This week at CBI, we have a guest blog courtesy of Shona Leahy! Shona attended #ProperBookGalway at Baboró International Arts Festival for Children last weekend and has some tips for people looking to write or illustrate picturebooks!
Children’s Books Ireland’s yearly conference “Dreams and Nightmares” took place last month and it was my first time attending. I have been interning with CBI since mid-May and was at the conference as the team’s “official” Instagram reporter. It is safe to say that I thoroughly enjoyed covering the event and unleashing my inner “instagal” (the things we do .
CALL OUT FOR ARTISTS Children’s Books Ireland in partnership with Poetry Ireland are delighted to announce details of our Events for All training. We are looking for children’s writers, illustrators, poets and storytellers who are interested in delivering events for children and young people with Autism. We aim to provide authors, illustrators, poets and storytellers with the necessary training .
The theme for this year’s Children’s Books Ireland International Conference was Dreams and Nightmares. To help new writers and illustrators on the path to achieve their dreams, we’ve compiled a list of hints and tips from those who’ve come out the other side! Be Your Own Poet – Sarah Crossan is our reigning Laureate na nÓg and her mission .
The CBI Award is made to an individual or organisation in recognition of an outstanding contribution to children’s books. The recipient is nominated by the members of Children’s Books Ireland in recognition of their outstanding contribution to the reading lives of children in Ireland. Our CBI Award 2018 winner is Eve Molony, a volunteer school librarian from Scoil Ailbhe .
The Inis Reading Guide is our LARGEST ever edition and is one of our most important ways of sharing books. Through the guide, we recommend the very best books in all genres and age groups, enabling children – often with the help of a parent, guardian, grandparent, teacher or librarian – to find the right book for them. This year, the campaign .
Bookbag is a children’s book gifting initiative, funded by Brown Bag Films and delivered in partnership with Children’s Books Ireland. Our aim is to get books into the hands of children in primary schools in Dublin and to inspire a love of reading in young people. We do this through gifting a book to every child in the .
ROBERT DUNBAR MEMORIAL LIBRARIES The Robert Dunbar Memorial Libraries are named in memory of CBI’s former patron and long-time friend. Robert was a critic, editor and teacher, a pioneer of the study of children’s literature in Ireland and a true champion of children’s books and their creators. Throughout his career as a secondary school teacher, he was instrumental .
If you’ve ever fancied seeing your artwork on the front of a professionally published book, this is your chance! CBI have teamed up with The O’Brien Press for the annual Design-a-Cover Competition. This year’s chosen title is Benny and Omar by Eoin Colfer, former Laureate na nÓg and current Patron of Children’s Books Ireland. The winning entry will be chosen .
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