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In Appreciation of Orla Kenny

  Children’s Books Ireland have enjoyed various partnerships with Kids’ Own down through the years and have closely followed all of their projects. All of us who have encountered the work of Kids’ Own Publishing Partnership were deeply saddened by the news that its visionary Creative Director, Orla Kenny passed away recently. She was a tremendous force for good, .

CBI Book of the Year awards winners announced

The winner of the 28th Children’s Books Ireland Book of the Year Award was revealed today at a ceremony held in Smock Alley Theatre, Dublin. Recipients of the Children’s Choice Award, Honour Awards for Fiction and Illustration, Eilís Dillon Award for a first children’s book and the Judges’ Special Award were also revealed. Author Deirdre Sullivan and illustrator Karen .

CBI Book of the Year Awards Shortlist Announced!

Ten titles will compete for the Children’s Books Ireland Book of the Year Awards 2018, the most prestigious awards for children’s books in Ireland. The shortlist for the 28th Children’s Books Ireland (CBI) Book of the Year Awards was revealed today, Monday 12th March 2018 at the Crescent Arts Centre, Belfast as part of Belfast Children’s Festival. Each of .

Watch out for Bold Girls in 2018!

BOLD GIRLS aims is to break down societal barriers and to instil confidence in girls and young women by showing them female characters in children’s books with agency, power and opinions, addressing at a young age some of the issues that stand in the way of women achieving their ambitions, whether that be in leadership, in government, in the .

Vacancies at CBI

CBI is hiring! CBI is glad to announce that we are inviting applications for two positions: Programme and Events Officer (maternity cover, full-time) Sales and Marketing Officer (part-time, position offered subject to funding) We are looking for two dynamic individuals who would like to be part of our small and busy team. Click through the links above for detailed .

Changes at Children’s Books Ireland

Children’s Books Ireland is happy to announce some exciting changes to our board and staff. Kim Harte will join the Children’s Books Ireland team in early December as Publications & Projects Manager. CBI Director Elaina Ryan will take maternity leave from January 2018, during which time Jenny Murray, currently Publications & Projects Manager, will be Acting Director. Kim brings .

CBI announces winners of the inaugural Robert Dunbar Memorial Libraries

Children’s Books Ireland is proud to announce the five schools which have been chosen to receive the inaugural Robert Dunbar Memorial Libraries, named in memory of our former patron and long-time friend of the organisation. CBI received three hundred applications from schools all over the island of Ireland. The winners are: PRIMARY:                    Ballyraine N.S., Letterkenny, Donegal St. Mark’s Junior .

BOLD GIRLS

Children’s Books Ireland is proud to announce a new project for 2018: BOLD GIRLS. BOLD GIRLS aims is to break down societal barriers and to instill confidence in girls and young women by showing them characters in children’s books with agency, power and opinions, addressing at a young age some of the issues that stand in the way of .

Get Blown Away by a Book!

This year, wherever you are in Ireland, events and activities will be taking place to encourage children to enjoy the experience and the magic of reading! October is a jam-packed month of fun-filled opportunities featuring Irish and international authors and illustrators, and catering for the reading preferences of everyone from toddlers to teens and beyond, with everyone getting blown .

Robert Dunbar Memorial Libraries

Children’s Books Ireland announces Robert Dunbar Memorial Libraries –four libraries worth €1,500 each donated annually to schools Children’s Books Ireland is proud to announce the inaugural Robert Dunbar Memorial Libraries, named in memory of our former patron and long-time friend of the organisation. Robert was a critic, editor and teacher, a pioneer of the study of children’s literature in .
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