Book Recommendations Sep/Oct 2011

This month’s book recommendations for children by age group

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Book Recommendation for 0 – 5 year olds

A Quiet Night In” by Jill Murphy

RRP €7.50

Tara price €7

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Book Recommendation for 6 – 8 year olds

I Wish That I had Duck Feet” by Dr Seuss

What would life be like if you had feet like a duck, or horns like a deer, a whale spout on your head, or a long, long nose? In this crazy tale a small boy imagines all these things, only to decide in the end that perhaps it’s better to be ‘ME’ after all. With his unique combination of hilarious stories, zany pictures and riotous rhymes, Dr. Seuss has been delighting young children and helping them learn to read for over fifty years.

RRP €6.24
Tara price €6.00

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Book Recommendation for 8 – 10 year olds

Highway Robbery” by Kate Thompson

New in paperback

‘Hold the mare for me, lad. And when I come back I’ll give you a golden guinea.’ It’s more money than the street urchin has ever dreamt of. But who is the rider, and why is there so much interest in his big black horse? And will the boy ever see the money he has been promised?


RRP €6.24

Tara price €6

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Book Recommendation for 10 – 12 year olds

Broomstick Bike”by Veronica Bennett

Zack Mosel’s mum and dad are away in far-off Slovodnia, so Zack has no choice but to spend his summer holidays with ‘Mag the Hag’, his eccentric grandmother. But before the summer can get too boring, Zack finds out his parents have gone missing, and he and Mag take it into their own hands to unravel the mystery surrounding his parents’ disappearance.

RRP €7.99

Tara price €7



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