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Children’s Books Ireland needs your vote to bring the joy of reading to schools in need

Children’s Books Ireland is delighted to be the only Irish charity shortlisted for Ecclesiastical’s Movement for Good, offering ten organisations the opportunity to be awarded £50,000 for great causes. This would allow us to gift books and facilitate author visits to schools all over Ireland over a three-year period, ensuring that children in disadvantaged schools have equal access to .

Changes at Children’s Books Ireland

Children’s Books Ireland is happy to announce some exciting changes to our board and staff. Kim Harte will join the Children’s Books Ireland team in early December as Publications & Projects Manager. CBI Director Elaina Ryan will take maternity leave from January 2018, during which time Jenny Murray, currently Publications & Projects Manager, will be Acting Director. Kim brings .

CBI announces winners of the inaugural Robert Dunbar Memorial Libraries

Children’s Books Ireland is proud to announce the five schools which have been chosen to receive the inaugural Robert Dunbar Memorial Libraries, named in memory of our former patron and long-time friend of the organisation. CBI received three hundred applications from schools all over the island of Ireland. The winners are: PRIMARY:                    Ballyraine N.S., Letterkenny, Donegal St. Mark’s Junior .

BOLD GIRLS

Children’s Books Ireland is proud to announce a new project for 2018: BOLD GIRLS. BOLD GIRLS aims is to break down societal barriers and to instill confidence in girls and young women by showing them characters in children’s books with agency, power and opinions, addressing at a young age some of the issues that stand in the way of .

Robert Dunbar Memorial Libraries

Children’s Books Ireland announces Robert Dunbar Memorial Libraries –four libraries worth €1,500 each donated annually to schools Children’s Books Ireland is proud to announce the inaugural Robert Dunbar Memorial Libraries, named in memory of our former patron and long-time friend of the organisation. Robert was a critic, editor and teacher, a pioneer of the study of children’s literature in .

CBI and Laureate na nÓg Electric Picnic Extravaganza

For the second year running Children’s Books Ireland and Laureate na nÓg will bring all the wonder, magic and fun of children’s books to the Mindfield arena at Electric Picnic. Laureate na nÓg PJ Lynch will appear in the Literary Tent along with some high profile author and illustrator friends on Saturday 3rd and Sunday 4th of September, alongside .

New writing group

Are you a published children’s writer who could benefit from the support of a group of peers at a similar stage in their careers? If so, read on – author, translator and Inis magazine reviews editor Juliette Saumande is currently accepting expressions of interest from children’s writers who wish to be part of a new writing group:
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