Halloween Reads on Ireland AM

Missed our CEO Elaina Ryan on Ireland AM this morning? Never fear! Here are the spooktacular books she recommends for Halloween: Have You Seen the Dublin Vampire? by Úna Woods (age 0–4) A friendly looking vampire takes a night-time stroll through the fair city’s iconic spots, hopping on the ghost bus, battling the rain and partaking in Bewley’s finest .

Mind Yourself

The Covid-19 pandemic is a considerable source of worry for children and families, and young people are having to cope with big changes at home and at school. In response, Children’s Books Ireland, in partnership with Jigsaw and ISPCC Childline, is launching Mind Yourself – the Mental Health and Wellbeing Reading Guide today (Monday, October 5th 2020). October 10th .

BOLD GIRLS meets 20×20

We are delighted to launch our latest BOLD GIRLS initiative – BOLD GIRLS meets 20×20. BOLD GIRLS addresses the gender imbalance in children’s literature. The BOLD GIRLS schools programme, in partnership with KPMG, introduces books featuring strong girls and women with agency, opinions and power to pupils in participating schools. We have brought this message of equality to hundreds .

Books Make Things Better

For Culture Night 2020 (Friday, 18 September) the Arts Council and Children’s Books Ireland are encouraging families to open up Irish culture by opening a book together and sharing a story at bedtime. The campaign launches today, 14 September, with the release of the Books Make Things Better reading guide, which highlights the best Irish children’s books of 2020. .

Winners of the Re-ImagineNation Competition Announced

An Post and Children’s Books Ireland, are delighted to announce the young winners of the Re-ImagineNation Competition. Working with leading children’s book artists Fatti Burke, Jennifer Farley, Tarsila Krüse and Alan Nolan, this summer the Re-ImagineNation competition encouraged children aged 6–12 from all over Ireland to re-imagine themselves as a character in a favourite book, and enter the competition .

Children’s Books Ireland’s Professional Development Course Bursary

Children’s Books Ireland is committed to actively encouraging diversity across all of our programming. In line with the Arts Council’s Equality, Human Rights & Diversity Policy & Strategy, Children’s Books Ireland’s Professional Development Course Bursary strives to respect, support and ensure the inclusion of all voices and cultures that make up Ireland today. A limited amount of free spaces .

Children’s Books Ireland and Poetry Ireland to release guiding principles for artists and programmers delivering virtual events

Children’s Books Ireland and Poetry Ireland will release guiding principles for artists and programmers when delivering virtual events in the coming months. Both organisations are committed to ensuring that artists are supported to maintain their standard of excellence when working virtually and that full transparency can be achieved when it comes to rates of pay and expectations for online .

Children’s Books Ireland Artists’ Coffee Morning

Children’s Books Ireland recently undertook some survey research and a subsequent Zoom Artists Forum to assess the effect COVID-19 has had on the working lives of Irish children’s authors and illustrators and those working and living in Ireland. One of the recommendations was to initiate some kind of social gathering, albeit online, so we are delighted to launch the .

15,000 children experiencing disadvantage to receive #ImagineNation playbook

Next week we will start delivering an additional 15,000 copies of the beautifully produced #ImagineNation playbook to children who are in real need and experiencing disadvantage, living in direct provision centres or emergency accommodation, children experiencing homelessness, children’s hospitals and children’s charities all over Ireland. The #ImagineNation playbook was created in partnership between An Post and Children’s Books Ireland and with the kind .

Children’s Books Ireland is hiring!

We are looking for a dynamic individual who would like to be part of our busy team. Click through the link above for detailed job specification and details on how to apply.  Applications must be received by 4pm on Friday 10 July 2020. Applications received after this deadline will not be considered.

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