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Staff Picks 2021

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Tree Dogs, Banshee Fingers and Other Irish Words for Nature by Manchán MaganTree Dogs, Banshee Fingers and Other Irish Words for Nature by Manchán Magan, illustrated by Steve Doogan

Having enjoyed huge success with his bestselling book Thirty-Two Words for Field, Manchán now brings his infectious wonder and enthusiasm for the Irish language to a younger audience. Beautifully illustrated pages are filled with delightful translations and explanations for words from nature. Perfect for all ages.


Guinness World Records 2022 Guinness World Records 2022

A perfect gift for the reader who might find long chapters off-putting. Filled with tons of weird and wonderful facts, they will return to this book again and again throughout the year. Readers will also enjoy Ripley’s Believe it or Not! 2022 and National Geographic’s Weird but True series.


Great Irish Farm Book by Darragh McCulloughGreat Irish Farm Book by Darragh McCullough, Illustrated by Sally Caulwell

A gorgeous book for lovers of all things agricultural. Full of interesting facts and gorgeous illustrations, you are guaranteed a quiet hour of reading with this one.


How Winston Came Home for Christmas by Alex T. SmithHow Winston Came Home for Christmas by Alex T. Smith

A Christmas mystery told in twenty four and a half chapters. One chapter to read each day in the lead up to Christmas. Each chapter comes with it’s own festive activity to be enjoyed by all the family. An exciting round the world adventure about a missing mouse and a race to be home for Christmas. Join Winston the mouse on his second adventure in this heart-warming tale of bravery, kindness and unlikely friendships. This gorgeous hardcover is the perfect Christmas present for any child, to read aloud and share with the whole family, time and time again. Readers will also love The Very Merry Murder Club by Sarena Patel and Tinsel (The Girls Who Invented Christmas) by Sibéal Pounder.

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