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 .
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 .
This week, Children’s Books Ireland gifted over 750 books to two Carlow primary schools, thanks to the generous support of MSD Carlow. Each child in St Finian’s National School Garryhill and Carlow Educate Together National School received a book of their own to keep, along with a gift bag including a copy of Mind Yourself: Mental Health & Wellbeing .
Children’s Books Ireland today launches its Impact Report 2020, documenting the scale and depth of its efforts during the year to bring the joy of reading to children and young people all over the country. Through the four Strategic Aims set out by the organisation and its Board of Directors, the report details the reach and impact of Children’s .
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 .
Children’s Books Ireland in partnership with KPMG is proud to launch Free To Be Me, a project that will ensure that every child can see themselves reflected in a book as well as learning about the lives of others whose experiences and perspectives may differ from their own. The project showcases the richness and diversity of modern Irish .
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 .
A new campaign, launched today by Children’s Books Ireland, has called for the reinstatement of the primary school library fund, which was abolished in 2008. Without this fund, fewer children have ready access to excellent, modern books. At a very basic level, all schools require a wide range of texts to order to deliver on the aims of the .
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 .
As families complete their back to school preparations and face the return of school days, homework and extra-curricular activities, our CEO, Elaina Ryan, has chosen some books that will help to keep children and teens of all ages hooked on reading. UNDER 5’s Eoinín – Muireann Ní Chíobháin agus Róisín Hahessy (age 0+) Eoinín has a beautiful new kite. .