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Get Blown Away by a Book!

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 getting blown .

Call for Proposals for Rí Rá Festival of Literature

Irish Arts Center (NYC) and Children’s Books Ireland (DUBLIN) announce a call for proposals for workshops to be led by authors and/or illustrators from Ireland and/or the greater New York City area for the 3rd Annual Rí Rá Festival of Literature to be held in New York City on  November 19th 2017. For the past two years Irish Arts Center .

Chris Haughton wins CBI Book of the Year Award 2017

The winner of the 27th Children’s Books Ireland Book of the Year Award was revealed today at a ceremony held in Smock Alley Theatre, Dublin. Recipients of the Children’s Choice Award, Honour Awards for Fiction and Illustration, Eilís Dillon award for a first children’s book and the Judges’ Special Award were also revealed. Picturebook maker Chris Haughton has won .

Children’s Books Ireland Celebrates 20 Years

* Inaugural Robert Dunbar Memorial Libraries * * New Patronage by Laureate na nÓg PJ Lynch and three former Laureates * Throughout 2017 Children’s Books Ireland is celebrating twenty years of making books a part of every child’s life. Since 1997 the national non-profit children’s books organisation has celebrated children’s books and the joy of reading for pleasure through .

Reading for all the family with the O’Gara Family

Our intern Keelin recently spoke to Jessica O’Gara, teacher, mother of five, and wife to Irish Rugby legend Ronan O’Gara about the importance of reading with her family. The O’Gara family live in France where Ronan works with the coaching team of Racing 92, a Paris-based rugby union club. We at CBI didn’t want them to get homesick, so we sent .

Showcase of Irish Children’s Authors and Illustrators to set off on Canadian Festival Tour

Children’s Books Ireland (CBI) and Literature Ireland, working with the Irish Embassy in Ottawa and Words Ireland, will send a showcase of four Irish children’s writers and illustrators to three Canadian literature festivals.   Marie-Louise Fitzpatrick, Oisín McGann, Dave Rudden and Deirdre Sullivan will appear at three festivals: Frye Festival, Moncton , New Brunswick: http://www.frye.ca/ Blue Metropolis, Montréal, Québec :http://bluemetropolis.org/ Ottawa International Writers Festival, Ottawa, Ontario :http://www.writersfestival.org They will also speak at the Irish Studies Department of Concordia University .

CBI Book of the Year Awards Shortlist is Revealed!

Ten titles will compete for the CBI Book of the Year Awards 2017, the most prestigious awards for children’s books in Ireland. The shortlist for the 27th CBI Book of the Year Awards was revealed today, Monday 13th March 2017 at the Crescent Arts Centre, Belfast. Each of the ten titles will compete for the high calibre awards, which .

CBI Reads

The CBI team is delighted to share with you the books we’re enjoying right now. Ahead of Thursday’s launch at Eason, CBI Director Elaina Ryan is finishing off We Come Apart by Sarah Crossan and Brian Conaghan from Bloomsbury Books. She says ‘two of the most extraordinary writers have co-written a brilliant verse novel. Heartbreaking in so many ways .

Irish Book and Literary Bodies Saddened by Public Library Procurement Tender

At the launch of the ‘Bookselling for Ireland’ Manifesto in July 2016, the Irish book industry called on the Irish Government to re-evaluate controversial plans for a new national library tender for books. The Manifesto highlighted the potentially serious economic and cultural damage to indigenous suppliers if the contract was awarded outside Ireland. Despite this opposition, the tender process .
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