We’re devoting blog posts to our upcoming conference, Conceal and Reveal; Truth and Lies in Children’s Books, tickets on sale now! Read all about Mac Barnett, the Mixing It Up Young Adult panel and our New Voices presenters. Today we’re focusing on publishers Barringston Stoke. We’ve invited MD Mairi Kidd to speak about Barrington Stoke’s dedication to cracking reading.
At the Day in the Life conference in January we at CBI tried something new, a New Writers panel. For Conceal and Reveal: Truth and Lies in Children’s Books, our annual conference coming up on September 12th and 13th, the panel is back, renamed New Voices, but with the same format.
This year’s conference theme is Conceal and Reveal: Truth and Lies in Children’s Books, and it seems to us that brutal truths and fantastic lies (that’s fiction to me and you) are being explored in current writing for young adults.
With just a few weeks to go until Conceal and reveal: Truth and Lies in Children’s Books, we are very excited to meet and hear more from our Saturday keynote speaker Mac Barnett!
In honor of the 25th Anniversary of the CBI Book of the Year Awards we are delighted to be working with the Irish Arts Centre in New York on their first-ever festival celebrating Irish children’s literature! The festival takes place on Sunday, October 4 from 11 am – 4 pm and sees the very best Irish children’s authors and illustrators being recognized internationally.
Picturebook creator Oliver Jeffers has won the 25th CBI Book of the Year Award and is the third author ever to win both the Book of the Year Award and the Children’s Choice award for his title Once Upon an Alphabet.
The historic castle and town of Lismore provide the magical setting for the Towers and Tales children’s story festival, taking place on Saturday 18th April.
Children’s Books Ireland, as a member of WORDS Ireland, is delighted to announce a mentoring scheme which will be available to Wicklow writers. WORDS Ireland consists of Children’s Books Ireland, Ireland Literature Exchange, Irish Writers Centre, Munster Literature Centre, Poetry Ireland, Publishing Ireland and The Stinging Fly.
Now that the Easter break has come to an end, we at CBI thought we’d cheer you up by running another competition. This time the prize is better than chocolate – it is a dramatic historical adventure story set in 1916 about friendship, family and difficult choices.
Children’s Books Ireland (CBI) and the Church of Ireland College of Education (CICE) believe that classrooms rich in books and book experiences begin with teachers who are informed and enthusiastic about children’s literature. Schools provide a unique environment for children to discover the joy of books.