The long-awaited new children’s book from Ireland’s beloved storyteller, bestselling author of Under the Hawthorn Tree, Marita Conlon-McKenna.
When Anna is sent to stay with her dad at Fairy Hill, strange happenings make her begin to wonder if the fairies she’s heard about are real. And if they are, could her little brother Jack be in real danger?
By Marita Conlon-McKenna Cover illustration by Phillip Cullen
Freya’s always felt different, so when she learns she’s autistic she doesn't want anyone to know. All she wants is to fit in. But does she really need to change herself or can she find friends who like her just the way she is? A novel about friendship, discovering who you really are -- and being ok with that!
Book 9 in the acclaimed Rugby Spirit series
Eoin’s been promoted early to the Senior Cup team – where he’s the youngest ever player – and he’s not sure if he’s ready for it. A discovery from the earliest days of Irish rugby brings more ghostly encounters for Eoin – and leads him and his friends to tackle a series of crimes at the national stadium.
Peter is hard at work training sheepdog Blue for the trials at the Ballynoe Fair, while Kate – who wants to be a vet like her mam – is busy with her cheeky pet hen, Hettie. The first book in the Hazel Tree Farm series, following the adventures of the Farrelly family, their neighbours, and a host of furry, woolly and feathery friends!
By Alma Jordan Illustrated by Margaret Anne Suggs
Mr Wolf is SO EXCITED to be invited to the ball.
What should he wear?
He thinks he’s got the perfect outfit, but he’s not sure …
Can his friend help him to decide?
Marita Conlon-McKenna is one of Ireland’s best-loved, award-winning children’s authors. She has written numerous best-selling books for adults and children, and they have been translated into many languages. Under the Hawthorn Tree, her first novel, became an immediate bestseller and has been described as ‘the biggest success story in children’s historical fiction’. Its sequels, Wildflower Girl and Fields of Home, which complete the Children of the Famine trilogy, have also been hugely successful. Other books include: The Blue Horse, No Goodbye, Safe Harbour, In Deep Dark Wood, and A Girl Called Blue. Marita is a winner of the International Reading Association Award, the Osterreichischer Kinder und Jugendbuchpreis, the Reading Association of Ireland Award, and the Children’s Books Ireland Children’s Book of the Year Award. She is a former Chairperson of Irish PEN. Her work has been adapted for stage and TV. Under the Hawthorn Tree is also available on DVD.
Paddy Donnelly is an Irish author and illustrator living in Belgium. He grew up on the north coast of Ireland, surrounded by mythical stories of giants, magical creatures and shape-shifting animals. All of this, set in a stunning landscape from another time, prompted his love of nature, animals, the sea and storytelling. He creates his illustrations digitally, but loves working with a textured, painterly approach. The Vanishing Lake was his debut author-illustrated picture book, based on a real lake close to his childhood home in Ireland. His most recent book is Fox & Son Tailers, published in 2022. He wishes Pluto were still a planet.