School Life

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The Young Rebels

A stirring story set against the background of the 1916 Rising. John Joe is a pupil in Padraig Pearse's school, and gets caught up in the dramatic events of the Rebellion. Compelling and evocative.

Viva Alice!

Written by Judi Curtin, Illustrated by Woody Fox, Cover illustration by Nicola Colton

Alice and Megan go to Lanzarote with Grace, for some fun in the sun. But life's never simple when Alice is around, and now she wants to fix Grace’s brother’s love life! Alice's schemes seem crazy, but sometimes she really can sort things out. Maybe Megan just needs to trust her best friend – even if it means helping mean girl, Melissa ...

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!

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.

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.

 

Rugby Warrior

Back in school. Back in sport. Back in time.

Eoin Madden is now captain of the Under 14s team and has to deal with friction between his friend Rory and new boy Dylan as they battle for a place as scrum-half. Fast-paced action, mysterious spirits and feuding friends – it’s a season to remember!

Sequel to the hugely successful Rugby Spirit.

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?

Rugby Runner

Ancient Roots, Modern Boots

Eoin Madden is captain of the Junior Cup team, training with Leinster and aiming for Ireland's Under 16 World Cup team. He also has to deal with grumpy friends, teachers piling on the homework – AND a ghost on a mission that goes back to the very origins of the game of rugby. 

Books, crooks and rucks - it’s all to play for this term!

 

Rugby Rebel

Discovering History - Uncovering Mystery

Book three in Gerard Siggins' supernatural Rugby series.

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 …

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 …

Rebecca is Always Right

Rebecca isn't looking forward to school after a summer full of music and excitement. Throw in a dad who is trying to take over his amateur musical, a mum who keeps reminding her that it's a big exam year, and an English teacher who has decided to become a novelist, and it's another eventful term for Rebecca.

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?

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?

Fintan's Fifteen

Ireland's Worst Hurling Team Wants You!

Written by and Illustrated by Alan Nolan

Ray is tired of losing every match he plays with his team, the Ballybreen Terriers. Before they become the laughing stock of the leadership, Ray persuades Fintan Heffernan, ex-star player of U10's to leave his early retirement and computer games to help bring his rival 'Dirty Den' down and lead the Ballybreen Terriers to the victory they deserve.

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?