Children’s Books Ireland is delighted to announce the Shortlist for the 2019 Robert Dunbar Memorial Libraries, a book gifting scheme named in honour of our former patron and long-term 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. As a .
Children’s Books Ireland are delighted to announce that we are working with Key Capital to support one lucky Dublin school, St Enda’s N.S., Whitefriar Lane. Together we’ll be working to introduce children to the joy of reading and to ensure that every child in this school is on an equal footing when it comes to access to books and the .
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 .
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 .
After months of preparation and hard work, Children’s Books Ireland’s 2019 annual international conference ‘Belonging’ has now come and gone and we firmly believe it was a great success! From the get-go things were off to a roaring start, with Kwame Alexander, the American verse novelist earning himself a standing ovation with his moving and inspiring talk about his .
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 .
Children’s Books Ireland is delighted to be the only Irish charity selected as a recipient of Ecclesiastical’s Movement for Good Awards. Ten organisations have been granted £50,000 for great causes – view the full list here. The award will allow Children’s Book Ireland to gift books and facilitate author visits to schools all over Ireland over a three-year period .
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. .
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 .
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 .