Book Recommendations May/Jun 2011

This month’s book recommendations for children by age group

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Book Recommendation for 0 – 5 year olds

A Bit Lost” by Chris Haughton

Winner of the Bisto Book of the Year and the Eilis Dillon Awards 2011

Little Owl must be more careful when he is sleeping… Uh-oh! He has fallen from his nest, and with a bump he lands on the ground. Where is his mummy? Chris Haughton’s striking colour illustrations follow Little Owl on his quest. Which of his new friends will lead him back to his mummy?


RRP €8.75

Tara price €8

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Book Recommendation for 6 – 8 year olds

Dirtie Bertie My Book of Stuff” by David Roberts

Citi Cearc” by Patricia Forde

As Gaeilge

Kitty had 4 eggs, now there’s only three, who would take one of her eggs.

Tá ubh ar iarraidh ar Cití Cearc.

Cén sórt gadaí gránna a thógfadh ubh?

RRP €9.95
Tara price €9.50

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Book Recommendation for 8 – 10 year olds

Pitt Street Pirates” by Terry Deary

Will these modern-day pirates be able to outwit the rich golf club kids? Hare-brained schemes and clever wisecracks abound in this hilarious spoof. Barrington Stoke specialise in books for reluctant, struggling and dyslexic readers.


RRP €6.24

Tara price €6

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Book Recommendation for 10 – 12 year olds

Spirit of the Titanic” by Nicola Pierce

Fifteen-year-old Samuel Scott died while building the Titanic. His spirit roams the ship, from the glamour of first class to the party atmosphere of third class. As the ship sails to her doom, his ghost moves restlessly alongside the passengers and crew.

RRP €7.99

Tara price €7



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