April 08 Book Recommendations

This month’s recommendations by age group:

0 – 5 year olds   

“Bathwater’s Hot” by Shirley Hughes

Shirley Hughes has won numerous awards and at 80 is still working as an author and illustrator. Her books depict everyday life, where houses are messy with toys, and Mums and Dads are frazzled trying to keep up with very busy children.   One of the Nursery collection. 

RRP €6
Tara price €5
6 books €25


Bathwater's Hot

6 – 8 year olds

“Two Mad Dogs” by Cora Harrison 63 pages

Tim thinks his two dogs are cute, his Dad says they’re mad. They tear up the house, ruin the garden and drive the neighbours crazy. But then something happens…  One of the Irish published Chimps series.

RRP €6     
Tara price €5
7 books for €30


 Two Mad Dogs

8 – 10 year olds          

“Horse in Danger” by Michelle Bates  113 pages

Rosie finds out about a plot to fix a race, now she is torn between losing her best friend and saving a horse.

RRP €7.50      
Tara price  €6.50


10 – 12 year olds

“The Boy in the Striped Pyjamas” by John Boyne  

Nine year old Bruno is German, set during the Second World War, sees what life was like from the other side.

RRP €10.50  
Tara price €8.50

The Boy in the Striped Pyjamas


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