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CBI Award 2018 – Eve Molony

The CBI Award is made to an individual or organisation in recognition of an outstanding contribution to children’s books. The recipient is nominated by the members of Children’s Books Ireland in recognition of their outstanding contribution to the reading lives of children in Ireland. Our CBI Award 2018 winner is Eve Molony, a volunteer school librarian from Scoil Ailbhe .

Call Out for Bookbag 2018

  Bookbag is a children’s book gifting initiative, funded by Brown Bag Films and delivered in partnership with Children’s Books Ireland. Our aim is to get books into the hands of children in primary schools in Dublin and to inspire a love of reading in young people. We do this through gifting a book to every child in the .

Call Out for The Robert Dunbar Memorial Libraries 2018

  ROBERT DUNBAR MEMORIAL LIBRARIES The Robert Dunbar Memorial Libraries are named in memory of CBI’s former patron and long-time friend. Robert was a critic, editor and teacher, a pioneer of the study of children’s literature in Ireland and a true champion of children’s books and their creators. Throughout his career as a secondary school teacher, he was instrumental .

The O’Brien Press Design-a-Cover Competition 2019

If you’ve ever fancied seeing your artwork on the front of a professionally published book, this is your chance! CBI  have teamed up with The O’Brien Press for the annual Design-a-Cover Competition. This year’s chosen title is Benny and Omar by Eoin Colfer, former Laureate na nÓg and current Patron of Children’s Books Ireland. The winning entry will be chosen .

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 .

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