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Children's Books

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Phantom Phantasia by Claire Savage
Posted by Emily Hearne in , .

‘Follow the sea and the mist and the moon, Go fast as lightning – not a moment too soon.’ Phantom Phantasia by Claire Savage is the second book of two. I...

Nevermoor by Jessica Townshend
Posted by Sophie O'Loughlin in , .

“A breathtaking, enchanting new series by debut author Jessica Townsend, about a cursed girl who escapes death and finds herself in a magical world–but is then tested beyond her wildest...

Magical Masquerade by Claire Savage
Posted by Emily Hearne in .

One girl. Two magical quests. Three riddles will set her free.’  Magical Masquerade is the recently published debut novel from Northern Ireland writer Claire Savage. When I read the blurb on...

The Forever Court by Dave Rudden
Posted by Mia Madden in .

Review by Mia Madden, aged 13. This is the enthralling second part in the Knights of the Borrowed Dark trilogy. It takes us back to Seraphim Row (a couple of...

The Ghosts of Magnificent Children by Caroline Busher
Posted by Mia Madden, BleachHouseLibrary.ie in .

Reviewed by Mia Madden, age 13. This is an incredulous debut novel about four unique children. It’s 1848 and twelve-year-old twins Archie and Millie live luxuriously. One night a circus...

The Book of Shadows by ER Murray
Posted by Mia Madden, BleachHouseLibrary.ie in .

Review by Mia Madden, aged 13. This is the eagerly anticipated second part in the Nine Lives Trilogy. It catches up with Ebony Smart two months after the events in...

Storm Weaver by Matt Griffin
Posted by Mia Madden, BleachHouseLibrary.ie in .

Review by Mia Madden, aged 13. This book is the sequel to A Cage of Roots. It again follows Ayla, Benvy, Finny and Sean through caves underground in ancient Ireland....

The Game (Outcasts, book 1) by David Grimstone
Posted by Megan Punzet in .

This is a highly enjoyable children’s book, full of action, magic and friendship. An easy read, with relatable characters, an interesting but not complicated storyline, all in all its a...

Caramel Hearts by ER Murray
Posted by Margaret Madden, http://www.bleachhouselibrary.ie/ in , .

Life is not a bed of roses for fourteen-year-old Liv. Her Mum is in rehab, her father disappeared when she was a toddler and her sister, Hatty, has dropped out...

The Girl of Ink and Stars by Kiran Millwood Hargrave
Posted by Megan Punzet in .

This a a nicely written, very interesting book by Kiran Hargrave. It centres around a young girl named Isabella who lives in a small village on the isolated island of...