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Dragons, magical islands, and underwater adventures – the best children’s books for the Easter break and beyond

There is a treasure trove of new stories out there to keep young readers off their screens during the Easter holidays and beyond

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Illustration by Paddy Donnelly from Here Be Dragons by Susannah Lloyd

Illustration by Paddy Donnelly from Here Be Dragons by Susannah Lloyd

Milo Imagines the World

Milo Imagines the World

An illustration by Sandhya Prabhat from Me, My Dad and the End of the Rainbow by Benjamin Dean

An illustration by Sandhya Prabhat from Me, My Dad and the End of the Rainbow by Benjamin Dean

The Valley of Lost Secrets

The Valley of Lost Secrets

New leaf: Young judge Sarah Fitzgerald of Kinsale, Co Cork, with the eight titles competing for this year’s KPMG Children’s Books Ireland Awards. Photo by Clare Keogh.

New leaf: Young judge Sarah Fitzgerald of Kinsale, Co Cork, with the eight titles competing for this year’s KPMG Children’s Books Ireland Awards. Photo by Clare Keogh.

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Finn's First Song

Finn's First Song

Fidget the Wonder Dog

Fidget the Wonder Dog

Here Be Dragons

Here Be Dragons

Guinea Pigs Go Gardening

Guinea Pigs Go Gardening

Illustration by Jennifer Farley from Scout’s Best Day Ever: A Doggy Adventure Around Ireland

Illustration by Jennifer Farley from Scout’s Best Day Ever: A Doggy Adventure Around Ireland

Scout’s Best Day Ever! A Doggy Adventure Around Ireland

Scout’s Best Day Ever! A Doggy Adventure Around Ireland

Beautiful Eggs

Beautiful Eggs

I Talk Like A River

I Talk Like A River

Stick Boy

Stick Boy

The Elephant

The Elephant

Darwin’s Dragons

Darwin’s Dragons

Illustration by Alice Lindstrom from Beautiful Eggs

Illustration by Alice Lindstrom from Beautiful Eggs

Me, My Dad and the End of the Rainbow

Me, My Dad and the End of the Rainbow

The Storm Keeper’s Battle

The Storm Keeper’s Battle

The Kidds of Summerhill

The Kidds of Summerhill

Bad Habits

Bad Habits

The Sad Ghost Club

The Sad Ghost Club

Gut Feelings

Gut Feelings

What Love Looks Like

What Love Looks Like

Show Us Who You Are

Show Us Who You Are

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Illustration by Paddy Donnelly from Here Be Dragons by Susannah Lloyd

One of the most popular reasons children read is for escapism and this season there are lots of books that will help them do just that. Young readers can immerse themselves in worlds of dragons, magical islands, underwater adventures and much more. I’ve read my way through dozens of terrific new books this season and here are some of my favourite titles published between January and March.

Aged up to 4

FIDGET THE WONDER DOG by Patricia Forde and Rachel Saunders
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