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CBI responds to OECD Reading Research

Children’s Books Ireland (CBI) is disappointed with the government’s response to the recently announced OECD PISA (Programme for International Student Assessment) results. The research found that fifteen-year-olds in Ireland rank third among students in 35 OECD countries for reading, while they perform significantly above average in maths and science. However instead of celebrating Irish students’ success at reading and .

There’s So Much in a Book! Tá an Méid Sin i Leabhar!

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 .

McGann Clan at CBI Conference!

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, .

Pavement Flowers at CBI Conference

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?

Oliver Jeffers & Sam Winston at CBI Conference

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, .

PJ Lynch and Ryan Tubridy at CBI Conference 2016

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.

CBI Book of the Year Award winner is Sarah Crossan!

The winner of the 26th CBI Book of the Year Award was revealed today at a ceremony held in Smock Alley Theatre in 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.

PJ Lynch is the new Laureate na nÓg 2016-2018!

Today, Tuesday 17th May, 2016, author and illustrator PJ Lynch was announced as the fourth Laureate na nÓg, Ireland’s laureate for children’s literature, at a special event at the Arts Council’s offices in Merrion Square. The announcement was made by President Michael D. Higgins.

IBBY General Meeting and call for Nominations

On May 23rd Liz Page, IBBY’s Executive Director, will speak about the work of IBBY in promoting international understanding through children’s books. This will be followed by a General Meeting at which all are welcome, details about the meeting can be found here.
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