaster it will unleash.

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.

The Guns of Easter

It is 1916 and Europe is at war. From the poverty of the Dublin slums twelve-year-old Jimmy Conway is pulled between the British Army and the rebels in the Easter Rising. Real history seen through the eyes of a child from a master storyteller.

Granuaile: Pirate Queen

A story of immense bravery and daring, as Granuaile takes on the great Norman lords, smuggles weapons and mercenaries for the Ulster Gaelic O'Donnell and O'Neill clans and finally goes to confront Elizabeth Tudor herself.

The Gods and their Machines

Two worlds. Two different lives. Divided by hate and violence, and thrown together by chance. A crash-landing forces Chamus and Riadni, children from opposite sides of a bitter civil war, together: they find themselves on the run, hunted by killers. Danger and death are closing in from all sides ...

A Girl Called Blue

The orphanage is the only home Blue has ever known. She is desperate to find out who she really is. The closed file in stern Sister Regina's office holds the secret of her identity. And that is forbidden territory ...

Gaelic Spirit

Field of Dreams ... Home of History

With no rugby over the summer, sports-mad Eoin Madden and his friends head to Ormondstown GAA club to get involved in hurling and football. Some local bullies spoil things a bit -- but when the ghosts of Brian Hanrahan and Michael Hogan appear, it's clear there is something more sinister brewing.

Fugitives!

A Story of the Flight of the Earls

When young Con disappears, the others must find him – and quickly. His father Hugh O’Neill, the great Ulster chieftain, is about to depart Ireland, forever…

Friend or Foe

1916: Which side are you on?

When Emer Daly saves Jack Madigan from drowning it seems that the two children will be friends for life. Eight months later, however, they are on opposite sides in a life and death struggle, when Dublin city is torn apart in the Easter Rising. With their young lives in turmoil, what will come first – friendship, family or loyalty to a cause?

Four Kids, Three Cats, Two Cows, One Witch (maybe)

Beverley, Elizabeth, Kevin, Gerard and his cat visit the mysterious Lady Island, expecting some adventure and a little danger. But nothing prepares them for their encounter with the strange inhabitant of the island.

Football Spirit

United they Stand, United they Soar

Rugby Spirit book 8.

Eoin wants a break from rugby this year and he jumps at the chance to play soccer instead! But who is the ghostly footballer with links to Dalymount Park that Eoin and his friends keep meeting? 

From Busby Babes to Castlerock Red Rockets, football links the generations.

Football Fiesta

Sports Academy Book 1

Five kids with one dream: to become the greatest sports stars in the world!

Joe knows he has no chance of catching the mysterious scout’s eye – he loves football, but he’s by far the worst player in his club. Despite this, he’s whisked away to a remote island and teamed up with four other kids: Kim, Craig, Ajit and Jess.

 

 

Fintan's Fifteen

Ireland's Worst Hurling Team Wants You!

Written by and Illustrated by Alan Nolan

Ray is tired of losing every match he plays with his team, the Ballybreen Terriers. Before they become the laughing stock of the leadership, Ray persuades Fintan Heffernan, ex-star player of U10's to leave his early retirement and computer games to help bring his rival 'Dirty Den' down and lead the Ballybreen Terriers to the victory they deserve.

Fields of Home

Written by Marita Conlon-McKenna, Illustrated by Donald Teskey and PJ Lynch

The final book in the famine trilogy
For Eily, Michael and Peggy the memory of the famine is still strong. But Mary-Brigid, Eily's first child, has the future to look forward to. What kind of future is it?

Feile Fever

Danny Wilde and his teammates are finding the Under-14s Division tough going. Could Todd, the new Australian kid, help them become winners?