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Winning school chosen for Bookbag 2020

Bookbag is a children’s book gifting initiative established by picturebook maker and creator of the Henry Hugglemonster series, Niamh Sharkey, during her term as Laureate na nÓg (2012–2014) and is delivered in partnership with Brown Bag Films and Children’s Books Ireland.  Aimed at schools in areas of disadvantage, which may not have the necessary resources to fund author or .

The Storytime Express with Children’s Books Ireland and An Post

Children’s Books Ireland and An Post yesterday welcomed families to the Storytime Express in Heuston Station. On-board the historic RPSI train, there was storytelling with Oisín McGann and E. R. Murray, illustration workshops with Peter Donnelly and Niamh Sharkey, Children’s Books Ireland Book Clinics, face-painting and a magician. The event also marked the launch of the newly designed Bedtime .

Call out for Bookbag 2019/20

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 school. .

Call Out for the Robert Dunbar Memorial Libraries 2019

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 in .

Back to School Reading List

    Ages 2-4: ALEXANDRA PENFOLD illustrated by SUZANNE KAUFMAN ALL ARE WELCOME BLOOMSBURY CHILDREN’S BOOKS 2019 (PBK) 40PP £6.99 ISBN 9781526604071 A beautiful book about a school where everyone is welcome no matter where they’re from or what they look like. We follow this wonderfully inclusive class through a day at school as the community prepares to celebrate .

Children’s Books Ireland Rebrand

    The team at Children’s Books Ireland has been working on a rebrand for some months now with our wonderful designer, Fintan Wall. Over twenty-two years, the logo has evolved a little. We have played with the branding on projects like the Children’s Books Ireland Book of the Year Awards, and we have other, secondary logos for our .

CBI Book of the Year Awards 2018/19 winners announced

  UNPRECEDENTED HAT-TRICK OF AWARDS FOR DEBUT AUTHOR Author Kelly McCaughrain has won the CBI Book of the Year Award with Flying Tips for Flightless Birds at a ceremony held today at Smock Alley Theatre. Remarkably and for the first time in the twenty-nine years of the Children’s Books Ireland Book of the Year Awards, the same author has .

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