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 .
Children’s Books Ireland is delighted to announce the Shortlist for the 2019 Robert Dunbar Memorial Libraries, a book gifting scheme named in honour of our former patron and long-term 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. As a .
Children’s Books Ireland are delighted to announce that we are working with Key Capital to support one lucky Dublin school, St Enda’s N.S., Whitefriar Lane. Together we’ll be working to introduce children to the joy of reading and to ensure that every child in this school is on an equal footing when it comes to access to books and the .
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 .
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. .
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 .
Children’s Books Ireland is delighted to announce a new partnership with Citi to help engage more children and young people in local disadvantaged schools in the joy of reading and to ensure that every child in these schools is on an equal footing when it comes to access to books and the benefits that reading can bring. Reading enables .
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 .
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 .
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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