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Inis magazine, in print and online, is the most important record of the development of Irish children’s literature. It is a rare source of regular review for Irish authors, illustrators and publishers and Irish-language texts and as such it is vital for the promotion of Irish works for young audiences and for the career development of Irish artists. It .

Children’s Books Ireland International Conference 2020 – Cancelled

We are sorry to announce that we have taken the decision to cancel the Children’s Books Ireland International Conference 2020. With the current restrictions in place, little information about future international travel restrictions and social distancing measures likely to continue for some time, planning the event and running it safely and successfully is not feasible. We understand that the .

Messages for 6th Class

Inspirational video messages from famous Irish faces released for 6thclass students to mark the end of their school year Children’s writer, Sarah Webb has invited well known people to record short inspirational videos for 6thclass students to mark the end of their school year. Writers, actors, sports people and scientists have all come on board to help the 6thclass .

2019/2020 KPMG Children’s Books Ireland Awards Judges

We are so grateful to all our 2019/2020 KPMG Children’s Books Ireland Awards judges. The panel has a tremendous breadth of experience and they did an incredible job, which we deeply appreciate! Also to note Alexzander Dunne our seventeen year old fourth year student judge for his excellent commitment to this task. The judges had a lot to read (99 .

Children’s Books Ireland Recommended Reads on Ireland AM

CEO of Children’s Books Ireland, Elaina Ryan, on great children’s books to read at home and activities RECOMMENDATIONS: MÍP le Máire Zepf agus Paddy Donnelly (4+) MÍP is blasted off to Mars to capture images of alien life there, but try as she might, there are no aliens to be found… or are there? When an storm happens and .

Online Activities

Libraries – join online without needing proof of identification or address, and access the BorrowBox app immediately for access to eBooks and audiobooks.  Irish public libraries provide all users with a wide range of free online services including eBooks, audiobooks, eMagazines, online courses and online newspapers.   Share a Story Family Friendly HQ and Children’s Books Ireland have .

Irish Bookshops that deliver!

Check out this list of brilliant Irish bookshops that deliver. An Post has generously introduced a special postal rate for Independent bookshops so in most cases you will only pay €2.95 postage, or it might even be free! The Gutter Bookshop, Cow’s Lane, Temple Bar & Dalkey Tales for Tadpoles – children’s book and gift specialist Tara Books, Age .

Recommended Reads on the Sean O’Rourke Show

New books by Irish authors and illustrators Would You Like a Banana? by Yasmeen Ismail (age 1+) Gorilla is hungry but there is absolutely no way he’s going to eat a banana. Not even a teeny taste. Not with some bread or standing on his head. Even if you eat one too, which is something you might do. This .

CBI Book of the Year Awards Shortlist Announced!

Ten titles will compete for the Children’s Books Ireland Book of the Year Awards 2018, the most prestigious awards for children’s books in Ireland. The shortlist for the 28th Children’s Books Ireland (CBI) Book of the Year Awards was revealed today, Monday 12th March 2018 at the Crescent Arts Centre, Belfast as part of Belfast Children’s Festival. Each of .

Watch out for Bold Girls in 2018!

BOLD GIRLS aims is to break down societal barriers and to instil confidence in girls and young women by showing them female characters in children’s books with agency, power and opinions, addressing at a young age some of the issues that stand in the way of women achieving their ambitions, whether that be in leadership, in government, in the .

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