Welsh books for children and young people – Summer 2017

Looking for Welsh or bilingual books to encourage your children to read over the summer? Here are our suggestions!

Cipio’r Llyw by Awen Schiavone – Y Lolfa – £6.99 (Welsh)
A great adventure novel for young people. Fifteen-year old Hywel Dafydd goes on his first voyage. Eventually he becomes captain of his own ship, and meets trouble when he meets pirates. The story takes us to Sierra Leone and to the Martinique and Barbados islands among other places. A great adventure novel.
 Deg Tywysoges Fach – Atebol – £6.99 (Bilingual)
A bilingual adaptation of Ten Little Princesses by Mared Llwyd. Meet all your favourite fairy tale characters in this perfectly princess adventure: Little Red Riding Hood, Sleeping Beauty, Rapunzel, Snow White and more! With lots of things to spot and count on every page, this bouncy rhyming story from the creators of the highly acclaimed Ten Little Pirates is perfect for sharing again and again.

Cadi Dan y Dŵr by Bethan Gwanas – Lolfa £5.99 (Welsh)
The second title in the Cadi series by best – selling author Bethan Gwanas. We follow Cadi, her mother and brother, to the seaside, where Cadi disagrees with her mum and goes to sit in a water pool. Suddenly, she is drawn into the sea by Mabli the mermaid, where she helps to find a present for King Neptune. But she has to look out for the white shark!


Pedair Cainc y Mabinogi by Sian Lewis – Rily £6.99 (Welsh and English)
Luxurious, new reprinted edition in paperback at just 6.99! The Four Branches of the Mabinogi are the oldest and most famous legends in Wales. First written down around eight hundred years ago, they were being told for many years before that. Join us in exploring these captivating stories with their unique mix of magic, romance, adventure, giants, wars and wizards.

Gwiwerod Gwirion Bost by Manon Steffan Ros – Atebol £6.99 (Bilingual)
Bilingual adaptation of ‘The Squirells who Squabbled’ by Manon Steffan Ros. Following the success of ‘Y Llew Tu Mewn’ and ‘Cefin y Coala Carcus’ here’s the third in the series of these humorous bilingual story books for children under 7.
In this story, we meet two squirrels who love food! They compete for a special prize, the last nut of the season! They race after the prize as it bounces around the forest…until they reach the edge of the waterfall. They learn that the only way to get the prize and to save themselves, is to work as a team!


Alun yr Arth a’r Ddarig Goch by Morgan Tomos – Lolfa £2.99 (Welsh)
The Alun yr Arth series has reached a milestone with the publication of the 25th title in the popular series. Another story to hold the imagination of children under 7 years old as Alun rides the red dragon on a journey around Wales.


Don’t forget to send us your suggestions and book reviews email us at mam@mamcymru.wales or tweet us @mamicymru – Happy reading!


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