Waterford’s The Lit and their young writers, are coming to Children’s Books Ireland’s Festival Belonging this September to share their work with us. An annual festival, now on their third year, dedicated to providing new voices a place to share their love of reading and writing, The Lit is a fantastic event. Started by a group of 14-19 year .
Mary Murphy, children’s book author and illustrator, is coming to Children’s Books Ireland’s conference, Belonging, this September! Having written and illustrated around 40 books, Mary has decades of experience to share and is sure to have some amazing things to say. The creator of books such as Good Night Like This and Happy! A First Book of Feelings, Mary .
Children’s Books Ireland is delighted to announce a new partnership with Citi to help engage more children and young people in local disadvantaged schools in the joy of reading and to ensure that every child in these schools is on an equal footing when it comes to access to books and the benefits that reading can bring. Reading enables .
Frances Hardinge, the award-winning author of The Lie Tree and Cuckoo Song, is coming to Children’s Books Ireland’s conference, Belonging, this September. Frances has a talent for creating unique worlds, and spinning complex tales that twist and turn in unpredictable ways. In her own words, “I like to play with readers’ expectations and assumptions about characters, about plot, about .
Children’s Books Ireland is delighted to be the only Irish charity shortlisted for Ecclesiastical’s Movement for Good, offering ten organisations the opportunity to be awarded £50,000 for great causes. This would allow us to gift books and facilitate author visits to schools all over Ireland over a three-year period, ensuring that children in disadvantaged schools have equal access to .
Ages 2-4: ALEXANDRA PENFOLD illustrated by SUZANNE KAUFMAN ALL ARE WELCOME BLOOMSBURY CHILDREN’S BOOKS 2019 (PBK) 40PP £6.99 ISBN 9781526604071 A beautiful book about a school where everyone is welcome no matter where they’re from or what they look like. We follow this wonderfully inclusive class through a day at school as the community prepares to celebrate .
Jarvis, the award-winning creator of Alan’s Big, Scary Teeth, is coming to Children’s Books Ireland’s conference, Belonging, this September. Jarvis has shown himself to be an immensely talented illustrator and author, dedicated to creating bizarre and fun stories that are perfect for getting young children engaged with reading. From Alan’s Big, Scary Teeth (for which he won 2017 V&A .
‘Libraries are a marvellous democratic tool: by being inclusive, open to all, they tend to equalise an otherwise very unequal society and are a force for social justice.’ Siobhán Parkinson, inaugural Laureate na nÓg Children’s Books Ireland is calling on the government to reinstate the school library grant which was abolished in Budget 2008. Valued at approximately €2.2m, .
The team at Children’s Books Ireland has been working on a rebrand for some months now with our wonderful designer, Fintan Wall. Over twenty-two years, the logo has evolved a little. We have played with the branding on projects like the Children’s Books Ireland Book of the Year Awards, and we have other, secondary logos for our .
Children’s Books Ireland can’t wait for our Coven of YA witches Panel at our conference, Belonging, this September. Deirdre Sullivan, Sarah Maria Griffin, and Moïra Fowley-Doyle will be joined in conversation by Mairi Kidd to share their thoughts on feminist novels, rooted in witch craft and Irish history, and why they seem more potent than ever. Deirdre Sullivan is .
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