Ireland’s bookworld experiences an innovation in the scope of qualitative children’s and teenager’s literature, caused by the new imprint Little Island, which is an offspring of New Island Books. The selection supplements the available British and American children’s and teenager’s literature by offering Irish and international works for the young generation of readers. The books are sensitively selected by the well-known Irish author Siobhán Parkinson, who was recently appointed Ireland's first Laureate for Children's Literature. Parkinson contributes to the publishing house with her literary sucesses of several award-winning books for children and teenagers as well as her experience as an editor. The wide range of fiction for young people in Ireland is now expanded by the English translations of two German children’s books, published by Little Island, and entitled The Great Rabbit Revenge Plan
by Burkhard Spinnen and Over the Wall
by Renate Ahrens. Irish classic writers, such as Maeve Friel and Mark O'Sullivan and debut Irish authors Jean Flitcroft and Tom O'Neill are also published by Little Island.