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Books Make Things Better

For Culture Night 2020 (Friday, 18 September) the Arts Council and Children’s Books Ireland are encouraging families to open up Irish culture by opening a book together and sharing a story at bedtime. The campaign launches today, 14 September, with the release of the Books Make Things Better reading guide, which highlights the best Irish children’s books of 2020. .

Winners of the Re-ImagineNation Competition Announced

An Post and Children’s Books Ireland, are delighted to announce the young winners of the Re-ImagineNation Competition. Working with leading children’s book artists Fatti Burke, Jennifer Farley, Tarsila Krüse and Alan Nolan, this summer the Re-ImagineNation competition encouraged children aged 6–12 from all over Ireland to re-imagine themselves as a character in a favourite book, and enter the competition .

Children’s Books Ireland’s Professional Development Course Bursary

Children’s Books Ireland is committed to actively encouraging diversity across all of our programming. In line with the Arts Council’s Equality, Human Rights & Diversity Policy & Strategy, Children’s Books Ireland’s Professional Development Course Bursary strives to respect, support and ensure the inclusion of all voices and cultures that make up Ireland today. A limited amount of free spaces .

Children’s Books Ireland and Poetry Ireland to release guiding principles for artists and programmers delivering virtual events

Children’s Books Ireland and Poetry Ireland will release guiding principles for artists and programmers when delivering virtual events in the coming months. Both organisations are committed to ensuring that artists are supported to maintain their standard of excellence when working virtually and that full transparency can be achieved when it comes to rates of pay and expectations for online .

Children’s Books Ireland Artists’ Coffee Morning

Children’s Books Ireland recently undertook some survey research and a subsequent Zoom Artists Forum to assess the effect COVID-19 has had on the working lives of Irish children’s authors and illustrators and those working and living in Ireland. One of the recommendations was to initiate some kind of social gathering, albeit online, so we are delighted to launch the .

15,000 children experiencing disadvantage to receive #ImagineNation playbook

Next week we will start delivering an additional 15,000 copies of the beautifully produced #ImagineNation playbook to children who are in real need and experiencing disadvantage, living in direct provision centres or emergency accommodation, children experiencing homelessness, children’s hospitals and children’s charities all over Ireland. The #ImagineNation playbook was created in partnership between An Post and Children’s Books Ireland and with the kind .

Children’s Books Ireland is hiring!

We are looking for a dynamic individual who would like to be part of our busy team. Click through the link above for detailed job specification and details on how to apply.  Applications must be received by 4pm on Friday 10 July 2020. Applications received after this deadline will not be considered.

Inis news

Inis magazine, in print and online, is the most important record of the development of Irish children’s literature. It is a rare source of regular review for Irish authors, illustrators and publishers and Irish-language texts and as such it is vital for the promotion of Irish works for young audiences and for the career development of Irish artists. It .

Create Outdoors with Cairn Homes

We’re back with Create Outdoors with Cairn Homes and Children’s Books Ireland, with even more excellent titles, carefully chosen by Children’s Books Ireland Book Doctor Ruth Concannon. This time we’re focusing on books for the 9 – 12 age group,  brilliant books that will encourage children to get outside and have fun. Read the full reviews below! 9–12 JUANITA .

Recipients of the 2020 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 Ashling Lindsay, Shona Shirley McDonald, Nicola Pierce, Margaret Anne Suggs and Máire Zepf as recipients of the 2020 Children’s Books Ireland/Tyrone Guthrie Centre bursaries. With each artist taking part in a week-long residency at the centre in Annaghmakerrig, these bursaries are designed specifically for mid-career children’s books .

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