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Rover and the Big Fat Baby

Posted on October 14th, by admin in Books, Children's Books, Uncategorized. Comments Off on Rover and the Big Fat Baby

The BFB (Big Fat Baby) is missing!

Can Rover the wonder dog and his little nephew Messi (who is actually very tidy) track her down?
While Rover and Co. are hot on the trail of the BFB, via Granny Mack’s backpack, the post lady’s basket and a plane bound for Africa, it looks like the Gigglers are about to run out of poo . . .
And without an urgent delivery from Rover, how will they be able to give the Giggler Treatment to grumpy adults and help kids all over the country?

Rover returns in a brand-new adventure in the bestselling series..


Posted on May 1st, by admin in Children's Books. Comments Off on Brilliant

When Uncle Ben’s Dublin business fails, it’s clear to Gloria and Raymond that something is wrong. He just isn’t his usual cheerful self. So when the children overhear their granny saying that the Black Dog has settled on Ben’s back and he won’t be OK until it’s gone, they decide they’re going to get rid of it. Gathering all their courage the children set out on a midnight quest to hunt down the Black Dog and chase it away. But they aren’t the only kids on the mission. Loads of other children are searching for it too, because the Black Dog is hounding lots of Dublin’s adults. Together – and with the help of magical animals, birds and rodents – the children manage to corner the Black Dog . . . but will they have the courage and cleverness to … Read More »

A Greyhound of a Girl 2011

Posted on July 19th, by admin in Children's Books. Comments Off on A Greyhound of a Girl 2011

Mary O’Hara is a sharp and cheeky 12-year-old Dublin schoolgirl who is bravely facing the fact that her beloved Granny is dying. But Granny can’t let go of life, and when a mysterious young woman turns up in Mary’s street with a message for her Granny, Mary gets pulled into an unlikely adventure. The woman is the ghost of Granny’s own mother, who has come to help her daughter say good-bye to her loved ones and guide her safely out of this world. She needs the help of Mary and her mother, Scarlett, who embark on a road trip to the past. Four generations of women travel on a midnight car journey. One of them is dead, one of them is dying, one of them is driving, and one of them is just starting out.

Her Mother’s Face 2008

Posted on July 19th, by admin in Children's Books. Comments Off on Her Mother’s Face 2008

Award winners Roddy Doyle and Freya Blackwood team up to create a heartwarming story of loss, love, and what it means to be a family.

When Siobhan was just three years old, her mother died, leaving Siobhan and her father alone in their house in Dublin. They never talk about her, and now, at ten years old, Siobhan no longer remembers her mother’s face.

One day, Siobhan meets a mysterious woman in the park who tells her that to remember her mother, she just needs to look in a mirror. As Siobhan grows older, she sees more and more of her mother’s face in her own reflection. With time, she and her father and her own daughter are able to remember Siobhan’s mother with joy and laughter instead of tears.

Wilderness 2007

Posted on July 17th, by admin in Children's Books. Comments Off on Wilderness 2007

Part roaring adventure, part family drama – with a charm that’s all Roddy Doyle. While Tom and Johnny are on a husky safari in Finland, their half-sister Gráinne stays at home, preparing to meet the mother who abandoned her.

The boys think every minute in the wilderness is a thrill – but then their mother’s sled doesn’t make it back to the lodge one night. She’s lost in the snow and it’s up to them to rescue her…

The Meanwhile Adventures 2004

Posted on July 17th, by admin in Children's Books. Comments Off on The Meanwhile Adventures 2004

No longer employed at the biscuit factory, Mr Mack is becoming an inventor instead. Unfortunately, he’s also been arrested. There was a small misunderstanding at the bank involving a saw inconveniently shaped like a machine gun. And, just when he needs her most, Mrs Mack has disappeared off to become the first woman to circle the globe without telling anyone. So it’s up to Jimmy, Robbie, Kayla and Rover the jaded wonder-dog to rescue Mr Mack from prison, avoid some nasty orphan catchers and save the world from an army of ill-mannered slugs. Will they succeed? There’s only one way to find out…

Rover Saves Christmas 2001

Posted on July 17th, by admin in Children's Books. Comments Off on Rover Saves Christmas 2001

It’s Christmas Eve, and Rudolph’s got the flu! Jimmie and Robbie Mack are so desperate for Christmas to come that they’ve left twenty-seven sandwiches out for Santa. But Rudolf is off sick and Santa’s grounded the sleigh – with all the presents. Will the big day be cancelled? Or can Rover the wonder-dog save Christmas? Well, what do YOU think?

The Giggler Treatment 2000

Posted on July 17th, by admin in Children's Books. Comments Off on The Giggler Treatment 2000

‘The Gigglers waited. They waited for the wallop – Mr Mack hitting the poo. They waited for the squelch – Mr Mack stepping on the poo. They waited for the groan – Mr Mack seeing that most of the poo was now on his shoe.’ Who are the Gigglers? Good question. The Gigglers look after children. And they do it very well…