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Poetry

Cover of Pride Reading Guide

Pride Reading Guide 2023

Supported by An Post, our Pride Reading Guide 2023 contains 200 LGBTQ+ inclusive stories for young readers aged 0–18.

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.

Give Leabhar Gaeilge cover artwork - Fintan Wall, March 2024

Give Leabhar Gaeilge

This Seachtain na Gaeilge (1–17 March), discover a new reading guide highlighting the excellent books on offer in the Irish language for children and young people.

Issue 70 of Inis Magazine, cover by Mary Murphy

Inis magazine: issue 70, January 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 – Find Peace in a Poem

Find Peace in a Poem: Poetry About Mindfulness

This anthology contains poems by a diverse range of twenty contemporary poets including Mandy Coe, Elizabeth Acevedo and Northern Irish-Kashmiri poet, Nikita Gill. The introduction highlights the spell that poetry casts and throughout the collection, the poets prompt readers to slow down, doodle, write and become more aware of themselves and their surroundings.

Book Cover - Wild Wonders

Wild Wonders: An Anthology of Short Nature Stories for Children

Wild Wonders is a gorgeous collection of short stories about nature by some of Ireland’s best children’s authors with illustrations by some extremely talented illustrators. Each story is a reminder to us to keep our eyes open to the beauty of the nature that surrounds us no matter where we live.

Book Cover - I am the Wind: Irish Poems for Children Everywhere

I am the Wind: Irish Poems for Children Everywhere

This outstanding book of poetry whisks you away into a world oh so familiar it feels like a warm hug. Its stunningly soft and soothing illustrations complement the feeling of home which resonates throughout the poems selected.

Book Cover - What You Need to be Warm

What You Need to be Warm

This book communicates an important message ‘you have a right to be here’ and reminds those of us with the ability to get warm that we can create warmth for those who are lacking it through support and kindness. Gaiman drew inspiration for this poem from memories of being warm submitted to him from followers on social media. The poem combines those memories with echoes of the journeys of people who have been forcibly displaced and is accompanied by stunning works of art from thirteen accomplished illustrators which include Oliver Jeffers and Chris Riddell.

Cover Reading Matters Reading Guide

Reading Matters reading guide

Published in September 2023, 'Reading Matters' sees the return of the 'best of the year' format to our annual reading guide. 

Book Cover - A Whale of A Time

A Whale of a Time

This cloth-bound collection of 366 funny poems, one for every day of the year, opens with a thoughtful love letter to the joy of reading. The exuberant energy echoes through the selection which includes poems by Margaret Mahy, Valerie Bloom, Wendy Cope, Ogden Nash, Christina Rosetti and Benjamin Zephaniah, amongst others.