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Poetry

Cover of the Deliver the Joy of Reading reading guide 2021

Deliver the Joy of Reading reading guide 2021

Published in 2021, the Deliver the Joy of Reading reading guide highlights books by Irish authors, illustrators and publishers for children and young people
aged 0–18. Following on from the huge success of the Books Make Things Better reading guide produced in 2020, this guide was produced in response to the global Covid–19 pandemic as a support to Irish artists, publishers, libraries and bookshops in an effort to encourage the public to read, buy and share new titles by Irish creatives.

Inis magazine cover image issue 59

Inis magazine: issue 59, April 2020

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 - When I Coloured in the World

When I Coloured in the World

Ahmadi’s picturebook empowers a child to make changes in an imperfect world with the tools at hand. The narrator uses her crayons to address how she would make the ‘bad’ things in the world better.

Book Cover - All Through the Night: Night Poems and Lullabies

All Through the Night: Night Poems and Lullabies

This beautifully produced book feels much more substantial than its 130 pages would suggest, thanks to good quality paper and a solid, silk-touch cover. It is visually enticing, with turquoise endpapers, pink headband and an engaging cover image of a spotlight revealing a streetscape complete with urban fox. Four double-page spreads of coloured illustrations provide a satisfying bridge between cover and content.

Book Cover - Things to Do

Things to Do

Things to Do is a visual and verbal feast, with the stirring poetry of Elaine Magliaro matched by the stunning pastel shades of Catia Chien. In her extended poem, Magliaro reflects on what it would feel like to be the parts of the everyday world all around us – the dawn, birds, a honeybee, an acorn etc. The language employed is rich and carries real depth, giving young readers a sense of the
wonder of the world all around them and the limitless nature of imagination.

CBI Free To Be Me Reading Guide 2021 Accessible Edition cover image

Free To Be Me reading guide 2021: accessible edition

The Free To Be Me reading guide celebrates diversity, representation and inclusion in books for children and young people aged 0–18, to ensure equity and visibility, so that all children can see themselves reflected and celebrated in the books they read and in the stories and images they hear and see and are offered equality of participation in all aspects of their cultural lives. In the Free To Be Me reading guide you will find over 360 carefully selected books broken down by age, and each with a ‘read also', a suggestion of another excellent title to read.

CBI Free To Be Me Reading Guide cover image 2021

Free To Be Me reading guide 2021

Published in 2021, this themed reading guide highlights books that celebrate diversity, representation and inclusion for children and young people aged 0–18. The Free to Be Me reading guide promotes equity and visibility of diverse stories in both school and public libraries, bookshops and shelves in the home. Every child has the right to be free to be themselves.

Book Cover - Message from the Moon and other poems

Message from the Moon and other poems

Hilda Offen’s poems are as enjoyable as her illustrations, any reader would be hard pushed to say which they prefer. Wonderful stories are created through the clever coupling of powerful phrasing and intelligent illustrations. The minimalist and simple style of the illustrations allow the reader to find meaning easily within the clever cartoons. Offen uses simple black lines which are clear and to the point.

CBI Book List: Short Reads cover image

Short Reads

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!

CBI Book List: Seachtain na Gaeilge Seniors cover image

Seachtain na Gaeilge Seniors

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!