Clare Libraries offers a class novels lending scheme to primary schools in the county. Class novel sets can be borrowed on a Teacher’s library card.  Teachers can request class sets to be delivered to their nearest library by contacting library_mailbox@clarecoco.ie.

Sets must be returned in full to the  library by the school when finished.  Most sets have a minium of 12 -1 4 copies of a book, some sets have more. Teachers can ask the library staff at their preferred collection point to request extra copies of a title if they have large class groups.

Flat Stanley by Jeff Brown
Stanley Lambchop is just a normal healthy boy, but ever since a large notice board fell on him, he’s been only half an inch thick. Stanley gets rolled up, sent in the post, flown like a kite, and helps catch two dangerous art thieves. He may be flat, but he’s a hero!

The Legend of Captain Crow’s Teeth by Eoin Colfer
The ghost of wicked cut-throat pirate Captain Crow will not rest until he gets revenge on the cabin boy who got the better of him many years ago. And if he can’t find the cabin boy, any nine-year-old lad will do… At least, that’s what Will’s big brother Marty says. But Will’s not scared. Even if he is the only nine-year-old boy around. Captain Crow is just another of Marty’s scary stories. Isn’t he?

The Legend of Spud Murphy by Eoin Colfer
Will and his brother Marty are doomed to spend their holidays in the library. If they put a foot wrong Mrs Murphy, the legendary librarian, will use her dreaded gas-powered spud gun and they don’t want that – just ask Ugly Frank how he got his nickname! But in Will and Marty, has Spud Murphy met her match…?

The Enormous Crocodile by Roald Dahl
The Enormous Crocodile is planning what to have for his lunch. This foul fiend – the greediest croc in the whole river – wants to eat something juicy and delicious. His teeth sparkle like knives in the sun and he’s getting hungrier and hungrier. But what can the greedy, grumptious brute guzzle up? Beware! He’s looking for someone…someone that looks a lot like you…

Fantastic Mr Fox by Roald Dahl
Baggis is an enormously fat chicken farmer who only eats boiled chickens smothered in fat. Bunce is a duck-and-goose farmer whose dinner gives him a beastly temper.
Bean is a turkey-and-apple farmer who only drinks gallons of strong cider.
Mr Fox is so clever that every evening he creeps down into the valley and helps himself to food from the farms.
Now the farmers have hatched a plan to BANG-BANG-BANG shoot Mr Fox dead.
But just when they think Mr Fox can’t possibly escape, he makes a fantastic plan of his own…

George’s Marvellous Medicine by Roald Dahl
George Kranky’s grandma is a miserable grouch. George really hates that horrid old witchy woman and he wants to teach her a lesson. One Saturday morning, George is in charge of giving Grandma her medicine. And when Grandma’s finished drinking George’s marvellous medicine she’ll really have something to grumble about.

The Magic Finger by Roald Dahl
Every Saturday morning the Gregg family goes off to shoot animals and birds, but the girl who lives next door hates hunting.
Now it’s made her so angry she’s put the magic finger on them all and very strange things have begun to happen…….

The Twits by Roald Dahl
Mr Twit is a foul and smelly man with bits of cornflake and sardine in his beard. Mrs Twit is a horrible old hag with a glass eye. Together they make the nastiest couple you could ever hope not to meet. Down in their garden, the Twits keep Muggle-Wump the monkey and his family locked in a cage. But not for much longer, because the monkeys are planning to trick the terrible Twits once and for all…

The Rover Adventures by Roddy Doyle
Three howlingly funny adventures in one! Join Rover the Wonder Dog and the hilarious Mack family as they get into one madcap adventure after another…

The Giggler Treatment by Roddy Doyle
If adults are mean to children, they get the Giggler Treatment. It’s smelly. It’s squishy. And it sticks to your shoe. But sometimes, just sometimes, the Gigglers make a mistake… Can Robbie, Kayla, Jimmy and Rover the Wonder Dog come to Mr Mack’s rescue before the poo hits the shoe?

The Angel of Nitshill Road by Anne Fine
Barry Hunter is a real bully and Penny, Mark and Marigold are horribly unhappy. But then a girl in a snow-white frock appears at the school gates and everything changes. How does Celeste do it? Is it possible that she’s a real angel?

Bill’s New Frock by Anne Fine
One morning, Bill wakes up to find he’s a girl. And, worse, his mum makes him wear a pink frock to school. Can the day get any worse? Bill’s about to discover that everything is very differnt for girls…

Care of Henry by Anne Fine
Hugo has to choose who to stay with while his mum’s having a baby. Granny? Mrs Mariposa next door? Uncle Jack? Who will care for him – and his dog Henry – the best?

The Diary of a Killer Cat by Anne Fine
Poor Ellie is horrified when Tuffy drags a dead bird into the house. Then a mouse. But Tuffy can’t understand what all the fuss is about. Who on earth will be the next victim to arrive through the cat-flap? Can soft hearted Ellie manage to get her beloved pet to change his wild, wild ways before he ends up in even deeper trouble?

Stranger Danger? by Anne Fine
Joe is confused. “Never take sweets from a stranger” and “Never go with a stranger” are the two safety rules the nice policeman gave them. But it’s not that easy! Joe soon discovers that a little common sense comes in handy…

The Shop of Impossible Ice Creams by Shane Hegarty
Limpet’s Mum is opening an ice cream shop, full of her favourite new flavours: mushroom and tuna ice cream, anyone? Roast parsnip and gravy?
Limpet’s not sure about this. He likes a nice, safe life. His favourite ice cream flavour is vanilla.
But when wicked Mr. Fluffy arrives with his Mega Emporium of Amazing and Spectacular Ice Creams. Limpet knows he’s got to fight back……

The Finger-Eater by Dick King-Smith
Long ago, in the cold lands of the North, there lived a troll named Ulf who had a very bad habit – he liked to eat fingers! Many, many men, women and children had found their hands a finger short thanks to the razor-sharp teeth of the Finger-eater. And who knows how many more might have suffered the same fate if it hadn’t been for the actions of a resolute girl called Gudrun!

George Speaks by Dick King-Smith
George is no ordinary baby. He looks ordinary, with his round face and squashy nose. But his sister Laura soon discovers that he’s absolutely extraordinary. Everyone’s life is turned upside down from the day George speaks!

The Hodgeheg by Dick King-Smith
The story of Max, the hedgehog who becomes a hodgeheg and becomes a hero! Max’s family dreams of reaching the Park. But no one has ever found a safe way of crossing the very busy road. Young Max, who is brighter than the average hedgehog, is determined to solve the problem.

The Queen’s Nose by Dick King-Smith
Uncle Ginger leaves Harmony clues for a treasure hunt, but the prize is just an old fifty-pence piece. It looks like an ordinary coin, but is it? Sometimes magic can happen – you just have to believe in it.

The Sheep-Pig by Dick King-Smith
When Babe, the orphaned piglet, is won at a fair by Farmer Hogget, he is adopted by Fly, the kind-hearted sheep-dog. Babe is determined to learn everything he can from Fly. He knows he can’t be a sheep-dog. But maybe, just maybe, he might be a sheep-pig.

Judy Moody Was in a Mood by Megan McDonald
Bad moods, good moods, even back-to-school moods – Judy Moody has them all! Meet Judy, her little “bother” Stink, her best friend Rocky and her “pest” friend Frank Pearl. They’re sure to put you in a very Judy Moody mood!

Stink. The Incredible Shrinking Kid by Megan McDonald
Meet Judy Moody’s brother! Every morning Stink makes Judy measure him and it’s always the same: one metre, twelve sentimetres tall. Shrimpsville! Even the class newt is growing faster than he is. Then one evening the ruler says he’s half a centimetre shorter… Can it be? Is Stink…shrinking

Can Timmy save Toyland by Vincent McDonnell
When Santa learns Toyland is disappearing there is only one boy who can help: Timmy Goodfellow. Can Timmy, along with his animal friends, Mousey, Ratty and Salty, rescue his kidnapped sister Katie, defeat the mean Mister Carbuncle and save Toyland? Join Timmy on a fantastic, action filled adventure.

The Clubhouse Mystery by Erika McGann
Cass and her best friends, Lex and Nicholas, are the Bubble Street Gang! They investigate crimes, solve mysteries, and have brilliant adventures. They’ve even got their own secret clubhouse.
There’s an intruder in the clubhouse. The gang find the door left open, crumbs on the table and hairs on the floor. Someone has been sneaking in when nobody’s home. But who?
Join Cass and the gang as they investigate The Clubhouse Mystery.

Making Millions by Erika McGann
Book 2 in the Cass and the Bubble Street Gang series.
Cass and her best friends, Lex and Nicholas, are the Bubble street Gang! The investigate crimes, solve mysteries and have brilliant adventures. They’ve even got their own secret clubhouse.
The gang need money and they have some genius ideas on how to make it. Like: Operation Make Loads of Money for Nicholas’s Art Class and Probably Also Become Millionaires!
But Cass also has a mystery to solve. Who is the invisible boy? And why can’t anyone else see him?
Join Cass and the Bubble Street Gang as they start Making Millions.

The Evil Hairdo (Forbidden Files) by Oisin McGann
It all started with my favourite girl band: WitchCraft. They were beautiful. They could sing and dance and above all… they were cool. And I wanted the WitchCraft hairdo – more than anything else in the world. But then I got it, and that’s when the trouble started. Because it turned out that my hair was evil… My name is Melanie, I’m ten years old, and this is my story.

The Butterfly Lion by Michael Morpurgo
Bertie rescues an orphaned white lion cub from the African veld. They are inseparable until Bertie is sent to boarding school far away in England and the lion is sold to a circus. Bertie swears that one day they will see one another again, but the butterfly lion ensures that their friendship will never be forgotten.

Kaspar Prince of Cats by Michael Morpurgo
They say cats have nine lives, and that’s certainly true of Kaspar. From the glamorous suites of the Savoy Hotel to the servants’ quarters in the attic, and from a crowded lifeboat to the hustle and bustle of New York City, Kaspar proves that no cat is too small for big adventures.
But this is no ordinary cat. He’s Prince Kaspar Kandinsky – the only cat to survive the sinking of the Titanic ……

Little Croker by Joe O’Brien
“ How do you play every game?” yelled Mick.
“ Like the All-Ireland Final!” Cheered the whole dressing room.
There’s one thing Danny Wilde wants more than anything else in the world and that’s for his team, the Littlestown Crokes, to win their League. With the help of his dad – their coach, Mick – he knows they can do it. But when things go wrong, and Danny has to go and stay with his horrible uncle and aunt – and his cousins who know nothing about GAA – he wonders if the Crokes can make it after all?

Adam’s Starling by Gillian Perdue
A scruffy little starling helps Adam stand up for himself.
Adam is shy and a dreamer. He is picked on at school and he doesn’t know what to do. Then his special starling, who follows him to school, needs his help. Will Adam find courage at last?

Sideways Stories from Wayside School by Louis Sachar
Welcome to Wayside School, where all sorts of strange and unusual things keep happening, especially in Mrs Jewls’s classroom on the thirtieth floor.
With masked Bandits on the loose, unlimited ice cream on offer and the school’s craziest Halloween party Ever, it looks as if this year is going to be a totally Unmissable adventure.

You’re a Bad Man, Mr Gum! By Andy Stanton
Mr Gum is a complete horror who hates children, animals, fun and corn on the cob. This book is all about him. You’re a Bad Man, Mr Gum! is the first in a series that has won everything from the Blue Peter Book Award to the Roald Dahl Funny Prize. It is now ten years old, and still very funny.

The Owl Who Was Afraid of the Dark by Jill Tomlinson
Plop is a beautiful baby barn owl, perfect in almost every way, except for just ONE thing… Plop is afraid of the dark!

Buried Alive! By Jacqueline Wilson
Tim, Biscuits and Kelly are back! No more adventure holidays for these three, or at least that’s what they think – until they meet the horrible bully Prickle-Head and his sidekick Pinch-Face. Can Super-Tim and Biscuits-Boy save the day?

The Dinosaur’s Packed Lunch by Jacqueline Wilson
Dinah feels sad. Her class has gone on a school trip to see the dinosaurs at the museum, and everyone else has a tasty packed lunch – except Dinah. Until a funny new friend decides to help… Soon Dinah has a very special packed lunch – but there is an even bigger surprise in store!