Love the children … and make a great effort to improve their education
and raise it to as high a degree as possible. Blessed Anne-Marie Javouhey


Summer Reading Lists 2023

Book suggestions from your school librarian to enjoy during the summer holidays:

Incoming 1st years

1st years

2nd years

3rd years


5th years

E-books and audiobooks

Public Library

Join your public library online to avail of free e-books and audiobooks and download the BorrowBox app to borrow free e-books and audiobooks from your public library.

Join your public library


Here is a link to free access to e-books through TeenBookCloud

There is no login required.

There are e-books and audiobooks, fiction and non-fiction, classic literature, videos and educator resources aimed at the 11-18 age group.

It also states whether a book is on Accelerated Reader or not and has a book quiz, which is very useful. If you go to the 'Index' on the menu, you can see a list of all of the titles, and if they have a quiz it tells you the book level.

Open Culture

Free e-books and audiobooks, including many classics.

World Book E-Books

There are about 700 proprietary World Book titles for ages 4-18 and over 2,500 Project Gutenberg titles

Project Gutenburg

Project Gutenburg is a library of over 60,000 free e-books. The books are mostly older literary works published before 1924:


AudiobookSYNC is a free summer audiobook programme that allows teens aged 13+ to download 2 paired audiobooks per week! Click HERE

Accelerated Reader

For 1st and 2nd year students.

To do an Accelerated Reader book quiz, click here.

To search for a book to see if there is a quiz on it and what level a book is, use the AR Bookfinder. To search for books within your book level range click on Advanced Search and search ZPD range/ATOS Book Level:

Recommended books

Some very good reading lists here from Children's Books Ireland, many for secondary school aged students, under different categories:

Recommended reading from the Empathy Lab:

Secondary School Read for Empathy Guide

Learning and research resources

Resource page for students, teachers and parents from the School Library Association:

SLA Resource Links

JSTOR, The Ireland Collection

This collection of journals and other materials is available to schools in Ireland through the Schools Broadband Network. It's accessible when you are in school on the student network, not at home:

Dictionary of Irish Biography

From Scoilnet: "Provided by the Royal Irish Academy and Cambridge University Press, the Dictionary is the definitive record of Irish biographies. It was previously available only through schools but access has now been extended to home usage. This is an invaluable resource to anyone studying Senior Cycle History":

Scoilnet Maps

Black Lives Matter

Exact Editions has partnered with a number of publishers to assemble an extensive list of articles from archived digital issues in support of the Black Lives Matter movement, spanning a wide range of topics from literature and music to politics and activism. All of these articles have been made freely available:


The Irish Times (in school):

Irish Newspaper Archives, now accessible from home:

Join your public library online and read a wide variety of online newspapers:


Join your public library online and read a wide variety of online magazines:

Information/research/inquiry skills

Inquiry-based learning

The FOSIL method of inquiry: learning by finding out for yourself. Click on each stage of the cycle for useful resources:

Information Skills

Some good information skills advice sheets here from the TeenTech Group:

TeenTech Awards Research Pack


BBC Bitesize article click here

Evaluating online information

Media Literacy and Fake News

Be Media Smart:

Media Literacy Ireland:

BBC Fake News:

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