Recipients of the 2019 Children’s Books Ireland and Tyrone Guthrie Centre Bursary Awards for Mid-Career Children’s Books Artists Announced

Children’s Books Ireland and the Tyrone Guthrie Centre are pleased to announce Oisín McGann, Jane Mitchell, Mary Murphy, E. R. Murray, Niamh Sharkey and Deirdre Sullivan as recipients of the 2019 Children’s Books Ireland/Tyrone Guthrie Centre bursary. With each artist availing of a week-long residency each, these bursaries are designed specifically for mid-career children’s books authors or illustrators. While .

Call Out for the Robert Dunbar Memorial Libraries 2019

ROBERT DUNBAR MEMORIAL LIBRARIES The Robert Dunbar Memorial Libraries are named in memory of CBI’s former patron and long-time friend. Robert was a critic, editor and teacher, a pioneer of the study of children’s literature in Ireland and a true champion of children’s books and their creators. Throughout his career as a secondary school teacher, he was instrumental in .


  In September each year, Children’s Books Ireland launches our reading guide. Through this guide, we recommend the best books in all genres and age groups, enabling children and young people – with the help of a parent, guardian, grandparent, teacher or librarian – to find the right book for them. Within this guide you’ll discover over 340 of .

The Lit Are Coming To CBI’s Conference!

Waterford’s The Lit and their young writers, are coming to Children’s Books Ireland’s Festival Belonging this September to share their work with us. An annual festival, now on their third year, dedicated to providing new voices a place to share their love of reading and writing, The Lit is a fantastic event. Started by a group of 14-19 year .

Frances Hardinge Is Coming to CBI’s Conference and We Can’t Wait!

Frances Hardinge, the award-winning author of The Lie Tree and Cuckoo Song, is coming to Children’s Books Ireland’s conference, Belonging, this September. Frances has a talent for creating unique worlds, and spinning complex tales that twist and turn in unpredictable ways. In her own words, “I like to play with readers’ expectations and assumptions about characters, about plot, about .

Children’s Books Ireland needs your vote to bring the joy of reading to schools in need

Children’s Books Ireland is delighted to be the only Irish charity shortlisted for Ecclesiastical’s Movement for Good, offering ten organisations the opportunity to be awarded £50,000 for great causes. This would allow us to gift books and facilitate author visits to schools all over Ireland over a three-year period, ensuring that children in disadvantaged schools have equal access to .

Back to School Reading List

    Ages 2-4: ALEXANDRA PENFOLD illustrated by SUZANNE KAUFMAN ALL ARE WELCOME BLOOMSBURY CHILDREN’S BOOKS 2019 (PBK) 40PP £6.99 ISBN 9781526604071 A beautiful book about a school where everyone is welcome no matter where they’re from or what they look like. We follow this wonderfully inclusive class through a day at school as the community prepares to celebrate .

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