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World Book Day Recommendations on Ireland AM

World Book Day is an annual celebration of books and reading observed in over 100 countries around the globe. To mark the occasion this year, Children’s Books Ireland is making a special gift of 1,100 books to children and young people in the Travelling Community. A variety of high-quality picturebooks and early readers will be gifted to families through .

Children’s Book Recommendations on Today with Claire Byrne

CEO of Children’s Books Ireland, Elaina Ryan, on books that will transport readers all over the world (and to other worlds!) for World Book Day on 4th March 2021. In December, Children’s Books Ireland surveyed over 390 parents through research carried out by Behaviour & Attitudes. We asked them what they feel is the driving factor behind their children’s .

Robert Dunbar Memorial Libraries winners 2021

Children’s Books Ireland announces fourth annual Robert Dunbar Memorial Libraries winners – Four libraries of 300 books each to be donated to schools in Dublin, Offaly and Armagh Children’s Books Ireland are pleased to announce this year’s winners of a Robert Dunbar Memorial Library, named in memory of our former patron and long-time friend of the organisation. This was .

Ireland Reads on Today with Claire Byrne

Libraries Ireland is collaborating with writers, booksellers, publishers and others to lead a new national campaign, ‘Ireland Reads’, during the month of February. This is part of the government-backed KeepWell initiative. The campaign will encourage everyone to discover the joy of reading and will culminate in a national day of reading on Thursday, February 25th. It’s all about promoting .

January Reads on Ireland AM

CEO of Children’s Books Ireland, Elaina Ryan, recommends fun books to read while staying at home this January. Let’s Play Monsters by Lucy Cousins (age 1+) Lucy Cousins will be well known to many as the creator of the Maisie the mouse series of books. Her bright colours, heavy black outlines and recognisable font are ideal for the very .

Christmas Reads on RTÉ Today

The One With the Waggly Tail by Sarah Webb and Steve McCarthy (age 2+) This is the third book from super-team Sarah Webb and Steve McCarthy, published by the O’Brien Press, each of them gathering well-loved rhymes from an Irish childhood. Some of the pieces included will be familiar to children in any part of the world (1,2,3,4,5, Once .

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