The school year is coming to a close and most parents want a break from screentime, even if their children don't! We have rounded up some of our favourite books as Gaeilge to keep them reading le linn an tsamhraidh.

These books are aimed at independent readers, those who don't need a parent/ guardian or teacher to sit with them and have some experience of reading as Gaeilge.

An Rás Chuig an Mol Thuaidh le Catherine Johnson

Shortlisted for book award, Gradam de Bhaldraithe 2021, this is a tale of adventure and overcoming.

When orphan Matthew Henson ran away from his violent stepmother to find a new life in the big city, no one could have predicted that he would become the first man to reach the North Pole. A little luck and a lot of hard work led to a life of adventure on the high seas and in the Arctic, but back home in America his achievements were ignored due to the colour of his skin. Race to the Frozen North tells his remarkable true story.

Go Ceann Scríbe le Ailbhe Nic Giolla Bhrighde

Shortlisted for book award Gradam Réics Carló 2021

Maidhcí is under pressure. He isn't getting along with his friend Joe who he’s working with on building a robotfor the big national school competition. And, at home, Maidhcí’s parents are not getting along well either. Will they be able to reach their destination?

Dialann Dúradáin le Jeff Kinney

The runaway success, Diary of a Wimpy Kid translated into Gaeilge!

It's a new school year, and Greg Heffley finds himself thrust into middle school, where undersized weaklings share the hallways with kids who are taller, meaner, and already shaving. The hazards of growing up before you’re ready are uniquely revealed through words and drawings as Greg records them in his diary.

Tá na leabhair seo ar fáil in siopa leabhar timpeall na tíre nó anseo.

You can buy these books in book shops nationwide or online, here.