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Children’s Books Ireland Covid-19 update

Office The Children’s Books Ireland office is closed, and all staff are working from home, and will be for the foreseeable future following Government advice.  Our contact details and the projects each staff member is responsible for can be found here. We will be continuing on with our usual work, with a new particular focus on making resources available .

The O’Brien Press Design-a-Cover Competition

Children’s Books Ireland has joined with The O’Brien Press to give children the opportunity to have their artwork featured on the cover of a professionally published book. We are looking for help in re-jacketing Gordon Snell’s The Supermarket Ghost, first published in 2007. With a new edition set to be launched in Autumn 2020, this exciting ghostly adventure needs a great .

Children’s Books Ireland and Tyrone Guthrie Centre Bursary Awards for Mid-Career Children’s Books Artists

Despite the current Covid-19 pandemic, associated restrictions and social-distancing guidelines, Children’s Books Ireland is dedicated to providing deeply worthwhile professional development opportunities for children’s books authors and illustrators at all stages in their careers and we look forward to being able to continue to do so. With this in mind Children’s Books Ireland and the Tyrone Guthrie Centre are pleased to .

Children’s Books Ireland announces Small Print – a pilot picturebook programme for 50 ELC settings

Children’s Books Ireland is proud to announce that applications are open to register interest in Small Print, a programme to encourgae reading and creative engagement through picturebooks with young children in Early Learning and Care and School-Age Childcare settings. Children’s Books Ireland has curated a selection of ten excellent picturebooks for young children (aged 2.5 to 6), drawing on .

Job advertisement: Inis Magazine Reviews Editors

Children’s Books Ireland is seeking three highly organised reviews editors to join our team on a to oversee the growth of our flagship publication Inis magazine. ABOUT CHILDREN’S BOOKS IRELAND: Children’s Books Ireland’s vision is an Ireland in which books are central to every child’s life and where meaningful engagement with books is supported by passionate and informed adults .

Winning school chosen for Bookbag 2020

Bookbag is a children’s book gifting initiative established by picturebook maker and creator of the Henry Hugglemonster series, Niamh Sharkey, during her term as Laureate na nÓg (2012–2014) and is delivered in partnership with Brown Bag Films and Children’s Books Ireland.  Aimed at schools in areas of disadvantage, which may not have the necessary resources to fund author or .

The Storytime Express with Children’s Books Ireland and An Post

Children’s Books Ireland and An Post yesterday welcomed families to the Storytime Express in Heuston Station. On-board the historic RPSI train, there was storytelling with Oisín McGann and E. R. Murray, illustration workshops with Peter Donnelly and Niamh Sharkey, Children’s Books Ireland Book Clinics, face-painting and a magician. The event also marked the launch of the newly designed Bedtime .

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