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Each month we pick the new children's book that we think stands out from the herd, books that are destined to become the classics for this generation and generations to come, in short, books that we are mad about.

Danger is Everywhere

by David O'Doherty


From Dangerous Dice to Vampire Teachers – this brilliantly funny and fully illustrated handbook by world-renowned Dangerologist, Docter Noel Zone, is a must-have for every house!


  • Danger is Everywhere: A Handbook for Avoiding Danger

    Danger is Everywhere: A Handbook for Avoiding Danger
    David O Doherty

    Paperback · 07 Aug 2014 · €11.35
    Our Price: €8.99

    Does it warn you about what to do if a shark comes up out of the loo while you are sitting on it? Yes it does. And how to find out if your granny is a robot? That too. And what to do if a volcano erupts underneath your house? This book deals with these questions.

Have you ever poked yourself with your fork? Got dice stuck up your nose? Been attacked by a toothbrush snake? Is your pet cat actually a small tiger? Is your teacher really a vampire? If you answered ‘Yes’ or ‘Maybe’ to any of these questions, then this is the book for you! Danger is Everywhere is the latest guide to how to cope with the dangers you will encounter around every corner, written by the world’s most famous Dangerologist, Docter Noel Zone.

This brilliantly educational and helpful handbook will be an invaluable addition to every home – just be sure to watch out for the dreaded Page 9 Scorpion!

- Aoife Roantree, Dubray Books Blackrock

2014 Choices

  • Balaclava Boy

    Balaclava Boy
    Jenny Robson

    Paperback · 03 Jul 2014 · €7.15
    Our Price: €5.99

    Why is the new boy at school wearing a balaclava? The other kids are intrigued and come up with all sorts of theories, but every single one is wrong. As their curiosity grows, Tommy's new friends think of a plan to reveal his secret, but you'll never guess what it is. Short novel with an intriguing story.

  • Brilliant

    Brilliant
    Roddy Doyle

    Hardback · 08 May 2014 · €15.65
    Our Price: €10.99

    A 'brilliant' middle-grade, magical adventure from the world-famous author of The Commitments and The Guts.

  • The Cunning Plan

    The Cunning Plan
    Caryl Hart

    Paperback · 06 Mar 2014 · €7.15
    Our Price: €5.99

    From two of the hottest new talents around comes a crazy new series bursting with ridiculous scrapes and slapstick humour.

  • Gigantosaurus

    Gigantosaurus
    Jonny Duddle

    Hardback · 01 Feb 2014 · €15.65

    All young dinosaurs are warned about the scary Gigantosaurus. So Bonehead volunteers to be the dino-kids lookout. Unfortunately, he is the original boy-dinosaur who cried wolf, or in this case, GIGANTOSAURUS! Finally, Bonehead's friends refuse to believe his warnings and the Gigantosaurus really turns up!

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Danger is Everywhere
by David O'Doherty

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