Inis magazine: issue 40, winter 2013

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.

"Welcome to lnis 40! We wanted to mark this exciting anniversary issue by exploring the theme of 'Old and New'
in today's world of children's literature. Change and continuity are interwoven in the relationships between childhood and adulthood and between storyteller and audience as narratives are exchanged, transformed and retold from one generation and one medium to another."

In this edition:

  • Cover image from My Grandpa by Marta Altés Macmillan Books 2013
  • Dare to be different: Malorie Blackman, and making reading irresistible by Liz Morris
  • Edward Gorey: the humour in children's horror by Jessica McCort
  • Herve in the middle: the artist of early childhood by Juliette Saumande
  • Jane Nissen books: a journey in time
  • Living in the greatest age of magicians ever Sally Gardner on imagination, iPads and the colour of words by Marian Keyes
  • The Kid's Own Lullaby Project: developing new books and apps for and with babies by Jo Holmwood
  • Litriocht Ghaeilge na n6g: an leitheoireacht agus an leirmheastoireacht/Children's Irish-language literature: reading and reception le Rióna Ní Fhrighil
  • Layers of story: the visual art of Marta Altes by Alexis Deacon
  • Getting back into place: Susan Cooper and the landscape of story by Jane Suzanne Carroll
  • Making children visible: a conversation with Jamila Gavin Ashe by Conrad-Jones
  • Gillian Cross: the real thing by Sheena Wilkinson
  • Reviews/léirmheasanna