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 .
‘Libraries are a marvellous democratic tool: by being inclusive, open to all, they tend to equalise an otherwise very unequal society and are a force for social justice.’ Siobhán Parkinson, inaugural Laureate na nÓg Children’s Books Ireland is calling on the government to reinstate the school library grant which was abolished in Budget 2008. Valued at approximately €2.2m, .
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 .
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 .
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 .
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 .
The annual Children’s Books Ireland Award is presented to a person or organisation in recognition of an outstanding contribution to the world of children’s books. This very special award recognises individuals and organisations whose enthusiasm, passion and hard work over the years is inspiring to so many, and we are now asking our members to take the time to .
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 .
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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