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. .
Children’s Books Ireland is conscious of the profound impact of the pandemic and related school closures on children’s reading, as well as on their mental health and wellbeing, particularly for children from marginalised or disadvantaged communities or those living in difficult circumstances. We are pleased to announce that the ESB Energy for Generations Fund is supporting Children’s Books Ireland .
Children’s Books Ireland and the School of English (Trinity College Dublin) have today announced the recipient of the inaugural Inclusivity Partnership award. The partnership enables researchers to work closely with experts in the area of children’s books to investigate key issues in contemporary publishing for young readers. The recipient, Deirdre Power, is a student from the Masters programme in .
Children’s Books Ireland is calling for expressions of interest to join our board of directors. Three directors have completed their terms and will step down in September 2021, and this is an exciting opportunity to diversify our governing body as we work to support diversity in the children’s literature sector. Children’s Books Ireland is a vibrant, dynamic organisation .
Children’s Books Ireland unveils details of the Bookseed baby book-gifting programme 2021 with a beautiful selection of free books being made available for collection from participating Limerick City and County Library branches from 19 June, 2021. The Bookseed programme is available to families in fourteen areas of Limerick City and County and aims to get parents and guardians reading .
Jane Mitchell, award-winning writer of books for young people, has launched this year’s annual refugee book-reading campaign in partnership with the UN Refugee Agency, UNHCR and Children’s Books Ireland. Organised each year to mark World Refugee Day on 20 June, the campaign is an opportunity for children and young people to read some of the extraordinary stories of those .