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 .
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 .
Daisy Hirst, illustrator and author, is coming to Belonging, Children’s Books Ireland’s conference, this September. Daisy, a graduate of the MA in Children’s Book Illustration from Cambridge School of Art and a BA in English and Creative Writing from Warwick, and the creator of books like Alphonse, That is Not ok to do, Alphonse, There’s Mud on the Ceiling, .
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 .