Bridging Cultures, Building Reading Success

Bridges is an exciting series of multi-cultural and inter-cultural books for children aged 6+.

With entertaining storylines and unique and original illustrations from award-winning illustrators Cartoon Saloon, these full-colour hardback books can help children develop their understanding of people from other cultures in a fun and exciting way.

The unique illustrative approach and engaging stories in the Bridges series make these books ideal for different reading abilities and age levels.

Bridges helps to 'bridge the gap' between children from different cultures, helping them to broaden their knowledge and deepen their understanding of other cultures and the many different experiences of living in Ireland today.

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The Dreaming Tree

Written by Eithne Massey, Illustrated by Marie Thorhauge

Back home in Brazil, Roberto loved playing football. Now he lives in Ireland, and he’d really like to have a game with the boys in the park, but he’s too shy.

I Won't Go To China

Written by Enda Wyley, Illustrated by Marie Thorhauge

Chang-ming has been picked for the school team but his family will be in China, visiting his grandma when the big match is being played.

Olanna's Big Day

Written by Natasha Mac a'Bháird, Illustrated by Ray Forkan

How can Olanna help when disaster strikes in the St. Patrick's Day Parade?

The Romanian Builder

Written by P.R. Prendergast, Illustrated by Ross Stewart

How can Joe find out all he wants to know about building when Radu doesn't speak English?