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CICE and CBI announce Illustrator-in-Residence

*This post is dated June 10th, 2014*   Children’s Books Ireland (CBI) and the Church of Ireland College of Education (CICE) believe that classrooms rich in books and book experiences begin with teachers who are informed and enthusiastic about children’s literature.

Eoin Colfer announced as Laureate na nÓg

*This post is dated May 8th, 2014*   Today, Thursday 8th May 2014, novelist Eoin Colfer was announced as the third Laureate na nÓg, Ireland’s laureate for children’s literature, at a special event at the Arts Council.

Reading books gets Champions to the Top!

*This post is dated April 1st, 2014*   What do Bressie, the Dublin team and Eoin Colfer have in common? They are all champions for reading! Singers, runners, footballers, and actors are among the well known personalities to give their support to readingchampions.ie, a new website which promotes positive role models for children’s reading.

National Collection of Children’s Books

*This post is dated December 12th, 2013*   Dr Keith O’Sullivan (Church of Ireland College of Education) and Dr Pádraic Whyte (Trinity College Dublin) have received funding to establish a National Collection of Children’s Books to help establish Dublin as a world centre of children’s literature research.

CBI Announces New Director

*This post is dated August 16th, 2013*   CBI, Ireland’s national organisation for children’s books, is delighted to announce the appointment of Elaina O’Neill as its next Director.  Elaina joins CBI from Little Island Publishers where she is currently Managing Editor.

CBI Awards Shortlist Revealed!

*This post is dated March 19th, 2013*   The shortlist for the 23rd CBI Book of the Year Awards was revealed today, Tuesday March 19th 2013. Each of the ten titles will compete for six awards, which includes the innovative Children’s Choice Award voted for by ten junior juries located across the country.

2013 Shadowing Starts Today!

*This post is dated March 19th, 2013*   With today’s CBI Book of the Year Awards Shortlist announcement, our Shadowing Groups nationwide are getting to work, reading the books on the shortlist and ruminating over their merits.

CBI Book of the Year Awards Winners 2013!

*This post is dated May 8th, 2013*   Belfast author Sheena Wilkinson has won the 23rd CBI Book of the Year Award and is the second author ever to win both the Book of the Year Award and the Children’s Choice Award for her novel Grounded. 

North South Project

*This post is dated March 15th, 2013*   The North South Ministerial Council (NSMC) was established under the Belfast/Good Friday Agreement, to develop consultation, co-operation and action within the island of Ireland on matters of mutual interest, North and South.
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