School Life

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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.

The Blue Horse

Written by Marita Conlon-McKenna, Illustrated by Donald Teskey

Katie's whole world is turned upside down when her family's home is destroyed by fire. Everything they had is gone, and instead of pulling together it seems as though her family is falling apart.

Emma the Penguin

Written by Sarah Webb, Illustrated by Anne O'Hara

Emma has to be a penguin in the school play, but she is NOT happy about it.
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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.

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?

The Big Break Detectives Casebook

Written by and Illustrated by Alan Nolan

The Big Break Detectives: three school friends who, from their secret base under the school, solve crimes, right wrongs, unravel mysteries and nab evil-doers - all on their lunch break!

An exciting graphic novel for children of all ages.

Taking Sides

A Boy. A Girl. A Nation Torn Apart.

Dublin, 1922. Working class Annie Reilly is thrilled to win a scholarship to Eccles Street School. Through a classmate she meets Peter Scanlon, a student in Belvedere College. Peter sides with the rebels in the Civil War and carries messages for them. When Annie’s life is threatened, he has to decide where his loyalties lie.

Thar an Trasnán

Written by Aine Ní Ghlinn, Illustrated by Paul Bolger

Cluiche peile ag rang a sé. Buachaillí in aghaidh cailíní. Deir na múinteoirí nach bhfuil ann ach spraoi! Dar le hEoghan, áfach, tá i bhfad níos mó ná sin i gceist! Bród! Onóir! Stádas na mbuachaillí!

Secrets and Shadows

Two friends in a world at war

When her home is destroyed in the 1941 Luftwaffe bombing, Grace Ryan moves in with relatives. There she meets Barry Malone, a boy from Liverpool. Barry begins to suspect their teacher Mr Pawlek of spying for the Nazis. But what starts as an exciting adventure puts their very lives in danger.

 

The Demon Notebook

Grace and her four best friends, Jenny, Rachel, Adie and Una, are failed witches. But one night, they stumble upon real magical powers – and their notebook takes on a diabolical life of its own.

Can Grace and her friends stem the wave of powerful magic … before tragedy strikes?

Rugby Spirit

A new school, a new sport, an old mystery...

Eoin has just started a new school … and a new sport. Everyone at school is mad about rugby, but Eoin hasn’t even held a rugby ball before! And why does everybody seem to know more about his own grandad than he does?

Rebecca's Rules

Rebecca’s back and life is not quite working out. Her boyfriend has moved to Canada. She has annoyed my best friends Cass and Alice by moping. Things have got to change. So she's made some new rules. The most important one is: find something exciting to do. Something fun. Something new. Something like joining the school musical …

The Broken Spell

Trainee witch Grace and her four best friends love to have fun with spells. But the daring friends make a magical mistake that drags the past into the present. Suddenly Grace has to work out who she can really trust ...

Missing Ellen

Ellen and Maggie have been best friends for as long as they can remember. But now Ellen’s not there and Maggie’s left alone and she feels no one understands what she is going through. Can Maggie get used to missing Ellen?

Rebecca Rocks

Holidays mean no school for THREE months! Rebecca’s band Hey Dollface are going to a summer camp to become total rock stars. But there’s another band, the Crack Parrots, and they’re going to be trouble. As for romance, Cass's love life is complicated, while Rebecca’s doesn’t really exist at all …

Finding A Voice

Friendship is a Two-Way Street ...

Shortlisted for the Bookseller YA Prize 2015!

Jo can’t tell anyone how hard it is living with her mentally ill mother. Chris literally has no way to speak at all.  Together, can they finally find their voices?