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Red Flag: For readers aged 8+

Bridging the gap between young readers and young adult fiction, O'Brien Red Flag books provide exciting stories for a Reading Level of 8 years+.

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Cass and the Bubble Street Gang series

Written by Erika McGann, Illustrated by Vince Reid

Cass and her best friends, Lex and Nicholas, are the Bubble Street Gang! They investigate crimes, solve mysteries and have brilliant adventures. They’ve even got their own secret clubhouse.

Get all four books in the series at a great price.

Adam's Starling

Written by Gillian Perdue, Illustrated by Barry Reynolds

Winner of the Eilís Dillon Memorial Award. Adam's Starling tells the story of nine-year-old Adam who is finding life very diffficult. At home no-one has any time for him and at school bullies pick on him.

Animals Don't Have Ghosts

Written by Siobhán Parkinson, Illustrated by Cathy Henderson

A witty and engaging account of a visit to the weird and wonderful city of Dublin, where Michelle's country cousins struggle to understand the curious local customs.

Wolfgran

Written by Finbar O'Connor, Illustrated by Martin Fagan

A sequel to the story of Little Red Riding Hood, Wolfgran is a wonderfully irreverent take on the world of fairy tales. Disguised as a little old lady, the Wolf is causing mayhem as he prowls the city streets.

Charlie Harte and his Two-Wheeled Tiger

Written by Frank Murphy, Illustrated by Celine Kiernan

Charlie assembles a strange-looking bike from old bits and pieces - not exactly cool, but full of character - which changes his life!

Diabolic Downloads

Written by Jim Halligan, Illustrated by Fabian Erlinghäuser

We all like to get something for free ... right?
But some gifts come with strings attached.

Demon from the Deep End

Written by James Allison, Illustrated by Dani Cruz

When Liam Brodie, his sister Sophie and horror-movie fan Evan are offered a free trip to Spain they jump at the chance. They’re not expecting to star in their own real-life horror story…

Ice Dreams

Written by Grace Wells, Illustrated by Lisa Jackson

Twins Nina and Alex Popadopolus live on the beautiful island of Naxos. One day their blind grandfather senses something terrible is coming ...
This delightful story reminds us that when people work together anything is possible!

The Witch in the Woods

Written by Marian Broderick, Illustrated by Francesca Carabelli

Anna Kelly is a witch who’s more interested in sleepovers, school friends and soccer than practising her magic.

When Verbena Vile, a mad, bad and dangerous witch, kidnaps Anna’s best friend Mary it’s up to Anna and her cat Charlie to rescue her …

The Poison Factory

When Gaz loses his football and his little brother there's nothing for it but to go into the spooky chemical factory to get them back!
But Kanker & Byle is no ordinary factory. Gaz and his friends soon find themselves up to their necks in trouble.

Éasca Péasca

Scéal Eile 1

Feighlí? Tá Niamh agus Aonghus rómhór le feighlí a bheith acu. Nó sin a cheapann siadsan.

Ach té tuairimí eile ag an au pair nua ... agus cleasanna nua aici freisin!

Deirdre agus an Fear Bréige

Written by Una Leavy, Illustrated by Maeve Kelly

Ba mhaith le Deirdre bheith ina bhanríon sa dráma ar scoil. Is iontach an choróin atá aici. Ach tá an choróin imithe ar maidin. Cad a dhéanfaidh Deirdre?
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Sinéad ag Damhsa

Written by Anna Donovan, Illustrated by Susan Cooper, Translated by Daire MacPháidín

Is breá le Sinéad an damhsa. Ach cén saghas damhsa? Damhsa Gaelach? Bailé? Ní hea! Tá Sinéad difriúil -- tá a stíl féin ag an gcailín seo.
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Cáitín sa Chistin

Written by Stephanie Dagg, Illustrated by Stephen Hall, Translated by Daire MacPháidín

'Ná bain don cáca sin!' arsa Mam le Cáitín. Ach bhí sé go hálainn! Bhlais Cáitín píosa beag den reoán: go dtí nach raibh fágtha ach cáca lom.
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Daifní Dineasár

Written by Aine Ní Ghlinn, Illustrated by Michael Connor

Is breá le Niall agus Conall cleasanna a imirt -- go háirithe ar Mhamaí! Ach céard a tharlaíonn nuair a thugann Daifní Dineasár cuairt orthu?
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Sailí na Spotaí

Written by Anne Marie Herron, Illustrated by Stephen Hall, Translated by Daire MacPháidín

Is breá le Sailí spotaí. Spotaí ar a cuid eadaigh, spotaí ar a breagáin, spotaí ar gach rud! Ni bheidh Sailí tuirseach de na spotaí sin go deo -- nó an mbeidh?
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