Every year, here in Children’s Books Ireland HQ we get our collective heads together to come up with a theme for the upcoming Children’s Books Ireland Recommended Reads guide and related printwork. We start in March every year, and once we have decided that, we try to match an Irish illustrator to that theme. This year, we chose the .

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. .

JCSP Libraries Project is 2019 recipient of Children’s Books Ireland Annual Award

The Junior Certificate School Programme Demonstration Library Project, led by Kathleen Moran, is the winner of the 2019 Children’s Books Ireland Award, given at the 2019 Children’s Books Ireland International Conference at Light House Cinema, Dublin on Saturday 21st September. This award is made to an individual or organisation in recognition of an outstanding contribution to children’s books and .

Recipients of the 2019 Children’s Books Ireland and Tyrone Guthrie Centre Bursary Awards for Mid-Career Children’s Books Artists Announced

Children’s Books Ireland and the Tyrone Guthrie Centre are pleased to announce Oisín McGann, Jane Mitchell, Mary Murphy, E. R. Murray, Niamh Sharkey and Deirdre Sullivan as recipients of the 2019 Children’s Books Ireland/Tyrone Guthrie Centre bursary. With each artist availing of a week-long residency each, these bursaries are designed specifically for mid-career children’s books authors or illustrators. While .

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 September each year, Children’s Books Ireland launches our reading guide. Through this guide, we recommend the best books in all genres and age groups, enabling children and young people – with the help of a parent, guardian, grandparent, teacher or librarian – to find the right book for them. Within this guide you’ll discover over 340 of .

The Lit Are Coming To CBI’s Conference!

Waterford’s The Lit and their young writers, are coming to Children’s Books Ireland’s Festival Belonging this September to share their work with us. An annual festival, now on their third year, dedicated to providing new voices a place to share their love of reading and writing, The Lit is a fantastic event. Started by a group of 14-19 year .

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