Once Upon a Place is a new anthology of stories and poems for children, compiled by Laureate na nÓg Eoin Colfer. It focuses on the special link between story and place in Ireland. Lavish black-and-white charcoal illustrations throughout are by award-winning artist and picturebook illustrator P.J. Lynch.
Every October CBI launches its Annual Reading Campaign. This year picturebook creator Yasmeen Ismail illustrated Read Everywhere! themed bookmarks, stickers and posters. We also launched our annual Inis Reading Guide, a best of guide to young people's titles for 2014.
The CBI Book Clinics are a place where young readers can have a 'consultation' with a Book Doctor who is a specialist in recommending suitable titles to their patients, who leave with a 'prescription' that can be filled at their local library or book shop.
Children's Books Ireland is the national children’s books organisation of Ireland. Through our many activities and events we aim to engage young people with books, foster a greater understanding of the importance of books for young people and act as a core resource.
Monster Doodles. This brilliant activity is monstrous fun for everyone! Drawing doodle monsters is fun and easy because you can draw anything you want! There are no limits to what a monster can look like, so let your imagination go wild.
Inis magazine is the flagship publication of Children’s Books Ireland. Each issue contains a rich array of children’s literature articles and features, as well as in-depth reviews of new titles for children and teenagers.
The annual CBI conference is a weekend-long celebration of the very best in books for young people from home and abroad. Featuring some of the most exciting names in writing, illustration, publishing and criticism, brought together in a relaxed and friendly environment. * image © Barroux, Where's the Elephant?, Egmont Books.
Laureate na nÓg is an exciting project recognising the role and importance of literature for children.The laureateship is currently held by novelist Eoin Colfer. Eoin is the third person to be awarded this unique honour and will hold the title for a period of two years until 2016.
The CBI Book of the Year Awards are the leading annual children’s book awards in Ireland. The winner of the 2015 Children's Book of the Year Awards was Oliver Jeffers for Once Upon an Alphabet.
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Inis, the Children’s Books Ireland magazine, contains a rich array of children’s literature articles and features, as well as in-depth reviews of new titles for young people of all ages – from babies to teenagers.