Tune in at 12 noon Tuesday 19th May to enjoy the ceremony and be the first to find out the winners! For the first time in its thirty-year history the KPMG Children’s Books Ireland Awards will be announced online, with all welcome to join in. These awards are the most prestigious awards for children’s books in Ireland and are .

The Any-Book Book Club with Juliette Saumande and the Smurfit Kappa Foundation

Children’s Books Ireland and the Smurfit Kappa Foundation are working together to support schools across the island of Ireland with resources and online activities. Five schools have been chosen to receive hundreds of brilliant new books for their school libraries, alongside resources from Children’s Books Ireland, training for the school as well as an amazing artist as their school’s .

Online Activities

Libraries – join online without needing proof of identification or address, and access the BorrowBox app immediately for access to eBooks and audiobooks.  Irish public libraries provide all users with a wide range of free online services including eBooks, audiobooks, eMagazines, online courses and online newspapers.   Share a Story Family Friendly HQ and Children’s Books Ireland have .

Irish Bookshops that deliver!

Check out this list of brilliant Irish bookshops that deliver. An Post has generously introduced a special postal rate for Independent bookshops so in most cases you will only pay €2.95 postage, or it might even be free! The Gutter Bookshop, Cow’s Lane, Temple Bar & Dalkey Tales for Tadpoles – children’s book and gift specialist Tara Books, Age .

Recommended Reads on the Sean O’Rourke Show

New books by Irish authors and illustrators Would You Like a Banana? by Yasmeen Ismail (age 1+) Gorilla is hungry but there is absolutely no way he’s going to eat a banana. Not even a teeny taste. Not with some bread or standing on his head. Even if you eat one too, which is something you might do. This .

Ráiteas faoin nGaeilge/Irish Language Statement

Glacann Leabhair Pháistí Éireann leis an imní atá curtha in iúl faoin easpa teideal Gaeilge sa Bedtime Books Reading Guide a foilsíodh i mí Dheireadh Fómhair 2019, don ócáid liteartha bheo Storytime Express agus i playbook ImagineNation an tseachtain seo caite ina raibh gníomhaíocht amháin dhátheangach. Tacaíonn Leabhair Pháistí Éireann i gconaí le húdair, maisitheoirí agus foilsitheoirí leabhar agus le teaghlaigh agus .

KPMG Children’s Books Ireland Awards Update

Over the past few weeks we have been working hard to find ways for children to connect with our shortlisted titles, authors and illustrators. We understand getting the books is an obstacle at the moment, but we hope young readers can join us in some way.    Over the next six weeks we will be posting videos, on our YouTube channel, of .

#shareastory While Staying Apart

Children’s Book Ireland and Family Friendly HQ Launch #shareastory While Staying Apart Reading Campaign Children’s Books Irelasd have teamed up with Ireland’s trusted parenting community, Family Friendly HQ, to launch a new initiative, #shareastory. While many family members, especially grandparents, are finding it tough staying away from loved ones, this initiative can help them to enjoy reading together while .

Children’s Books Ireland Covid-19 update

Office The Children’s Books Ireland office is closed, and all staff are working from home, and will be for the foreseeable future following Government advice.  Our contact details and the projects each staff member is responsible for can be found here. We will be continuing on with our usual work, with a new particular focus on making resources available .

The O’Brien Press Design-a-Cover Competition

Children’s Books Ireland has joined with The O’Brien Press to give children the opportunity to have their artwork featured on the cover of a professionally published book. We are looking for help in re-jacketing Gordon Snell’s The Supermarket Ghost, first published in 2007. With a new edition set to be launched in Autumn 2020, this exciting ghostly adventure needs a great .

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