May-Jun 2009 Book Recommendations


This month’s recommendations by age group:

0 – 5 year olds   

I am Too Absolutely Small for School by Lauren Child

Charlie has a little sister Lola. Mum and Dad say she is nearly quite big enough to go to school. Lola says “ I am absolutely not big… I am extremely busy doing important things at home.”



RRP €8.00 
Tara price €7.00

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I am Too Absolutely Small for School

6 – 8 year olds

The Baby Giant” by Oisin McGann

   A new version of a favourite Finn MacCool story. Finn, the Irish Giant, fights bullies. The Scottish Giant is a big Bully. He’s strong and mean. Finn and his wife make a very clever plan!

RRP €6.00
Tara price €5.00


 The Baby Giant

8 – 10 year olds          

The Pet Sitter: Tiger Taming” by Julie Sykes

When animal-lover Max sets up a pet-sitting business he finds himself looking after some VERY unusual pets!

RRP €6.50    
Tara price  €5.50


The Pet Sitter

10 – 12 year olds

The Adventures of Sam Witchall: Prison Ship” by Paul Dowswell

 Sam joins a fierce fight against the Danish fleet at Copenhagen, commanded by Admiral Nelson. During the battle Sam is framed for a crime he did not commit. He narrowly escapes execution but is sent on an eight-month journey to the other side of the world, to face the brutal life of a convict.

RRP €9.50
Tara price €8.50


Prison Ship



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