Milly McCarthy is a Complete Catastrophe / Milly McCarthy and the Irish Dancing Disaster by Leona Forde & Karen Harte
Ten year old Milly McCarthy lives in Cork with her mam and dad, younger brothers Ryan and Zack and her baby sister. She’s a lovable, confident, feisty character and her adventures make us laugh.
There are so many wonderful picture books celebrating the relationship between children and their grandparents. We love the way that these picture book grandfathers share their knowledge and experiences through work, play and wild adventures!
Rory’s Room of Rectangles is the story of Rory’s first Fathers Day without his father living at home. A surprise trip to an art gallery with Mum’s new boyfriend helps Rory explore the conflicting emotions that he has about celebrating a new kind of Fathers Day.
Just One of Those Days is a story that will be familiar to us all. A long night leads to three tired bears and has a detrimental effect on Baby Bear at nursery and Mr and Mrs Bear at work. This gentle story focusses on the little things in everyday family life that can create…
We love the way that My Brother is an Avocado looks at how a baby grows during pregnancy. Using fruit and vegetables as a comparison to the baby’s size they also help to show the child’s differing emotions as the pregnancy progresses.
Daddy & Me, Side by Side is a poignant, heartwarming picture book about a father and child’s camping adventure – it’s a very similar adventure to the one that Daddy went on with his own father…
Dadaji’s Paintbrush is a poignant and heartwarming picture book which sensitively explores the subject of bereavement. It’s a beautifully illustrated story of family love and loss which is intertwined with creativity and hope.
Mabel’s Topsy-Turvy Homes highlights the situation that many children find themselves in after a parental separation. Constantly moving between two different houses, having two different bedrooms and dealing with different schedules and routines in each house is an experience that many children will identify with.
The Gifts That Grow, based on a true story, intertwines cooking and family history as Amrita learns more about a Jamun tree which was planted in the garden of her old house. It’s a fascinatingly diverse story which celebrates a family tradition that has been passed down through generations.