There was an Old Man of the Hague, Whose ideas were excessively vague; He built a balloon, to examine the moon, That deluded Old Man of the Hague. Who doesn’t enjoy a witty Limerick? This winter Master of Limericks, Edward Lear is celebrated by a number of publishers.
February 5 2015 will see the first ever Harry Potter Book Night. This exciting event will give new and existing fans a chance to share the wonder of J.K. Rowling’s unforgettable stories and, most excitingly, to introduce the next generation of readers to the unparalleled magic of Harry Potter. You are hereby invited to embrace the magic and banish .
Congratulations to all the winners and shortlistees from last night’s BGE Irish Book Awards. Unfortunately CBI wasn’t able to be there but we followed all the fun on facebook, twitter and instagram!
Friday 21st November saw the launch of the Reading Patron initiative at the JCSP Library at Trinity Comprehensive Ballymun. Librarian Joe Kelly has cemented a very successful friendship between the school and author Sheena Wilkinson by having her come on board as the school inaugural Reading Patron for a two year term.
We hope you’ve had a chance to get to grips with our new-look website. We’re very happy with its bright, new, user-friendly style and we’re also very happy to have Inis magazine’s online element back home within the CBI site. Click on the Inis tab for the very latest reviews and exclusive online features.
Waterstones Children’s Laureate 2013-2015 Malorie Blackman is inviting young people to take part in Project Remix – a competition to find the UK’s best young writers and creatives. UK residents aged 13-19 years are asked to take inspiration from their favourite writers to make their own creative work in response to the books and stories.
Chris Judge and David O’Doherty, illustrator and writer of Danger is Everywhere are taking part in a Puffin Virtually Live podcast on Wednesday 19th November.
This weekend The O’Brien Press celebrates its 40th year in business at the Dublin Book Festival with the launch of Surge, New Writing from Ireland at Smock Alley Theatre. (Places are limited so booking is essential, RSVP to firstname.lastname@example.org).
At Children’s Books Ireland we believe that high quality live literature events are of upmost importance when it comes to children’s enjoyment of and engagement with books.
We’re looking forward to the weekend here at CBI, and to the Dublin Book Festival which begins on Thursday 13th November. We’ll be taking part at Smock Alley Theatre on Saturday 15th, with the Book Clinic and Robot Doodle, looking forward to seeing you there!