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

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, .

Robert Dunbar Memorial Libraries Shortlist Announced

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 .

Call Out for Bookbag 2018

  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 .

Call Out for The Robert Dunbar Memorial Libraries 2018

  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 .

The O’Brien Press Design-a-Cover Competition 2019

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 .

In Appreciation of Orla Kenny

  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, .

Spooktacular Stories for Halloween

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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