CBI has been bringing the Book Clinic to families since 2011, assisting children to find the next book they will love. The Book Clinic has brought CBI to arts venues, Christmas markets, shopping centres and schools! We are delighted to announce our Book Clinic tour for 2015 which will bring the Book Clinic all over the island of Ireland.
As the yuletide season is well under way, many of you might be considering treating your loved ones, or even your own good self, to some literary treats. Here are just some suggestions to add to your list, including new titles but also some classics and personal favourites both new and old. Happy browsing …
As the excitement of the yuletide season continues to mount, we at CBI thought we’d add to the excitement by running another competition. This one is for all the Doctor Who fans out there. Did you know that Doctor Who is the longest running sci-fi TV show in the world and celebrated its 50th anniversary last year?
There was an Old Man of the Hague, Whose ideas were excessively vague; He built a balloon, to examine the moon, That deluded Old Man of the Hague. Who doesn’t enjoy a witty Limerick? This winter Master of Limericks, Edward Lear is celebrated by a number of publishers.
February 5 2015 will see the first ever Harry Potter Book Night. This exciting event will give new and existing fans a chance to share the wonder of J.K. Rowling’s unforgettable stories and, most excitingly, to introduce the next generation of readers to the unparalleled magic of Harry Potter. You are hereby invited to embrace the magic and banish .
Congratulations to all the winners and shortlistees from last night’s BGE Irish Book Awards. Unfortunately CBI wasn’t able to be there but we followed all the fun on facebook, twitter and instagram!
Friday 21st November saw the launch of the Reading Patron initiative at the JCSP Library at Trinity Comprehensive Ballymun. Librarian Joe Kelly has cemented a very successful friendship between the school and author Sheena Wilkinson by having her come on board as the school inaugural Reading Patron for a two year term.
We hope you’ve had a chance to get to grips with our new-look website. We’re very happy with its bright, new, user-friendly style and we’re also very happy to have Inis magazine’s online element back home within the CBI site. Click on the Inis tab for the very latest reviews and exclusive online features.
Waterstones Children’s Laureate 2013-2015 Malorie Blackman is inviting young people to take part in Project Remix – a competition to find the UK’s best young writers and creatives. UK residents aged 13-19 years are asked to take inspiration from their favourite writers to make their own creative work in response to the books and stories.
Chris Judge and David O’Doherty, illustrator and writer of Danger is Everywhere are taking part in a Puffin Virtually Live podcast on Wednesday 19th November.