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St Patrick’s Day books for 9+

The Making of Mollie

Why not ring in St Patrick's Day this year by adding these books to your reading list?

Our St Patrick's Day booklist featuring titles about or set in the Emerald Isle features a range of books - from tales of time travel, magic, witches, natural disasters and mythical worlds to both funny and hard-hitting books about contemporary Ireland and short stories too.

We've picked out these titles for slightly older readers which could make you see Ireland in a whole new light... so which one will you be sampling first on 17 March?

  • Scarlett

    Author: Cathy Cassidy

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  • Scarlett

    Author: Cathy Cassidy

    Twelve-year-old Scarlett is a rebel: outrageous clothes, tongue stud, total contempt for authority and thinks she is totally cool.…

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  • Bog Child

    Author: Siobhan Dowd

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  • Bog Child

    Author: Siobhan Dowd

    This is a beautifully written coming-of-age tale, which deals with themes of mortality, peace and sacrifice.

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  • Brilliant

    Author: Roddy Doyle

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  • Brilliant

    Author: Roddy Doyle

    A high-speed, high-adrenaline and highly surreal adventure which deals with the difficult topic of depression with a sensitive, hu…

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  • Bruised

    Author: Siobhan Parkinson

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  • Bruised

    Author: Siobhan Parkinson

    Fourteen-year-old Jonathan lives with his eight-year-old sister Julie and their mother who is a drunk. One day Ma hits Julie - Jon…

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  • Star by Star

    Author: Sheena Wilkinson

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  • Star by Star

    Author: Sheena Wilkinson

    When her mum dies in the 1918 flu epidemic, 15-year-old Stella returns to Northern Ireland to live with an aunt she has never met.…

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