Children's reference books, for the child in your life with an inquisitive mind. Facts and figures on everything from football and mythology to war and history

    Yeva Skalietska: You Don't Know What War Is: The Diary of a Young Girl From Ukraine [2022] paperback


    Everyone knows the word 'war'. But very few understand what it truly means. When you find you have to face it, you feel totally lost, walled in by fright and...

    Ellen Ryan: Girls Who Slay Monsters: WINNER Children’s Book of the Year Senior 2022 - An Post Irish Book Awards [2022] hardback


    Unsung stories from ancient Irish myths re-imagined for nine to twelve-year olds Have you heard of Eithne the supernatural scholar or Fand the shape-shifting eco-warrior? What about Be Mannair, a...

    Magan Manchán: Wolf-Men and Water Hounds [2023] hardback


    Uncover the secrets of our island in this engrossing look at magical landmarks across the country. Travelling province by province through Ireland, Manchan outlines the stories most closely associated with...

    Ní Lamhna Éanna: Wonders of the Wild [2023] hardback


    Wildlife expert Eanna Ni Lamhna and artist Brian Fitzgerald explore the WONDERS OF THE WILDNature has lots of hidden treasures. From rabbits eating their own poo to what feeds on...

    Manchán Magan: Tree Dogs, Banshee Fingers and Other Irish Words for Nature [2021] hardback


    'In Irish there are so many great rain words and magic words and highly specific natural words (such as the material put on the hooves of donkeys to stop them...

    O Muircheartaigh Michael: The Story of Croke Park [2023] paperback


    It may seem strange to us now, but for a long time, with Ireland ruled by Britain, it was against the law to play sports like hurling and Gaelic football....

    Palmer Tom: Football's Greatest Moments (Ultimate Football Heroes - The No.1 football series): Collect Them All! [2023] paperback


    Discover the most memorable moments in football history in this fascinating Ultimate Football Heroes collection!From the invention of the modern sport all the way to the present day, bestselling author...

    Gill: The Great Big Irish Annual 2024 [2023] hardback


    The Great Big Irish Annual 2024 is packed with lots of fun things to make and do, puzzles, colouring, crazy facts and much, much more. Build a CATAPULT in our...

    Ella'S Kitchen: Ella's Kitchen: The First Foods Book: The Purple One [2015] hardback


    From the fastest growing baby food brand, the essential guide to weaning your baby - the fun, stress-free, Ella's Kitchen way.Covering every step of the weaning journey, from six months...

    Ann Turnbull: Greek Myths [2023] paperback


    A beautifully written and illustrated collection of Greek myths containing seventeen famous tales full of love, loss, greed, envy and bravery.Beautifully written by Ann Turnbull and illustrated by Sarah Young,...

    Ryan Ellen: Gods Don't Cry [2023] hardback


    Ancient stories that challenge modern notions of what it means to be a hero. The ancient gods of Ireland were once worshipped throughout the land. Powerful and brave, they were...

    Guinness World Records 2024 [2023] hardback


    Dive into thousands of new and classic records, with topics as diverse as rollercoasters, robots, movie props and gaming. The theme of this year's edition is the BLUE PLANET, so...

    3+ 100 Nursery Rhymes [2023]


    Classics such as Little Bo Peep, Humpty Dumpty and Old MacDonald Had a Farm sit alongside new favourites to discover. The cover has been designed using a wealth of stunning...

    Kieran Fanning: Irish Fairy Tales, Myths and Legends (Scholastic Classics) [2020] paperback


    A complete collection of much loved Irish fairy tales, myths and legends, bound into a beautiful new edition. Enjoy the rich mythical history of Ireland from the arrival of the...

    Tom Simons: Tommyinnit Says [2023] hardback


    A laugh-out-loud 'best of' selection of TommyInnit's most weird and wonderful quotes - plus much more - carefully selected to BLOW YOUR MIND by him and best friend Wilbur Soot.'Nah,...

    Yuval Noah Harari: Unstoppable Us, Volume 1: How Humans Took Over the World, from the author of the multi-million bestselling Sapiens [2022] paperback


    *From the author of the multi-million bestselling Sapiens comes an incredible new story of the human race, for younger readers.*We humans aren't strong like lions, we don't swim as well...

    Ultimate Football Heroes: Salah (Ultimate Football Heroes) - Collect Them All! [2018] paperback


    The No.1 football series - over 1 million copies sold!Mohamed Salah is Liverpool's superstar forward, and he is on a mission to become the best player in the world. This...

    Juno Dawson: This Book is Gay [2014] paperback


    A funny and pertinent book about being lesbian, bisexual, gay, queer, transgender or just curious - for everybody, no matter their gender or sexualityFormer PSHCE teacher and acclaimed YA author...

    Adam Kay: Kay's Incredible Inventions [2023] paperback


    Do you ever wonder where the stuff around you all came from? No, not from the shops. I mean, who had the amazing idea of making video games or the...

    Smith Miranda: An Animal a Day [2023] hardback


    A fascinating animal for every day of the year! Dip in each day to discover a new animal to enjoy sharing with friends or family - make sure to find...

    Dungan Myles: The Forgettables [2023] hardback


    You won't find Mary Robinson, Ernest Shackleton or Rory McIlroy in this volume -- they are among the unforgettables who have shaped Irish life. Instead, meet some fascinating, Irish people...

    Paul O'Flynn: Go, Johnny, Go! [2020] hardback


    JOHNNY SEXTON DREAMED OF BECOMING A RUGBY LEGEND FROM THE MOMENT HE WAS BORN.He enjoyed success from a young age, playing on school teams and donning the famous blue jersey...

    Paul O'Flynn: Josh the Flyer [2023] hardback


    Josh Van Der Flier is the current World Rugby Player of the Year and star of the all-conquering Ireland and Leinster rugby teams. Growing up in Wicklow, Josh was sports...

    Fiona Watt: Christmas Sticker Book [2023] paperback


    Join busy bears baking Christmas treats, enjoy a penguin party, help little mice build big snowmen, make and wrap presents with Santa's elves and add stickers to an advent calendar...

    Lyttleton Ben: The Football School Encyclopedia [2023] hardback


    A fun and essential guide to the world of football and an incredible gift for young fans.Discover everything you've EVER wanted to know about football, from fascinating facts about your...

    Match Annual 2024 [2023] hardback


    From the makers of MATCH!, the country's most popular football magazine! Topping Christmas lists across the UK, MATCH! Annual 2024 is a must-have for footy fans.Inside this year's edition, you'll...

    Lucinda Jacob: I am the Wind: Irish Poems for Children Everywhere [2023] hardback


    A fully illustrated collection of Irish poems, ranging from medieval to modern poems in English and Irish, edited by Lucinda Jacob and Sarah Webb and illustrated by Ashwin Chacko. This...

    O'Neill Luke: Show Me the Science [2023] hardback


    Never Mind the B#ll*cks, Here's the Science is Professor Luke O'Neill's biggest runaway bestseller in which he grapples with life's biggest questions and tells us what science has to say...

    Julie Stokes: You Will Be Okay [2021] paperback


    "Grief is a tricky subject to explain to kids, but this book is a wonderful go-to expert toolkit!" Dr Ranj SinghThe death of a parent, sibling or friend is one...

    Harry Meredith: Erling Braut Haaland (Football Rising Stars) [2022] paperback


    A force of nature, Erling Braut Haaland is one of the most sought-after strikers in world football. The goal-scoring machine from Norway made his mark for Borussia Dortmund in the...

    Terry Deary: Ireland (newspaper edition) (Horrible Histories Special) [2022] paperback


    Discover all the foul facts about the history of the Emerald Isle with history's most horrible headlines: Irish edition. The master of making history fun, Terry Deary, turns his attention...

    Myles Dungan: The Great Irish History Book [2022] hardback


    Join historian Myles Dungan as he guides you through the history of our amazing island. Take an historical trip back in time to visit the ancient celts, sail away on...

    Luke O'Neill: What Make us Human: A Scientist’s Guide to our Amazing Existence [2022] hardback


    What makes us human? Ireland's favourite scientist is here to tell you!What do you have in common with the 7.75 billion other people on the planet? This is the question...

    Yvonne Carroll: Favourite Irish Legends for Children: Best Loved Tales from Ireland [2010] hardback


    A bumper collection of Ireland's favourite legends for children.Included are: The Children of Lir, The Brown Bull of Cooley, Deirdre of the Sorrows, The Salmon of Knowledge and a host...

    Lorna Byrne: My Guardian Angel, My Best Friend: Seven stories for children [2021] paperback


    A collection of children's stories by international bestselling author Lorna Byrne.Lorna Byrne says we all see angels when we are young children, but are gradually conditioned to screen them out....

    School of Life The: An Emotional Menagerie [2023] paperback


    Emotions are like animals: No two are quite the same. Some are quiet; some are fierce; And all are hard to tame. An Emotional Menagerie is an emotional glossary for...

    Dk: My First Trucks and Diggers: Let's Get Driving! [2024]


    This busy board book encourages hands-on fun for your toddler as they learn about busy trucks!Introducing My First Trucks and Diggers, a busy board book with tabs to get toddlers...

    First Colouring Book For Boys [2013] paperback


    This brilliant colouring book of bold, cute and funny pictures is perfect for younger boys who are starting to explore colouring. Uses easy-to-colour shapes and bright partially coloured pictures to...

    Kirsty Holmes: Strategy Games [2019] paperback


    Get good at games with our in-depth guides to digital fun. From super strategies to roaring racers get those nimble thumbs ready to learn our top tips and tricks and...

    Niamh Donnellan: Little Irish Folklore Friends [2024] hardback


    Get ready to meet everyone's favourite creatures from Irish folklore, all using their powers in unexpected ways. In this charmingly illustrated collection of rhyming stories these naughty little faries, pucas...

    Ladybird: LABYBIRD BOOK OF COLOURING W2 [2016] hardback


    A wonderful colouring book in the traditional Ladybird mini hardback format, perfect for Ladybird fans of all ages. The book contains twenty-four classic Ladybird covers for you to colour, reimagine...

    Paul O'Flynn: Go, Johnny, Go! [2024] paperback


    Johnny Sexton dreamed of becoming a rugby legend from the moment he was born. But someone was standing in his way. The Irish team already had a star fly-half in...

    Girls Rebel: Rebel Girls Celebrate Neurodiversity [2024] paperback


    TRUE STORIES OF NEURODIVERGENT ICONSThis collection features 25 inspiring tales of neurodivergent artists, athletes, innovators, and more. Read about how these women and girls thought creatively, achieved their dreams, and...

    Dinosaurs The World's Most Terrifying Creatures [2024]


    Did you know Brachiosaurus means 'arm lizard'? Or that Megalodon was a 56ft (17m) long prehistoric shark? Or that Pteranodon had a wingspan of up to 30ft (9m)? For 150...

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