The CBI Shadowing Scheme is a unique programme for schools and libraries, designed to encourage awareness and enjoyment of the CBI Book of the Year Awards. We are delighted to announce that the 2019 Shadowing Scheme is now open for registration. Participating classes and junior book clubs make their own selection of suitable titles from the books shortlisted for .
Ho! Ho! Ho! And Merrrrrry Christmas from CBI! With the Late Late Toy Show on tonight, we thought we’d talk about Christmas children’s books! Here’s some suggestions for new festive picturebooks to share with your loved ones this Christmas.
It is with great delight we announce the shortlist for this year’s Robert Dunbar Memorial Libraries. The shortlistees are: Primary Schools St Vincent de Paul Primary School, Belfast O’Callaghan Mills National School, Clare Ballinspittle National School, Cork St Pauls Nursery and Primary School, Derry Balbriggan Educate Together NS, Dublin Holywell Educate Together NS, Dublin Dublin 7 Educate Together .
This week at CBI, we have a guest blog courtesy of Shona Leahy! Shona attended #ProperBookGalway at Baboró International Arts Festival for Children last weekend and has some tips for people looking to write or illustrate picturebooks!
Looking for some ooky spooky reads for the kids this weekend? Halloween is just around the corner and we’ve made a list of some of our favourite supernatural, mysterious haunts for different ages!
Children’s Books Ireland’s yearly conference “Dreams and Nightmares” took place last month and it was my first time attending. I have been interning with CBI since mid-May and was at the conference as the team’s “official” Instagram reporter. It is safe to say that I thoroughly enjoyed covering the event and unleashing my inner “instagal” (the things we do .
CALL OUT FOR ARTISTS Children’s Books Ireland in partnership with Poetry Ireland are delighted to announce details of our Events for All training. We are looking for children’s writers, illustrators, poets and storytellers who are interested in delivering events for children and young people with Autism. We aim to provide authors, illustrators, poets and storytellers with the necessary training .
The theme for this year’s Children’s Books Ireland International Conference was Dreams and Nightmares. To help new writers and illustrators on the path to achieve their dreams, we’ve compiled a list of hints and tips from those who’ve come out the other side! Be Your Own Poet – Sarah Crossan is our reigning Laureate na nÓg and her mission .
The CBI Award is made to an individual or organisation in recognition of an outstanding contribution to children’s books. The recipient is nominated by the members of Children’s Books Ireland in recognition of their outstanding contribution to the reading lives of children in Ireland. Our CBI Award 2018 winner is Eve Molony, a volunteer school librarian from Scoil Ailbhe .
The Inis Reading Guide is our LARGEST ever edition and is one of our most important ways of sharing books. Through the guide, we recommend the very best books in all genres and age groups, enabling children – often with the help of a parent, guardian, grandparent, teacher or librarian – to find the right book for them. This year, the campaign .