Pop Up Projects, a UK-based children’s literature organisation are looking to commission a Republic of Ireland based children’s book author to take part in an international literature creation project, along with several other authors in England, Scotland and Wales and Northern Ireland. The ideal person has a proven ability of writing for picture books and/or graphic novels, is passionate .
Every year, here in Children’s Books Ireland HQ we get our collective heads together to come up with a theme for the upcoming Children’s Books Ireland Recommended Reads guide and related printwork. We start in March every year, and once we have decided that, we try to match an Irish illustrator to that theme. This year, we chose the .
In September each year, Children’s Books Ireland launches our reading guide. Through this guide, we recommend the best books in all genres and age groups, enabling children and young people – with the help of a parent, guardian, grandparent, teacher or librarian – to find the right book for them. Within this guide you’ll discover over 340 of .
Children’s Books Ireland and the Tyrone Guthrie Centre are pleased to announce an opportunity for three artists to avail of a week-long residency each, to take place in late 2019. These bursaries are designed specifically for mid-career children’s books authors or illustrators. While several schemes exist to support emerging and debut artists, these bursaries exist to support more experienced, .
It is with great delight we announce the shortlist for this year’s Robert Dunbar Memorial Libraries. The shortlistees are: Primary Schools St Vincent de Paul Primary School, Belfast O’Callaghan Mills National School, Clare Ballinspittle National School, Cork St Pauls Nursery and Primary School, Derry Balbriggan Educate Together NS, Dublin Holywell Educate Together NS, Dublin Dublin 7 Educate Together .
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 .
Children’s Books Ireland have enjoyed various partnerships with Kids’ Own down through the years and have closely followed all of their projects. All of us who have encountered the work of Kids’ Own Publishing Partnership were deeply saddened by the news that its visionary Creative Director, Orla Kenny passed away recently. She was a tremendous force for good, .
Zombies! Freaky pumpkins! Vampires! If your young reader has been counting down the days till Halloween as if it were Christmas, here are a couple of great books to sink their fangs into and wait until 31 October. There are countless picturebooks involving skeletons, pumpkins, witches and spiders for the little ones. A lovely addition to the shelves this .
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