Children's Books from the Tubridy Radio Show

From Journey
From Journey
From The Dark
From The Dark
more than this
more than this

Here are the books recommended by the wonderful Grainne Clear on Tubridy this morning (18th Dec). With some of Grainne's comments - where I caught them!

1/ Journey by Aaron Becker

A beautiful wordless picture book. (Age 4+)

2/ The Dark by Lemony Snicket, illustrated by Jon Klassen

A picture book with edge. (Age 4+)

3/ The Powers by Kevin Powers, illustrated by Sheena Dempsey (Age 6/7+)

UNESCO City of Literature Book for Dublin in Jan 2014

4/ Oliver and the Seawigs by Philip Reeve and Sarah McIntyre

A wonderfully funny book for readers of 8+ about wandering islands with lots of illustrations.

5/ The Boy Who Swam With Piranhas

David Almond, illustrated by Oliver Jeffers (Age 8+)

About a boy with a mad uncle who runs away to the circus.

6/ The Weight of Water by Sarah Crossan

Age 11+

7/ Improper Order by Deirdre Sullivan

About Prim, a brilliant character. Teen crushes and heavier things - mother has passed away and Prim is dealing with that. Age 12+

8/ After Tomorrow by Gillian Cross

Well written dystopia. About using your head and your heart.

Age 12+

8/ The Fault in the Stars by John Green

Age 13+

A 'nerdstar' of the literary scene. The story of Hazel who has terminal cancer who meets a boy with cancer and they fall in love. It's their story. Heavy but fantastic. About not defining people by their illness.

9/ More Than This by Patrick Ness

Age 13+ This will keep your teenager reading for quite some time. At the beginning of the book Seth dies and you go into the afterlife. Dystopian atmosphere but it's also a thriller. The whole book we are walking through the whole book with Seth - it's a beautiful book.

10/ Dark Satanic Mills by Marcus Sedgwick

Age 13+ - a graphic novel.