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Recipients of the 2020 Children’s Books Ireland and Tyrone Guthrie Centre Bursary Awards for Mid-Career Children’s Books Artists Announced

Children’s Books Ireland and the Tyrone Guthrie Centre are pleased to announce Ashling Lindsay, Shona Shirley McDonald, Nicola Pierce, Margaret Anne Suggs and Máire Zepf as recipients of the 2020 Children’s Books Ireland/Tyrone Guthrie Centre bursaries. With each artist taking part in a week-long residency at the centre in Annaghmakerrig, these bursaries are designed specifically for mid-career children’s books .

THE WINNERS OF THE KPMG CHILDREN’S BOOKS IRELAND AWARDS 2020

BOOK OF THE YEAR AWARD WINNER: Máire Zepf for Nóinín HONOUR AWARD FOR FICTION WINNER: Sarah Crossan for Toffee HONOUR AWARD FOR ILLUSTRATION WINNER: Ashling Lindsay for The Tide EILÍS DILLON AWARD WINNER: Kim Sharkey for Mór agus Muilc THE JUDGES’ SPECIAL AWARD WINNER: Meg Grehan for The Deepest Breath Five women are today recognised in the KPMG Children’s .

KPMG CHILDREN’S BOOKS IRELAND AWARDS 2020 GO ONLINE!

Tune in at 12 noon Tuesday 19th May to enjoy the ceremony and be the first to find out the winners! For the first time in its thirty-year history the KPMG Children’s Books Ireland Awards will be announced online, with all welcome to join in. These awards are the most prestigious awards for children’s books in Ireland and are .

Children’s Books Ireland and Tyrone Guthrie Centre Bursary Awards for Mid-Career Children’s Books Artists

Despite the current Covid-19 pandemic, associated restrictions and social-distancing guidelines, Children’s Books Ireland is dedicated to providing deeply worthwhile professional development opportunities for children’s books authors and illustrators at all stages in their careers and we look forward to being able to continue to do so. With this in mind Children’s Books Ireland and the Tyrone Guthrie Centre are pleased to .

JCSP Libraries Project is 2019 recipient of Children’s Books Ireland Annual Award

The Junior Certificate School Programme Demonstration Library Project, led by Kathleen Moran, is the winner of the 2019 Children’s Books Ireland Award, given at the 2019 Children’s Books Ireland International Conference at Light House Cinema, Dublin on Saturday 21st September. This award is made to an individual or organisation in recognition of an outstanding contribution to children’s books and .

Recipients of the 2019 Children’s Books Ireland and Tyrone Guthrie Centre Bursary Awards for Mid-Career Children’s Books Artists Announced

Children’s Books Ireland and the Tyrone Guthrie Centre are pleased to announce Oisín McGann, Jane Mitchell, Mary Murphy, E. R. Murray, Niamh Sharkey and Deirdre Sullivan as recipients of the 2019 Children’s Books Ireland/Tyrone Guthrie Centre bursary. With each artist availing of a week-long residency each, these bursaries are designed specifically for mid-career children’s books authors or illustrators. While .

CBI at Pride & New LGBTQ+ Reading List

Children’s Books Ireland are thrilled to be taking part in Pride Month this year, and to be promoting diversity and acceptance in children’s literature. We look forward to seeing lots of young readers and their families at Pride Village 2019, at Merrion Square in Dublin, where we will be running our Children’s Books Ireland Book Clinic from 14:15 to .

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, .
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