Remembering Michael O’Brien

When a beloved figure in their eighties dies, family, friends and colleagues are left with a sense of loss and sadness. But when Michael O’Brien died last month, the publishing and children’s books communities in Ireland were not only bereft but were rocked by shock. Michael O’Brien simply wasn’t supposed to die. He was not so much driven by the life force like the rest of us — he seemed actually to embody the life force.

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Cast Your Vote for Compelling Compendium!

Our beautiful shortlisted book needs your help! Congratulations to Aga Grandowicz and Rob Maguire! Their stunning book, Dr Hibernica Finch’s Compelling Compendium of Irish Animals, has been shortlisted for the Best Irish-Published award in the Irish Book Awards. But if they’re going to win, we need your help. The winners are chosen by public vote. Could Continue Reading →

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Honey-raisin-avocado ice-cream recipe from My Secret Dragon!

In our newest novel, My Secret Dragon by Debbie Thomas, young readers will not only meet Aidan and his part-dragon mother, they will not only meet Charlotte and her fantastic mythological stories, they will not only travel around Ireland for a fantastic, mysterious and dangerous adventure… Young readers will also learn to cook some extraordinary Continue Reading →

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Bumpfizzle the Best on Planet Earth chosen as the Dublin UNESCO Citywide Read

We are delighted to announce Bumpfizzle The Best on Planet Earth by Patricia Forde, illustrated by Elīna Brasliņa, as the 2019 Citywide Reading for Children choice. This fun story is suitable for boys and girls aged 7-9years. “I am delighted and very excited that Bumpfizzle The Best on Planet Earth is the 2019 Citywide Read.  I live in Galway and Continue Reading →

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