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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 .

The Robert Dunbar Memorial Libraries 2019/20

Children’s Books Ireland is pleased to announce the six schools which have been chosen to receive the 2019/20 Robert Dunbar Memorial Libraries, named in memory of our former patron and long-time friend of the organisation. Children’s Books Ireland received three hundred applications from schools all over the island of Ireland for this round and has received over 700 applications .

Children’s Books Ireland International Conference 2020 – Cancelled

We are sorry to announce that we have taken the decision to cancel the Children’s Books Ireland International Conference 2020. With the current restrictions in place, little information about future international travel restrictions and social distancing measures likely to continue for some time, planning the event and running it safely and successfully is not feasible. We understand that the .

Messages for 6th Class

Inspirational video messages from famous Irish faces released for 6thclass students to mark the end of their school year Children’s writer, Sarah Webb has invited well known people to record short inspirational videos for 6thclass students to mark the end of their school year. Writers, actors, sports people and scientists have all come on board to help the 6thclass .

2019/2020 KPMG Children’s Books Ireland Awards Judges

We are so grateful to all our 2019/2020 KPMG Children’s Books Ireland Awards judges. The panel has a tremendous breadth of experience and they did an incredible job, which we deeply appreciate! Also to note Alexzander Dunne our seventeen year old fourth year student judge for his excellent commitment to this task. The judges had a lot to read (99 .


BOOK OF THE YEAR AWARD WINNER: Máire Zepf for Nóinín HONOUR AWARD FOR FICTION WINNER: Sarah Crossan for Toffee HONOUR AWARD FOR ILLUSTRATION WINNER: Ashling Lindsay for The Tide EILÍS DILLON AWARD WINNER: Kim Sharkey for Mór agus Muilc THE JUDGES’ SPECIAL AWARD WINNER: Meg Grehan for The Deepest Breath Five women are today recognised in the KPMG Children’s .

Children’s Books Ireland Recommended Reads on Ireland AM

CEO of Children’s Books Ireland, Elaina Ryan, on great children’s books to read at home and activities RECOMMENDATIONS: MÍP le Máire Zepf agus Paddy Donnelly (4+) MÍP is blasted off to Mars to capture images of alien life there, but try as she might, there are no aliens to be found… or are there? When an storm happens and .

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