The winner of the 27th 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. Picturebook maker Chris Haughton has won .
* Inaugural Robert Dunbar Memorial Libraries * * New Patronage by Laureate na nÓg PJ Lynch and three former Laureates * Throughout 2017 Children’s Books Ireland is celebrating twenty years of making books a part of every child’s life. Since 1997 the national non-profit children’s books organisation has celebrated children’s books and the joy of reading for pleasure through .
Our intern Keelin recently spoke to Jessica O’Gara, teacher, mother of five, and wife to Irish Rugby legend Ronan O’Gara about the importance of reading with her family. The O’Gara family live in France where Ronan works with the coaching team of Racing 92, a Paris-based rugby union club. We at CBI didn’t want them to get homesick, so we sent .
Children’s Books Ireland (CBI) and Literature Ireland, working with the Irish Embassy in Ottawa and Words Ireland, will send a showcase of four Irish children’s writers and illustrators to three Canadian literature festivals. Marie-Louise Fitzpatrick, Oisín McGann, Dave Rudden and Deirdre Sullivan will appear at three festivals: Frye Festival, Moncton , New Brunswick: http://www.frye.ca/ Blue Metropolis, Montréal, Québec :http://bluemetropolis.org/ Ottawa International Writers Festival, Ottawa, Ontario :http://www.writersfestival.org They will also speak at the Irish Studies Department of Concordia University .
Ten titles will compete for the CBI Book of the Year Awards 2017, the most prestigious awards for children’s books in Ireland. The shortlist for the 27th CBI Book of the Year Awards was revealed today, Monday 13th March 2017 at the Crescent Arts Centre, Belfast. Each of the ten titles will compete for the high calibre awards, which .
On the 4th February, CBI, in collaboration with Sarah Webb, Writer in Residence, Dún Laoghaire Rathdown, and supported by Words Ireland, hosted “When are you Going to Write A Proper Book?”. This was a hugely popular event, and over-subscribed. Friend of CBI Emma Dunne brought together her notes and recollections from the day for us, so everyone can have a .
The CBI team is delighted to share with you the books we’re enjoying right now. Ahead of Thursday’s launch at Eason, CBI Director Elaina Ryan is finishing off We Come Apart by Sarah Crossan and Brian Conaghan from Bloomsbury Books. She says ‘two of the most extraordinary writers have co-written a brilliant verse novel. Heartbreaking in so many ways .
At the launch of the ‘Bookselling for Ireland’ Manifesto in July 2016, the Irish book industry called on the Irish Government to re-evaluate controversial plans for a new national library tender for books. The Manifesto highlighted the potentially serious economic and cultural damage to indigenous suppliers if the contract was awarded outside Ireland. Despite this opposition, the tender process .
Children’s Books Ireland (CBI) is disappointed with the government’s response to the recently announced OECD PISA (Programme for International Student Assessment) results. The research found that fifteen-year-olds in Ireland rank third among students in 35 OECD countries for reading, while they perform significantly above average in maths and science. However instead of celebrating Irish students’ success at reading and .
2016 has been a great year for books – here we’ve brought together a roundup of roundup! Lots of keen readers, booksellers, authors and illustrators have brought together their top tips for Christmas or their best of 2016. Come and find all the best advice in one place! CBI Chair, Valerie Coghlan, has a roundup of the best picturebooks .