Here And Book Again Bonus Episode: Children’s Books - Christmas Gift Guide

Episode 21,   Dec 05, 2022, 11:17 PM

We are going rogue this week with a bonus episode of non-streaming content.

Having trouble deciding what to buy the small literary child in your life for Christmas?
Want to know what's hot out there on the bookshelves?
Well, in this bonus episode, we are joined by Elaina Ryan (CEO of Children's Books Ireland) to discuss all of the above.

Thanks to Andy Gaffney for producing and thanks to Laura Bryna for letting us use her awesome Christmas tune!

U MAY need to slow your podcast speed down, as the excitement of being in a studio with such amazing books, may have caused us to babble continuously and at a speed faster than light!

Christmas Tune :
Laura Bryna - Wishlist

Age 0-4 :
Be Wild, Little One – Olivia Hope, illus. by Daniel Egnéus
Fox & Son Tailers – Paddy Donnelly
The Wilderness – Steve McCarthy
Cloud Babies -  Chris Judge & Eoin Colfer
3 Billy Goats Gruff – illus. Jon Klassen & story by Mac Barnett

Meanwhile Back On Earth – Oliver Jeffers
What The Ladybird Heard At Christmas - Julia Donaldson, illus. Lydia Monks
The Baddies - Julia Donaldson, illus. Axel Scheffler
Well Done, Mommy Penguin – Chris Haughton
Stopping by Woods On a Snowy Wooden Eve -  illus. by PJ Lynch, story by Robert Frost
The Sleep Scan by Niall Breslin, illus. Sheena Dempsey
Sir Adam The Brave and The Moody Monsters – David King, illus. by Rhiannon Archard

AGE 5-12 :

The Chestnut Roaster – Eve McDonnell
The Lost Girl King – Catherine Doyle
Bunny vs Monkey Machine Mayhem - Jamie Smart
Batpig: When Pigs Fly - Rob Harrell
The Bedtime Book of Impossible Questions – Isabel Thomas, illus. Aaron Cushley
Looking for Emily – Fiona Longmuir
Strange Tale of Barnabus Kwerk - Erika McGann illus. Phillip Cullen
The Ministry Of Unladylike Activity - Robin Stevens


Blood to Poison – Mary Watson
Things I Know – Helena Close
Five Survive - Holly Jackson
Demon in the Wood - Leigh Bardugo illus. Dani Prendergast
The Heartstopper Yearbook - Alice Oseman


The Faber Book of Bedtime Stories - various, illus. Sarah McIntyre
The Magic of the Ballet - Vivian French, illus. Lauren O’Hara
The Grumpus - Alex T. Smith
Girls Who Slay Monsters - Ellen Ryan illus. Shona Shirley MacDonald
Creature : Paintings, Drawings, and Reflections - Shaun Tan
The Great Irish History Book by Myles Dungan, illus. Alan Dunne