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  • Book Title:   the Story of Newgrange

    Book Author:   Ann Carroll

    Age Group For This Book: 7 - 9

    Review From: Wexford

    I enjoyed this book because I love Irish history. My favourite part was four of the twenty people were picked to go into the chamber and found and climbed three steps.

    Star Rating: = Really Good

  • Book Title:   The Clumsies Make a Mess at the Seaside

    Book Author:   Sorrel Anderson

    Age Group For This Book: 7 - 9

    Review From: Wexford

    Very Good

    Star Rating: = Really Good

  • Book Title:   Spy Dog and Dixie O'Day

    Book Author:   Andrew Cope

    Age Group For This Book: 7 - 9

    Review From: Wexford

    It was a very easy book, it is more like a book for junior readers, say 5-7, but I enjoyed it. It was very funny and and great fun to read. I think it was one of the best books I ever read and I was in such a hurry to get home that I just picked up the first book I saw.

    Star Rating: = Brilliant

  • Book Title:   Missing

    Book Author:   Roderick Hunt

    Age Group For This Book: 4 - 6

    Review From: Wexford

    I liked this book because it was nice.

    Star Rating: = Brilliant

  • Book Title:   Girls Rock Netball Showdown

    Book Author:   Queline Arena

    Age Group For This Book: 4 - 6

    Review From: Wexford

    I like the book because the boys took the girls netball and they had a netball showdown. Then the girls lost that but it was not over yet. They had another showdown and that was a football showdown, whoever won that got the ball. The girls won that and they got their ball back.

    Star Rating: = Brilliant

  • Book Title:   Holiday Heartbreak

    Book Author:   Rachel Rénee Russell

    Age Group For This Book: 10 - 12

    Review From: Dublin

    It was really interesting when Mackenzie set Brandon and Nikki up and when she took Brandon’s phone and text Nikki that he was sick when he wasn’t and she told Brandon Nikki was sick when she wasn’t.

    – Mary-Louise, Garristown Library

    Star Rating: = Brilliant

  • Book Title:   Under the Hawthorne Tree

    Book Author:   Marita Conlon-McKenna

    Age Group For This Book: 10 - 12

    Review From: Dublin

    I liked the book a lot. It told a beautiful story about 3 siblings; Eily, Michael and Peggy. It was a very sad story though it taught me about hope and courage. My favorite character was Peggy. She just has a special personality that I like. I would definitely recommend it to a friend.

    – Sinéad, Garristown Library

    Star Rating: = Brilliant

  • Book Title:   Charlotte's Web

    Book Author:   E.B. White

    Age Group For This Book: 7 - 9

    Review From: Cork

    Charlotte’s Web is a heartwarming story. It is the tale of a pig called Wilbur.
    Wilbur was the runt of his litter, and the farmer decided the kindest thing to do would be to kill the tiny piglet. His eight year old daughter Fern however, had other ideas. She made a promise to her father that she would raise Wilbur on a bottle. She kept her promise, and when the piglet was old enough he went to live in Fern’s uncle’s barn. There he made friends with the sheep, lambs, geese, goslings, a rat named Templeton and a grey spider named Charlotte. Fern still came to visit Wilbur every chance she got, which was often because her uncle lived down the road from her. Wilbur had plenty of friends, good food and was quite content living in the barn. But as he got older, the threat of the slaughter house loomed and he was getting distressed. Charlotte the spider thought of a clever plan to save her friend from becoming bacon. I really enjoyed this book. It is magical story and really shows the importance of friendship.

    Star Rating: = Brilliant

  • Book Title:   The BFG

    Book Author:   Roald Dahl

    Age Group For This Book: 7 - 9

    Review From: Dublin

    This book is amazing, fantastic, gloriumptious and funny.The author really describes the other world very well. Its easy to imagine it. He uses lots of funny made up words like Gloriumptious and Frobscottle. But you know exactly what he means.Its a brilliant, wonderful story.

    Star Rating: = Brilliant

  • Book Title:   Cosmo and the Magic Sneeze

    Book Author:   Gwyneth Rees

    Age Group For This Book: 4 - 6

    Review From: Dublin

    Very Good. I liked it because there were tricks and magic. Cosmo was my favourite character because he saved them. I did not like Sybil’s mother because she turned kittens into gold for money.

    Star Rating: = Brilliant

  • Book Title:   How to Train your Dragon: How to fight a dragon's fury

    Book Author:   Cressida Cowell

    Age Group For This Book: 10 - 12

    Review From: Dublin

    Hiccup save the dragons hurrah!

    Star Rating: = Brilliant

  • Book Title:   My Best Fiend

    Book Author:   Sheila Lavelle

    Age Group For This Book: 10 - 12

    Review From: Dublin

    Star rating for this book – brilliant

    Star Rating: = Brilliant

  • Book Title:   Completely Cassidy: Accidental Genius

    Book Author:   Tamsyn Murray

    Age Group For This Book: 10 - 12

    Review From: Cork

    Cassidy, Molly and Shenice are best friends, but when they start secondary school, things take a turn for the worse. Molly starts acting really strange and sucking up to Cassidy’s dorky older brother Liam. Cassidy and Shenice try their best to persuade her to stop and act normally again. But Molly won’t listen and the girls have a fight. Will they put their argument behind them and make up again? You’ll have to read the book to find out!! I really enjoyed reading this book, it was absolutely hilarious as Cassidy, the main character seemed to always land herself in trouble. I would highly reccommend this book to anyone looking for an enjoyable read!!

    Star Rating: = Brilliant

  • Book Title:   Daisy and the Trouble with Zoos

    Book Author:   Kes Gray

    Age Group For This Book: 7 - 9

    Review From: Kilkenny

    I really like it because I went to the zoo for my school trip.

    Star Rating: = Really Good

  • Book Title:   Granpa`s Great Escape

    Book Author:   David Walliams

    Age Group For This Book: 10 - 12

    Review From: Donegal

    The story was easy to follow great comedy through out the book amazing illustrations . I think that David Walliams is a great author 🙂

    Star Rating: = Brilliant

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