Family Relationships

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Sisters ... No Way!

Cindy, a with-it and cynical young teen, still traumatised by her mother's recent death, is appalled when her father falls in love with one of her teachers, a woman with two teenage daughters of her own ...

Survivors

A True-Life Titanic Story

Written by Elisabeth Navratil, Translated by Joan de Sola Pinto

Based on the true story of the author's father and uncle, who survived the Titanic disaster as children, but could not be identified because they had been travelling under false names.

Under the Hawthorn Tree

Children of the Famine

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

The first book in the famine trilogy
Under the Hawthorn Tree is Ireland's top selling children's book and a classic for young readers worldwide. Set during the Irish famine, it follows three children as they travel across the country to find their family.

Wildflower Girl

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

The second book in the famine trilogy
At seven, Peggy made a terrifying journey through famine-stricken Ireland. Now thirteen, and determined to make a new life for herself, she sets off alone to America …

A Winter of Spies

Ireland’s War of Independence: when the truth can get you killed

Sarah becomes involved in spying for Michael Collins during the War of Independence.

Wings over Delft

When her father commissions a famous artist to paint her portrait, Louise Eeden reluctantly agrees. In the studio Louise unexpectedly finds freedom to be herself. But someone has been watching her every move...

Under Fragile Stone

Taya and Lorkrin's parents are trapped when a mining tunnel collapses in their secred mountain, Absaleth. Uncle Emos and his friend Draegarm know of a chance to save them -- another entrance to the caves far back in the mountain range. The race is on as the mountain starts to collapse in on itself.

Jigsaw Stew

Jack MacAnoolie tries to save his family when they eat stew made from a jigsaw!
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Dancing in the Dark

Part of a dance team who have turned from friends to enemies. Dealing with her dead brother’s ghost -- things sure aren't easy for Jessie! Her brother James -- sports star, popular kid, and apple of her parents' eyes -- has died in an accident, leaving Jessie to cope with her parents, classmates and stagefright.

It's Great Being Little

Written by Nita Fitzgerald, Illustrated by Francesca Carabelli

'I don't want to be little,' Susie tells her granny. 'I want to be BIG.'

'What?' says Granny. 'But It's GREAT being little. Why, you can do all sorts of things ...'

A charming story for all little people who can't wait to be big.

Eva's Journey

Written by Judi Curtin, Illustrated by Woody Fox

Eva is the girl with everything. Her parents throw her lavish parties in their luxury home, and her friends admire her designer clothes and manicured nails. But Eva’s world is turned upside down when her father loses his job.

The Real Rebecca

Rebecca’s mum Rosie writes books for adults, but when she writes a novel for teens, everyone thinks it's based on her daughter!

Rebecca is horrified and vows to prove that she is different.

But how will she show the world the real Rebecca?

Beyond the Cherry Tree

Josh Bloom’s school field trip to Cherry Tree Manor is unusual -- to Josh, it seems like there's something spooky about the manor, but none of the other kids feel it.

A discovery in the General’s library takes Josh on a quest full of danger, discovery and magic -- Will he ever return from the land beyond the Cherry Tree?

Eva's Holiday

Eva Gordon likes fashion, fun and hanging out with friends, so she can't believe she is stuck all summer with Kate, who doesn't care about being cool. But when the girls have to pull together to solve a problem, Eva finds out that there's more to life than having the right hair or clothes and sometimes 'weird' girls can make the best friends.

Where the Stones Sing

As the spectre of the Black Death hovers over medieval Dublin in the fourteenth century, Kai is plucked from the filthy streets to sing in the great Christ Church choir. But Kai has a secret that must be kept hidden - even from new friends Tom and Jack. Kai will need great strength, talent and help from unexpected quarters just to survive.

Spirit of the Titanic

Written by Nicola Pierce, Illustrated by Emma Byrne

The ghost of fifteen-year-old Samuel Scott moves restlessly aboard the Titanic as she sails to her doom in 1912. An eyewitness to the final days in the lives of rich and poor, crew and passengers, this is Samuel’s story …