CBI Announces New Director

*This post is dated August 16th, 2013*   CBI, Ireland’s national organisation for children’s books, is delighted to announce the appointment of Elaina O’Neill as its next Director.  Elaina joins CBI from Little Island Publishers where she is currently Managing Editor.

CBI Awards Shortlist Revealed!

*This post is dated March 19th, 2013*   The shortlist for the 23rd CBI Book of the Year Awards was revealed today, Tuesday March 19th 2013. Each of the ten titles will compete for six awards, which includes the innovative Children’s Choice Award voted for by ten junior juries located across the country.

2013 Shadowing Starts Today!

*This post is dated March 19th, 2013*   With today’s CBI Book of the Year Awards Shortlist announcement, our Shadowing Groups nationwide are getting to work, reading the books on the shortlist and ruminating over their merits.

CBI Book of the Year Awards Winners 2013!

*This post is dated May 8th, 2013*   Belfast author Sheena Wilkinson has won the 23rd CBI Book of the Year Award and is the second author ever to win both the Book of the Year Award and the Children’s Choice Award for her novel Grounded. 

North South Project

*This post is dated March 15th, 2013*   The North South Ministerial Council (NSMC) was established under the Belfast/Good Friday Agreement, to develop consultation, co-operation and action within the island of Ireland on matters of mutual interest, North and South.

New Website for Fun Learning!

*This post is dated February 13th, 2013* New website gives ideas for activities that parents and children can enjoy together to improve their child’s speaking, reading, writing and maths skills.

The Looking Glass Magazine

*This post is dated December 18th, 2012   *The Looking Glass is an initiative by two Senior Sophister students in the School of English, Trinity College Dublin, Joanne Nolan and Elena Browne. The Looking Glass is a creative writing magazine exclusively for children’s literature and illustrations.

Cressida Cowell in Dublin!

*This post is dated October 18th, 2012   On Wednesday, the 17th of October, the author and illustrator of the “How to Train Your Dragon” series was welcomed by 450 primary school students to Liberty Hall in Dublin.

Jam – Fighting Words

*This post is dated July 11th, 2012   Here is the second of this week’s guest posts from the young writers of Fighting Words. Today Aedán Hamrock tells us about the making of Jam: An Anthology of Graphic Fiction. Once again, congrats from CBI to all the talented young writers and artists involved, we think Jam is the bee’s knees!

Shadowing Fun!

*This post is dated May 29th, 2012*   After the excitement of yesterday’s ceremony we’re delighted to be able to share some pics and opinions from Shadowing groups across the country. Oh, and most importantly, announce the Shadower’s Favourite Book!

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