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Alexandra (4+)

Four very short stories about the everyday life of a little girl. Alexandra’s adventures include changing her name, bedtime fears and a plaster disaster. These warm stories were originally broadcast on RTE’s The Den and are great for reading aloud.

Little Island 2014

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Fionnuala (4+)

Four very short stories in Irish about the everyday life of a little girl. Fionnuala’s adventures include changing her name, bedtime fears and a plaster disaster. These warm stories were originally broadcast on RTE’s The Den and are great for reading aloud.

Little Island 2014

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All Shining in the Spring (5+)

When six-year-old Matthew and his parents discover that the baby they are looking forward to welcoming into the family is not going to live, they are devastated. A touching story of grief and consolation.

O’Brien Press 1995

This book is unfortunately out of print and is not easily tracked down online.


The Henny Penny Tree (5+) 

A tale of three little girls, their forgetful Uncle Fergus, a gold coin, a silver shilling and a penny that gets buried and grows into a tree of coins.

O’Brien Press 2010

 

 

 

 


Cows are Vegetarians (6+)

Michelle is a city girl and  when she visits the country she finds wild animals in the garden, lambs in the kitchen, muck everywhere and no shops, clubs or streetlights. Somehow life on the farm is not boring at all ....

This is a companion story to Animals don't have Ghosts.

O’Brien Press 2001

This book is out of print, but may be available online.


Animals don't have Ghosts (6+)

Sinéad and Dara, Michelle’s country cousins, come up to ‘the big smoke’ to visit Michelle and her mum. A witty and engaging account of a visit to the weird and wonderful city of Dublin, where Sinéad and Dara struggle to understand the curious local customs ...

This is a companion story to Cows are Vegetarians.

O’Brien Press 2002

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The Leprechaun Who Wished He Wasn't (6+)

Laurence is a leprechaun who has been small for 1100 years and is sick of it! He wants to be TALL. Then he meets Phoebe, who would just like to be smaller. When she invites him to live in her house, Laurence is delighted. He starts wearing jeans and denim jackets and gets rid of the pointy hat ...

O’Brien Press 1993

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Spellbound (7+)

Eight ancient legends of Ireland, told for younger children; illustrated by Olwyn Whelan

Frances Lincoln 2012

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