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Children’s Books Ireland offers free books to babies in Limerick

Children’s Books Ireland unveils details of the Bookseed baby book-gifting programme 2021 with a beautiful selection of free books being made available for collection from participating Limerick City and County Library branches from 19 June, 2021. The Bookseed programme is available to families in fourteen areas of Limerick City and County and aims to get parents and guardians reading .

Together with Refugees: Refugee Book Reading Campaign 2021

Jane Mitchell, award-winning writer of books for young people, has launched this year’s annual refugee book-reading campaign in partnership with the UN Refugee Agency, UNHCR and Children’s Books Ireland. Organised each year to mark World Refugee Day on 20 June, the campaign is an opportunity for children and young people to read some of the extraordinary stories of those .

Join our team: Communications Officer required

Children’s Books Ireland is seeking an experienced, dynamic Communications Officer to work on a full-time basis as part of our team.  ABOUT CHILDREN’S BOOKS IRELAND: Children’s Books Ireland’s vision is simple: Every Child a Reader. Our mission is: –  to inspire a love of reading in children and young people in Ireland, –  to share our expertise and enthusiasm .

Announcing the Winners of the 2021 KPMG Children’s Books Ireland Awards

The winners of the 2021 KPMG Children’s Books Ireland Awards were announced today in a ceremony hosted by broadcaster Rick O’Shea and shared online as part of the International Literature Festival Dublin. Since 1990, these prestigious awards have identified, honoured and promoted excellence in books for young people, and continue to offer a significant opportunity for national and international recognition .

Aspire Celebration and Debate

Children’s Books Ireland was proud to participate in the Aspire Celebration and Debate on 21st May 2021, hosted by Rethink Ireland with support from Piquant. The event showcased the work of the seven Arts to Impact Fund Awardees, demonstrated their cultural and social impact, and a panel of guest speakers discussed the right to actively participate in arts and .

Children’s Books Ireland Receives the Business to Arts Judges’ Special Recognition Award

Children’s Books Ireland is honoured and proud to receive the Business to Arts Judges’ Special Recognition Award supported by Accenture for a selection of our partnerships. We would like to thank KPMG, Ecclesiastical, An Post, The Community Foundation for Ireland, Brown Bag Films, Rethink Ireland and William Fry for their support and enthusiasm for our projects. These partnerships allow .

KPMG Children’s Books Ireland Awards 2021: Meet the Judges

Children’s Books Ireland was delighted to announce the shortlist for the 2021 KPMG Children’s Books Ireland Awards on 9 March. The shortlist showcases excellence in writing and illustration for children and young people, and presents an impressive and powerful picture of the status of contemporary Irish children’s literature. To arrive at this year’s shortlist, the judging panel read a total .

Shortlist for the KPMG Children’s Books Ireland Awards 2021 Announced

The titles competing for this year’s KPMG Children’s Books Ireland Awards have been revealed today, Tuesday 9 March, giving an impressive and powerful picture of the status of contemporary Irish children’s literature. The shortlist includes a collection of folk tales rooted in the oral tradition of the Irish Traveller community, a picturebook in the Irish language, and two historical .

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