Reading guide 2018

Children’s Books Ireland produces an annual reading guide detailing the best books of the year for readers aged 0–18. Our reading guides and lists are designed to connect young readers with the right books for them and with stories they will love.

'This year, the campaign celebrates the special bond between grandparents and grandchildren and the importance of relationships across generations. The reading guide includes a specially-curated section on this theme, highlighting books for young people that feature meaningful intergenerational connections.'

Cover illustration by Lauren O’Neill

Section Editors:

  • Share a Story/Scéalta – Ó Ghlúin go Glúin Kim Harte
  • Age 0-2 Louise Gallagher
  • Age 2-4 Louise Gallagher
  • Age 5-8 Olivia Lally
  • Age 9-11 Becky Long
  • Age 12 -14 Síne Quinn
  • Young Adult Ruth Concannon
  • Poetry Ruth Concannon
  • Non-fiction Anne Gannon
  • Irish language Claire Marie Dunne