Press release: Children’s Books Ireland welcomes the Budget 2022 allocation of €20 million to schools for the purchase of reading materials Sticky

Children’s Books Ireland welcomes the announcement of a once-off, €20 million capital allocation to schools for the purchase of books, audio books and other media for the purposes of improving their existing literacy resource banks in Budget 2022. The Department of Education notes that: ‘The allocation recognises the importance of books in the lives of children and the need .

Irish illustrators to animate bookshops with Children’s Books Ireland this Irish Book Week

Children’s Books Ireland, funded by the Arts Council, has chosen ten Irish children’s illustrators and paired them with their local bookshops across Ireland this Irish Book Week. Each illustrator will design and paint a bookshop window in their own style, creating an accessible, impermanent work of art. Each bookshop consulted with customers about what they want to see created .

Children’s Books Ireland announces Champions of Reading for Reading Community Schools

Children’s Books Ireland and the RTE ToyShow Appeal with the Community Foundation for Ireland are pleased to announce the fantastic Champions of Reading which will work with each of our four Reading Community schools. These authors and illustrators are all highly talented, and bring years of experience working creatively with children. Our shared goal is to make Every Child .

‘Your most important asset is your voice’: In conversation with Ashwin Chacko, illustrator of Free To Be Me: The Diversity, Inclusion and Representation Reading Guide.

In September 2021, Children’s Books Ireland launches Free To Be Me: The Diversity, Inclusion and Representation Reading Guide.   Containing over 360 book recommendations for young readers of all ages, Free To Be Me was created to ensure that all children see themselves reflected and celebrated in the books they read and in the stories and images they hear and see.  To celebrate the launch of the guide, we caught up with .

School Book Gifting Applications open for 2021-2022

Children’s Books Ireland is delighted to announce a number of exciting book gifting programmes for schools in the Republic of Ireland and Northern Ireland.   As well as the fifth annual Robert Dunbar Memorial Libraries and the second year of the Every Child A Reader Libraries, we have several new book gifting opportunities for schools . Throughout the 2021- 2022 school year, we will be supporting over 1300 schools with new books, with 14 schools .

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