6 Fantastic Irish Children's Books

Ava Farrelly went on a search for some of the best children's books by Irish authors, so you can get your hands on them and keep your little ones entertained and reading well over the summer holidays

There are few things in this world more satisfying than finding a great book to sink your teeth into. What makes these finds even more exciting is knowing that they come from the Irish authors we love. Ava Farrelly went on a search for some of the best children's books by Irish authors, so you can get your hands on them and keep your little ones entertained and reading well over the summer holidays.

Once Upon a Place - Eoin Colfer

Delve into this enchanting collection of illustrated poems and short stories by well-known Irish authors including Roddy Doyle, Kate Newmann and Derek Landy. Each contribution highlights the dazzling beauty of Ireland and the many wonderful experiences and locations it has to offer.

The Moon Spun Round - W.B Yeats

This illustrated compilation of some of W.B. Yeats' most enthralling stories, poems and letters is a must-read for the budding bookworm. The combination of delicate illustrations and fantastically written literature gives this book an undeniable charm, making it the perfect addition for your bookshelf.

Let's See Ireland! - Sarah Bowie

Visit Ireland's most alluring destinations with this educational picture book, following Molly and her family around the country as they discover the wonders of the Emerald Isle. The book features locations such as Temple Bar, Cliffs of Moher and Giant's Causeway, guiding readers from place to place as the exciting tale unfolds.

A Dublin Fairytale - Nicola Colton

Nicola Colton puts an Irish twist on the popular fairytale of Little Red Riding Hood with this unique Dublin-based story. This riveting, fun-packed tale is bound to bring joy and entertainment to young readers as they join Fiona on her adventure through Dublin city where she encounters a handful of vibrant characters.

An Prionsa Beag - Antoine de Saint-Exupéry

This translation of the classic by Antoine de Saint-Exupéry brings a well-loved tale to life for Irish speakers. Rediscover the magical world of The Little Prince as you work on your Irish reading skills from the comfort of your living room.

Dublin Folk Tales for Children - Órla Mc Govern

This plentiful selection of imaginative stories celebrates Dublin city and its residents as a range of boisterous characters take on challenges and adventures that will leave readers laughing, crying and wanting more. Each tale is endlessly lively and captivating, exploring the many exciting aspects of Dublin's beloved history and culture.

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