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.

'... perhaps one day soon, there will be a vast selection of diverse Irish books for children of all
backgrounds to read - books that reflect their experiences, joys and struggles. Books that will bring comfort and guide them through their journey of identity.'

In this edition:

  • Cover image from A Crocodile Should Never Skip Breakfast by Colleen Larmour. Used with the permission of Kids Can Press, 2024. 
  • The Biennial of Illustrations Bratislava: Margaret Anne Suggs reflects on her experiences of the event over the years.

  • Disability and the YA verse novel: Linda Fee Vergeylen shares her research as part of the Children’s Books Ireland and Trinity College Dublin Children's Literature Inclusivity Partnership.

  • Exploring the world of Nina Peanut: Sarah Bowie chats to Clive McFarland on her career so far. 

  • Scéal ó bhéal Déanann Muireann Ní Chíobháin machnamh ar an scéalaíocht bheo do pháistí.

  • Black & Irish: blazing a trail Prin Okonkwo interviews Leon Diop and Briana Fitzsimons on their landmark publication.

  • Reviews/Léirmheasanna

Inis 72