Zombies! Freaky pumpkins! Vampires! If your young reader has been counting down the days till Halloween as if it were Christmas, here are a couple of great books to sink their fangs into and wait until 31 October. There are countless picturebooks involving skeletons, pumpkins, witches and spiders for the little ones. A lovely addition to the shelves this .
RTÉ’s SwipeTV and Children’s Books Ireland are giving you the chance to win a library for your school! CBI has been making books a part of part of every child’s life and now you could win a library full of them! All you have to do is show us why you love your favourite book. Be creative- draw a .
This year, wherever you are in Ireland, events and activities will be taking place to encourage children to enjoy the experience and the magic of reading! October is a jam-packed month of fun-filled opportunities featuring Irish and international authors and illustrators, and catering for the reading preferences of everyone from toddlers to teens and beyond, with everyone celebrating the .
The annual Children’s Books Ireland Award is presented to a person or organisation in recognition of an outstanding contribution to the world of children’s books. This very special award recognises individuals and organisations whose enthusiasm, passion and hard work over the years is inspiring to so many, and we are now asking our members to take the time to .
For the second year running Children’s Books Ireland and Laureate na nÓg will bring all the wonder, magic and fun of children’s books to the Mindfield arena at Electric Picnic. Laureate na nÓg PJ Lynch will appear in the Literary Tent along with some high profile author and illustrator friends on Saturday 3rd and Sunday 4th of September, alongside .
Former UK children’s laureate, best-selling and best-loved children’s author Dame Jacqueline Wilson was in Dublin recently to promote her latest novel, and I was delighted to be invited by Inis to meet her.
The lineup for CBI Conference 2016 is now available! This year’s theme Better Together? Collaboration and Teamwork in Children’s Books looks at the pleasures and pains of working collaboratively. Sometimes viewed as a solitary pursuit, creating a book for publication is essentially a collaborative process. We have invited creative teams, a family and those who create in solitude to address the question, .
It is with great sadness that Children’s Books Ireland acknowledges the passing of our friend, patron and children’s books champion, the irreplaceable Robert Dunbar.
Rachel Williams is the editor and publisher at Wide Eyed Editions, a publishing house that creates original non-fiction for children and families and believes that books should encourage curiosity about the world we live in, inspiring readers to set out on their own journey of discovery.
This year’s CBI conference theme Better Together? Collaboration and Teamwork in Children’s Books looks at the pleasures and pains of working collaboratively. Sometimes viewed as a solitary pursuit, creating a book for publication is essentially a collaborative process. We have invited creative teams, a family and those who create in solitude to address the question, are we better working together?