We are SUPER excited to tell you that we will have Sinéad Moriarty in the shop on Tuesday 22nd November @ 3PM

Sinéad’s new book ‘The Truth About Riley’ has been shortlisted for the An Post Book Awards Children’s Book of the Year 2022

Both books are suitable for good readers of age 9/10 up to 13 years and tell important stories about important matters in a beautiful way. Characters overcome adversity, forming great friendships along the way.

At school, Ruby is the odd one out. Although Denise and Clara are her friends, they are each other’s best friend and she is the ‘other’ friend. So when new girl Safa, a refugee who has just arrived in Ireland from Syria, joins the class, she is put sitting beside Ruby. Safa and Ruby realise that their lives are very different. But as they get to know each other they soon discover that they have more in common than they might think.

When Riley’s dad dies suddenly, leaving behind a mountain of debt, the life she’s used to starts crumbling around her. Suddenly finding herself homeless, Riley tries to keep up appearances at school, hiding the truth from her lovely but clueless friend Sophie and spiteful, suspicious Vanessa. But as strangers step up to help her and her mum, Riley realises that sometimes it is those you least expect who will change your life for the better ..

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