Inis magazine: issue 61, January 2021

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.

"We want 2021 to be a year for hope. For celebration. For getting together and recognising the achievements of a whole ecosystem that ultimately allows children to read – the artists, booksellers and publishers who managed to keep going, the children who have struggled with enormous changes in their lives, the librarians and teachers who found ways to prioritise reading safely within the constraints of public health guidelines."

In this edition:

  • Cover image and detail from What We'll Build: Plans for Our Together Future, written and illustrated by Oliver Jeffers, HarperCollins Childrens Books, 2020
  • Paper Lanterns: Ruth Ennis takes us through the first year of this journal
  • Samhlaigh: Elaina Ryan showcases the process of bringing Children's Books Ireland's new Irish language policy to fruition
  • If you build it, they will come: Sarah Webb discusses creating Ireland's first online children's book festival
  • Lessons in a book: author Shane Hegarty teaches us the six lessons he has learned in his career to date
  • The world of Eva Eland: Tarsila Krüse interviews picturebook creator Eva Eland
  • Reviews/léirmheasanna