Mar-Apr 2009 Book Recommendations

This month’s recommendations by age group:

0 – 5 year olds   

Tommy’s Busy Day” by Michele Coxon

Tommy is a little puppy who would like to help everyone. The only trouble is things keep going wrong. In no time he has upset the ducks, dug up Mum’s garden and spilled Dad’s paint.

RRP €6.00
Tara price €5.00


Tommy's Busy Day

6 – 8 year olds

Grandad’s Bench” by Addy Farmer

Jake loves to play in Grandad’s workshop. But one day Grandad becomes ill, and he doesn’t get better. Jake is very, very sad until he has the most brilliant idea.

RRP €6.00
Tara price €5.00

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 Grandad's Bench

8 – 10 year olds          

Animal Rescue: Harry the Abandoned Hamster” by Tina Nolan


Eva finds a hamster hiding in the rubbish bin. She’s determined to find out who the hamster belongs to. All the signs point to Katie, the unfriendly girl but how can Eva prove she is right?

RRP €7.50      
Tara price  €6.50

Animal Rescue: Harry

10 – 12 year olds

The Castle Corona” by Sharon Creech

Pia and little brother Enzio find a missing pouch belong to the king, and with it’s discovery they are thrown into courtly life. Soon they find that the dreams and wishes they long for are not so different from those of the people that tought they had everything.

RRP €10.50
Tara price €8.50

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The Castle Corona



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