In choosing the books for Bookbag, we were careful to have a selection that would draw a young reader in. They had to be visually very appealing, they had to be fun, and they had to be of excellent quality, both in terms of writing and production.
We want each young person to be excited about the book they receive, and if we know that the book is going to make them laugh or that the illustrations are going to spark their imaginations, the book is added to the list.
|Junior Infants||Oh no George!||Chris Haughton||9781406344769|
|Junior Infants||On the Road with Mavis and Marge||Niamh Sharkey||9781406329988|
|Senior Infants||Tiny Little Fly||Kevin Waldron||9781406330977|
|First class||The Terrible Tales of the Teenytinysaurs!||Gary Northfield||9781406333268|
|First class||The Seven Deadly Finns||John Chambers||9781406350081|
|First class||Send for a Superhero||Michael Rosen||9781406355505|
|Second class||Claude in the City||Alex T Smith||9780340998991|
|Third class||Timmy Failure: Mistakes Were Made||Stephan Pastis||9781406347876|
|Fourth class||Oliver and the Seawigs||Sarah McIntyre and Philip Reeve||9780192734884|
|Fifth class||Dead End in Norvelt||Jack Gantos||9780440870043|
|Sixth class||WARP: The Reluctant Assassin||Eoin Colfer||9780141341743|
As well as those books listed here, we sometimes provide a wider selection of books for the school library or in response to special needs or requests from each individual school.
In one instance, there was a need for Big Books – large scale books that can be read with junior classes – and we are currently putting together a special library of books which will help teachers talk to young people about difficult issues, using the books as a starting point.
Please note that the ISBN numbers listed here may relate to hardback editions of the book; paperback editions may also be available, and vice versa.