Winning school chosen for Bookbag 2020

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 .

The Storytime Express with Children’s Books Ireland and An Post

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 .

Call Out for Talented Picture Book/Graphic Novel Writer for International LGBTQ+ Children’s Literature Project.

Pop Up Projects, a UK-based children’s literature organisation are looking to commission a Republic of Ireland based children’s book author to take part in an international literature creation project, along with several other authors in England, Scotland and Wales and Northern Ireland. The ideal person has a proven ability of writing for picture books and/or graphic novels, is passionate .


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 .

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