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2024 Pride Guide cover

Pride Reading Guide 2024

At Children’s Books Ireland we champion diverse and inclusive books that best reflect the world, with characters of all genders and sexualities and families of all kinds. We believe that everyone deserves to see their story within the pages of an excellent book.

The Pride Reading Guide 2024 contains 200 LGBTQ+ inclusive stories for young readers aged 0–18.

Inis 72

Inis magazine: issue 72, July 2024

Inis is the magazine of Children's Books Ireland. Within these pages you will find features and articles on Irish and international children's books as well as in-depth reviews of new titles for children and teenagers. With its range of expert contributors, this is a key resource for teachers, writers, illustrators, librarians, parents/guardians and everyone interested in children's books.

Book Cover - The Hoys

The Hoys

This is a fun, phrenetic jaunt through piratical phonetics that all rests on one clear and hilarious misunderstanding: what is a ‘hoy’?

Book Cover - Let's All Say Yes!

Let's All Say Yes

Sometimes a block might love a spot, and sometimes a spot might love another spot, and sometimes a block or a spot don’t feel they are a block or a spot at all! A fun, brightly illustrated and impactful book for younger readers. Brilliantly diverse messages portrayed in engaging visuals will allow parents to open a discussion around inclusivity with their children.

Book Cover - The Frog's Kiss

The Frog's Kiss

A reimagination of a story that is familiar to many of us, but painted in a new light with all the colours of the rainbow through words and images. Most of us are willing to do whatever we need to find love. This is demonstrated in this book through the expansive and evocative illustrations that follows our little frog on his big journey in finding love and himself.

Book Cover - Adnan, The Boy Who Helped his Mummy Remember

Adnan, The Boy Who Helped his Mummy Remember

Adnan’s mum does not remember; in this new place they now live in, she has retreated into a shell where the memories of the life they had to flee, too painful, are best pushed aside. Full of resourcefulness and creativity, Adnan sets on his own mission to bring his mother back to him. Cardboard boxes become a model of his grandparents’ house that they visited every Sunday and cut out paper stars remind them of the perilous journey they had to make to reach their new home. Bit by bit, memory by memory, Adnan builds up hope for the pair’s future in their new surroundings.

Book Cover - Always Carry Me With You

Always Carry Me With You

A heartwarming story, charming artwork and lovely meaning, this book makes for the perfect parent-child read.

Protecting Our Planet - Junior List Cover

Protecting Our Planet (Junior)

Are you a parent or guardian looking for books related to your child’s interests, or recommendations to help them branch out into new genres? Are you a teacher looking for books on a particular theme or topic? Look no further than our themed reading lists for a huge variety of brilliant book recommendations for children of all ages!

Book Cover - Pink Trucks

Pink Trucks

Stink is a young boy who is searching for a truck that is pink. In his search, he realises that there are obstacles in his way, forcing him to become resourceful using his own creativity and the help of his sister to acquire a pink truck. Stink encounters the attitudes and beliefs of others, shining a light on implied gendered ‘colour rules’ in the categorising of children’s toys in the shop.

Inis magazine - issue 71

Inis magazine: issue 71, April 2024

Inis is the magazine of Children's Books Ireland. Within these pages you will find features and articles on Irish and international children's books as well as in-depth reviews of new titles for children and teenagers. With its range of expert contributors, this is a key resource for teachers, writers, illustrators, librarians, parents/guardians and everyone interested in children's books.